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Ole Miss Students May Face Charges in Racist Episode

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 9:39pm
The university said three freshmen from Georgia were refusing to speak with investigators about the desecration of a statue honoring the college’s first black student.
    





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Ole Miss police seek to question three students in noose case

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 7:04pm

Three white freshmen at the University of Mississippi are being sought for questioning in the racially-charged vandalism of the school’s James Meredith statue, according to the university.

A noose and a Georgia flag from before 2003 (the year the state flag stopped including a Confederate battle flag) were discovered on the statue Sunday morning. Authorities had said they were looking for two men seen in the area and shouting racial slurs, but added that the third man’s name was also prominent in the investigation.

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Minnesota Aims to Ratchet Down Achievement Gap

Education Week - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 6:20pm
With a federal NCLB waiver prodding it along, Minnesota pushes hard to cut disparities between various subgroups of students.
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Strauss: Study: High school grades best predictor of college success -- not SAT/ACT scores

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 5:29pm

A three-year national study of colleges that do not require applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores found only “trivial” differences in the college graduation rates or the cumulative grade point average of students between those who do and those who do not send in their standardized test results.

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Wealth Matters: At Private Schools, Another Way to Say ‘Financial Aid’

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 5:28pm
Some independent schools have adopted indexed tuition as both a financial aid strategy and a way to attract people who would not otherwise apply to private school.
    





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Work limits may be easing for Va. adjunct college instructors; federal health law at issue

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 5:18pm

Virginia’s limits on the work schedule of part-time college instructors, imposed last year to minimize health insurance expenses of public community colleges under the Affordable Care Act, appear to be easing for at least some of the adjunct professors.

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Destruction of Okla. Schools Linked to Improper Design, Report Finds

Education Week - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 4:46pm
An upcoming report prepared for an engineering society will say that an elementary school destroyed by a tornado at Moore last spring was poorly designed and could have protected children better if it had been properly reinforced.
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Strauss: Jon Stewart rips bill allowing teachers, parents to hit kids hard enough to bruise

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 4:42pm

Put this in the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff category: A legislator in Kansas was pushing legislation to allow teachers and parents to whack kids hard enough to bruise. Why? Out of the mistaken belief that beating up children is an effective disciplinary method.

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LSU chief cheers federal college ratings plan

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 3:52pm

There are plenty of college presidents skeptical of President Obama’s plan to rate their schools on value and access. But don’t overlook those who support the idea, such as F. King Alexander of Louisiana State University.

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Fairfax schools to host STEM events

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 2:55pm

Fairfax County schools will host two upcoming events for students interested in science, technology, engineering and math.

On Saturday, middle and high school students, parents and teachers keen to learn more about future trends in STEM-related fields can gather at Chantilly High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The expo will include presentations on how to prepare for a STEM career from experts from the CIA, Northrop Grumman, the FBI and Micron Technology. Exhibitors will also provide students with information on businesses, industries and educational opportunities involving technology, engineering, math and health and medical sciences. Those interested in attending the expo can register here.

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Alexandria School Board reconsolidates middle schools

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 2:53pm

The Alexandria School Board unanimously approved a plan Thursday night to re-consolidate the city’s middle schools, dissolving the five smaller schools within schools that were created just four years ago.

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Pa. elementary students blend history, art for China project

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 2:44pm
Fort Cherry Elementary Center students in Pennsylvania guided their peers through ancient China with their class project the  -More
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Alaska school's course on sled dog racing covers history, geography

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 2:44pm
Seventh- and eighth-graders at Effie Kokrine Charter School in Fairbanks, Alaska, can take a course for social studies credit -More
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Kan. bill would limit the collection of student data

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 2:44pm
Lawmakers in Kansas are considering legislation that would place restrictions on sharing student data and obtaining biometric -More
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Conn. district partners with city libraries to share resources

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 2:44pm
A Connecticut school district has formed a partnership with the local library system in an effort to make better use of limit -More
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How to teach online information, media literacy

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 2:44pm
The implementation of the Common Core State Standards means it is even more important for students to understand online ethic -More
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