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Strauss: How one middle school handled 136 unruly students

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:03pm

Normandy Middle School in north St. Louis — a few miles away from Ferguson, where the August killing of a black teenager by a white police officer sparked civil unrest — has been the worst-performing district in Missouri for several years. As a result, the state took over the Normandy School District, replaced 45 percent of the staff and ordered mandatory training for teachers. When school started in mid-August, educators hoped that it was the dawn of a new era. It wasn’t.

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Northeastern U. talks up professional connections, not its U.S. News ranking

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 1:01pm

Several weeks ago, Northeastern University’s president dropped by The Washington Post to talk up the private institution in Boston.

Joseph E. Aoun wanted to get the word out about “experiential learning” programs that combine professional work with academic scholarship in an attempt to position students for high-powered careers.

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Capitoline Museums in Rome to Join With University of Missouri to Catalog Artifacts

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:30pm
The university will research and analyze 249 pieces of black-glazed pottery, performing tests that the Roman institution can not afford on its own.

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Grading Universities: For Inspiration in Creating College Ratings, Look to Health Care

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:59am
A cautionary tale as the Obama administration prepares a system that it hopes will improve college quality and hold down tuition costs.

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Motherlode Blog: Quandary Update: Yes to the Dog, Not Yet to the Baby

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:19am
“Without some of the comments, I’m not sure we’d have Buddy now, and he’s brought us so much happiness.”

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Strauss: How to get girls more interested in STEM subjects

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:30am

Why are girls underrepresented in STEM classes and careers? What can be done about it? Author Annie Murphy Paul   discusses that in this post. She is a contributing writer  for Time magazine, writes a weekly column about learning for, blogs about learning for a number of websites and contributes to various publications.  She is the author of “The Cult of Personality,” a cultural history and scientific critique of personality tests, and of “Origins,” a book about the science of prenatal influences. Her latest book is “Brilliant: The New Science of Smart.” This post appeared on Paul’s Brilliant Blog and was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education-news outlet affiliated with Teachers College, Columbia University.

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Common-Core Discontent Reflected in N.Y. Primary

Education Week - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:46am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily won his Democratic contest, but his anti-common-core challenger made a stronger-than-expected showing.
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Eduflack: It's Time for Reformers, Educators to Work Together

Education Week - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:27am
Rancorous debate between those who view themselves as school reformers and teachers and their unions needs to give way to constructive conversation and K-12 policy progress, Patrick Riccards says.
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