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NAEP Provides Vehicle for Study of Read-Aloud Option

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 4:18pm
A sample of English-learners and students with disabilities in California scored better when parts of the NAEP reading-comprehension test were read aloud to them.
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Principals Pressed for Time to Lead Instructional Change

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 4:17pm
Principals spend only a fraction of their day on instruction-related duties and new research suggests that some of that time may be wasted.
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Principals Pressed for Time to Lead Instructional Change

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 4:17pm
Principals spend only a small fraction of their day on instruction-related duties, and new research suggests that some of that time may be wasted.
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Embracing Teachers as Critical Thinkers

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 4:17pm
If the common-core standards are to succeed, the deeper learning and thinking they promote must be adopted by teachers, as well as students, writes David Ruenzel.
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Embracing Teachers as Critical Thinkers

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 4:17pm
If the common-core standards are to succeed, the deeper learning and thinking they promote must be adopted by teachers, as well as students, writes David Ruenzel.
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Building a Better Teacher-Prep Program

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 4:16pm
Caitlin Hannon and others from Teach Plus Indianapolis exhort teacher-prep programs to raise admission standards, offer transparent data on post-graduate results, and engage alumni for feedback.
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Building a Better Teacher-Prep Program

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 4:16pm
Caitlin Hannon and others from Teach Plus Indianapolis exhort teacher-prep programs to raise admission standards, offer transparent data on post-graduation results, and engage alumni for feedback.
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Amherst a leader among elite colleges in enrolling students who need Pell grants

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 3:41pm

Most of the nation’s elite colleges and universities fall short of a benchmark that Amherst College surpassed five years ago: More than one-fifth of its students come from families poor enough to qualify for federal Pell grants.

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Amherst a leader among elite colleges in enrolling students who need Pell grants

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 3:41pm

Most of the nation’s elite colleges and universities fall short of a benchmark that Amherst College surpassed five years ago: More than one-fifth of its students come from families poor enough to qualify for federal Pell grants.

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Strauss: Resistance to standardized testing growing nationwide

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 3:39pm

Every week a nonprofit organization called the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, which is dedicated to ending the misuse and abuse of standardized testing (and is better known as FairTest) sends out an e-mail with a list of stories from around the country about resistance to high-stakes tests among teachers, students and parents. This week’s blast -- which includes stories from New York, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Illinois, Alaska, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts --makes an important point, saying:

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Strauss: Resistance to standardized testing growing nationwide

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 3:39pm

Every week a nonprofit organization called the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, which is dedicated to ending the misuse and abuse of standardized testing (and is better known as FairTest) sends out an e-mail with a list of stories from around the country about resistance to high-stakes tests among teachers, students and parents. This week’s blast -- which includes stories from New York, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Illinois, Alaska, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts --makes an important point, saying:

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U.S. : Trying to Close a Knowledge Gap, Word by Word

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 3:15pm
Several campaigns are seeking to help the young children of poor and immigrant families by urging parents to spend more time talking to them.
    
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Louisiana

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 2:49pm
In his opening speech to the 2014 legislature in Louisiana, Gov. Bobby Jindal said state spending on higher education would increase by more than $141 million, or about 5.5 percent, next year under his budget proposal for 2014-15.
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Louisiana

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 2:49pm
In his opening speech to the 2014 legislature in Louisiana, Gov. Bobby Jindal said state spending on higher education would increase by more than $141 million, or about 5.5 percent, next year under his budget proposal for 2014-15.
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District of Columbia

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 2:48pm
Longer school days for low-performing schools is one of the new education initiatives offered by Mayor Gray in his address to city leaders.
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District of Columbia

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 2:48pm
Longer school days for low-performing schools is one of the new education initiatives offered by Mayor Gray in his address to city leaders.
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Fairfax schools chief renews call for higher teacher pay

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 2:46pm

Fairfax County schools chief Karen Garza said Monday that retaining quality teachers remains one of her top priorities as she plans a series of salary raises in upcoming years.

Garza was interviewed on “The Kojo Nnamdi Show” Monday afternoon on WAMU 88.5 FM, and discussed some of the challenges she faces in her first year as superintendent.

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Fairfax schools chief renews call for higher teacher pay

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 2:46pm

Fairfax County schools chief Karen Garza said Monday that retaining quality teachers remains one of her top priorities as she plans a series of salary raises in upcoming years.

Garza was interviewed on “The Kojo Nnamdi Show” Monday afternoon on WAMU 88.5 FM, and discussed some of the challenges she faces in her first year as superintendent.

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