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National Briefing | South: Florida: Harvard Dean Chosen to Lead University of Miami

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:04pm
Julio Frenk, a former health minister in Mexico and a dean who helped quadruple fund-raising at Harvard, was named the next president of the University of Miami.






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Atlanta Judge Urges Talks on Sentences in School Cheating Case

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:16pm
Judge Jerry W. Baxter said, he thought an appropriate sentence for educators convicted of altering test scores would mean sending them to jail. But then he had a change of heart.






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Some Parents Oppose Standardized Testing on Principle, but Not in Practice

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 7:47pm
Even parents who are uncomfortable with the exams are discovering that it is hard to push the button on the nuclear option — refusing to have their own children take them.






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Fairfax County School Board approves higher salaries for board members

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:42pm
The Fairfax County School Board narrowly approved five-figure salary increases for board members beginning in 2016, giving the part-time positions a 60 percent pay hike with the next elected board.The measure, approved Thursday in a 5-to-4 vote with three members abstaining, will give board members an annual salary of $32,000, up from $20,000.Read full article >>






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Fairfax County School Board approves higher salaries for board members

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:42pm
The Fairfax County School Board narrowly approved five-figure salary increases for board members beginning in 2016, giving the part-time positions a 60 percent pay hike with the next elected board.The measure, approved Thursday in a 5-to-4 vote with three members abstaining, will give board members an annual salary of $32,000, up from $20,000.Read full article >>






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Medical executive quits U-Va. governing board, blasts administration on way out

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:27pm
A longtime medical executive is quitting the University of Virginia’s governing board, with a parting blast at the university’s leadership over a decline in research funding and a recent tuition increase.Read full article >>






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Medical executive quits U-Va. governing board, blasts administration on way out

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:27pm
A longtime medical executive is quitting the University of Virginia’s governing board, with a parting blast at the university’s leadership over a decline in research funding and a recent tuition increase.Read full article >>






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Judge urges Atlanta educators to accept plea deals in test cheating case

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:20pm
A judge said Monday that he is prepared to sentence to jail 10 former Atlanta educators who have been convicted of conspiring to inflate students’ scores on state tests.But after defendants’ friends and family members pleaded for leniency during an emotional four-hour sentencing hearing Monday, Judge Jerry W. Baxter made an unusual move for the end of a trial: He called on the former educators to accept responsibility for their actions and strike a plea deal with prosecutors.Read full article >>






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Judge urges Atlanta educators to accept plea deals in test cheating case

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 3:20pm
A judge said Monday that he is prepared to sentence to jail 10 former Atlanta educators who have been convicted of conspiring to inflate students’ scores on state tests.But after defendants’ friends and family members pleaded for leniency during an emotional four-hour sentencing hearing Monday, Judge Jerry W. Baxter made an unusual move for the end of a trial: He called on the former educators to accept responsibility for their actions and strike a plea deal with prosecutors.Read full article >>






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Fairfax teacher honored with Agnes Meyer Award inspired by ‘what was and what will be’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 1:52pm
Kimberly Scott’s life and career as a teacher in Fairfax County, honored this week with an Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award, was shaped by a chance meeting more than 25 years ago. Scott grew up in Jefferson City, Mo., where her father served as pastor of the Church of Nazarene. One day she spotted a handsome man with blue eyes and chestnut hair who was attending a service. Read full article >>






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Fairfax teacher honored with Agnes Meyer Award inspired by ‘what was and what will be’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 1:52pm
Kimberly Scott’s life and career as a teacher in Fairfax County, honored this week with an Agnes Meyer Outstanding Teacher Award, was shaped by a chance meeting more than 25 years ago. Scott grew up in Jefferson City, Mo., where her father served as pastor of the Church of Nazarene. One day she spotted a handsome man with blue eyes and chestnut hair who was attending a service. Read full article >>






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Ind. middle-schoolers' project shares vision of a perfect world

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 1:49pm
Eighth-graders at an Indiana middle school recently presented models that illustrate their ideas of a perfect, conflict-free  -More
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5th-graders incorporate math, English into WWII projects

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 1:49pm
An interdisciplinary study of World War II culminated in projects for fifth-grade students at a Tennessee school.  -More
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Students study Chinese culture through interdisciplinary projects

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 1:49pm
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Help Your Students Commemorate Yom Hashoah This Year
Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day, begins on the evening of April 15th. Echoes and Reflections includes visual history testimony from Holocaust survivors and other witnesses and addresses CCSS to help you teach about the Holocaust on this day of remembrance.

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