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Mexico Officially Declares Missing Students Dead

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 9:10pm
Four months after the students were abducted, Mexico’s attorney general said confessions and forensic evidence supported the theory that their bodies were incinerated near a garbage dump.

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2 Ex-Vanderbilt Students Convicted of Rape

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:48pm
A jury found Brandon Vandenburg and Cory Batey guilty of raping a fellow student, rejecting claims that they were too drunk to know what they were doing.

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Hostos College in Bronx to Offer a Food Studies Program

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:47pm
A new program at Hostos Community College will go beyond culinary classes to offer students a broad overview of food policy, social justice and business.

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Ted Leonsis to head board of college access organization in the District

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:05pm
Ted Leonsis, owner of the Washington team known as the Caps, is taking a leading position at an organization with a similar name and nothing to do with hockey: D.C. CAP, a nonprofit group that helps students in the District get into and graduate from college.Read full article >>

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Differentiation Does, in Fact, Work

Education Week - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 8:00pm
One of the leading proponents of differentiated instruction, Carol Ann Tomlinson, writes a spirited defense of the teaching practice.
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N.C. District Rebounds From Ed-Tech Meltdown

Education Week - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:55pm
Guilford County schools and Amplify have shared the costs of getting a failed educational technology initiative back on track this school year.
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Activists Share Strategies for 'Opting Out' of Tests

Education Week - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:54pm
At a recent national conference in Florida, advocates and parents strategized on getting more people involved in the growing practice of "test refusal."
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Poverty Data Signal Urgency for Schools

Education Week - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:54pm
With the shift to a majority-poor enrollment in the nation's public schools, policymakers and school officials need to up the ante in addressing the needs of disadvantaged children and the challenges in educating them, researchers and educators say.
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Poor Children Are the Majority in U.S. Schools

Education Week - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:54pm
With the shift to a majority-poor enrollment in public schools, K-12 educators’ role in blunting the effects of poverty grows more urgent.
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Boston Joins Growing Ranks of Districts With Longer School Days

Education Week - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:53pm
Advocates predict this month's endorsement from the Boston teachers' union will spur more districts to extend the school day.
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Senate appears unlikely to push for test-based teacher evaluations in revised law

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:06pm
The Senate continued its most serious effort to date to rewrite the education law known as No Child Left Behind with a hearing Tuesday that focused on improving the nation’s teachers.Lawmakers from both parties indicated that they would not seek to continue the Obama administration’s push to link teacher evaluations and teacher pay to student test scores. Republicans said they don’t believe Washington should issue such directives to the states.Read full article >>

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International Study Ranks Schools on Social Stress, Equity

Education Week - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:14pm
When it comes to comparing school systems, test scores are just the tip of the iceberg, researchers argue.
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Chicago's Closures Drove Most Students to Better-Rated Schools

Education Week - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:13pm
A new study also finds that nearly one-third of students who didn't choose one of the district's "welcoming schools" opted for lower-performing schools than the ones they left behind.
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Change Education Attitudes, Not Just Management

Education Week - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:12pm
Rather than quick fixes through "management science," schools must improve students’ attitudes about achievement, Garrison Walters says.
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Why Do Some Schools Feel Like Prisons?

Education Week - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:10pm
In some struggling majority-minority schools, the emphasis is on discipline to the detriment of learning, Samina Hadi-Tabassum says.
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Rules Alone Won't Propel Improvement of Teacher Ed. Programs

Education Week - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:08pm
To fix how this country evaluates education schools will require more than just data measurement, writes Susan H. Fuhrman.
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Strauss: ‘School is closed (cause it snowed so much last night)’ — A (frozen) video

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:07pm
Matt Glendinning, head of the private Moses Brown School in Providence, Rhode Island, which was founded in 1784 by a Quaker abolitionist, created the following amusing video to let everyone know school was closed because of the blizzard.Read full article >>

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Strauss: Why a 7-year-old named Rex gets sad and nervous at school

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 4:57pm
Sometimes kids say things best.Saige Price, a 7-year-old second-grader at Briarwood Elementary School in Florham Park, N.J., recently addressed the New Jersey Board of Education about her experience in school. She said in part:Read full article >>

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