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Public Schools in New York City Are Poorer and More Crowded, Budget Agency Finds

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 9:30pm
Total enrollment has not risen, but average class sizes are up and federal and state aid have fallen, a report by the Independent Budget Office said.






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Nutrition Group Lobbies Against Healthier School Meals It Sought, Citing Cost

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:57pm
The School Nutrition Association has done an about-face as it lobbies Congress to allow schools to opt out of the very nutrition rules it helped to create in 2012.






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Advocacy Group Sues 4 Universities in Challenge to Policies It Says Curb Free Speech

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:04pm
The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education filed complaints against four colleges it claims have stifled free speech on campus, including bans on certain T-shirts.
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Sex offense statistics show U.S. college reports are rising

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 6:57pm

Penn State University tallied the nation’s highest number of reports of forcible sex offenses on campus in 2012 — 56 — a total that university officials attribute in part to the Jerry Sandusky sex abuse scandal.

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Fairfax’s Terri Breeden to serve as administrator in Loudoun County schools

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 6:11pm

Loudoun County’s new superintendent of schools, who began his job Tuesday, has selected a new assistant superintendent for instruction, taking a top schools official from neighboring Fairfax County.

Terri Breeden, who has been in Fairfax since 2006, most recently served as assistant superintendent for professional learning and accountability. Breeden will succeed Sharon Ackerman, who is retiring after 15 years overseeing instruction in Loudoun.

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Strauss: U.S. teachers have harder job than counterparts in industrialized world — survey

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 5:31pm

New results from an international survey shows that U.S. public school teachers work harder under more difficult conditions than teachers elsewhere in the industrialized world, and they don’t have the same kind of supports, such as enough useful feedback and professional development. In this post, Linda Darling-Hammond explains the results and their importance to the teaching profession. Darling-Hammond is Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University and Faculty Director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education. She is also the founding director and a member of the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future, which hosted the release of the TALIS results last week in collaboration with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. This appeared on Huffington Post.

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Your Money Adviser: Interest Rates for Student Loans Just Went Up

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:41pm
Undergraduates with new Stafford loans will pay 4.66 percent for the 2014-15 school year. But the rates are lower than they would have been without the student loan law passed last year.






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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week One | 21st-Century Concentration Camps

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:07pm
Week One’s winning essay is by Kerestin, who wrote about a video on Myanmar, where a Muslim minority is confined to camps and villages and deprived of medical care.






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D.C. considers special-education overhaul

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 3:51pm

The District has made progress toward complying with federal special-education law, the U.S. Education Department reported last week, but the city continues to be one of a handful of jurisdictions that lag far behind expectations for serving children with disabilities.

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Maxwell makes 25 appointments, including several principals

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 2:00pm

Some faces in the principal’s offices in Prince George’s County will change in August.

Four new principals have been named – including one who previously worked as an assistant principal in Montgomery County, at Argyle Magnet Middle School — and four current school leaders are taking administration jobs next year.

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Arlington school board member Noah Simon resigns

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 1:53pm

Arlington County school board member Noah Simon resigned Tuesday morning, effective Aug. 1, in order to spend more time with his young children.

Simon, a former Capitol Hill staffer and American Red Cross employee, joined the board in January 2013 and served as its liaison to the student advisory board.

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Garza oversaw major changes in first year as Fairfax County school superintendent

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 1:23pm

In her first year as superintendent of Fairfax County public schools, Karen Garza has overseen sweeping changes of the school system she inherited from Jack D. Dale, who served nine years as schools chief.

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Strauss: How to increase socioeconomic diversity in college

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:01am

Leaders in higher education have known for many years that low-income students are underrepresented at top institutions. How to change that? Catharine B. Hill, the president of Vassar College in New York, writes in this post about the only way that colleges and universities can expand socioeconomic diversity.

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