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ETS Wades Into Market for Teacher-Performance Exams

Education Week - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 3:53pm
The test-maker says the goal of its new offering is to serve not only as an assessment, but also as a learning tool for prospective educators.
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Private Pre-K Feels Heat From Public Providers

Education Week - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 3:52pm
Competition from free, public preschool programs can siphon off clients from private early-education providers and potentially limit options in some communities.
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Education Fuels Growth of Urban Entrepreneurs, Study Suggests

Education Week - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 3:51pm
Entrepreneurial growth in U.S. cities is generated more by high school diplomas and college degrees than by venture capital investments or government funding, says new research.
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Give Students Time to Play

Education Week - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 3:51pm
Students need outdoor recess and movement throughout the day in order to stay focused and perform better academically, writes Debbie Rhea.
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Planning for Life After High School

Education Week - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 3:50pm
"Individualized learning plans" empower students to plot a postsecondary course, whether for college or careers, write V. Scott Solberg and Curtis Richards.
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California: A K-12 Education Outlier

Education Week - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 3:45pm
Even though it's a state under Democratic control, California's education policies do not fall in line with those of the Obama administration, writes Charles Taylor Kerchner.
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Pr. George’s school board to vote on $1.75 billion budget

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 2:41pm

The Prince George’s County Board of Education is expected Tuesday night to approve a $1.75 billion budget proposed by Superintendent Kevin M. Maxwell that expands programs to boost academic achievement, provides more professional development for teachers and promotes parent involvement.

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The Lede: On Twitter, ‘Being Black at the University of Michigan’

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 12:33pm
Students at the University of Michigan used Twitter to give voice in 140 characters or less to what racial tension feels like on campus.
    
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Maxwell hires Shawn Joseph as deputy school superintendent in Prince George’s County

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 9:30am

Prince George’s County Schools Chief Kevin M. Maxwell has hired a former school superintendent from Delaware to serve as deputy superintendent, signaling that Maxwell has not finished assembling his new executive cabinet.

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Where Are the Black Male Teachers?

Education Week - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 8:50am
School leaders must take concrete action to attract black men into K-12 teaching, an area where they are now grossly underrepresented, says Donald G. Nicolas.
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Partisan Split on Common Core Evident in Congress

Education Week - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 8:49am
A spate of GOP-sponsored legislation targets what critics see as an improper federal role in boosting the common academic standards.
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The Learning Network Blog: How Much Control Do You Think You Have Over Your Fate?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 6:00am
Do you think you will be better or worse off than your parents? Why?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | How a Kingpin Above the Law Fell, Incredibly, Without a Shot

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 5:30am
What effect do you think the arrest of Joaquín Guzmán Loera will have on drug trafficking and drug-related violence?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | History, Feb. 25

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 5:15am
Answer this question about the United States Senate.
    





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Strauss: The forgotten factor in student achievement: the student

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 5:00am

Will Fitzhugh is the founder and editor of The Concord Review, believed to be the world’s only English-language quarterly review for history academic papers by high school students. The Review, founded in Massachusetts in March 1978, comes out four times a year and has published more than 1,000 history research papers -- with an average of 6,000 words, with end notes and bibliography -- from secondary student authors in 46 states and nearly 40 countries. The latest edition, Winter 2013, includes research papers on Jackie Robinson, the Proclamation of 1763 and the German Navy in World War I.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | irremediable

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 1:08am
This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past year.
    





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Strauss: Oscar-nominated ’12 Years a Slave’ to be distributed to high schools

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 11:50pm

After I saw “12 Years a Slave” late last year, I wrote that it was a film that mature high school students could and should see to help understand the realities of the horrors of slavery in the United States. The movie, based on an 1853 memoir of the same name by Solomon Northrup, tells with great power the story of how an educated and accomplished free black man was kidnapped, sold into slavery and held for a dozen years.

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Colorblind Notion Aside, Colleges Grapple With Racial Tension

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 10:49pm
Racial tensions are playing out in new ways on college campuses nationwide, like the University of Michigan, which has seen a sharp decline in black undergraduate enrollment.
    





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