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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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Your Money Special Section: Millennials at Work: Young and Callow, Like Their Parents

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 6:48pm
In surveys, they’re found to be lazy and disloyal, but young people entering the job force today might, at bottom, not be so different from their parents.
    





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Your Money Special Section: Millennials at Work: Young and Callow, Like Their Parents

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 6:48pm
In surveys, they’re found to be lazy and disloyal, but young people entering the job force today might, at bottom, not be so different from their parents.
    





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Your Money Special Section: Leaving the Comfort Zone to Learn Computer Code

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 5:39pm
Coding instructors say there is a cadre of people in their 40s and 50s who have either grown tired of their current careers or see coding as the way to job security.
    





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Your Money Special Section: Leaving the Comfort Zone to Learn Computer Code

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 5:39pm
Coding instructors say there is a cadre of people in their 40s and 50s who have either grown tired of their current careers or see coding as the way to job security.
    





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Your Money Special Section: Teaching as a Second Act, or Maybe Even a Third

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 4:39pm
For those looking for a second or third career, teaching programs offer a variety of preparatory courses at different costs to get there.
    





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Your Money Special Section: Teaching as a Second Act, or Maybe Even a Third

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 4:39pm
For those looking for a second or third career, teaching programs offer a variety of preparatory courses at different costs to get there.
    





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Ex-Yale President to Join Online Education Venture

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 4:01pm
Richard C. Levin will become the chief executive of Coursera, a provider of free massive open online courses, or MOOCs, with an aim of expanding its operations in China.
    





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Ex-Yale President to Join Online Education Venture

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 4:01pm
Richard C. Levin will become the chief executive of Coursera, a provider of free massive open online courses, or MOOCs, with an aim of expanding its operations in China.
    





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College decision time: Yeses, nos and e-mails

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 3:15pm

Decision time in the college application cycle means hundreds of thousands of students at the end of March are waiting for those fabled thick or thin e-mails.

Well, maybe there’s no way to measure the width of an e-mail.

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College decision time: Yeses, nos and e-mails

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 3:15pm

Decision time in the college application cycle means hundreds of thousands of students at the end of March are waiting for those fabled thick or thin e-mails.

Well, maybe there’s no way to measure the width of an e-mail.

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