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Women's Voices Lacking on School Boards

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:34pm
Despite having relatively strong representation on school boards, women serving on those panels tend to yield to their male counterparts on policy decisions, according to a new book.
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Finn: Eight of the Toughest Challenges Schools Still Face

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:30pm
In something of a farewell policy address, Chester E. Finn Jr. writes that American schools have made progress, but the public education governance structure is "obsolete."
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Companies Honing Tools to Survey Students About Teachers

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:27pm
Over the coming months, high-profile players in the student-survey field plan to launch new efforts to improve the usefulness, and potentially lower the costs, of their survey instruments.
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Oculus Rift Fueling New Vision for Virtual Reality in K-12

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:22pm
After decades of false starts and unkept promises, makers of virtual-reality technology could be ready to give students a new and potentially powerful way to learn.
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Polls Capture Public's Sour View of Common Core

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:36pm
A pair of wide-ranging polls by PDK/Gallup and Education Next gauge sentiment on the common standards, testing, school funding, and other hot-button issues.
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Bowser opposes new D.C. school boundaries plan; Catania calls for delay

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:00pm

D.C. Council member and mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser said she opposes the new school boundaries plan that Mayor Vincent C. Gray adopted last week and said the process should be restarted under the next mayor.

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Pediatricians call for teenagers to get more sleep

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:59pm

The influential medical journal Pediatrics is calling the chronic lack of sleep among teenagers to be a health emergency, which experts say is contributing to mental health problems, obesity and car accidents due to drowsy driving.

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Philadelphia Schools to Open on Time with Cuts to Programs

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:23pm
Philadelphia's schools will open Sept. 8, but the district will take cost-cutting measures that officials hope will be temporary.
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John G. Sperling, For-Profit College Pioneer, Dies at 93

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:16pm
Mr. Sperling founded a multibillion-dollar enterprise in the University of Phoenix, and became “an unintentional entrepreneur and an accidental C.E.O.”

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Strauss: School district bans classroom discussion on Michael Brown, Ferguson

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:02am

The superintendent of a school district in Illinois has issued a directive banning any discussion in classrooms of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen killed Aug. 9 by a white police officer, or the civil unrest that followed in Ferguson, Mo.

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L.A. Unified halts contract for iPads

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:54am
Los Angeles schools won't be getting iPads after records showed schools superintendent John Deasy had developed a relationship with the vendors two years prior to the bidding.
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Fiscal Recovery Buoys K-12 Budgets as School Year Opens

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:52am
Most states are feeling a modest funding lift, experts on education finance say, but revenue streams remain unstable.
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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Telling Stories With Data

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:02am
The idea: Learning to tell stories with data through creating infographics, after first observing effective examples from The New York Times and elsewhere.

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