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In N.Y.U. Merger, One University and, for Now, Two Teams

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 9:35pm
Although the former Polytechnic University officially became the N.Y.U. Polytechnic School of Engineering, some of its sports teams were allowed to remain intact.

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F.B.I. Joins Ole Miss Inquiry After Noose Is Left on Statue

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 8:41pm
The F.B.I. and the University of Mississippi are looking for two men who left a noose and flag with a Confederate battle emblem on a statue of the university’s first black student.

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Shallal criticizes D.C. school reform efforts, saying he would chart a different course

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 8:19pm

The District’s high-profile efforts to improve public schools have largely failed, said restaurateur Andy Shallal, the first mayoral candidate to challenge the fundamental policies that have driven D.C. education reform under Mayor Vincent C. Gray and his predecessor, Adrian M. Fenty.

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STEM Academy's Reach Spans Illinois

Education Week - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:44pm
The state's STEM school is expanding its influence beyond campus with outreach initiatives, including after-school, summer, and professional-development programs.
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Minority-Group Lawmakers Slam Impact of NCLB Waivers

Education Week - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:40pm
States have been allowed to back off from the core goal of educational equity, a group of powerful House Democrats tell the U.S. Department of Education.
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School Districts Embrace Second Generation of 'Innovation Zones'

Education Week - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:38pm
The newest of these districts and schools are using flexibility from some state requirements to focus on technology, employ crowdsourcing techniques, and target low-performing schools.
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State of the States: Massachusetts

Education Week - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:35pm
Education is "the single best way to prepare our people for work and for life," Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick said in his State of the Commonwealth address as he reaffirmed his commitment to schools.
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State of the States: Pennsylvania

Education Week - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:34pm
Faced with low approval ratings and voters angry over significant cuts to public education spending during his first three years in office, Gov. Thomas W. Corbett focused much of his 35-minute address on schools.
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Equity Is the Key to Better School Funding

Education Week - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:32pm
An equitable finance formula must consider whether the proportion of state aid is enough to level the playing field between rich and poor districts, write Marin Gjaja, J. Puckett, and Matt Ryder.
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State of the States: Connecticut

Education Week - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:32pm
Connecticut should aim toward universal prekindergarten by adding about 1,000 seats for children this year and building up to 4,000 new seats by 2019, Gov. Dannel P. Malloy told state lawmakers in his State of the State speech.
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Three Friendship Collegiate seniors surprised with Hanover College scholarships

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:28pm

Three seniors at Northeast Washington’s Friendship Collegiate Academy went to school Tuesday expecting nothing more than an ordinary February day. And then, in the middle of class, they were ambushed with a surprise announcement: Each had won a scholarship to Hanover College, a small liberal arts school in southern Indiana.

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State of the States: Tennessee

Education Week - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:27pm
Gov. Bill Haslam pledged to expand high school dual enrollment and pay the first two years of college tuition for every Tennessee high school graduate, as part of a massive effort to boost the number of students who complete higher education.
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Scrutiny Rises on Placement of Best Teachers

Education Week - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:26pm
The U.S. Department of Education is developing a 50-state strategy to put teeth into the push for equitable distribution of the nation's best teachers.
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State of the States: New Hampshire

Education Week - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:25pm
In her first state of the state address, Gov. Maggie Hassan called the Common Core State Standards, which New Hampshire has adopted, "an important step forward," saying they have strong bipartisan support and "should be implemented."
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'Platooning' on the Rise in Early Grades

Education Week - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:24pm
The practice of assigning teachers to subject-specific classes, long a staple of middle and high schools, is gaining ground at the elementary level.
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Cyber-Charter Applicants Face Tougher Times in Pa.

Education Week - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:20pm
State education officials cite a litany of reasons for rejecting a recent group of applications, highlighting potential governance problems as a major concern.
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Common-Core Tensions Cause Union Heartburn

Education Week - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:18pm
Teachers' unions find themselves navigating a tricky course on the Common Core State Standards amid concerns from some in the rank and file.
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Preventing Bullying With Emotional Intelligence

Education Week - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 6:15pm
Anti-bullying programs that aren't tied to a greater understanding of emotions and their consequences are not effective, write Marc A. Brackett and Susan E. Rivers.
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Meet the undocumented immigrant who hopes to be UNC’s next student body president

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 5:22pm

Students at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill are voting again today to pick a new student body president, a week after the original election’s results meant that a runoff would be necessary.

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