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Strauss: Cuomo calls public school system a ‘monopoly’ he wants to bust

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is running for re-election, has angered teachers, parents and education activists by telling the New York Daily News editorial board that he views the K-12 public education system as a “monopoly” and that teachers are opposed to be evaluated.

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Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 46 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Your Money Adviser: Another College Expense: Preparing for the SAT and ACT

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:50pm
Test-preparation tutors and classes can be expensive, but there are less costly alternatives.
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Colleges’ Shift on Four-Year Scholarships Reflects Players’ Growing Power

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:13pm
The one-year scholarship has come to be viewed as similar to an employment contract, while four-year awards are seen as more in the spirit of amateurism.
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New Jersey schools promise to correct racial disparities

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 7:35pm

A school district serving two suburban communities in New Jersey has agreed to expand access to Advanced Placement classes and other higher learning opportunities to African American students, following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Montgomery schools chief proposes $221 million in additional construction funding

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 7:24pm

Montgomery County’s schools chief on Tuesday called for nearly $221 million in added funding for the district’s school construction plan as student enrollment continues to surge in Maryland’s fastest-growing school system.

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State Initiatives Widen Reach of ACT, SAT Tests

Education Week - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:20pm
Newly mandated tests are sometimes doing double duty as exit exams or accountability gauges.
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School Researchers Use Computer Models to 'Field-Test' Ideas

Education Week - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:19pm
Increasingly detailed simulations designed to mimic student behavior and learning provide new testing grounds for classroom interventions.
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N.Y.C. Schools to Open Doors to Student Cellphones

Education Week - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:06pm
The country's largest school district plans to end its ban on student cellphones in schools, following the path of a growing number of districts.
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Ed. Startups Get Money, Advice From Federal Program

Education Week - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:06pm
Operating within the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education, the Small Business Innovation Research program has backed the development of dozens of ed-tech companies.
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Teaching the Why, Not Just the What, of Geography

Education Week - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:05pm
Standards should emphasize the deeper reasoning implicit in geography education, not just learning place names, Phil Gersmehl writes.
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Ensuring Equity in Charter Schools

Education Week - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:05pm
The underwhelming performance of many charters should be a call to action, Richard D. Kahlenberg and Halley Potter say.
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Maryland’s new test requirement for graduation to be delayed two years

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 5:08pm

The Maryland State Board of Education voted on Tuesday for a two-year delay in requiring that high school students pass new standardized tests in order to graduate.

This year, students in grades 3 to 8 and in English 10 and Algebra I will take the new tests, developed by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers (PARCC) and based on the national Common Core State Standards.

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As many as 19 U-Md. students have contracted viral meningitis, officials say

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 5:02pm

Nineteen students at the University of Maryland at College Park have come down with confirmed or suspected cases of viral meningitis in a little more than a week.

Health officials at the university said that they are encouraging students to practice good hygiene to avoid the serious illness. David McBride, director of the campus health center, said that most of the students who became sick recovered quickly, returning to class in as little as two days.

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Maxwell hires former Baker aide to serve as board liaison

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 3:24pm

Prince George’s County Schools Chief Kevin M. Maxwell has hired Christian Rhodes, the education adviser to County Executive Rushern L. Baker III, to join his executive team.

Rhodes will become the executive board liaison and strategic partners officer.

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