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A Teacher Accused of Abuse Seen to Have Never Grown Up

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 11:05pm
Sean Shaynak, a Brooklyn Technical High School teacher who faces 36 charges including sexual abuse and forcible touching, appeared forever stuck in high school to those who knew him.






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Prince George’s board members charge thousands in local restaurant meals

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:15pm

Prince George’s County school board members have used credit cards issued by the district to pay for thousands of dollars in meals at local restaurants, spending that some are calling a misuse of school system funds even though it does not appear to violate the rules.

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Would-be challenger to Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel is seriously ill

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 5:50pm

Karen Lewis, the fiery Chicago Teachers Union president who has been laying the groundwork for a challenge to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, underwent emergency surgery Wednesday and has a “serious illness,” according to the union.

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Strauss: Really? D.C. charter school employees to get admissions preference for their kids.

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 4:51pm

The Web site of the D.C. Public Charter School Board, the entity that approves and oversees 60 charter schools in the nation’s capital,  says the following:

Charter  schools  are  public,  taxpayer-funded  and  open  to  all  DC  residents;  parents  can  enroll  their  child  if  there  is  space,  and  if  there  is  not,  schools  hold  a  random selection  process  or  lottery. Charter  schools  are  not  selective.” Read full article >>






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Counties look at cost of educating unaccompanied minors who crossed border

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 3:34pm

Officials in three Northern Virginia counties are scrutinizing the costs of educating the nearly 2,000 unaccompanied immigrant children living there with an eye toward recouping expenses from the federal government for keeping the young migrants — who crossed the U.S. border without their parents — in local public schools.

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Motherlode Blog: The College Essay Consultant’s Son Has No Shoes

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 2:44pm
It’s much easier to brush off your mother than a stranger who is paid to give advice about your college application essays.






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Strauss: School districts moving to cut reliance on test scores to evaluate schools

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 1:00pm

Big school districts around the country — including in New York City — are starting to lessen their misplaced reliance on student standardized test scores to evaluate schools, as this roundup of “test reform” news shows. And some are doing it in unusual ways.

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Motherlode Blog: Found Money: Return, Rejoice or Share?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 10:47am
One morning last month, I turned the corner with my 8-year-old daughter and there, on the sidewalk, lay a teaching moment waiting to happen in the form of a crumpled $20 bill.






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Judge: L.A. School Deprived Students of Valuable Learning Time

Education Week - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:59am
California education officials must get involved in fixing a slew of scheduling and class-assignment problems that have unconstitutionally deprived students at a Los Angeles high school of weeks of valuable learning time this fall, a judge ruled Wednesday.
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The Learning Network: Our Second Annual 15-Second Vocabulary Video Contest

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:56am
Create a short video that defines or teaches any of the words from our Word of the Day feature, and post a link here by Nov. 11 at 7 a.m. Eastern.






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Motherlode Blog: What’s Really for Breakfast?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 8:04am
If I were faced with a photographer coming to my house to take pictures of breakfast, I’d be very tempted to do it up right.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Teenage Slang, 1943

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 7:11am
“Blitz the cold-storage plant”? “Step up closer to the mike”? As this article reports, teenagers said in 1943 to mean “You figure it out”: You shred it, wheat.






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