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Report shows school disengagement among Latino youth

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 12:01am

High dropout rates and school disengagement among Montgomery County’s fast-growing Latino population appear to stem from such factors as low expectations from teachers, a lack of parental involvement and not having regular computer access at home, according to a study released Thursday.

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Governor Plans to Cut Ties to Common Core in Louisiana

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 8:43pm
Louisiana’s governor said on Wednesday that his state would end its enactment of the educational guidelines, but other officials immediately said that he had overstepped his authority.






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Op-Ed Contributors: Simplifying Fafsa Will Get More Kids Into College

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 7:45pm
Fafsa’s complicated application form discourages many from going to college. Our bill proposes replacing it with just two simple questions.
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National Briefing | Education: College to No Longer Consider Test Scores in Its Decisions

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 7:36pm
Hampshire College, in Amherst, Mass., said Wednesday it would no longer consider SAT or ACT scores in admissions or financial aid decisions.






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Prince George’s considers lifting cellphone ban in county schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 7:00pm

A Prince George’s County school board committee agreed Wednesday night to recommend that the school system do away with rules that prohibit students from using cellphones during the school day, the strictest cellphone regulations in the Washington region.

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Analysts: Federal government should cut funding from lowest-performing colleges

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 6:22pm

The federal government spends billions of dollars a year on higher education but almost never cuts off funding to colleges and universities that struggle to fulfill their mission.

One reason is that policymakers are reluctant to penalize students enrolled in these schools. Another is a lack of consensus on what constitutes the lowest acceptable performance.

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Starbucks chooses Arizona State to deliver online college courses for employees

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 5:48pm

Like an extra shot of espresso in a cup of coffee, the announcement this week that Starbucks will spend millions of dollars to help its employees take online college courses at low cost or for free sent a jolt through the world of higher education.

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Motherlode Blog: No ‘Fat Talk’ and No Skinny Talk, Either, at Some Camps

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 5:15pm
Some camps, in an effort to end not just the “fat talk,” but the mindset that leads to it, have put in place rules banning all body talk: positive, negative or in between.






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Jindal says he’s withdrawing Louisiana from Common Core standards

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:45pm

Tensions over the Common Core in Louisiana erupted into an intramural battle Wednesday as Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) declared he was withdrawing his state from the national education standards while the state’s top education officials insisted Louisiana would keep them.

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Motherlode Blog: Vegetarian Meals Are a Success, But the Real Win Is Learning to Plan Ahead

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:21pm
The meat-loving Ruder family loved the lasagna, the Big Bowl with Greens, and the beans. The family’s primary cooked loved planning ahead for leftovers.






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White House Maker Faire aims to inspire new generation of tinkerers

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:11pm

President Obama invited dozens of tinkerers, inventors and entrepreneurs to show off their creations at the White House Wednesday during its first-ever Maker Faire.

Obama said he hopes to “inspire a new wave of innovation”  among Americans that can bring new jobs and new industries that will help rebuild the nation’s economy.

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Mass. 6th-graders show expertise on the ancient world

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:01pm
Sixth-graders in a Massachusetts middle school wrapped up their social studies class with a showcase of ancient world history -More
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Educator: Now is the time for teachers to reflect on the school year

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:01pm
Teachers should reflect on what steps they took this year to improve students' learning, teacher Elizabeth Stein writes in th -More
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Is Calif. tenure ruling as historic as Brown?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:01pm
A court ruling in California that struck down tenure and other job protections for teachers is being hailed by some as a way  -More
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15 Twitter feeds educators should follow

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:01pm
This article lists 15 Twitter feeds that educators should check out, including @NMHS_Principal, a New Jersey high-school prin -More
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Child care centers are part of Cherokee garden project

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:01pm
More than 3,300 Oklahoma children are part of the Cherokee Nation's tribal gardening project aimed at teaching healthy eating -More
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N.H. 3rd-graders work to gain official status for mastodon

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:01pm
Some third-graders in New Hampshire who have been studying prehistoric animals are working with state lawmakers on a bill to  -More
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