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Faculty strike ends at 14 Pennsylvania state universities

Education News from Washington Post - October 23, 2016 - 1:00am
A faculty union and Pennsylvania’s State System of Higher Education reached agreement on a new contract Friday, ending a strike that began earlier this week.
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A better idea than free college?

Education News from Washington Post - October 23, 2016 - 1:00am
The president of Nichols College in Massachusetts argues that there are other options to ease the student debt burden
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Veterans are getting short shrift as for-profit colleges close down, report says

Education News from Washington Post - October 23, 2016 - 1:00am
Thousands of Iraq and Afghanistan veterans lost more than $1 billion in federal education funding that they can never get back. There have been proposals in Congress, but no movement.
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Rolling Stone reporter said she believed ‘Jackie’ felt ‘scared for her’

Education News from Washington Post - October 22, 2016 - 1:00am
Sabrina Rubin Erdely testifies at defamation trial that she tried to reach subject’s mother and was rebuffed in requests to speak to the U-Va. administrator now suing her.
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Education secretary visits Coolidge, a D.C. high school struggling with tragedy

Education News from Washington Post - October 22, 2016 - 1:00am
John B. King Jr. delivered a guest lecture as students remain ‘resilient.’
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How schools are turning 'joy' into a character strength — and why it's an awful idea

Education News from Washington Post - October 22, 2016 - 1:00am
Joy has been elevated to a central value at many charter schools.
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A once nearly all-white district now has a new largest group: Hispanic students

Education News from Washington Post - October 22, 2016 - 1:00am
Schools in Montgomery County, Md., were 94 percent white five decades ago. Now they are 30 percent Hispanic, 29 percent white, 22 percent black and 14 percent Asian.
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Obama's real education legacy: Common Core, testing, charter schools

Education News from Washington Post - October 22, 2016 - 1:00am
Obama went to a D.C. high school to talk up his education record. It's what he didn't say that was most revealing.
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President Obama's education speech at D.C.'s Benjamin Banneker High School

Education News from Washington Post - October 22, 2016 - 1:00am
The full text of the speech he gave at a D.C. high school.
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Faculty Members at State Universities in Pennsylvania End 3-Day Strike

Education News from NY Times - October 21, 2016 - 6:44pm
A tentative agreement between the faculty union and the state includes raises and measures to save on health care costs.
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Public Sacrifice: Think Your Retirement Plan Is Bad? Talk to a Teacher

Education News from NY Times - October 21, 2016 - 4:22pm
Schoolteachers and others who pursue careers of service in exchange for modest paychecks get lightly regulated retirement plans that often charge excessive fees.
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Ark. students learn in mini-economy

NCSS Smartbrief - October 21, 2016 - 1:20pm
Maggie Davenport, a sixth-grade science and social studies teacher in Arkansas, is teaching her students to thrive in a mini- -More
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How to get students interested in current events

NCSS Smartbrief - October 21, 2016 - 1:20pm
There are several ways teachers can integrate real-life politics in classroom lessons, writes Allan DeCarlo, an AP history an -More
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Texas school's election projects span classes

NCSS Smartbrief - October 21, 2016 - 1:20pm
Students at a Texas school are learning how to be educated voters by analyzing the current presidential race in government an -More
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King recommends improved civics education

NCSS Smartbrief - October 21, 2016 - 1:20pm
Schools and colleges should teach more civics education, Education Secretary John King Jr.  -More
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Ore. teacher wants students to create maps

NCSS Smartbrief - October 21, 2016 - 1:20pm
An Oregon high-school teacher wants to supply his Advanced Placement Human Geography students with high-capacity Chromebooks  -More
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Documentary shares the story behind "Hamilton"

NCSS Smartbrief - October 21, 2016 - 1:20pm
"Hamilton's America," a documentary airing on PBS, tells the story of the creation of the hit Broadway musical, "Hamilton." C -More
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