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Tennessee school districts sue state over what they say is inadequate funding

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 8:35am
Seven Tennessee school districts have sued state officials over what they say is inadequate school funding, charging that by shorting schools by hundreds of millions of dollars, the state has “breached its duty under the Tennessee Constitution to provide a system of free public education.”Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Does Your School Do a Good Job of Teaching Sex Ed?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 7:27am
How do you get most of your information about sex and sexuality?






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Strauss: Mom: Why my 9-year-old gets despondent about school

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 5:00am
Sandy Stenoff is a public school advocate in central Florida who has opposed the standardized test-based education reforms imposed in the state for years. In this piece, she writes about the toll that standardized testing — including test prep and the narrowing of the curriculum — has affected her young children. This appeared on the Web site of Opt Out Orlando, run by activists who are urging parents to opt their children out of state-mandated standardized tests.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | ‘Sunshine Girl’ Leaps From the Screen to the Page

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:12am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 25 article, “YouTube’s ‘Sunshine Girl’ Comes to Print.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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Strauss: The emotional impact of college admissions decisions — on parents

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 4:00am
Millions of high school seniors are eagerly awaiting the end of the long and grueling college admissions process, with the final April 1st deadline for acceptance or rejection by schools fast approaching. It’s not just an emotionally fraught time for the applicants, but for their parents too. How to get through it is the subject of this post, by Linda Fleming McGhee, a clinical psychologist practicing in Chevy Chase, MarylandRead full article >>






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | bevy

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 141 New York Times articles in the past year.






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At U-Va., a price hike for some will fund a price cut for others

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 8:13pm
For Virginians in financial need, leaders of the state’s flagship university just approved what amounts to a cut of up to $10,000 in the price of a bachelor’s degree.To engineer this feat, the University of Virginia will raise annual tuition an extra $1,000 for in-state students beginning at Charlottesville this year. For the incoming class the following year, in fall 2016, this extra charge — beyond regular tuition growth — will grow to $2,000.Read full article >>






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U-Va. student involved in violent arrest makes brief court appearance

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 7:08pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — A black student at the University of Virginia whose bloody arrest by white officers ignited a debate on campus about race relations appeared in court Thursday here for a brief hearing, but he did not enter a plea to charges related to his arrest.Read full article >>






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D.C. government office released students’ personal data to a reporter

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 4:25pm
This story has been updated.The Office of the State Superintendent of Education notified parents this week that personal information about students was inadvertently sent to a reporter in February, education officials said.Read full article >>






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Strauss: Need a job? How you can write test questions for Pearson.

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 3:52pm
If you are looking for a job in the area of test development, there’s some good news. Pearson, the world’s largest education company, is advertising for test item writers and you apparently don’t have to have a bachelor’s degree. It is just “preferred.” Here’s the ad on the Pearson Web site:Read full article >>






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Strauss: NEA president: It’s time for education companies to be transparent

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/26/2015 - 3:30pm
Lily Eskelsen García is the president of the National Education Association, the largest teachers union in the United States. (It is in fact the largest union of any kind in the country.)  In this post, she looks at current education reform efforts and calls for education companies to be transparent about what they are doing and how it is affecting young people.Read full article >>






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