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M.H. Abrams, Who Shaped Romantic Criticism, Dies at 102

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 9:04pm
Professor Abrams edited the first seven editions of “The Norton Anthology of English Literature” and was a leading figure in the study of Romanticism.






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Philadelphia charter schools also feel education budget squeeze

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 8:20pm
Education news in Pennsylvania, home to the nation’s biggest gap in funding for poor and wealthy school districts, has in recent years featured a steady stream of stories about the programs, materials and staff that schools are lacking. Read full article >>






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Pa. schools are the nation’s most inequitable. The new governor wants to fix that.

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 7:09pm
PHILADELPHIA — At Martin Luther King High, a hulking half-full school here, there aren’t enough textbooks to go around. If teachers want to make a photocopy, they have to buy paper themselves. Though an overwhelming majority of students are living in poverty, no social worker is available to help. Private donations allow for some dance and music classes, but they serve just 60 of the school’s 1,200 students.Read full article >>






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Promising Full College Credit, Arizona State University Offers Online Freshman Program

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 7:00pm
The university, working with the online course provider edX, will begin a low-cost program that will be available worldwide with no admissions process and full credit.






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Arizona State University to offer freshman year online, for credit

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 7:00pm
To start college, the typical student must meet admission requirements (if any), enroll and pay tuition. But what if anyone anywhere could try out a prominent university’s classes for a small fee and wait until the end to decide whether to pay tuition for credit toward a diploma?Read full article >>






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Brain science: Should schools teach boys and girls different subjects?

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:05pm
Among the more thought-provoking discoveries in the emerging science regarding the teen brain is the fact that the pace of brain development differs in males and females.[Why are teens oblivious to the pile of dirty clothes on the bedroom floor?]Read full article >>






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Brain science: Should schools teach boys and girls different subjects?

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:05pm
Among the more thought-provoking discoveries in the emerging science regarding the teen brain is the fact that the pace of brain development differs in males and females.[Why are teens oblivious to the pile of dirty clothes on the bedroom floor?]Read full article >>






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Student: I want to stop viruses like Ebola. But I can’t afford grad school.

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:32pm
Rebecca Ehrenkranz thought the biggest barrier to graduate school was getting admitted. Then she got in — and crunched the numbers. There’s no way, she said, that she can afford to pay this — especially when her goal is to go into public health to specialize in viral hemorrhagic fevers, a career most would agree is incredibly important but not likely to make paying off student loans easy. Read full article >>






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Pa. students to quiz residents, historians in Jeopardy!-style game

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:16pm
Juniors and seniors at two Pennsylvania high schools have been preparing to challenge local personalities and historians abou -More
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How to handle conferences with parents of struggling students

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:16pm
There are times when teachers must have tough conversations with parents of students who are struggling in class.  -More

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How school leaders can support coaching relationships

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:16pm
School leaders should pay special attention to how they introduce and communicate the role of coaches for teachers to ensure  -More
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Teacher finds inspiration connecting with other educators

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:16pm
Teachers should connect with other teachers at their own schools and beyond, suggests educator David Cutler.  -More
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More districts are moving to the cloud, survey shows

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 2:16pm
More school districts in the U.S.  -More
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