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DCPS outlines baseline courses for all middle-school students

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:12am

D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson has promised to invest millions of dollars in improving city middle schools next year, acknowledging that many schools need more resources to offer a full range of courses and meet students’ needs.

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DCPS outlines baseline courses for all middle-school students

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:12am

D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson has promised to invest millions of dollars in improving city middle schools next year, acknowledging that many schools need more resources to offer a full range of courses and meet students’ needs.

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Study Finds No Upswing in Racially Isolated Schools

Education Week - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 9:47am
Average levels of school segregation by race have barely budged since the 1980s, says a forthcoming research review, but some scholars beg to differ.
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Strauss: How to make school important in places that it isn’t

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 6:00am

All of the reforms pushed onto public school districts in recent years fail to take into account that in many parts of the United States, going to school just isn’t very important. In this post, Joanne Yatvin, a past president of the National Council of Teachers of English who now supervises student teachers for Portland State University and writes books for teachers, talks about how to make room for cultural differences in K-12 education so that more young people will feel like they belong in school.

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Strauss: How to make school important in places that it isn’t

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 6:00am

All of the reforms pushed onto public school districts in recent years fail to take into account that in many parts of the United States, going to school just isn’t very important. In this post, Joanne Yatvin, a past president of the National Council of Teachers of English who now supervises student teachers for Portland State University and writes books for teachers, talks about how to make room for cultural differences in K-12 education so that more young people will feel like they belong in school.

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The Learning Network: Should Colleges Ban Fraternities?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 5:01am
Fraternities have been in the news for problems like racism, sexual violence and hazing-related injuries and deaths. Should they be banned? What would be gained and what would be lost?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Lorde’s Take on Teenage Life

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 4:42am
How does this critic describe Lorde and “Pure Heroine”?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, March 13, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 4:17am
Can you choose the best synonym for “tantamount,” as it is used in the article?
    





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Strauss: The link between charter school expansion and increasing segregation

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 4:00am

One thing that proponents of the broad expansion of charter schools never talk about is the evidence of how charters are leading to increasing segregation by race, ethnicity and income. Here George Washington University Research Professor Iris C. Rotberg explores this connection. She is Research Professor of Education Policy at The George Washington University. She focuses on school reform, the education of low-income children, school choice, international education, and international comparisons of student achievement. She is the editor of Balancing Change and Tradition in Global Education Reform, which describes education reforms in 16 countries. This first appeared in Kappan magazine, a publication of PDK International, a professional education association.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | sinewy

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 37 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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National Briefing | New England: Massachusetts: Ex-School Doctor Sentenced for Child Pornography

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 8:22pm
A former pediatrician who worked as the medical director of Phillips Academy in Andover was sentenced on Wednesday to six-and-a-half years in prison on child pornography charges.
    





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Montgomery Blair science finalist makes top 10 in Intel national competition

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 8:11pm

A Montgomery Blair High School student placed 10th in the nation Tuesday night in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search competition.

Shaun Datta, 18, of Gaithersburg, won a $20,000 award for physics research investigating the interaction between baryons in nuclear matter. He and two other Blair seniors were among 40 national finalists considered for the top 10 honors .

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The Learning Network Blog: Text to Text | ‘Is the Wolf a Real American Hero?’ and ‘Hunting Habits of Wolves Change Ecological Balance in Yellowstone’

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 4:30pm
In this Text to Text, we examine a shifting understanding, based on new data, of a long-held idea in ecology: that the return of the gray wolf brought stability and balance to the previously elk-dominated Yellowstone ecosystem.
    





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Strauss: Video: Kids with severe disabilities taking mandatory standardized test

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 3:29pm

This video shows children with profound disabilities taking a standardized test called the Florida Alternate Assessment as required by the state but opposed by many of their teachers and parents. And below is a letter from the principal of another school serving students with similar disabilities explaining why forcing these youngsters to take the test is wrong.

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A Study Seeks to Determine What Makes Prekindergarten Successful

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 3:28pm
The study will follow 4,000 children to see if curriculum can create lasting improvement in students’ skills and a likelihood to persevere academically.
    
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