Education News

Study: Payoffs Are Small for Short-Term Career Certificates

Education Week - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 9:10pm
Longer-term certificates and associate degrees yield more of a wage boost than the short-term, occupational certificates that students earn at community colleges.
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Injured Player Withdraws to Save a Year at Columbia

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 9:09pm
Because Ivy League eligibility is intended to expire after four years, the senior Alex Rosenberg withdrew from classes so he could return to the basketball court for Columbia a year from now.






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Holidays’ names stricken from next year’s Montgomery schools calendar

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 7:34pm

(Related: Backlash over Montgomery decision to strip Christmas from school calendar)

Christmas and Easter have been stricken from next year’s school calendar in Montgomery County. So have Yom Kippur and Rosh Hashanah.

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Strauss: The education of Jon Landau, Bruce Springsteen’s legendary manager

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 4:56pm

President Obama famously said in 2008: “The reason I’m running for president is because I can’t be Bruce Springsteen.” Jon Landau could have told him there were better back-up jobs. Like his.

Landau, 67, has been Springsteen’s manager, producer and friend since shortly after penning his famous May 22, 1974, article in a publication called “The Real Paper” in which he wrote:

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Motherlode Blog: This Veterans Day, Read (and Listen to) Family Stories

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 2:13pm
Military experience was once common. Many of us grew up surrounded by parents and family who had served. Now, military life seems removed from the everyday for many of us. Here, for Veteran’s Day, stories of military family.






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Motherlode Blog: On Veterans Day, Offering Gratitude and Accepting It

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 1:51pm
When I told the man at the baggage counter that my husband was deployed, he immediately replied, “Thank you for your service.” I didn’t quite know how to respond.






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Chromebooks Gain in K-12 Market, Challenging iPads

Education Week - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 9:23am
While Apple's iPads remain dominant in the K-12 tablet market, Chromebook laptops have made gains in school districts, research indicates.
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Chromebooks Gaining Popularity in School Districts

Education Week - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 9:22am
The low-cost, cloud-based laptops from Google accounted for nearly one-third of all mobile digital-device sales to U.S. schools in the first half of 2014.
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Nov. 4-10, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 8:27am
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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The Learning Network: How Well Do You Think Standardized Tests Measure Your Abilities?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/11/2014 - 6:00am
How much time do you spend taking and preparing for standardized tests in school? Do you think it’s too much?






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