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East Allegheny teachers go on strike

Education Week - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 9:25am
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Motherlode Blog: Homework and Consequences

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 9:06am
I didn’t have to ground him. I just had to carry out our deal. Incomplete homework preparation, no author visit.






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Strauss: A former university president gets schooled on sexual assault and drinking

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 9:00am

Former George Washington University president Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was at the center of an international debate recently when he appeared on a radio show and made some comments about sexual assault and drinking on college campuses. My colleague Nick Anderson wrote this article about it:

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Strauss: Back to school 2014-15 — by the numbers

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 8:00am

Here is everything you didn’t know you didn’t know about the 2014-15 school year, getting under way in earnest around the country this week. This information comes directly from the U.S. Education Department’s Nation Center for Education Statistics:

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The Learning Network: What Are the Best Things You Did This Summer?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 5:02am
What interesting, adventurous, challenging or just plain fun things did you do this summer, whether you were miles from home or in your own backyard? Tell us in our comments section.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The ‘Sailing Stones’ of Death Valley

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 4:35am
What makes rocks move across a dry river bed in Death Valley National Park?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Electric Zoo Concert

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 4:02am
Below are three paragraphs from “A Bit of Caution Beneath the Thump,” the Aug. 31 review of last week’s Electric Zoo concert in New York City. Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | transcendent

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 169 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Often-absent students score lower on NAEP

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:01am

A state-by state analysis released Tuesday shows that students who were frequently absent from school did worse on the National Assessment of Educational Progress than those who were not.

Fourth-grade students who reported that they had missed three or more days of school prior to the 2013 test had reading scores that were 12 points lower than students with no absences. That is the equivalent of more than a full grade level, according to the test’s scale.

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On Sidelines, Researchers See C.E.O.s

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:15pm
A new study by researchers at Vanderbilt found that college coaches who command robust salaries are worth the money because of the value they bring to their universities.






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Policymakers hail STEM education as a strong foundation, pushing innovation

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:01pm

Although a recent study found that almost 75 percent of those who have science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) bachelor’s degrees have jobs in other fields, policymakers, advocates and executives continue to push STEM education as a way to close achievement gaps and produce U.S. innovation.

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Education Post aims to take the sting out of national conversations about school reform

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:00pm

Spend any time on Twitter or in the blogosphere and the national debate about public education quickly resembles a schoolyard brawl, complete with taunts, name-calling and piling on.

Issues such as teacher tenure, parent triggers, charter schools and the Common Core State Standards bring out vitriol even among policymakers and prominent figures.

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Memo From Mexico City: Billboard Drives Home Extent of Corruption as Schools Suffer

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:46pm
In Mexico, which despite a healthy education budget has dilapidated schools, a billboard shows how much money goes to no-show teachers who collect pay without working.






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Northern Virginia schools open year with changes ahead

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:45pm

Nearly 400,000 Virginia students in the Washington area are scheduled to return to classes Tuesday morning for the start of the 2014-2015 school year, one that brings with it a number of changes across the region’s school districts.

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Olney mourns Sherwood student killed in teen car crash

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:25pm

They had just finished the first week of school, it was the start of Labor Day weekend and a group of high school friends was hanging out at a home in Olney around midnight Friday. When Nick Stull decided to leave, he asked Shawn Gangloff if he wanted to go with him.

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Sharptown Colored School in rural Maryland reopens as a community center

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 7:04pm

Newell Quinton points through the rippled glass of a large second-story window into a sun-soaked field of tall grass. “You see where those short pine trees are? That was home plate.”

Seventy years old, Quinton stood in the wood-planked halls of the school he attended in the 1950s, filling in the field outside with the memories of his rural Maryland boyhood. A trim gray mustache lines his upper lip, and as he relays stories of softball, bib overalls and lining up after recess, the voice that leaves his mouth is at once 7 and 70, animated and articulate.

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Stem: Incentives Aid A.P. Science and Math Scores

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 6:08pm
A Pittsburgh high school took part in an initiative to raise its performance in math and science, but did its results match the high expectations?






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