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Districts Look to Promote Economically Integrated Schools

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 7:59am
When housing programs fail to break up concentrated poverty in neighborhoods, some experts argue that school districts should step in to promote economic diversity in the classroom.
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Districts Look to Promote Economically Integrated Schools

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 7:59am
When housing programs fail to break up concentrated poverty in neighborhoods, some experts argue that school districts should step in to promote economic diversity in the classroom.
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Segregated Housing, Segregated Schools

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 7:58am
Richard Rothstein writes about the oft-overlooked history of government-sanctioned segregated housing policy and its continuing impact on schools and minority achievement.
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Segregated Housing, Segregated Schools

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 7:58am
Richard Rothstein writes about the oft-overlooked history of government-sanctioned segregated housing policy and its continuing impact on schools and minority achievement.
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Strauss: The new extremists in education debate

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 7:00am

A member of the Ohio House of Representatives, Republican Rep. Andrew Brenner, wrote a post on his blog under this headline: “Public education in America is socialism, what is the solution?” He wrote in part:

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Strauss: The new extremists in education debate

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 7:00am

A member of the Ohio House of Representatives, Republican Rep. Andrew Brenner, wrote a post on his blog under this headline: “Public education in America is socialism, what is the solution?” He wrote in part:

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The Learning Network Blog: What Do You Want to Be Doing When You’re 80?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 5:00am
Where would you be living? With whom would you be spending your time?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: What Do You Want to Be Doing When You’re 80?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 5:00am
Where would you be living? With whom would you be spending your time?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Virtual Reality Is Here. Can We Play With It?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 4:30am
What games and other experiences do you think will be most appealing in virtual reality?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Virtual Reality Is Here. Can We Play With It?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 4:30am
What games and other experiences do you think will be most appealing in virtual reality?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | History, March 25

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 4:15am
Answer this question about the march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | History, March 25

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 4:15am
Answer this question about the march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965.
    





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Strauss: Why teachers’ salaries should be doubled -- now

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 4:00am

N nive Calegari is a former classroom teacher who founded and serves as the president of The Teacher Salary Project, an organization aimed at improving the salaries of America’s teachers. She is also the co-producer of American Teacher, an award-winning film narrated by Matt Damon that documents the lives of four teachers based on a book she co-authored called Teachers Have it Easy; the Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America’s Teachers. And she is the co-founder (along with Dave Eggers) of a network of literacy organizations working to help students improve their writing called 826 National. In this post, she writes about why she thinks it is imperative for teachers’ salaries to be raised.

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Strauss: Why teachers’ salaries should be doubled -- now

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 4:00am


(McKinsey, “Closing the Talent Gap” September 2010)

N nive Calegari is a former classroom teacher who founded and serves as the president of The Teacher Salary Project, an organization aimed at improving the salaries of America’s teachers. She is also the co-producer of American Teacher, an award-winning film narrated by Matt Damon that documents the lives of four teachers based on a book she co-authored called Teachers Have it Easy; the Big Sacrifices and Small Salaries of America’s Teachers. And she is the co-founder (along with Dave Eggers) of a network of literacy organizations working to help students improve their writing called 826 National. In this post, she writes about why she thinks it is imperative for teachers’ salaries to be raised.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | slur

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 245 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | slur

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 245 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Federal report says low-performing D.C. schools are not getting required attention

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 9:44pm

D.C. education officials have failed to ensure that the city’s lowest-performing schools are implementing federally mandated changes meant to spur improvement and narrow achievement gaps, according to a new report from the U.S. Education Department .

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The half-day kindergarten time crunch

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 7:53pm

Mary Waldman began her career teaching kindergartners how to hold a pencil and write their ABCs. Fifteen years later, she is teaching Loudoun County students to read books and write stories. While academic expectations have grown exponentially over the years, the length of the school day has stayed the same: Three hours.

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Strauss: Ex-Yale president to head Coursera MOOC site

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 7:20pm

Former Yale University President Richard C. Levin is taking on a new role in education. The man who lead Yale for 20 years will in mid-April become the chief executive officer of the two-year-old online MOOC provider Coursera.

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Strauss: Ex-Yale president to head Coursera MOOC site

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 7:20pm

Former Yale University President Richard C. Levin is taking on a new role in education. The man who lead Yale for 20 years will in mid-April become the chief executive officer of the two-year-old online MOOC provider Coursera.

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