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The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
Plutarch, Greek historian -More
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Strauss: Michelle Rhee reported to be stepping down as StudentsFirst chief

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:00pm

Michelle Rhee has been the most visible star in the nation’s galaxy of school reformers since she became D.C. schools chancellor in 2007, abruptly quit in 2010, and started an advocacy organization called StudentsFirst in 2011. Now, it is being reported that she will step down soon from her role as head of StudentsFirst at a time when the organization is facing questions about its effectiveness.

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Two charts that show student population growth in Montgomery County

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:24am

Student enrollment has surged in Montgomery County’s public schools, with the district’s forecast for the coming school year reflecting the largest one-year jump since 2000. More than 2,800 additional students are expected to fill classrooms in Montgomery’s 202 schools.

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New D.C. principals trained through fellowship designed to promote talent

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:42am

D.C. public schools announced this week that eight new principals graduated from a fellowship program the school system designed to create an internal pipeline for leaders.

The rising principals are the first graduates of the Mary Jane Patterson Fellowship, which provides 18 months of training and mentoring for promising D.C. schools employees who want to become principals.

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Teacher Pay Raise a Mixed Deal in North Carolina

Education Week - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 7:55am
The new budget gives teachers an average increase of 7 percent in the coming year, but radically revamps the existing salary schedule in a way some veterans don’t like.
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Kim Kardashian Video Game

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 6:14am
We have dropped a word in each of the first six paragraphs. Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Robin Williams, Oscar-Winning Comedian, Dies at 63 in Suspected Suicide

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:30am
What was your reaction to the announcement that Robin Williams had died?






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Strauss: Campbell Brown responds to critics (including me)

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 4:02am

I have recently published several posts about a new effort led by former CNN journalist Campbell Brown to eliminate or restrict teacher and other job protections for teachers. (You can see them here, here, here and here.) Brown has appeared on numerous television shows recently arguing that legal job protections for teachers have a negative impact on student achievement; critics say there is no research showing a connection between teacher tenure laws and lower rates of student achievement.  In the following post, Brown responds to the posts I have published as well as other criticism of her activism. Readers, as always, are welcome to respond.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Volcanoes

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 3:32am
Test your knowledge of volcanoes by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | kudos

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 94 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Columbia Cancels Concert Amid Safety Concerns

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:24pm
On Monday, Columbia University officials canceled Bacchanal, a campuswide concert scheduled for next month. Student groups argued the move was made to reduce sexual assaults on campus, while school officials denied that harassment concerns played a part in the decision.






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In Upper West Side Playground Fight, It’s Parents vs. Parents

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 11:14pm
First proposed in 2012, the renovation of Public School 166’s outdoor amphitheater, considered an architectural gem by some and outdated by others, has stalled as a war of words spins on.






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Manassas principal resigns, loses teaching license after allegedly faking résumé

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 10:04pm

A Manassas City principal resigned and has lost his teaching license after officials alleged that he falsified most of his educational credentials, presenting himself as having college degrees he did not and slipping through school system vetting procedures.

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National Briefing | New England: Massachusetts: Former Associate Dean to Plead Guilty in Case on Investments

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 8:41pm
Federal prosecutors in Boston said that a former associate dean at the Sloan School of Management of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his son had agreed to plead guilty to conspiracy.
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