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Security breach reveals personal data on Prince George’s school employees

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:10pm

The Prince George’s County Public School System notified employees on Friday evening of a possible security breach involving employees’ personal data.

“Your personal information may have been potentially exposed to others,” Deputy Superintendent Monique W. Davis wrote in anemail. “Please be assured we have taken every step necessary to address the incident, and that we are committed to fully protectingall of the information that you have entrusted to us.”

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Beliefs: Inquiry Focuses on Leaked Documents at Starr King School for the Ministry

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:34pm
Two students at the Unitarian Universalist seminary in Berkeley, Calif., have been given conditional graduation after they were ensnared in a flubbed presidential search.






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New York Chancellor Is Criticized for Remarks on Charter Schools

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:26pm
Carmen Fariña said at a conference that some charter schools push students out before they take state tests and later replace them with high-scoring children.
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Strauss: Texas approves social studies textbooks criticized as inaccurate and biased

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:16pm

This will come as no surprise to anyone who has followed Texas and its textbook adoption saga: The Republican majority on the Texas Board of Education overrode Democratic members’ concerns on Friday and approved about 90 social studies textbooks, workbooks and other instructional materials, some of which have been criticized as being inaccurate and biased.

One Texas newspaper said the only “happy face” in the board room  was that of a member of the Sikh community, which was delighted that their religion was being included in textbooks for the first time.

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Your Money: Comparing College Costs the Easy Way

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:49pm
College Abacus aggregates cost calculations from up to three colleges at a time on its own website, but is blocked by some institutions.






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Motherlode Blog: Soaking Cranberries, and Heading Into Thanksgiving Week

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:30pm
Isn’t the rule that no one has to cook anything over Thanksgiving week that isn’t for Thanksgiving?






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Strauss: Report: Schools ‘unwittingly’ enabled mother of Sandy Hook killer to ‘appease’ him

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:27pm

A new report on Adam Lanza, who fatally shot 20 children and six educators at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., in 2012, says that the public schools he attended “unwittingly” enabled Lanza’s mother to “accommodate and appease” her son through a “lack of attention to social-emotional support” and by allowing him to study independently on the assumption that he was gifted, when, in fact, he wasn’t.

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A Yeshiva Graduate Fights for Secular Studies in Hasidic Education

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 4:09pm
Naftuli Moster is calling attention to shortcomings in secular education at Hasidic Jews’ schools in New York.
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La. elementary students highlight Native Americans

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:42pm
First- and second-graders at Peabody Montessori Elementary School in Louisiana recently dressed in Native American-inspired a -More
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Novelist mentors Md. 3rd-graders for NaNoWriMo project

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:42pm
Maryland third-grade teacher Jessica Ellis and novelist Juliana Barnet have partnered to improve students' writing through th -More
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Texas education board's textbooks lack preliminary approval

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:42pm
The Texas Board of Education was not able to gather the votes needed for preliminary approval for nearly 100 new social studi -More
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N.Y. high-schoolers learn rights, police interaction guide

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:42pm
New York Civil Liberties Union trainers recently visited East Side Community High School in New York to teach students their  -More
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