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Schools Set to Adjust to Revamped E-Rate Policies

Education Week - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 8:04am
A new version of the E-rate program will include funding for school and library wireless-technology projects, and phase out support for services that federal officials see as outmoded.
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15 Strategies for Placing Excellent Teachers in High-Need Schools

Education Week - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 8:04am
Arthur Levine shares lessons learned in the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation's efforts to attract and prepare high-ability teacher-candidates for work in struggling schools.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 8 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 7:01am
Comment here by 7 a.m. Eastern on Aug. 8 to enter this week’s contest. Our guest Penguin Young Adult author will be K.A. Harrington, and winners will be announced on Aug. 19.






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Socrates Takes a Back Seat to Business and Tech

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 7:00am
Looking to the future of a challenging profession, law schools want their students to be able to advise entrepreneurs in coming fields. That means learning quantitative skills, business and tech.
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Evaluating That Third — Boring — Year

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 7:00am
Is three years in law school one too many?
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Strauss: What do standardized tests actually test?

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 4:01am

What exactly do standardized tests test? In this post veteran educator Marion Brady  answers that question and its consequences for teaching and learning. Brady has written history and world culture textbooks (Prentice-Hall),  professional books, numerous  nationally distributed columns (many are available here), and courses of study. His 2011 book, “What’s Worth Learning,” asks and answers this question: What knowledge is absolutely essential for every learner? His course of study for secondary-level students, called “Connections: Investigating Reality,” is free for downloading here. Brady’s website is www.marionbrady.com.

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School Shelters Offer Limited Safety, and Even Less Comfort

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 9:29pm
Life for about 200,000 people packed into more than 80 schools serving as shelters in Gaza is full of deprivation and discomfort.






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North Carolina Budget May Raise Teacher Pay

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 8:17pm
The North Carolina Senate moved toward sealing a long-sought budget accord on Thursday, voting in favor of a $21 billion plan that would raise the salaries of public schoolteachers but impose cuts elsewhere in state government.






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D.C. students’ proficiency rates inch upward on annual city tests

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 6:42pm

Average student proficiency rates on the District’s annual standardized tests inched up in 2014, increasing 1.4 percentage points in math and less than one percentage point in reading, results that city leaders called steady-if-slow progress in improving academic prospects for the District’s children.

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High school suspensions plummet in Montgomery, falling nearly 37 percent

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 5:54pm

High school suspensions in Montgomery County plummeted nearly 37 percent in the past school year as the district made concerted efforts to use alternatives to out-of-school punishment and reduce racial disparities in discipline.

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White House symposium focuses on family engagement

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 5:06pm

A symposium at the White House Thursday explored how increasing family engagement can drive school improvement.

The meeting brought together administration officials, philanthropists, and researchers to discuss ways that parents and schools can work together more closely.

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District releases school-by-school DC CAS results

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 4:12pm

D.C. officials released summary results of annual standardized tests Thursday morning, but just as interesting to many parents and policymakers are the results of individual schools.

School-by-school results, posted here, show a wide variation in performance among both traditional and charter schools.

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