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Judge Voids Idaho Broadband Contract, Clarifies Ruling

Education Week - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 9:05am
A district judge said Idaho's troubled broadband contract is void, clarifying a November ruling that sent state officials scrambling to find a solution to preserve the state's public schools broadband program.
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Harvard and M.I.T. Are Sued Over Lack of Closed Captions

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 9:00am
Federal lawsuits filed by advocates for the deaf says both schools violate antidiscrimination laws by not providing closed captioning in online lectures and podcasts.






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Sec. Duncan in Weaker Spot on NCLB Waiver Renewals

Education Week - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 8:26am
Legislation in Congress to rewrite the law would undo key elements of the waivers in areas such as standards, school turnarounds, and teacher evaluation.
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The Learning Network: What Would You Do if You Won the Lottery?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 5:29am
How much of the money would you save, spend and give away?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Jon Stewart Will Leave ‘The Daily Show’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 5:29am
How does this article characterize Mr. Stewart’s role in American culture and media?






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Strauss: What’s the purpose of education in the 21st century?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 5:00am
What is the purpose of education? The question came into stark relief when Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker recently tried to quietly change the century-old mission of the University of Wisconsin system by proposing to remove words in the state code that command the university to “search for truth” and “improve the human condition” and replacing them with “meet the state’s workforce needs.” Walker backed off when the issue became public and sparked intense criticism from academics and others, but the issue remains a topic of national debate and of the following post. It was written by Arthur H. Camins, director of the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. The ideas expressed in this article are his alone and do not represent Stevens Institute. His other writing can be found at www.arthurcamins.com.Read full article >>






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Strauss: Teach For Finland? Why it won’t happen.

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 4:00am
You’ve certainly heard of Teach For America but you may not know that its founder, Wendy Kopp, now runs a related organization called Teach For All which is a network of TFA-like school reform organizations in a few dozen countries around the world. One place there isn’t such an affiliate is in Finland. Why that is so is explained in the following post by Finnish educator and scholar Pasi Sahlberg, who is one of the world’s leading experts on school reform and educational practices. Sahlberg is the author of the best-selling “Finnish Lessons: What Can the World Learn About Educational Change in Finland?” — originally published in 2011  and just republished in an updated edition —  which details how Finland created its world-class school system. The former director general of Finland’s Center for International Mobility and Cooperation, Sahlberg is now a visiting professor of practice at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. He has written a number of important posts for this blog, including “What if Finland’s great teachers taught in U.S. schools,” and “What the U.S. can’t learn from Finland about ed reform.” Here is a new piece that debunks some myths about teachers and teacher preparation. You can find more about him here on his website.Read full article >>






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Report Faults Charter School Rules on Discipline of Students

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 1:37am
A children’s advocacy group found that most New York City charter schools have disciplinary codes that do not meet either state or federal requirements.






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