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Number of Student Loans in Default Declines

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 9:05pm
It was the first drop in the default rate in years, but 21 schools still have rates so high that they could be barred from federal loan and grant programs.






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Suspect in U-Va. student abduction found on Texas beach

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 8:50pm

Jesse L. “LJ” Matthew Jr., 32, of Charlottesville, was apprehended Wednesday at 3:30 p.m. on a beach in Gilchrist, Texas, on the Bolivar Peninsula, outside of Galveston. The beach community is about 1,300 miles from Charlottesville, where Matthew is wanted on an abduction charge. Police said they believe Matthew kidnapped U-Va. sophomore Hannah Graham on Sept. 13. Graham has not been found.

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Suspect in University of Virginia Student’s Abduction Is Arrested in Texas

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 8:45pm
Jesse Leroy Matthew Jr. was arrested in the abduction of Hannah Graham, 18, who has not been seen since she disappeared two weeks ago.






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Harvard Names Investment Chief as Yale Reports 20% Return

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 8:42pm
Harvard reported a gain of 15.4 percent for the fiscal year, continuing to lag rivals like Yale.
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Prince George’s NAACP opposes schools for English-language learners

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 7:36pm

The Prince George’s County branch of the NAACP is opposed to the county school system’s plan to open two high schools designed specifically for recent immigrants and second-generation students, arguing that the concept might be unconstitutional.

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Center for Union Facts says Randi Weingarten is ruining nation’s schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 7:02pm

The 11-page mailing, on expensive paper stock, was sent first class to 125,000 households across the country this week.

“I’m writing to you about Randi,” the letter began. “You probably don’t know who Randi is. Most people don’t. The terrible impact Randi has on America’s educational system is something that I hope you will give me a few minutes to explain.”

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Strauss: ‘Test reform’ movement picking up steam

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:00pm

We’ve had years and years of “school reform” that has mostly resulted in creating an untenable culture of high-stakes tests— and now, there is a growing “test reform” movement that is pushing back against the culture of high-stakes testing that has taken over public education.

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The Learning Network: A Nation in Transition: Investigating Evolving Research and Policy on Marijuana

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:45pm
In this lesson, we offer some starting points for science, social studies and English teachers aiming to use the debate over marijuana legalization as an opportunity for learning, research and discussion.






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The Learning Network: What Is Your Reaction to the Performance and Protest Piece ‘Carry That Weight’?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:42pm
Have you read or heard about Emma Sulkowicz, the student at Columbia who has been protesting its handling of a sexual assault she says happened to her as a sophomore? What do you think of her senior art thesis piece, “Carry That Weight”? Why?






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National student loan default rate declines to 13.7 percent

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:15pm

The share of student borrowers who default on federal loans soon after payments start coming due has fallen, the government reported Wednesday.

The national student loan default rate, 14.7 percent a year ago, now stands at 13.7 percent.

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Motherlode Blog: Thanks to Video Monitors, Parents are the New Big Brother

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 2:08pm
Parents who start using video baby monitors to observe infant sleep often continue using them long past a child’s babyhood, and children are sometimes aware that they’re being watched.






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Students encouraged to register to vote, cast ballots

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:57pm
High-school students across the country learned about the voting process, along with the rights and responsibilities of voter -More
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Ideas to help students find their passion in learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:57pm
Research shows that helping students find their passion, or "spark," keeps them engaged and helps them achieve in school, you -More
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Educator offers 10 suggestions for leading PD sessions

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:57pm
Educators who deliver professional development to their peers should look at themselves as "facilitators" to guide learning r -More
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NYC schools dive into PD with dedicated teacher-collaboration time

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 1:57pm
Schools across New York City are taking varied approaches in using the uninterrupted 80 minutes of teacher-collaboration time -More
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