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Strauss: Four Common Core ‘flimflams’

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:00am

Award-winning Principal Carol Burris of South Side High School in New York was once a supporter of the Common Core but came to be a critic after her state began to implement the initiative. (You can read some of her work on the botched implementation  in New York here,  here, here and here .)  Burris was named New York’s 2013 High School Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and in 2010,  tapped as the 2010 New York State Outstanding Educator by the School Administrators Association of New York State. In this post she looks at what she calls the “Four Flimflams of the Common Core.”

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | controvert

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past two years.






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National Briefing : Trade Schools Sued for Lending Practices

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 8:12pm
A federal agency sued Corinthian Colleges, a major for-profit trade school chain, on Tuesday, charging that it lured students with lies about job placement and used illegal tactics to collect on student loans.






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Strauss: The Washington Post’s Constitution Day quiz

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:41pm

Sept. 17 is Constitution Day, celebrating the document that is at the foundation of the United States of America. Take this quiz to see how much you know about the Constitution.

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New D.C. education ombudsman has a busy first year

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:37pm

Just weeks before school started, Jennifer White received a letter from the principal at her son’s middle school in the District. With a pattern of late arrivals in the spring, the letter said, her son was not invited to return.

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Making College Access a Local Reality

Education Week - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:08pm
For cities and districts seeking to establish a communitywide college-going culture, George Weiss and Mary Anne Schmitt-Carey offer four steps.
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Startup Founders Apply Education Experience

Education Week - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:08pm
Former educators with technology interests are increasingly making their way from classrooms into the startup world as they try to use their school expertise to create ed-tech products.
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Special Education Charters Renew Inclusion Debate

Education Week - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:01pm
Dozens of charter schools are targeting students with disabilities whose parents feel their needs are not being served in regular public schools.
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States Far From Uniform in Commitment to Kindergarten

Education Week - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 7:00pm
While pre-K is a top priority for many policymakers nationwide, kindergarten remains a patchwork of district programs driven by varying state requirements.
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School board settles 2nd discrimination case involving Largo High School principal

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:54pm

A discrimination lawsuit that pitted a former Maryland school secretary against her principal — and included allegations that the head of Largo High School bullied her staff — was settled Tuesday just as it was about to go to trial in federal court.

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Texas District Tests New R&D Model With Novice Teachers

Education Week - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:37pm
By systematically implementing, testing, tweaking, and expanding a new support program for novice teachers, Austin educators are aiming to apply research for an immediate impact on the classroom.
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Lawsuit Says Teacher Contracts Violate Wisconsin Policy

Education Week - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:33pm
Madison County, Wis., school officials face allegations that two recent contracts violate the state's controversial law that restricts public employees' bargaining rights.
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Debunking Three Assessment Myths

Education Week - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:32pm
Teachers have options for managing the pressures of national and local testing demands, write K-12 educators Sherah Betts Carr and Anaya Bryson.
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Three in 10 Virginia schools lack full accreditation; students struggle with tests

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 6:21pm

Three in 10 Virginia schools failed to meet state accreditation standards this year as students continue to struggle with more rigorous exams introduced three years ago.

The Virginia Department of Education said Tuesday that 555 of the state’s 1,827 schools did not meet state benchmarks this past spring on the annual statewide Standards of Learning tests.Thirty percent of all schools in the state were rated “accredited with warning,” up from 22 percent the year before. Five years ago, just 15 Virginia schools received the downgraded status.

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Georgetown University student dies of apparent case of meningitis

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 5:58pm

A Georgetown University student died Tuesday after apparently contracting meningitis, the university said.

Andrea Jaime was a sophomore in the school of nursing and health studies, Georgetown said in a statement. She had been undergoing treatment for the infectious disease at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital.

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Search continues for missing U-Va. student

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 5:15pm

[Update: Police canvas Charlottesville for missing teen from Fairfax County]

The search continued Tuesday for a missing University of Virginia student with ties to the Washington area, and her family said it would be unusual for her to go this long without having any contact with her family and friends.

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Fewer charter school applications this year

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 4:05pm

The D.C. Public Charter School Board two years ago created a fast track for experienced charter operators with successful records in other cities to apply to open schools in the District.

The effort brought in California-based Rocketship, which plans to open its doors in Anacostia next fall, as well as Texas-based Harmony and New York-based Democracy Prep, which opened schools this year.

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Strauss: Poll: Most Americans no longer think a college education is ‘very important’

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 2:32pm

Amid a national debate about the worth of a college education, a respected annual poll about the education views held by Americans has found that only 44 percent of Americans now believe that getting a college education is “very important” — down from 75 percent four years ago.

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Washington: An education capital

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/16/2014 - 1:22pm

Washington, known as a seat of global power, is also a center for brainpower.

A new ranking finds the D.C. metropolitan area to be third in the nation in level of educational attainment — behind No. 1 Ann Arbor, Mich., and No. 2 Madison, Wis., but ahead of Boston, Seattle, New York and many other cities.

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