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Strauss: SAT questions posted online before exam was recently given in Asia

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 3:03pm
More than a week before the SAT was given to students in Asia on Saturday, Jan. 24,  some if not all of the questions on two versions of the exam given that day were posted online, and a week in advance of the exam, a U.S. nonprofit organization known as FairTest received a PDF of one of the SAT test forms.Read full article >>
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Motherlode Blog: Do Your Children Know How Much It Costs to Support Your Family?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:09pm
If you want your children to have any idea what it takes financially to take care of a family, or of themselves, it starts by letting them in on what it takes to support the family they’re a part of now.






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Sorority leaders stand by decision to keep U-Va. women away from frat parties

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 2:04pm
National sorority leaders are standing by their decision to keep University of Virginia sorority members away from fraternity parties Saturday night for their own safety.This weekend will be a big one at U-Va., with fraternities celebrating their new members on Saturday night, an annual tradition known as Boys’ Bid Night, and the most important home game of the year for the undefeated men’s basketball team. After a traumatic fall semester and a temporary suspension of all Greek activities, many students are ready to get back to normal.Read full article >>
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Teachers union, think tank propose compromise on testing of U.S. students

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 1:29pm
As Congress undertakes its most serious effort to rewrite the No Child Left Behind education law, backlash against standardized testing has prompted vigorous debate about whether the federal government should continue requiring annual exams.Read full article >>
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Strauss: Does Maryland’s new governor want to hit ‘pause’ button on Common Core?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 12:13pm
Does the new Republican governor of Maryland want to revisit the state’s commitment to the Common Core State Standards and the PARCC Common Core test?When Larry Hogan was running for governor of Maryland, he responded to questions about his position on school reform by saying that he believed in local control of education, and he characterized the implementation of reforms in the state as “a train wreck.” This is how he responded to some questions from the Capital News Service during the campaign:Read full article >>
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Motherlode Blog: Helping a Perfectionist Child Worry Less and Do More

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:16am
Perfectionism can take a high toll on children who see it as the only route to living up to their own and their parents’ high standards.






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Motherlode Blog: Helping a Perfectionist Child Worry Less and Do More

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:44am
Perfectionism can take a high toll on children who see it as the only route to living up to their own and their parents’ high standards.






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Strauss: Teacher: I see the difference in educational privilege every day. I live it. I am disgusted by it.

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:30am
Here is a post by a Colorado teacher who vividly explains the difference in the lives of fortunate students and the less fortunate students whom she teaches. Her last post on this blog was a nuanced look into the psyche of some students of color who live in poverty, which you can read here. This public school teacher often blogs anonymously under the name Shakespeare’s Sister at Daily Kos. She teaches 11th grade AP Language and Composition in the Denver area.Read full article >>
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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Using an Op-Doc Video to Teach Argumentative Writing

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:24am
In addition to serving as a great conversation piece for discussing technology and social media, the Op-Doc “China’s Web Junkies” also serves as a tool for introducing students to the language of argumentation — specifically to the types of evidence writers use to support a position.






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U-Va. sorority sister: We’ve been reduced to objects of sexual pleasure

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:08am
Erin Dyer, a sorority sister and a junior at the University of Virginia, wrote this (very lightly edited) piece after she was told that she and other sorority members on campus would not be allowed to attend fraternity parties on Saturday night. It reminded her of the lyrics to a Beyoncé song:Read full article >>
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How job licensing increases the cost of college

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 10:00am
One proposal in President Obama’s budget, which is scheduled for release on Monday, has nothing to do with higher education, but it might make a dent in the rising cost of college tuition. According to the New York Times, the fiscal plan will include $15 million for states to study the costs and benefits of their licensing rules for occupations that range from emergency medical technicians to cosmetologists to interior designers.Read full article >>
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