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N.Y. Data on New Teacher-Licensing Exams Show Higher Failure Rates

Education Week - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:25am
A battery of new licensing tests in New York has led to relatively low passing rates for prospective teachers, according to data issued this week by the state education department.
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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Thanksgiving

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:01am
Test your knowledge of Thansgiving by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Should Millions of Undocumented Immigrants Be Allowed to Live in the U.S. Without Fear of Getting Deported?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:00am
Should unauthorized immigrants in the United States be allowed to apply for citizenship eventually? Or, do you believe that undocumented immigrants should be required to leave?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Middle School Debate

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:33am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Sponsor Steps Away From the Edge

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:30am
Do you think companies should sponsor high-risk sports, such as free soloing and highlining?






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Strauss: Anonymous letter claims credit for vandalism at U-Va. frat house alleged to be site of rape, vows more action

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:33am

An anonymous letter sent to the University of Virginia student newspaper takes credit in the name of unnamed students for vandalizing a fraternity house that has been at the center of a Rolling Stone magazine story about a gang rape that allegedly occurred there. What’s more, the students who took responsibility for the vandalism said they would “escalate” and “provoke” the university until its demands are met.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | escapade

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 65 New York Times articles in the past year.






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University of California to Raise Tuition Despite Protests

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:10pm
Over the objections of students and the governor, the Board of Regents of the University of California adopted increases of up to 5 percent in each of the next five years.






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About New York: Set Back by Hardship, a Student Athlete Runs Up Against an Age Restriction

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:58pm
Lawyers for Jason Puello, who, at 19, is too old to play for the basketball team, say that basing eligibility on when students’ birthdays fall means that the Education Department treats winter and spring sports differently.
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Strauss: Guess the percentage of cable news education guests who are actually educators

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:07pm

Can you guess the percent of evening cable news guests who are brought on camera to discuss education issues who are actually educators? Well, someone did the math and came up with this: Nine percent. Yes, 9 percent. And that was high if you looked at the results for single networks.

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International Education: M.I.T. Settles In for Long Haul in Singapore

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:56pm
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has a long-term relationship in Singapore that involves managing five labs with dozens of Ph.D. and post-doc researchers.






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Prince William County board approves enrollment boundaries for new high school

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:55pm

The Prince William County school board has approved enrollment boundaries that determine which students will attend the county’s newest high school, scheduled to open in Dumfries in the fall of 2016.

The U.S. Department of Justice has been watching the county’s boundary process and scrutinized an initial plan because it appeared irregular and sent too few minorities to the school. A later version won Justice Department approval, but board members on Tuesday night altered that one slightly and passed it.

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D.C.’s Paul Public Charter School under investigation for testing violation

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:51pm

The District’s Paul Public Charter School is under investigation for alleged testing violations.

The middle school in Ward 4 has been classified as a “tier 1” school for the past three years, but the school did not receive a classification this year when score cards were released last week. School officials notified families that they did not receive a score because of “procedural testing violations during the administration of the DC CAS” in the 2013-2014 school year.

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McAuliffe urges investigation at U-Va. after Rolling Stone depiction of sexual assault

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:22pm

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) expressed deep concern Thursday about sexual assault allegations at the University of Virginia contained in a newly published Rolling Stone article.

The story in the magazine’s December issue describes a harrowing account of an alleged sexual assault at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house near campus in 2012. The victim, who is identified by an alias in the story, alleges that she went upstairs with a fraternity member during a party and entered a dark room, where she was attacked. The victim told Rolling Stone that she was pinned to the floor and was raped by seven male students. She did not pursue charges against the students involved and describes a lackluster response from University officials she contacted about the incident.

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Strauss: A student’s plea for help — and a superintendent’s heartfelt response

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:52pm

This is a scene you don’t see every day in any school district.

A ninth-grade student in the Miami-Dade County Public School system went before the school board to ask for help and an end to high-stakes tests that, he said, are ruining his chance to become the first in his family to graduate from high school. The district superintendent, Alberto M. Carvalho, promised he would personally make sure the teen does not fall through the cracks.

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