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Success Academy Founder Defends Schools Against Charges of Bias

Education News from NY Times - January 22, 2016 - 9:48pm
Eva S. Moskowitz says her network of charter schools has room to improve in how it serves students with disabilities but does not discriminate against them.









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Some Charges Against Former Penn State Officials Thrown Out

Education News from NY Times - January 22, 2016 - 4:55pm
A Pennsylvania appeals court dismissed some serious criminal charges against three administrators over their handling of the Sandusky child molestation scandal.









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Pearson, world's largest education company, laying off 10 percent of workforce

Education News from Washington Post - January 22, 2016 - 3:54pm
The largest education company in the world and a big target of school reform critics has run into trouble. Here's why.









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Why the price tag of a college degree continues to rise

Education News from Washington Post - January 22, 2016 - 3:23pm
There is much speculation about what is exactly to blame for college costs that tick up more and more every year above the rate of inflation and well above lagging family incomes.









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Tour group to N. Korea takes people places 'your mother would rather you stayed away from'

Education News from Washington Post - January 22, 2016 - 3:07pm
Some college students like to explore places the U.S. government says they should avoid -- like Pyongyang.









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U-Va. student detained in N. Korea described as 'buoyant,' inspiring and driven

Education News from Washington Post - January 22, 2016 - 2:37pm
A University of Virginia student being held by the North Korean government is described by friends as smart, driven, and joyful.









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'Phishing' hack at the University of Virginia compromises employee computer records

Education News from Washington Post - January 22, 2016 - 1:19pm
U-Va. announces that an FBI investigation turned up data exposure and that suspects are now in custody.









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Geography students in Texas examine terrorism for class project

NCSS Smartbrief - January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
A world geography teacher in Dallas is using recent events to engage students in thoughtful discussions about terrorism.  -More
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How to use "Star Wars" in the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
Teachers can use the "Star Wars" films to teach multiple subjects, Tim Chartier and Michael Gonchar write in this blog post.  -More
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ESSA may put more financial pressure on states

NCSS Smartbrief - January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
States have more authority under the Every Student Succeeds Act, but some experts predict challenges because of staffing and  -More
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Wis. district changes curriculum to boost global learning

NCSS Smartbrief - January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
A Wisconsin school district has revised its social studies curriculum to ensure ninth-grade students are learning more about  -More
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Microsoft to launch new version of Minecraft for schools

NCSS Smartbrief - January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
Minecraft: Education Edition will be available to schools this summer.  -More
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Agriculture curriculum grows modern in urban, suburban districts

NCSS Smartbrief - January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
Agriculture programs are on the rise in urban and suburban areas, where students can explore topics ranging from small-scale  -More
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Calif. 4th-grade students visit with penguins via Skype

NCSS Smartbrief - January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
Fourth-grade students in California recently participated in a 30-minute Skype session to learn about penguins in Antarctica  -More
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C3 Framework resources

NCSS Smartbrief - January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
Learn more about the instructional shifts needed to help students achieve the goals of the new ELA/literacy Common Core State -More
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