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List of Names in Sex Assaults Roils Columbia

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 11:08pm
The list of “sexual assault violators on campus,” was quickly scrubbed away, but by early this week it had reappeared on the walls of several other women’s bathrooms around campus.
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Losing the script: Montgomery clears way to change teaching on sexual orientation

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 9:36pm

Montgomery’s school board gave the go-ahead Tuesday to an update of lessons on sexual orientation, clearing the way for a plan to introduce the topic a year earlier in middle school and put an end to tightly scripted methods of teaching.

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In Season of Protest, Haverford Speaker Is Latest to Bow Out

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 8:46pm
Robert J. Birgeneau, a former University of California, Berkeley, chancellor, withdrew from Haverford’s commencement, joining a number of others who have backed out of speaking engagements this spring in response to campus objections.

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Sallie Mae to Pay Fine Over Loans to Troops

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 8:18pm
Sallie Mae, the student lender, and Navient, its former subsidiary, have agreed to pay $97 million to settle complaints about excessive fees and interest on loans to military service members.
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Fairfax considers changes to school discipline policies

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 7:04pm

Students facing disciplinary action in Fairfax County schools could receive lighter punishments and shorter suspensions next year if the school board approves newly proposed discipline procedures.

The proposals would mark a significant change in the county’s discipline policies and could cut most suspensions in half. Under the proposed guidelines, most serious student infractions would result in a suspension of not more than five days.

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Strauss: Join me for live online chat at 1 p.m. Wednesday

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 7:02pm

I’ll be doing a live education chat on washingtonpost.com at 1 p.m. Wednesday. You can submit questions, comments, suggestions, jokes or whatever here, and tune in then or read the transcript later.

Here transcripts of some of my previous online chats: here , here,   here,  and here .

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NAEP Tech., Engineering Test Brings Interactivity

Education Week - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:51pm
Results from the first administration of the national exam, which is focused on assessing problem-solving skills, will arrive in 2016.
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Strauss: The irony in new study that bashes popular teacher evaluation method

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:51pm

They just keep on coming. Last month, a report was released by the American Statistical Association, the largest organization in the United States representing statisticians and related professionals, that smacked the “value-added method” (VAM) of evaluating teachers that has been embraced by school “reformers” in most states. And now, there’s new research that does the same thing.

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Geovisual Software Use Expands in K-12 Schools

Education Week - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:49pm
The rapid evolution of the technology is due largely to the rise in the use of mobile devices and the increasing technological savvy of school district administrators.
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Public Schools Outperform Private Schools, Book Says

Education Week - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:45pm
A pair of researchers have published a controversial book reigniting the long-running debate over academic achievement in public vs. private schools.
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'R U on Track for College?' Texting a New Strategy

Education Week - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:43pm
To keep seniors on track for college and to avoid the "summer melt" that leads some astray after graduation, some educators are texting them reminders and information.
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States Tightening Loopholes in School Vaccine Laws

Education Week - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:42pm
Amid a resurgence in childhood diseases, some states are rethinking provisions that once allowed parents to exempt their children from school vaccine requirements for personal reasons.
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Time for Testing: 'Right Amount' or Too Much?

Education Week - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:40pm
A survey finds teachers and administrators are looking more favorably than they did two years ago on the amount of time spent on testing and test prep.
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NAEP Scores Stall for 12th Graders in Reading, Math

Education Week - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:39pm
Performance on the national exams has stagnated since 2009, including among racial and ethnic groups, prompting renewed concerns about the persistence of achievement gaps.
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Why Integration Matters in Schools

Education Week - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:30pm
Integration has a positive effect on almost every aspect of education that matters, and segregation the inverse, writes Derek Black.
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Hispanics Are Forgotten in Civil Rights History

Education Week - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:28pm
High school senior Nicholas Dauphine writes that U.S. history has all but erased the struggles of Hispanics against racism.
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Samuel Halperin, Leader in Education Policy, Dies at 84

Education Week - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:27pm
A political scientist and among the architects of landmark Great Society education laws, Samuel Halperin died in Washington May 6.
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Redouble Focus on Data Privacy, White House Report Urges

Education Week - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:26pm
A new report calls for assurances that data collected on students will be used for educational purposes, but is sketchy on how to guarantee that happens.
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Political Support for the Common Core

Education Week - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:24pm
Two new polls show different levels of support for the Common Core State Standards based on political-party affiliation and political viewpoint.
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State of the States: Minnesota

Education Week - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 5:20pm
Gov. Dayton used his State of the State address to announce a review of all K-12 assessments with a goal of streamlining and reducing standardized testing, to push for expansion of early-childhood education, and to introduce the idea of extending school days and the school year.
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