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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | veracity

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 84 New York Times articles in the past year.






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International Education: Academic Scandal Shakes Japan

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 12:02pm
Accusations of fabricating data and plagiarism by a researcher have prompted questions about the quality of science in a country that still punches below its international weight in cutting-edge research.






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International Education: European Students’ Use of ‘Smart Drugs’ Is Said to Rise

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 12:02pm
Under heavy pressure to excel, significant numbers of students are using cognitive enhancers to keep up with academic demands, recent studies show.






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Strauss: Departing NEA president blasts ‘incredible onslaught of corporate reformers’ — including Michelle Rhee

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 07/06/2014 - 10:16am

National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel delivered his final keynote speech at the 2014 Representative Assembly of the nation’s largest teachers union, blasting Michelle Rhee and other corporate school reformers, and urging the organization’s more than 3 million members to work to change the course of education. “Proceed until apprehended!” he urged.

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New D.C. charter school highlights debate over planning

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 3:46pm

A new science-themed D.C. charter school plans to open its doors this fall across the street from a traditional school that serves the same grade levels and has the same academic focus, highlighting a lack of coordination that has drawn increasing scrutiny in recent months.

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Wall Street Banks and Private Equity Firms Compete for Young Talent

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 10:10am
Private-equity firms are pushing earlier than ever to lure Wall Street investment banks’ most promising talent.






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Strauss: Why many Democrats have turned against teachers unions

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 07/05/2014 - 4:01am

For years now it’s been clear that Democrats have splintered over the issue of corporate school reform. President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan have been leaders of the movement to transform public schools through standardized-test-based “accountability” and the expansion of charter schools, with other Democrats arguing that these reform measures are not effective ways of closing the achievement gap and improving student performance.

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Homicide Charges Likely in Baruch College Fraternity Retreat Case

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 8:10pm
A Pennsylvania police chief said he expected most of the Pi Delta Psi members who were at a Poconos retreat where Chun Hsien Deng died to be prosecuted.






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Preschool Teacher Is Stabbed to Death in Classroom in France

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 8:05pm
The police said the suspect, the mother of a pupil in the teacher’s class, had been in treatment for “serious psychiatric problems.”






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Fairfax County still trying to get high schoolers more sleep

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 8:01pm

Although the Fairfax County School Board last week approved more instructional time for elementary students and added more than 11 days to the academic calendar to account for inclement weather, a long-standing county plan to help teenagers get more sleep could call for cutting high school classes.

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College Group Run for Profit Looks to Close or Sell Schools

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 2:34pm
Corinthian Colleges, under an agreement with the Education Department, will sell almost 100 schools in the United States and Canada, and it will close a dozen others.






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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week Four | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 7:01am
Our Summer Reading Contest is in its fourth week. To participate, just write in below by 7 a.m. Eastern on July 11.






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Strauss: A declaration for teachers

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 6:01am

There’s no better time of  year to talk about declarations than on July 4th, the day the second Constitutional Convention meeting in 1776 approved the Declaration of Independence.  Here’s a new one by Jennifer Barnett, a classroom teacher for more than 20 years who decided it was time for teachers to have a declaration of their own and wrote one. Barnett currently serves as Teacher Leader in Residence for the Center for Teaching Quality. A member of the Collaboratory and co-author of Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools … Now and in the Future , Jennifer blogs, manages a tech help wiki, and spends far too much time on Twitter.

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Birth Control Order Deepens Divide Among Justices

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 9:00pm
The Supreme Court temporarily barred the government from enforcing against a Christian college a contraception rule under the Affordable Care Act, drawing a furious dissent from the three female justices, who said the court had broken a promise.






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Montgomery school officials made additional reimbursements for spending

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 8:06pm

Newly released documents show that additional Montgomery County school officials had to make reimbursements for purchases that were improperly charged to a credit card or paid for with public funds, including for personal expenses and event tickets.

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Lawsuit Challenges New York’s Teacher Tenure Laws

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 7:16pm
In the wake of a landmark court decision in California, an education advocacy group says the laws violate the State Constitution’s guarantee of a “sound basic education.”
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D.C. settles with former school food services director for $450,000

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 6:08pm

The District has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the city public schools’ former head of food services, who had alleged he was fired for raising alarms about the system’s mismanagement of a money-losing contract with its largest food vendor.

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Moody’s downgrades Howard U.’s credit rating for second time in the past year

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 5:52pm

Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Howard University’s credit rating Thursday for the second time in less than a year, citing a “precipitous deterioration” in the financial condition of the university’s teaching hospital.

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Mortgages: College Debt and Home Buying

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 5:47pm
While homeownership is down nationally since the housing market collapse, the drop-off among younger adults, 25 to 34, is particularly striking.






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Your Money: Services Emerge to Help Out-of-State Students Pay In-State Tuition

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 5:09pm
Companies like In-State Angels are trying to help students and parents avoid the high price of out-of-state tuition, but some colleges frown on it.






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