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Strauss: Gates Foundation backs two-year delay in linking Common Core test scores to teacher evaluation, student promotion

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:53pm

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation issued an interesting letter (see below) on Tuesday saying that it now supported delaying by two years using student standardized test scores in high-stakes consequences on teacher evaluation and student promotion while schools are learning how to implement the Common Core State Standards and new Core-aligned standardized tests.

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‘Best Career Day Ever’ turns into the best Father’s Day gift ever

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 2:04pm

The Prince George’s County School System dubbed it the “Best Career Day Ever.”

For Dellion Sitladin Jr., a fifth grader at Langley Park-McCormick Elementary School, it was more like the best Father’s Day gift ever.

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California court rules teacher tenure creates impermissible unequal conditions

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 1:35pm

A Los Angeles judge Tuesday struck down teacher tenure and other California laws that offer job security to educators, a decision that is expected to trigger widespread challenges of teacher job protections nationwide.

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Montgomery meetings on credit card practices now open

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 1:14pm

Montgomery County school board committee meetings that are expected to focus on the board’s credit-card practices and expense-reporting procedures will now be mostly open to the public.

Phil Kauffman, president of the Board of Education, said in an interview that a meeting scheduled for Thursday will include a 30-minute closed session for legal advice and then become an open meeting at 11:30 a.m.

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Motherlode Blog: A Plea to the Daughters of Title IX: Why Don’t More Women Coach?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 12:17pm
When I was a child playing soccer, there weren’t that many women who’d grown up playing the game. Now there are, but they’re still not represented on the sidelines, and that’s not the way this is supposed to work.






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Montgomery schools chief reverses course on proposal to change high school start times

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:58am

Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr withdrew his support Tuesday from a long-discussed proposal to reset the opening bells of Montgomery County high schools nearly an hour later and allow bleary-eyed teenagers more time to sleep.

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The Learning Network: Found Poem Favorite | ‘Born Alive’

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 10:58am
This poem, by Joanna Gerber, is one of the 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest. It comes from a Science article, “Space Ripples Reveal Big Bang’s Smoking Gun.”






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