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International Education: A Bigger World of International Law

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:01am
As courts and nongovernmental organizations look for wider geographical representation, smaller and newer law schools in Asia and Australia are moving to catch up.






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Strauss: Pearson’s wrong answer — and why it matters in the high-stakes testing era

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:00am

Sarah Blaine is a mother, former teacher and full-time practicing attorney in New Jersey who writes at her own parentingthecore blog.  Early this year, I published a post of hers under the headline, “You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong,” that was extremely popular with readers. Here’s a new post by Blaine from her blog about what happened when her fourth-grade child came home with some school work — and why it affects far more than her family.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Community College Students Face a Very Long Road to Graduation

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:54am
Why is Vladimir de Jesus’ story an “iconic community college story”?






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Strauss: Columbus Day: ‘How is this still a thing?’

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 4:17am

John Oliver’s “Last Week Tonight” show on HBO did a segment on Columbus Day that asked this seemingly reasonable question about the federal U.S. holiday: “How is this still a thing?”

How indeed?

The first Columbus Day celebration recorded in the United States was held in New York in 1792. On Oct. 12 — the day in 1492 that Columbus and his ships made landfall not in Asia, as the explorer believed, but on an island in the Caribbean Sea. In 1892, according to History.com, President Benjamin Harrison issued a proclamation encouraging Americans to mark the 400th anniversary of Columbus’ voyage with patriotic festivities.” In 1937, President Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Congress, bowing to lobbying by the Knights of Columbus, an influential Catholic group that wanted a Catholic hero to be honored, proclaimed Oct. 12 to be Columbus Day, a national holiday. In 1971, the holiday date was changed to the second Monday in October

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | verdigris

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in two New York Times articles in the past year.






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Study: New York preschool push benefits wealthier families first

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:01am

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio’s push to provide universal preschool to the city’s 4-year-olds has so far disproportionately benefited children from middle- and upper-income families, according to a report released Wednesday that the mayor’s office is disputing.

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Many Districts Lagging on Implementing Common Core, Survey Finds

Education Week - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:01am
A new report claims "the future of the common core remains uncertain at this important juncture" because many districts are not yet fully prepared to impart the new academic expectations in reading and math.
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The ethics of Hacking 101

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:37pm

At the University of Tulsa, professor Sujeet Shenoi is teaching students how to hack into oil pipelines and electric power plants.

At Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, professor David Brumley is instructing students on how to write software to break into computer networks.

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Ukrainian Students to Take Russians’ Places in U.S. Exchange Program

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 9:04pm
Russia’s decision to cancel a longstanding high school exchange program with the United States has opened more slots for students from Ukraine.
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D.C. Council approves special-education bills, aims to speed delivery of services

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 5:43pm

The D.C. Council has unanimously approved a trio of bills designed to overhaul special-education services in the city, aiming to speed delivery of services to students with special needs and give parents better information and resources they can use to advocate for their children.

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University Acquires Flannery O’Connor’s Papers and Effects

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:59pm
Emory University has acquired an important — and huge — trove of the Georgia-born author Flannery O’Connor’s papers and effects.
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Motherlode Blog: With Black Students, Some Schools Are More Ready to Punish Than Help

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:41pm
My son’s school seemed to see him as a bad child, not a child with needs the school could help to address.






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Researchers and Schools Diverge in Definitions of Bullying

Education Week - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:29pm
An effort to reach a common definition of bullying for research purposes could lead to more evidence-based solutions for schools.
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Why SAT scores were packaged with results from other College Board tests

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:21pm

The SAT enjoyed such dominance in college admissions testing for so long that it is worth lingering over a significant change Tuesday in how the College Board reported annual scores: They were packaged with results from other programs.

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Civil Rights Office May Probe Inequities in K-12 Resources

Education Week - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 4:15pm
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan warns that the office may investigate states, districts, and schools that aren't doing enough to ensure equal access.
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South Carolina SAT scores up

Education Week - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 3:25pm
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Strauss: The ugly facts of life in Philadelphia public schools

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:32pm

For years now the state-run Philadelphia public school system has been under a kind of siege. The Republican administration of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has decimated spending for public education in the state, and Philadelphia has been hit especially hard, with thousands of layoffs, massive program cuts and dozens of closed school buildings. Many teachers buy basic supplies for their classrooms with their own funds.

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