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Offensive e-mails at American University spark probe of potential student misconduct

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:44pm

American University is investigating potential student misconduct after the disclosure of a string of e-mails and other documents laced with expletives and slurs and referring to assault, raucous parties and rape.

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Colleges Seek New Paths to Diversity After Court Ruling

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:58pm
Many people in the affirmative action debate envision admissions criteria moving away from race and toward factors such as income.

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Court Backs Michigan on Affirmative Action

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:36pm
The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan voter initiative that banned racial preferences in admissions to the state’s public universities.

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Fairfax spending plan includes tax increases, pay raises

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:23pm

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a spending plan Tuesday that includes tax increases, raises for county employees, more money for schools, and higher sewer fees and fees for adopting pets.

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Opportunity for NBCT's--Michael Yell

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:07pm
Hi all, Recently I signed on to field test the new requirements for NBCT social studies teachers. They're still looking so if your interested check this ou

The Learning Network: Making the Argument: Student Winners From Our Editorial Contest

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:19pm
We selected from almost 5,000 entries to choose our favorite student editorials.

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Vice President for Education | George Washington's Mount Vernon

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:38pm
US - VA - Mount Vernon, George Washington’s Mount Vernon is pleased to announce the search for a Vice President for Education. The new head of the Education Department will be responsible for the development and impleme
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Google Amends Terms for Scanning User Data

Education Week - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:33pm
With a federal lawsuit pending, and more scrutiny about its practices, Google updated its terms of service and privacy policies about how it uses private data.
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Schools Explore Benefits of Peer Counseling

Education Week - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:32pm
Program shows promise in boosting student attendance, engagement, and leadership.
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Teacher Education: No Longer 'Business as Usual'

Education Week - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:30pm
Twenty years after an article appeared in Teacher Magazine about the state of teacher education at one university, Ellis Hurd and Gary Weilbacher weigh in on where the program and teacher education stand today.
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Upsetting the Gentility That the South Lays Claim To

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:23pm
Two rancorous and still-evolving disputes involving race and sexual orientation have shaken the College of Charleston in recent months.
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School Stabbings Signal Need for Broad Safety Plans

Education Week - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:18pm
After a recent knife attack at a Pennsylvania high school, experts say educators should be prepared to respond to a range of potentially dangerous situations.
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For Challenged Readers, Custom-Tailored Texts

Education Week - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:43pm
Specialized texts serve older students reading many levels below their peers, but some ask how they jibe with requirements of the common core.
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Strauss: Here’s the very first SAT, from 1926. Can you pass it?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:24pm

Below is the original SAT, from 1926, which you can read about in the post below this.

If you want to see it in a document form on which you can enlargen the test, click here.

Alas, the College Board couldn’t find the answer code.

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Strauss: What does the SAT measure? Aptitude? Achievement? Anything?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:24pm

Back in the day, the day being June 23, 1926, the very first Scholastic Aptitude Test was given to some 8,000 young people, most of them male, who labored for three hours and 45 minutes on problems in nine areas: definitions, math problems, classification, artificial language, antonyms, number series, analogies, logical inference, and paragraph reading. (The post above this will have the test for you to try.) A week before they took the test, they were each given a packet filled with practice questions to familiarize themselves with the format and content of the exam. Even then, 88 years ago, folks knew the benefits of test prep!

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Motherlode Blog: The Pregnancy I Endured, and the One I Missed

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:08pm
I didn’t want to be pregnant, and at the time, I couldn’t enjoy it on any level. Now, watching friends anticipate birth, I want what I know what I missed.

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N.C. Districts, Teachers Sour on State's Anti-Tenure Law

Education Week - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:59pm
In return for abolishing tenure, lawmakers are making districts offer raises to a quarter of their teachers, a quota administrators’ and teachers’ associations are protesting.
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Debate That Divides: Answers on Affirmative Action Depend on How You Pose the Question

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:42pm
Using the phrases “special preferences” or “preferential treatment” in a survey tends to reduce support for the policy.
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C3 Framework meets Maryland Board of Education--Susan Griffin

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:42pm
C3 Framework Update from Maryland—I was pleased to attend a presentation of College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for State Social Studies Standards by Marcie Taylor Thoma, Social Studies Specialists for Maryland Department of Education, to the Maryland Board of Education. A DOE colleague presented a summary of the document and then Marcie went into a wonderful description of each of the four Dimensions: Developing Questions and Planning Investigations Applying --> Read More

Arne Duncan Vows Push on Range of Education Priorities

Education Week - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 3:33pm
Standards implementation, pre-K, and teacher preparation are high on the to-do list items for the U.S. Secretary of Education as the administration heads deeper into its final term.
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