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Motherlode Blog: ‘What You Sign Up For’ When You Marry Into the Military

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 5:56pm
As we prepare for my husband’s deployment, the first since the birth of our two children, a not-so-sympathetic friend asks, “But you had to know what you signed up for, right?”






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Federal K-12 Policy Evolves as Staff Turns Over

Education Week - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 5:51pm
Some Obama administration officials behind key education initiatives have moved on, and those now in place bring their own approaches and perspectives.
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Digital Tools Predict College Admissions, Link Employers

Education Week - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 5:49pm
The professional networking site LinkedIn now features University Finder, a service that allows users to identify colleges that are popular hiring spots for certain companies.
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Ohio Group Wins $1 Million for Spurring College Attainment

Education Week - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 5:48pm
An Ohio higher education coalition is the first to win a new prize for metropolitan areas that boost their numbers of college graduates.
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Tensions Surface as States Queue Up for Early-Ed. Grants

Education Week - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 5:48pm
Though most states are seeking some of the $250 million in federal aid for expanded preschool, there's been partisan tension in a handful that didn't apply.
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Charter School Authorizers Grapple With Closures

Education Week - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 5:43pm
As the charter sector matures, pressure is mounting to shut down low-performing schools.
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Text-Review Group Shares First Look at Its Process

Education Week - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 5:42pm
At a weekend training held by EdReports.org, educators dig down to evaluate textbooks on their alignment with common standards.
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Best Practices for Evaluating Teacher Ed. Programs

Education Week - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 4:49pm
Accurate data are crucial for determining whether teacher-candidates are prepared for the classroom, write Mary Brabeck and Frank C. Worrell.
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Brain Science in the Classroom

Education Week - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 4:49pm
Teachers can take cues from brain research to boost student learning, writes Benedict Carey of The New York Times.
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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Voting in the U.S.A.

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 3:01pm
Test your knowledge of voting in the United States by playing our crossword.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘Not Rescuing’ Our Kids Shouldn’t Mean Letting Them Flounder

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 2:57pm
I understand why so many of the smartest women I know are proudly carrying the no-rescue flag. Hovering and rescuing isn’t a good way to raise kids. But do we really need to leave them to flounder alone?






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Strauss: Wouldn’t spending $30 million on kids be better than this?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 1:06pm

Imagine a political race between two members of the same party for a state position that has very little power but attracts tens of millions of dollars in contributions — three times more than the gubernatorial contest. One of the candidates is a teacher with big union money behind him. The other is a former investment banker and charter school executive with big money from anti-union billionaires — including some who don’t even live in the state — as well as Hollywood actors making fun videos with them.

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Voters in Loudoun County to decide on $162.9 million bond for new tech academy

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 9:42am

On Tuesday, voters in Loudoun County will have the opportunity to weigh in on the funding for several critical school projects, including the construction of the Advanced Technology Academy, part of the highly anticipated Academies of Loudoun.

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Rocketship wins green light for its first charter school in D.C.

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 9:12am

The D.C. Public Charter School Board gave full approval Monday night for Rocketship Education, a California-based charter operator, to open its first school in the District in 2016.

Some of the school’s future neighbors in Anacostia protested the plans in recent weeks, saying that the chosen location — across the street from a halfway house — is unsafe. They also said the charter operator did not make sufficient efforts to reach out to residents.

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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Oct. 28-Nov. 3, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 8:35am
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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The Learning Network: Should Students Be Barred From Taking Cellphones to School?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 6:00am
What is your school’s policy regarding cellphones? Do you take a phone to school? Has your cellphone helped or hurt your learning?






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