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District releases school-by-school DC CAS results

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:12pm

D.C. officials released summary results of annual standardized tests Thursday morning, but just as interesting to many parents and policymakers are the results of individual schools.

School-by-school results, posted here, show a wide variation in performance among both traditional and charter schools.

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Potomac turf field vote postponed following legal action by Montgomery soccer group

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:52am

Montgomery school leaders have asked county officials to postpone action on a project that would use $1.3 million in private funds for construction of a synthetic turf field at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac.

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Motherlode Blog: And the Moral of the Story Is: Keep It Positive

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:27am
Do morality tales change children’s behavior? Research suggests that emphasizing the positive effects of honesty may, while tales of dire consequences fall on deaf ears.

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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 5 | ‘I Changed My Definition of the Word “Lucky” ’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 11:05am
This week’s winner is Kiran, and our Penguin Young Readers Group judge was the author Alex London. There are still three weeks of the contest left.

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Tensions Roil in Indiana Over NCLB Waiver

Education Week - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 8:16am
A new critique of Indiana's efforts to maintain its exemptions from the No Child Left Behind requirements, written by top staff to Gov. Mike Pence, is widening a rift between state education leaders as federal officials near a decision on the waiver.
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Principals Test Entrepreneurial Ideas in K-12

Education Week - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 8:10am
Principals are applying concepts familiar in business circles—such as marketing, branding, and coordinated public outreach through social media—to manage their schools.
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Second-Chance Med School

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 7:00am
In the Caribbean, students who have long been told they weren’t good enough find out they are.

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Strauss: A teacher asks Arne Duncan a gutsy question. Here’s the answer.

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 5:01am

(Update: Video added; wasn’t visible in earlier version)

What question would you ask to Education Secretary Arne Duncan if you had the chance?

Patrick Hayes, a fifth-grade teacher in Charleston, S.C., and director of EdFirstSC, a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy group working to empower people who care about public schools, got that opportunity recently when Duncan had a video chat with hundreds of Charleston educators and administrators. The discussion hit on a number of topics in educational policy, including the Common Core State Standards, which South Carolina legislators recently voted to abandon and replace with new standards in the 2015-16 school year.

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