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Microsoft and Other Firms Pledge to Protect Student Data

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:00am
The participating companies are publicly committing themselves not to sell information on kindergartners through 12th graders.
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Las Vegas Schools Groan From Growing Pains

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 8:50pm
Teachers are scrambling to educate students without the classrooms they need and with no prospect of new ones being built anytime soon, as people move back.






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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Health Costs Imposed on Teachers

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:57pm
Philadelphia teachers vowed to fight a sudden move by the district Monday that cancels their union contract and requires them to start paying health premiums of $55 to $140 a month.
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A new principal takes over at Woodson High

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:51pm

A new interim principal has taken the helm at W.T. Woodson High School in Fairfax County after Jeff Yost retired unexpectedly following a turbulent time at the high-performing school.

Dan Meier will replace Yost, who led the school for seven years. In a farewell note to parents, Yost said that he stayed late on Sept. 30, his last day, to watch buses depart.

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See the AP U.S. History course changes and take a sample exam

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 6:14pm

In response to The Washington Post’s story about Jefferson County, Colo., becoming ground zero for a new culture fight over how to teach U.S. history to high-achieving 10th-graders, readers asked what specifically the College Board has changed in its Advanced Placement U.S. history course and what the questions on the exam are like.

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Strauss: How to start cleaning up the Common Core

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:30pm

Even the strongest supporters of the Common Core State Standards would likely admit if asked that the initiative has not so far turned out as well as hoped. Implementation of the standards has been severely troubled, the testing regime that is supposed to be aligned with the Core is falling apart and increasingly people from different parts of the political spectrum have distanced themselves from the enterprise.

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Strauss: Philadelphia school district cancels contract with teachers union

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 5:12pm

The five-member reform commission that controls the cash-starved Philadelphia public schools announced on Monday that it was canceling its contract with the Philadelphia Federation of Teachers, and while it would continue to honor most contract provisions, it would change the package of health-care benefits and require all teachers to contribute to the health fund. The union said the commission’s action “has amped up a war on teachers.”

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Stem: Preparing Your Child for Common Core Tests

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:58pm
The when and what kind of tests depend on the state, but make sure your children take the tutorial about using the computer.






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Long trend of Hispanic enrollment increases in Montgomery

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:30pm

Montgomery County’s new school enrollment figures show that Hispanic students make up the largest racial or ethnic group in kindergarten classes for a third year in a row. But the longer trend is a steady increase in Hispanic students for three decades, district numbers show.

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Authors visit D.C. schools to inspire young readers and writers

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:15pm

Isabel Wilkerson, a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, said she has traveled as far as Singapore, Alaska and the British Parliament to discuss her book about the migration of African Americans from the South. But she was especially excited to be talking to students at Cardozo Education Campus Monday morning, she said.

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Motherlode Blog: The Issue With Sexting Isn’t the Sex. It’s the Text.

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 2:08pm
“I’ll show you mine, you show yours” has been around for a long time. It’s the medium that makes it different and scary.






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Social studies teachers bring headlines into the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 1:46pm
Social studies teachers can find lesson plans from current events, with discussions that encourage students to express their  -More
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Ill. middle-schoolers Skype with "Flying Classroom" pilot

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 1:46pm
Sixth-graders at Gompers Middle School in Illinois recently chatted with pilot Barrington Irving via Skype in his "Flying Cla -More
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Pa. high-schoolers can graduate with associate degrees

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 1:46pm
A program in Chester County, Pa., allows students to earn their two-year associate degrees while pursuing high-school diploma -More
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