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Kansas House GOP Unveils School Funding Proposal

Education Week - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 8:50am
Republicans in the Kansas House unveiled a plan Thursday that would fully fund aid to the state's poor school districts but tie the money to school "choice" initiatives from GOP conservatives that previously have foundered.
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The Learning Network Blog: What Do You Think Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 5:02am
What theories sound most plausible?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Suitcase Full of Cash Gives a Youth Program New Life

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:30am
What would you do with your winnings from “Deal or No Deal” or a similar TV show?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, March 21, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:18am
Can you identify the punctuation that is missing from the sentence?
    





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Strauss: A defense (of sorts) of the SAT

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:00am

Somebody had to do it. Here’s a defense of sorts of the SAT, written by Patrick O’Connor, associate dean of college counseling at Cranbrook Kingswood School, and counselor educator at Oakland Community College.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | annex

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 211 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Kansas Ruling Fuels Debate on Adequacy of Funding

Education Week - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:01am
Politicians and K-12 advocates in a number of states are wrangling over mandates for education aid, even as the Kansas funding system gets struck down by that state’s high court.
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Nation Falls Far Short on Educational Equity, Data Show

Education Week - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:01am
New federal civil rights data show persistent and widespread disparities for disadvantaged students on key education indicators, from pre-K through high school.
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School Data Finds Pattern of Inequality Along Racial Lines

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:01am
Racial minorities are more likely than white students to be suspended from school and be taught by lower-paid teachers with less experience, according data released by the Department of Education.
    





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Field-Testing Set to Begin on Common-Core Exams

Education Week - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:01am
More than 4 million students in 36 states and the District of Columbia will take near-final versions of the math and English/language arts tests between March 24 and June 6.
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Obama's 'Brother's Keeper' Effort: Noble But Incomplete

Education Week - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:01am
While President Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative is promising, like many such programs it neglects to direct resources to helping minority girls succeed in school and life, Julia Grant writes.
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Op-Ed Contributor: A Quick Way to Cut College Costs

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 7:24pm
Congress should slash the amounts parents are asked to pay for college.
    





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Maryland and D.C. schools to begin field-testing new Common Core exams next week

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 6:55pm

Tens of thousands of students in Maryland and the District are slated to log on to computers this spring to take practice versions of a new standardized test, exams meant to gauge their performance on new national academic guidelines known as the Common Core State Standards.

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Strauss: Weird list of topics ‘avoided’ on California high school exit exam

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 4:23pm

How’s this for slightly strange? Here’s a list of topics deemed to be “potentially biased, sensitive, or controversial” that are “avoided” on the California High School Exit Examination, as listed on the California Department of Education Web site.

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Machine Learning: Turning a Tablet Into a Child’s Interactive TV

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 3:40pm
The Winston Show, which is an iPad-only program, is an example of the new content types that are possible when a TV is also a hand-held computer.
    





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