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Grading Universities: For Inspiration in Creating College Ratings, Look to Health Care

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:59am
A cautionary tale as the Obama administration prepares a system that it hopes will improve college quality and hold down tuition costs.

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Motherlode Blog: Quandary Update: Yes to the Dog, Not Yet to the Baby

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 11:19am
“Without some of the comments, I’m not sure we’d have Buddy now, and he’s brought us so much happiness.”

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Strauss: How to get girls more interested in STEM subjects

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 9:30am

Why are girls underrepresented in STEM classes and careers? What can be done about it? Author Annie Murphy Paul   discusses that in this post. She is a contributing writer  for Time magazine, writes a weekly column about learning for, blogs about learning for a number of websites and contributes to various publications.  She is the author of “The Cult of Personality,” a cultural history and scientific critique of personality tests, and of “Origins,” a book about the science of prenatal influences. Her latest book is “Brilliant: The New Science of Smart.” This post appeared on Paul’s Brilliant Blog and was produced by The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, nonpartisan education-news outlet affiliated with Teachers College, Columbia University.

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Common-Core Discontent Reflected in N.Y. Primary

Education Week - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:46am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily won his Democratic contest, but his anti-common-core challenger made a stronger-than-expected showing.
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Eduflack: It's Time for Reformers, Educators to Work Together

Education Week - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:27am
Rancorous debate between those who view themselves as school reformers and teachers and their unions needs to give way to constructive conversation and K-12 policy progress, Patrick Riccards says.
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New Turnaround Options Detailed in Draft SIG Guidance

Education Week - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:24am
Struggling schools that get federal aid under the School Improvement Grant program could receive new flexibility for using that money under draft guidance issued by the Education Department.
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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Sept. 15, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:08am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.

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The Learning Network: Should Parents Limit How Much Time Children Spend on Tech Devices?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 5:01am
Do your parents limit how much time you spend on technology? Do they set limits on the types of things you are allowed to do with screens?

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