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States’ special education services face tighter oversight by the Obama administration

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 9:01am

The Obama administration is tightening its oversight of the way states educate special-needs students, applying more- stringent criteria that drop the number of jurisdictions in compliance with federal law from 38 to 15.

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States’ special education services face tighter oversight by the Obama administration

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 9:01am

The Obama administration is tightening its oversight of the way states educate special-needs students, applying more-stringent criteria that drop the number of states in compliance with federal law from 38 to 15.

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Sex-Abuse-Prevention Efforts Urged for Students With Disabilities

Education Week - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 7:27am
Advocacy groups seek to publicize the problem of sexual abuse of students with disabilities, highlighting strategies to protect a population statistically more likely to be victimized.
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We Must Better Prepare Students for College

Education Week - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 7:22am
NAEP data reveal the need to better prepare American high school students for college, National Assessment Governing Board Chairman David Driscoll says.
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Strauss: How Arne Duncan talked about Common Core without mentioning ‘Common Core’

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 6:01am

Here’s how Education Secretary Arne Duncan just gave a speech that discussed the Common Core State Standards without actually mentioning the words “Common Core.”

Duncan was in Texas on a trip that included an appearance in Austin at the 2014 annual convention of the National PTA, at which he gave a speech after being introduced by National PTA President Otha Thornton. In the speech (titled “A Vision for Better Education: Areas of Surprising Agreement” by the U.S. Education Department, which posted the speech here), Duncan talks about various education issues, including “new, higher learning standards that many states have adopted.”

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Chiseled Bodybuilder, Frail Clients and a Fitness Story for the Ages

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 4:30am
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Strauss: Major probe of Michigan charter schools finds wasteful spending, little accountability

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 4:01am

This week the Detroit Free Press is publishing results from its year-long investigation into charter schools in Michigan, which has more for-profit companies operating schools than any other state. The findings, based on tens of thousands of records spanning two decades as well as hundreds of interviews, paint a dismal picture of a charter sector that spends $1 billion annually with little accountability and lax oversight. Ultimately, the paper found, Michigan’s charter schools do no better in terms of student achievement than traditional public schools.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Dance

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 3:27am
Test your knowledge of dance by playing our crossword.






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Pediatrics Group to Recommend Reading Aloud to Children From Birth

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:11am
With the increased recognition that reading to children enhances vocabulary and other important skills, the American Academy of Pediatrics is asking its members to become advocates.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | delusion

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 201 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Starting From Behind: The Reality of Student Debt Is Different From the Clichés

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:01am
A new research paper finds that typical debt burdens have not risen significantly over the last two decades.






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Wallace Foundation aims to help school leaders get better, donates $30 million

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:01am

Fourteen school systems around the country, including the District and Prince George’s County, will receive grants totaling $30 million to improve the effectiveness of unsung middle managers in large urban districts — those who supervise principals.

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College Group Run for Profit Reaches Deal for U.S. Cash

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 8:13pm
Corinthian Colleges, long under government scrutiny, will receive $16 million and produce a transitional operating plan, outlining which schools it will sell and which it will phase out.






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Children’s Defense Fund summer literacy program opens in Prince George’s County

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:51pm

Prince George’s County on Monday became home to a new summer literacy program sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund, one of 131 Freedom Schools operating across the country.

About 100 students began the six-week literacy program designed to address the reading and reading comprehension problems that face middle school students.

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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | June 17-23, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:37pm
How well did you follow the news this week? Test yourself to see how you do against others taking the quiz.






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DealBook: As Demand for Education Rises in Brazil, For-Profit Colleges Fill the Gap

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:09pm
Despite concerns about an emphasis on the business of education, private equity funds and investment banks are buying and merging educational institutions at a rapid pace.






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It’s Official: The Boomerang Kids Won’t Leave

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:07pm
One in five young adults lives with his or her parents. It might be a recessionary blip — or the dawn of a whole new economic age.
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Langley Park study finds students face serious challenges

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 2:19pm

Most of the children who live in Langley Park are at risk of not completing high school, as gang involvement, pregnancy and the need to work are all trumping education in the small, high-
poverty Prince George’s County community, according to a study released Monday.

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In Fairfax, Garza announces new support team at Stuart High amid low staff morale

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 1:37pm

Acknowledging concerns among parents, Fairfax County Schools Superintendent Karen Garza announced a new support team at the troubled Stuart High School, where a vast majority of staff in a survey described the leadership as ineffective.

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