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Many of region’s schools opened in storm, drawing ire

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 3:10pm
If the storm that swooped through Washington early Tuesday was an early test of winter, by many accounts several of the region’s school systems failed.Teen drivers crashed on the way to classes. School parking lots turned into gridlock, leaving parents seething. School buses fought slick roads, often unsuccessfully, with many school ­systems reporting crashes. Read full article >>






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AP Computer Science Sees Test-Taking Rise

Education Week - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 2:33pm
The number of students who took the Advanced Placement computer science exam skyrocketed last year, but females and minority students remained underrepresented.
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Ed. Dept. Probing Claim of Racial Disparity in N.Y. Funding

Education Week - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 2:13pm
Complaints by two New York districts prompted the investigation by the U.S. Department of Education's office for civil rights.
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Some Waiver States Can Seek Pause on School Ratings

Education Week - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 1:58pm
States looking to renew NCLB waivers while they transition to new assessments ask to freeze school ratings in place for one year, the Education Department says.
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Motherlode Blog: The Child-Averse Sperm Donor

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 1:04pm
I could lose a finger or two and still count on one hand the number of kids I’ve had more than a passing conversation with in my life. What if I can’t connect with children, even those that share my biological imprint?






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Motherlode Blog: The Child-Averse Sperm Donor

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 1:04pm
I could lose a finger or two and still count on one hand the number of kids I’ve had more than a passing conversation with in my life. What if I can’t connect with children, even those that share my biological imprint?






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Square Feet: Long a College Town, Worcester Now Looks the Part

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:21pm
Local colleges and universities have both spurred and assisted in the redevelopment of central Worcester, Mass.






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Strauss: A dozen questions — and a dozen answers — about school reform

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:00pm
Here is a letter that NYS Allies for Public Education — a coalition of more than 50 organizations in New York — just sent to Gov. Andrew Cuomo about his education policies. While the letter is specific to New York, the issues it covers — evaluations, charter schools, due process — are hot button around the country. It was written in December by Jim Malatras, Cuomo’s director of state operations, to Board of Regents Chairwoman Merryl Tisch and John King, who was at the time the New York State commissioner of education. He resigned late last month and is becoming a top assistant to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan.Read full article >>






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Differentiation Doesn't Work

Education Week - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 8:46am
Differentiated instruction adds depth and complexity to teaching, but it's all but impossible to implement in today's classrooms, James Delisle writes.
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Jan. 1-5, 2015

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 7:30am
Happy New Year and welcome back to the Weekly News Quiz, a new edition of which can be found here every Tuesday morning.






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The Learning Network: Would You Want to Be Home-Schooled?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 5:00am
Do you think this type of education can prepare children for the “real world”? How might it be better than traditional schooling? What might children miss from not attending a regular school?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | SpaceX’s Next Frontier: Landing a Rocket on Earth

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 4:00am
Here are the first several paragraphs from a Jan. 4 article, “SpaceX’s Next Frontier: Landing a Rocket on Earth.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | spat

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/06/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 136 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Bronx School Ousts Priest After Admissions of Abuse

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 11:08pm
The Rev. Robert Harrison, a Capuchin priest who was an assistant principal at the Bronx school, said the abuse of 10 minors occurred in the 1970s and 1980s, authorities from his religious order said.






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Fairfax school board seeks to double salary for members as district sees budget crunch

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 10:01pm
The Fairfax County School Board is seeking to double the salary paid to board members beginning in 2016 — in what it says is a bid to attract top candidates to the field in an election year — despite the budget challenges faced by the district.Read full article >>






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School audit: No improprieties during tenure of former Prince George’s CFO

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/05/2015 - 5:05pm
Prince George’s County school system officials said an audit found no improprieties related to the short tenure of Colby White, the former chief financial officer for the school district who resigned in September after he was fined for personal insurance fraud.Read full article >>






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