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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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Strauss: Does Common Core’s focus on ‘close reading’ make sense?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 12:00pm

Depending on whom you ask, the Common Core English Language Arts standards are either exactly what U.S. schools need, or exactly what they don’t need. Here’s an argument for the latter opinion, by Aaron Barlow, an associate professor of English at the New York City College of Technology. This was first published on the Academe Blog, the blog of Academe Magazine, which is published by the American Association of University Professors.

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The Learning Network Blog: Should Felons Be Allowed to Vote After They Have Served Their Time?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 10:52am
Does someone give up the right to participate in our democracy for committing a felony at any point in life?

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House OKs homeless student data bill

Education Week - Tue, 02/18/2014 - 8:59am
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