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Education digest: Dec. 12, 2016

Education News from Washington Post - December 12, 2016 - 1:00am
A roundup of education news.
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After Comet Ping Pong and Pizzagate, teachers tackle fake news

Education News from Washington Post - December 12, 2016 - 1:00am
Teachers and librarians hope to help students distinguish between the real and the invented.
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He grew up hungry. Now he wants to revolutionize school lunch.

Education News from Washington Post - December 12, 2016 - 1:00am
Food services manager Rodney Taylor joined Fairfax County schools with a mandate to turn it into a national model.
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States need to do better by their most talented students

Education News from Washington Post - December 12, 2016 - 1:00am
A new federal education law creates an opportunity for school systems to make it more likely that their best students will reach their full potential.
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Google Effect Rubs Off on Schools in One Rural Oklahoma Town

Education News from NY Times - December 11, 2016 - 7:57pm
A $2.5 billion data center transforms the learning experiences of a rural community’s students in a state where schools are struggling.
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Georgetown students end sit-in over university's ties to Nike

Education News from Washington Post - December 11, 2016 - 1:00am
Georgetown University students allege Nike mistreats workers in their Vietnamese factories. They called on the university to end its licensing agreement with the company.
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ExxonMobil's Rex Tillerson was a big booster of Common Core

Education News from Washington Post - December 11, 2016 - 1:00am
He warned Pennsylvania against dropping the core, and infuriated public education advocates by saying that public schools “don't understand” that the business community is their “customer” and that “they are “producing a product that may be “defective."
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Teacher to Trump's education pick: Let's 'address the elephant in the room.' It's you.

Education News from Washington Post - December 11, 2016 - 1:00am
Teachers "are a little freaked out by your nomination to be secretary of education."
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Trump’s choice for education secretary vows to ‘end’ Common Core

Education News from Washington Post - December 11, 2016 - 1:00am
She said she wants to give states the freedom to get rid of the Core — but apparently she doesn't know they already have it.
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Future Tense: The ‘H-Bomb’ Fizzles: The Harvard Brand Takes a Hit

Education News from NY Times - December 10, 2016 - 6:00am
A formerly contrived embarrassment may be ceding to sincere shame and a reassessment of the merits of four years in Cambridge.
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Three challenges for teachers in the era of Trump

Education News from Washington Post - December 10, 2016 - 1:00am
In a society where facts don't seem to matter, teachers have new responsibilities.
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The most important thing schools don't do

Education News from Washington Post - December 10, 2016 - 1:00am
The problem with all the things they do instead.
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Just because your kids are headed off to college, it doesn’t mean they’ll graduate

Education News from Washington Post - December 10, 2016 - 1:00am
If students treat college like a spectator sport, it’s likely the game will end early for them.
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Columbia Graduate Students Vote Overwhelmingly to Unionize

Education News from NY Times - December 9, 2016 - 8:11pm
Graduate students at Columbia University will join the United Automobile Workers after the vote, making it the second since a federal agency’s ruling allowing some students to unionize.
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School Choice a Singular Focus for Education Secretary Pick

Education Week - December 9, 2016 - 4:27pm
Betsy DeVos, the nominee to head the U.S. Department of Education, is at the center of an extensive policy and political ecosystem aimed at boosting charters, virtual schools, education savings accounts, and vouchers.
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