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Strauss: Rewriting No Child Left Behind: Competing views

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 12:46pm
(Correction: Alexander draft has two testing options, not one; he is not taking a stand yet as earlier version said)Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Republican from Tennessee who just became the chairman of the Senate education committee, says he is determined to get a bill rewriting No Child Left Behind to the Senate floor by the end of February. To that end, he just released his working draft legislation that calls for reducing federal involvement in local K-12 education, which you can read below.Read full article >>






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In Alaska and other energy states, low oil prices put pressure on public schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 10:55am
Plummeting oil prices are delighting millions of people across the country who can fill their gas tanks and heat their homes for a fraction of the usual cost. But in oil-dependent states, coffers are dwindling at an alarming rate, raising the specter of cuts to public services — including public schools.Read full article >>






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Fed grant to help UC-Santa Barbara students, employees recover from mass shooting trauma

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 10:09am
Last spring, six students were killed and others badly injured in a mass shooting in the Isla Vista community near the University of California, Santa Barbara. Because many on campus continue to have ongoing psychological problems — some acute — the U.S. Department of Education will give nearly $570,000 to the campus to expand their mental health services.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: What Extreme Sports Interest You Most?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 6:13am
Free-climbing? BASE jumping? Tightrope-walking? Which extreme sports interest you most, whether as a fan or a participant? Why?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Science Take Video on How to Swim in Sand

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 5:41am
What have scientists learned about traveling in sand from this reptile?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Trouble With Autocorrect

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 5:10am
Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 9 article, “When Autocorrect Goes Horribly Right.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Walter Berns, Whose Ideas Fueled Neoconservative Movement, Dies at 95

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 1:56am
Professor Berns’s dissatisfaction with Cornell’s response to a takeover of a campus building by black students in 1969 fueled a group of intellectuals who blamed liberalism for many ills.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | begrudge

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 55 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Carl N. Degler, Scholarly Champion of the Oppressed in America, Dies at 93

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 1:00am
Professor Degler, a Stanford historian, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who illuminated the role of women, the poor and minorities in the nation’s evolution.






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Reviewing Federal Education Law, Senator Seeks More Local Control

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 12:23am
Lamar Alexander, the chairman of the committee that oversees education, has drafted a bill that would give more freedom in testing to the states.






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Washington Governor Seeks New Taxes as a Court Order Looms

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:46pm
In an effort to meet a State Supreme Court order, Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington has proposed $1.4 billion in new tax revenue, with much of it going to schools.






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Michigan Governor Names Fourth New Manager for Detroit Schools

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 9:18pm
Detroit emerged late last year from emergency management and bankruptcy, but some officials worry that the woes of its public schools threaten to slow efforts to remake the city.
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National Briefing | South: Alabama: School May Arm Students With Canned Peas

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 9:03pm
A middle school principal wants to stockpile cans of corn and peas in classrooms for students to hurl at possible intruders as a last defense.
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Montgomery overhauling approaches to school sex abuse allegations

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 8:52pm
Montgomery County took a first step Tuesday toward overhauling school practices for handling sexual abuse allegations, a move that followed public concern about recent incidents in two middle schools and scrutiny of such cases.Read full article >>






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Plan to Refocus Md. College-Advising Program Raises Concerns

Education Week - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 7:20pm
Should a growing college-access program for low-income students in Maryland focus on high achievers or struggling students?
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Community Network Eyed as Model for Supporting Digital Learning

Education Week - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 7:18pm
A group of local foundations, universities, technologists, and advocates in Pittsburgh has created a blueprint for supporting digital innovation in the early years that the White House and others hope to replicate.
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In Effort to Fix Tribal Schools, Feds Face Doubts

Education Week - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 7:13pm
A long history of failed federal policies has some tribal leaders and educators skeptical of the Obama administration’s plan to improve the Bureau of Indian Education.
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TFA-Like Corps Sends College Advisers to High Schools

Education Week - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 7:07pm
Fresh out of college, the young advisers work alongside overburdened counselors for two years to help disadvantaged students forge a path to college.
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Why teachers should ask more questions

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 7:00pm
We often hear about or see for ourselves teachers who have major weaknesses. The thing that hinders so many, it seems, is that they rush through lessons too fast without stopping long enough to see whether everyone — or anyone — understands. They might ask a quick question of a student or two to determine whether the main points registered, but that’s it. They must stay on schedule. Our schools have standards that demand a lot of material be taught. Read full article >>






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Day-Care Providers to Partner With Head Start

Education Week - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 6:58pm
Private day-care operations can tap into extensive federal early-learning money, in exchange for meeting strict Head Start standards.
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