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Where Do Biases Start? A Challenge to Educators

Education Week - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:27am
Teachers should consider how biases about minority-student fashion and style may influence their actions, Darius Prier says.
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Push to Limit Federal Test Mandates Gains Steam

Education Week - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:26am
Legislation in Congress would open the door to "staggered testing," letting states give summative exams only in certain grades in a departure from the NCLB testing regime.
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The Learning Network: We’re Off for Columbus Day

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 6:35am
We’ll be back on Tuesday, Oct. 14, with all our usual content.






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Economic Scene: Why Aid for College Is Missing the Mark

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 9:40pm
The government strategy to subsidize higher education is failing at its core task: giving less privileged Americans a real shot at a college degree.






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California Prep School Shaken by Arrests of Headmaster and Woman, 21, on Drug Charges

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 9:37pm
Thomas Woodrow Price, headmaster of Branson School in Marin County, Calif., was found with heroine, cocaine and enough methamphetamine for the pair to be accused of possession of that drug for sale.






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Focus on ninth-grade promotion rate helps Maryland district see dramatic gains

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 5:47pm

Tiny slips of paper are stuck to a board in a small conference room next to Principal Gorman Brown’s office at Charles H. Flowers High School, each bearing the name of a ninth-grader.

If a student’s name appears on a green slip, the student has a high probability of passing the ninth grade. A yellow piece of paper means a student is likely to make it to the 10th grade on time. If a student’s name is on red, the child is at risk of failing.

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Mathews: AP U.S. history change is not unpatriotic; it makes the exam less stressful for students

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 3:55pm

During the 11 years Trevor Packer has run the College Board’s Advanced Placement program, teachers of AP U.S. history have bemoaned the wide-open nature of the AP final exam’s multiple-choice section. Questions could range across anything related to American history. It was hard to resist stuffing students with every stray fact for fear it would be on the test.

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International Education: Japan's Divided Education Strategy

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 12:00pm
The government wants to rewrite textbooks to make wartime history more “patriotic.” But at the same time, it wants to project an open, international image.






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International Education: Turkish Reforms Entangle Education

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 12:00pm
Secularism in schools has been undergoing a transformation that signals a reticence on the part of the government to separate religion from politics.






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Strauss: ‘No, this is absolutely not good for kids’

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 9:55am

Amelia Larson has worked for a few years as an assistant superintendent for student achievement in the Pasco County School District in Florida. Now she is resigning, and going out with something of a blast. Larson wrote a formal resignation letter — apparently requested by Superintendent Kurt Browning — and in it she savages Florida’s “accountability system” for schools that relies on high-stakes standardized testing. (See text below.)

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