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Advocates Encouraged by Candidates' Early-Years Focus

Education Week - August 22, 2016 - 8:21am
Both presidential candidates talked about early-childhood issues in high-profile speeches recently, giving advocates hope that the conversation around the quality and affordability of child care and pre-K will continue.
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At U-Va., Block Party continues despite administration’s warnings

Education News from Washington Post - August 22, 2016 - 12:04am
Thousands of students gathered in Charlottesville for the raucous off-campus, back-to-school party, though some described it as “tamer.”
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A principal berated a new teacher in front of his class. He needed her support instead.

Education News from Washington Post - August 22, 2016 - 12:04am
She forced him to tell several classes how inferior he was. Why would a principal turn so quickly, publicly and viciously against a teacher who sought her help?
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Why white students need black teachers - by a white teacher

Education News from Washington Post - August 22, 2016 - 12:04am
'Obviously, students of color need teachers of color, but from experience I know the importance of white students having teachers of color too,'
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Trump’s perplexing comments about education

Education News from Washington Post - August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
They raise more questions than they answer.
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U-Va. tries to break Block Party, the annual alcohol-soaked rite of passage

Education News from Washington Post - August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
School officials are pleading with students to stay away from the off-campus party Saturday. It has been the scene of out-of-control drinking, and last year an alleged sexual assault among athletes.
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What the modern world has forgotten about children and learning

Education News from Washington Post - August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
'We have radically altered our own evolved species behavior by segregating children artificially in same-age peer groups instead of mixed-age communities, by compelling them to be indoors and sedentary for most of the day, by asking them to learn from text-based artificial materials instead of contextualized real-world activities, by dictating arbitrary timetables for learning rather than following the unfolding of a child’s developmental readiness.'
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'Your son will learn to problem-solve.' Arkansas school puts helicopter parents on notice

Education News from Washington Post - August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
The school's policy -- which bars parents from dropping off forgotten assignments and lunches -- has sparked a furious debate on Facebook.
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Should schools let parents bring lunch, homework to kids who forget them? This one doesn't.

Education News from Washington Post - August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
The Catholic school in Arkansas says it has a good reason.
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Hundreds of students stay home from Orlando-area schools after social media threats

Education News from Washington Post - August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
Law enforcement said the threats are not credible and are searching for a 23-year-old transient who they believe are behind the threats.
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After athletics scandal, Kenneth Starr leaves Baylor faculty

Education News from Washington Post - August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
Months after he was removed as school president, Kenneth Starr's tenure at Baylor University is officially over.
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Genetics, evolution, the latest scary virus. These volunteers bring real-life science to the classroom.

Education News from Washington Post - August 20, 2016 - 12:04am
With an emphasis on boosting science, technology, engineering and math education, experts team with teachers to show that “science can be fun and interesting and relevant.”
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Fed Up With State's K-12 Stance, Okla. Teachers Run for Office

Education Week - August 19, 2016 - 4:09pm
Angered by cuts to K-12 budgets, low pay, and other grievances, a scrappy group of teachers is attempting to upend Oklahoma's political establishment this election season.
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Course to teach success skills to Minn. school's 9th-graders

NCSS Smartbrief - August 19, 2016 - 1:08pm
Incoming ninth-graders at a Minnesota high school will be able to take Success 191, a life-skills class designed by three soc -More
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How classroom routines can boost student engagement

NCSS Smartbrief - August 19, 2016 - 1:08pm
Educators should consult with other teachers or come up with their own consistent ways to begin and end lessons to give struc -More
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Education Dept. officials suggest ways to talk to students about tragedies

NCSS Smartbrief - August 19, 2016 - 1:08pm
It can be difficult for children to process the tragedies and injustices happening in the world around them, write Education  -More
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Schools seek to support children of incarcerated parents

NCSS Smartbrief - August 19, 2016 - 1:08pm
About 1 in 14 children has had a parent in jail, and research suggests such students need additional assistance in K-12 educa -More
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4 ways to open the classroom to edtech

NCSS Smartbrief - August 19, 2016 - 1:08pm
There are four key strategies to bring education technology into the classroom, writes Jennifer Casey, a social studies and l -More
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