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Politics, Fiscal Issues Frame Pa. School-Aid Debate

Education Week - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 8:27am
The Keystone State's new Democratic governor, who faces an empowered GOP legislative majority, has pledged to boost K-12 spending; meanwhile, a funding-formula overhaul is already in the works.
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Wi-Fi-Enabled Bus Connects Students in Poor Calif. Community

Education Week - Fri, 01/02/2015 - 8:26am
For children in Salton City, Calif., a school bus with a Wi-Fi router parked outside their trailer park community provides the Internet access they don’t have at home.
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Latest Job Postings - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 5:46pm
US - VA - Richmond, Registered Nurse - Radiation Oncology (PRN / Forest Campus)(Job Number: 00448-25209) Work Location: United States-Virginia-Richmond-Henrico Doctors Hospital ForestSchedule: PRN/Pe
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John I. Goodlad, Progressive Educator, Dies at 94

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 4:43pm
Many of the views put forth by Professor Goodlad, whose study of American public schools involved more than 27,000 students, remain central to educational improvement efforts.






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Strauss: Teacher evaluation: going from bad to worse?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 4:15pm
John King recently resigned as New York state’s education commissioner after a tumultuous tenure in which he helped create and implement a controversial education evaluation system and rushed the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and aligned testing. (He is now going to work as a top assistant to U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who apparently thought the controversy that King created was just fine.)  That evaluation system, known as APPR, required that 20 percent of an educator’s evaluation be based on student standardized test scores. Now, New York Schools Chancellor Merryl Tisch wants to make new changes. What are they and why would they take a flawed evaluation system from bad to worse? This post explains. It was written by award-winning Principal Carol Burris of South Side High School in New York, who was named New York’s 2013 High School Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and in 2010, tapped as the 2010 New York State Outstanding Educator by the School Administrators Association of New York State. Burris has been exposing the botched school reform program in New York for years on this blog, and it is worth reading. Some of her earlier posts are listed at the bottom.Read full article >>






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Strauss: Arne Duncan asks ‘what if?’ Here’s the response.

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 12:09pm
Education Secretary Arne Duncan tweeted this to his followers on Dec. 30:Read full article >>






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Strauss: The biggest public education win of 2014

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 11:35am
Veteran teacher Peter Greene looked at what happened in the education world in 2014 and he came up with what he thinks is the biggest win for public education.You can read the full piece here on his Curmudgucation blog, in which he mentions other events that he considers positive for public education, including the defeat of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett in the November members, which he called “a clear signal that voters will put up with only so much gutting of public education.”  But here is what stuck out to him as the most important thing that happened last year:Read full article >>






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Strauss: How hard would it be to replace the Common Core with something better?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 10:53am
For several years now teachers around the country have been attempting to implement the Common Core State Standards, some with more success than others. Implementation in many places has been flawed at best: many teachers weren’t given enough time to learn the standards and create new curriculum and lesson plans around them, and many of the materials that are available for purchase by education publishing companies and that claim to be Core-aligned are poorly drawn.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Ten Tips for Happiness, on a Postcard From the Past

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/01/2015 - 9:10am
Advice from a stack of postcards hidden in a closet years ago: Encourage your children in what they want, not what you want. Also, keep a good figure.






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Motherlode Blog: When It Takes a Dentist’s Chair to Disconnect

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:23am
If I could lie in a dentist’s chair for several hours, why not a lounge chair?






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Motherlode Blog: Charities That Inspire Kids: The Family & Youth Initiative

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:04am
Teenagers in foster care need the meaningful connections with adult friends and mentors that this organization provides. Sometimes those relationships become something more.






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Motherlode Blog: Charities That Inspire Kids: The African Library Project

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 10:27am
Two families describe the fun they’ve had working with the African Library Project, which works with donors to start school libraries in Africa.






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S.C. Gov., Lawmakers Ask Court to Rehear School Equity Case

Education Week - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 10:25am
Gov. Nikki Haley and state lawmakers are fighting a court order aimed at improving the state’s school system in rural, poor districts.
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Strauss: 2014 posts you should read at least once

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 9:30am
To all of you who have stayed tuned to this space for this past year or for any part of it, I thank you. Here are some posts of the last year that help tell the education reform story in 2014. Some were very popular with readers but all speak to some aspect of what happened in 2014 and, I think, are worth your time. This is NOT a “best of” list because there are many others I could have included but didn’t simply for the sake of keeping this from becoming the list version of “War and Peace.”Read full article >>






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Strauss: 2014 posts you should read at least once

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 9:30am
To all of you who have stayed tuned to this space for this past year or for any part of it, I thank you. Here are some posts of the last year that help tell the education reform story in 2014. Some were very popular with readers but all speak to some aspect of what happened in 2014 and, I think, are worth your time. This is NOT a “best of” list because there are many others I could have included but didn’t simply for the sake of keeping this from becoming the list version of “War and Peace.”Read full article >>






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Inside a Chinese Test-Prep Factory

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 8:59am
Thousands of students travel to Maotanchang to spend 16 hours a day, seven days a week, studying for the biggest test of their lives.
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