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De Blasio Says New York Can Add 29,000 Pre-K Seats

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 10:01pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio was trying to answer skeptics who questioned whether he could create enough prekindergarten seats to justify an income tax increase.
    





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Economic Scene: The Bane and the Boon of For-Profit Colleges

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 9:19pm
As these institutions play an indispensable role in helping low-income students, new regulations should look to improve the sector, not shrink it.
    





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D.C. schools announce $5 million satisfaction initiative

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 7:56pm

D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced Tuesday that she will set aside $5 million in next year’s budget to help city schools boost student satisfaction.

The move comes in response to pleas from parents, teachers and principals to invest in making schools places that children enjoy and are excited about, Henderson said in a call with reporters Tuesday.

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The Lede: Share Your Experience With Race on Campus

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 7:43pm
Tell us about your experience with race on your campus with the hashtag #TellNYT.
    





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Strauss: First black female Ole Miss student body president reacts to newest racial incident at university

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 6:30pm

Kimbrely Dandridge was elected as the first black, female student body president at the University of Mississippi in 2012, and now is a first-year law student at Texas Southern University’s Thurgood Marshall School of Law. A recent racial incident at Ole Miss caused her to write the following piece, which was published on the Hechinger Report and excerpts of which first appeared in the The Daily Mississippian.

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First lady’s junk food plan redux

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 6:04pm

Earlier today, I wrote about regulations proposed by the U.S. Department of Agriculture that would ban, for the first time, advertising in public schools that pushes foods high in fat, sugar, salt — otherwise known as junk food.

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The Learning Network Blog: Kiev in Chaos: Teaching About the Crisis in Ukraine

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 5:10pm
In this lesson, students will learn about the political and economic crisis consuming Ukraine, first by getting an overview of the basic facts and then by digging deeper in small research groups.
    





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Bits Blog: Regulators Weigh In on Online Educational Services

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 5:07pm
Federal regulators say online educational services for schools may use personally identifiable information they collect about students only for the purposes that the schools intended.
    
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Strauss: The most meaningless teacher evaluation exercise ever?

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

If ever there were a meaningless exercise in the annals of evaluation, it would be this one.

The Florida Times-Union newspaper sued the state Education Department to get access to what are called “value-added” scores of teachers that are used to make high-stakes decisions about their jobs. These scores come from student standardized test scores, which are then plugged into a complicated formula that supposedly can calculate the “value” a teacher adds to a student’s achievement. In Florida, half of a teacher’s evaluation comes from these scores and the other half from administrative observation; the ratios are different in different states.

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Computer Science: Not Just an Elective Anymore

Education Week - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 4:11pm
The subject is getting a fresh look from state and local policymakers, with many pushing measures to expand access to computing courses.
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Winners and losers in D.C. school renovation funding shift

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 4:05pm

Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) is seeking to shift nearly $100 million in school capital funds for the current fiscal year, a move that would accelerate renovations at some schools and delay expected work at others.

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States Found to Lag in Linking Data on Early-Childhood Programs

Education Week - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 3:54pm
Only Pennsylvania fully links up data between five major early-childhood programs and its own K-12 data system, a new survey finds.
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State Lawmakers Aim to Rejigger Local School Board Elections

Education Week - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 3:54pm
Legislators in some states say that putting school board elections on the same calendar as other local races could boost often-anemic turnout.
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New E-Rate Funding Will Take Time to Reach Schools

Education Week - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 3:54pm
The pressure on schools to upgrade their technology is growing very fast right now, but they will not see the new E-rate dollars until 2015.
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Charter Network Taps Alumni to Grow Teacher Pipeline

Education Week - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 3:53pm
The charter-management group in Chicago is taking a novel approach to building a corps of highly qualified, and racially diverse, teacher-candidates by recruiting its alumni.
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