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Philadelphia Tragedy Highlights Role of School Nurses

Education Week - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 8:04am
The death of a student who got sick at a school with no full-time nurse on duty has renewed a nationwide debate over the need for school nurses—even amid budget cuts.
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Policy, Leadership Direction at Stake in Chiefs' Contests

Education Week - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 8:03am
With the top K-12 spot up for grabs in seven states, this year's vote could sway policy on contentious issues such as school choice and common standards.
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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | June 2, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 7:21am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time. This is our last “WGOITP?” for the 2013-14 school year.






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The Learning Network: Are Your Parents Too Overprotective?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 5:00am
What kind of freedoms do you wish you had that you do not have?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Bowe Bergdahl, American Soldier, Freed by Taliban in Prisoner Trade

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:30am
What kinds of struggles will Sergeant Bergdahl likely face after being freed from long-term captivity?






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Strauss: You won’t believe these kindergarten schedules

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:01am

Anybody paying attention to school reform knows that kindergarten today is nothing like it used to be. Kindergarten schedules used to be dominated by play, but there’s not much time — if any — for that any more in many programs.  Play has been replaced with reading, writing and arithmetic — and a slew of tests on reading, writing and arithmetic. There is so much pressure on teachers to get kids in kindergarten — who can be 4, 5 or 6 — academically oriented that some teachers have stopped offering a snack because there just isn’t any time. Recess? That’s gone in some places too.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | annotate

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 39 New York Times articles in the past year.






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D.C. classrooms welcome babies in effort to teach empathy

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 8:08pm

The newest teachers at the District’s Maury Elementary School haven’t been to college. They can’t tie their own shoes. They don’t speak much English. And they aren’t potty-trained.

They are babies. Mostly bald, and completely mesmerizing.

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The Learning Network: What Can You Predict About the Future of the Music Industry?

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 7:18pm
Will streaming services, like Spotify, Pandora and now Beats, be the way most of us listen to music? Which streaming service will beat out the competition? Why?






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Prince George’s school board has more college graduates

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 5:01pm

When voters were allowed to choose every member of the Prince George’s County school board, just 25 percent of the members had college degrees a year and a half ago. That percentage was lower than any other school system in the Washington region and far below the national average.

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Strauss: How much will Obama’s college rating system cost? A lot.

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 2:28pm

The Obama administration is developing a college rating (not ranking) system that will be based on criteria yet to be determined but that could include data such as tuition and how much students earn when they graduate and get a job. It is intended to be used (with congressional approval) in deciding which institutions deserve federal student aid.

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How charters and rivals may get together

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 1:46pm

Elliott Witney, a brilliant reading teacher, was one of the six people who launched KIPP, now the nation’s largest charter school network, in a Chicago hotel conference room 14 years ago. He eventually became principal of KIPP’s flagship school in Houston. So, why has this hero of the charter movement taken an administrator job in a traditional Houston area district full of bureaucratic annoyances charters were created to eliminate?

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International Education: E.U. Seeking Better Clarity on Ratings

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:02pm
U-Multirank, a new international ranking system, promises to be a nuanced tool for comparing and judging universities.






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International Education: Re-Evaluating the College Rankings Game

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:01pm
Although the rating of colleges and universities around the world has been heavily criticized by educators and politicians, the academic rankings business is booming.






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International Education: An Uproar in Australia Over Proposal to Deregulate Tuition

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 12:01pm
Changes proposed by the Australian government are intended to make universities more competitive. Critics say they will make undergraduate education more expensive.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, June 2, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 06/01/2014 - 4:35am
Try unscrambling the paragraphs from an article about the New York City school chancellor, then invite students to create their own scrambles.






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Business School, Disrupted

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 1:38pm
In moving into online education, Harvard Business School discovered that it isn’t so easy to practice what it teaches.






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Strauss: One surefire way to wreck a public school system

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 12:27pm

How do you wreck a public school system?

There are plenty of ways, but right now let’s just focus on one district, the state-run Philadelphia School District, which has been starved for funding by the administration of Republican Gov. Tom Corbett and has been a guinea pig for corporate school reform, with widespread school closures and rapid charter expansion in the past decade.

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Strauss: Bloomberg, at Harvard, blasts Ivy League ‘liberals’ for ‘trying to repress conservative ideas’

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 05/31/2014 - 10:36am

Because I am a fan of good speeches, I’ve recently posted some interesting ones from the 2014 college commencement season, including a few that were funny (Mindy Kaling at Harvard Law, Jim Carrey at the Maharishi University of Management) and one that included an extended apology to students about how the speaker’s generation had failed them. (Deborah Bial at Mount Holyoke College).

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