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Motherlode Blog: Federal Funding for Maternal and Infant Visits Extended — Briefly

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 1:35pm
The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs enjoy bipartisan support. Locally run programs successfully reduce infant mortality and increase longer term family success. So Congress has extended the funding for the federal-state partnership — for six months.
    





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Strauss: Did Matt Damon write this?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:53pm

You’ve gotta love April Fools’ Day.

This morning I got an e-mail reacting to a post I wrote -- except I didn’t write the post. The reaction, though, turns out to be real. Let me back up a minute

Some background: I recently published a post about how a call for congressional hearings about over-testing of students by education historian and activist Diane Ravitch was supported by, of all people, Peter Cunningham, the former director of communications for Education Secretary Arne Duncan and still an unofficial Duncan adviser who has been a fierce Ravitch critic. In a Huffington Post column last year he started by saying:

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Strauss: Did Matt Damon write this?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:53pm

You’ve gotta love April Fools’ Day.

This morning I got an e-mail reacting to a post I wrote -- except I didn’t write the post. The reaction, though, turns out to be real. Let me back up a minute

Some background: I recently published a post about how a call for congressional hearings about over-testing of students by education historian and activist Diane Ravitch was supported by, of all people, Peter Cunningham, the former director of communications for Education Secretary Arne Duncan and still an unofficial Duncan adviser who has been a fierce Ravitch critic. In a Huffington Post column last year he started by saying:

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Motherlode Blog: If Ivy League Is the Endgame, I’m Not Sure I Want to Play

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:21am
“Exmissions” is the opposite of “admissions,” and the other parents working to get their offspring into preschool in Manhattan all seemed to have the kind of clear long-term plans that make a school’s “top tier hit rate” matter. I wasn’t even sure which preschool I liked best, let alone where I hoped Zee would go next.
    





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Motherlode Blog: If Ivy League Is the Endgame, I’m Not Sure I Want to Play

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:21am
“Exmissions” is the opposite of “admissions,” and the other parents working to get their offspring into preschool in Manhattan all seemed to have the kind of clear long-term plans that make a school’s “top tier hit rate” matter. I wasn’t even sure which preschool I liked best, let alone where I hoped Zee would go next.
    





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Illinois Governor's Race Puts Unions in Tough Position

Education Week - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 8:24am
The candidates include a Democratic incumbent who's angered teachers' unions over pensions and a Republican hopeful they view as a threat to public workers' rights.
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Illinois Governor's Race Puts Unions in Tough Position

Education Week - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 8:24am
The candidates include a Democratic incumbent who's angered teachers' unions over pensions and a Republican hopeful they view as a threat to public workers' rights.
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Strauss: Case study: How politicians ignore parents on school reform

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 8:00am

If you read this blog regularly, you will be familiar with Carol Burris, an award-winning principal from New York. She has done a remarkable job for well over a year detailing the botched school reform efforts in her state. (You can read some of her work here, here, here, here, and here.) Below is a new post from Burris, of South Side High School, about the growing opt out movement in the state. Burris was named New York’s 2013 High School Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and in 2010, tapped as the 2010 New York State Outstanding Educator by the School Administrators Association of New York State. She is the co-author of the New York Principals letter of concern regarding the evaluation of teachers by student test scores. It has been signed by thousands of principals teachers, parents, professors, administrators and citizens. You can read the letter by clicking here.

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The Learning Network Blog: What Pranks, Jokes, Hoaxes or Tricks Have You Ever Fallen for or Perpetrated?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:00am
Do you have any April Fools’ favorites from 2014?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: What Pranks, Jokes, Hoaxes or Tricks Have You Ever Fallen for or Perpetrated?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 5:00am
Do you have any April Fools’ favorites from 2014?
    





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