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Remains Found in Search for Hannah Graham, Near University of Virginia

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 8:06pm
A crew looking for Ms. Graham, a student who disappeared last month, discovered human remains outside Charlottesville, officials said.






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Strauss: #WhyIrefuse

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 2:26pm

The “testing reform” is growing around the country. Even the Obama administration has acknowledged there is too much standardized testing in public schools today. Here, on Twitter at #whyIrefuse, are tweets from parents, teachers and others about why they don’t want their children or students to take high-stakes standardized tests. This gives you an idea of why people are turning against these assessments.

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Strauss: Leadership mess in L.A. schools could be a movie — but you wouldn’t believe the plot

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 10/18/2014 - 11:01am

Los Angeles is all about movie-making, so how ridiculous would you find a flick with the following plot?

It opens with the hard-charging superintendent of the Los Angeles school system, the nation’s second largest, abruptly resigning after 3½ years. (That is longer than he spent as superintendent in Prince George’s County, Md., years earlier before he abruptly resigned from that post). We see the U.S. education secretary expressing “disappointment” in the departure, but the teachers in the 640,000-student system are throwing a party. Conflict established. Tension builds.

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School District on Long Island Is Told It Must Teach Immigrants

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:44pm
The guidance came after complaints that children who are in the U.S. illegally had been barred from public school classes in Hempstead.






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Md. public school teacher denies he told students all Muslims are terrorists

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 8:08pm

Prince George’s County school administrators are investigating allegations that an English teacher told students at Parkdale High School that all Muslims are terrorists who “will kill you.”

The teacher — Anthony Fonebi, who has been with the school system since 2003 — denied that he said anything derogatory, saying in an interview Friday that the situation was a misunderstanding and a classroom discussion was “blown out of proportion.”

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Elementary students lobby D.C. Council for an official city rock: the Potomac bluestone

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 7:08pm

The fifth-grade students filled two rows of seats in the D.C. Council hearing room Friday, fidgeting as they prepared to testify.

Their objective: Persuade the council members to adopt the Potomac bluestone as the city’s official rock.

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Deasy resigns as school superintendent in Los Angeles

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 6:28pm

Los Angeles Unified School District Superintendent John E. Deasy — a former school superintendent in Prince George’s County — resigned last week as head of the nation’s second-largest school district, ending a tumultuous tenure that included battles with the teachers union and rifts with the school board.

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Arts | Long Island: Calidore String Quartet to Make Stony Brook University Its Home

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:52pm
The Calidore String Quartet will be artists-in-residence and visiting faculty at Stony Brook University through the end of the 2015-16 academic year.






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Montgomery proposal would change enrollment and classroom capacity guidelines

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:44pm

This story has been updated.

As Montgomery County’s enrollment surges for another year, school leaders have proposed changing guidelines to increase the preferred maximum enrollment of high schools and establish classroom capacity at 18 students in the early grades at high-needs schools.

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Motherlode Blog: Family Dinners for a Complicated Week

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:35pm
This week features a lot of moving parts at our house, and dinner will not be the focus. But it still has to be planned and provided, even if not necessarily cooked.






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Mont. social studies, science students work together on water project

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Science teacher Steve Paulson of Lewistown Junior High School in Montana and his class have teamed with social studies teache -More
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Why teachers should consider research on learning styles

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Educators need the training and resources to utilize years of research into students' learning differences and strengths, esp -More
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Ill. task force wants input on social studies standards

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:25pm
A new task force, established by the Illinois State Board of Education, is seeking public input on new social studies standar -More
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NYC school embraces system of teacher-leaders

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:25pm
A New York City school is one of about 70 teacher-led schools in the U.S.  -More
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Duncan takes part in Twitter chat for Connected Educator Month

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:25pm
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan co-hosted a recent Twitter chat with educators as part of Connected Educator Month.  -More
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4th-grade class project prompts N.Y. to name yogurt its official snack

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:25pm
A fourth-grade class project in a New York school has prompted lawmakers to adopt yogurt as the state's official snack.  -More
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N.J. students donate backpacks filled with supplies to peers in need

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Students attending a New Jersey high school plan to distribute backpacks collected for students in another community.  -More
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