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Weingarten: Four Solutions to Public School Problems

Education Week - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:44pm
Fix, don't close, neighborhood schools and three other reform ideas can change education for the better, AFT President Randi Weingarten says
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Clearing the Way for Teacher Leadership

Education Week - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:40pm
Refocusing rigid teacher-evaluation systems is just one way to build capacity for teacher leadership, Barnett Berry says.
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States That Prohibit Charters Likely to Decline

Education Week - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:39pm
Midterm elections and forceful advocacy efforts could reverse long-held resistance in Alabama, Kentucky, and Nebraska.
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California Rivals Clash on Vision for K-12 Leadership

Education Week - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:37pm
The race between state schools chief Tom Torlakson and challenger Marshall Tuck centers on whether the Golden State is on the right path in reinventing its public schools.
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Efforts Build to Track School Climate for LGBT Students

Education Week - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:36pm
The next versions of three federal surveys will add questions related to LGBT students to help provide a clearer picture of their experiences in school.
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Promise, Challenges Seen in Use of Federal Turnaround Aid

Education Week - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:26pm
A Connecticut official shares that state's experience--and lessons learned--from its participation in the multibillion-dollar School Improvement Grant Program.
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School Leaders to Trim Testing, But Keep Yearly Assessments

Education Week - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:25pm
Amid concerns about too much testing, state schools chiefs and big-city superintendents have vowed to shed redundant tests but stick with annual assessments.
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Motherlode Blog: This Is Not Your Mother’s Marijuana Talk. So What Should We Say?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:05pm
Marijuana is legal in some states and under some circumstances, and can now be munched and drunk as well as smoked. How does that change the way we talk about it with our kids?






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Strauss: Rep. George Miller hires super-lawyer Bob Barnett to broker post-Congress job deal

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:37pm

Rep. George Miller, a highly influential Democratic player on education issues for 40 years, is about to leave Congress and start a new work life. And to help ensure he gets what he wants, he has hired Robert Barnett, super-lawyer to stars both in politics and in entertainment, to help him navigate his way through various offers and negotiations.

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Motherlode Blog: The ‘Breaking Bad’ Action Figure Outrage-O-Rama

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 1:34pm
“Breaking Bad” action figures probably don’t belong in your 6-year-old’s toy box. But you knew that, right?






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Motherlode Blog: A Week of Waiting in Nebraska, for a Baby and a Change

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:29am
My first appointment at the midwives’ office in Omaha was awash in comfort, even so close to delivery.






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D.C. college freshmen: a portrait

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 11:02am

George Washington University has a huge recruiting pipeline to China: Preliminary counts show 113 of its freshmen this year come from the world’s most populous country.

That’s seven times more than the 16 Chinese in Georgetown University’s class of 2018.

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