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Op-Ed Contributor: A Solution for Bad Teaching

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 8:51pm
Tweaking tenure could help students and researchers.
    
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Room for Debate: Virtual School on Snow Days

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 8:44pm
Should more schools institute virtual learning on snow days?
    
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Langley High School students in Fairfax County mourn two student deaths

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 8:31pm

Two students with connections to Langley High School died a day apart this week, shocking the Fairfax County school community and sending many of their peers into mourning.

Police released few details about the deaths, on Monday and Tuesday, saying only that both students were 17-year-old males and that one was found in a wooded area of a McLean public park and the other in a home in Great Falls. Police said that they do not suspect foul play and that drugs were not the cause of death in either case.

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Bits: F.C.C. to Change Program That Connects Schools to High-Speed Internet Service

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 8:22pm
In an address Wednesday, Tom Wheeler, chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, raised the possibility of increasing taxes on phone services to pay for the effort.
    





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Child-care delay in Montgomery tough on working parents

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 7:48pm

Wednesday was a doubly tough morning for many parents in Montgomery County: Not only was school unexpectedly closed because of the icy weather, but some school-based child-care operations did not open their doors as usual.

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Many teachers blame students’ study habits for Montgomery County math exam failures

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 6:09pm

Many Montgomery County teachers blame student study habits for the high failure rates on math exams, according to a survey that also revealed educators’ concerns about grading policies that make it possible to fail a final exam but still pass a course.

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DCPS seeks early input to improve budget process

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 6:01pm

D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson and her top deputies are holding a series of earlier-than-usual budget meetings with principals, teachers and parents, the beginning of what Henderson says is an effort to improve what has often been a contentious and frustrating budget-planning process.

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Strauss: America’s school funding problems, state by state

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 5:17pm

A new report on school funding reveals how uneven and unfair public school funding is in states across the country. The report, titled “Is School Funding Fair? A National Report Card,” looks at funding data from 2007 through 2011, analyzing the condition of state school finance systems with a focus on the fair distribution of resources to the neediest students. It covers the period before the big 2008 recession and through the start of the recovery. (See chart below)

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Assistant/ Associate Professor in Meat Food Safety/ Microbiology | Cal Poly State University

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 4:08pm
US - CA - San Luis Obispo, Qualifications include a Ph.D. in Meat Science, Food Science or related discipline. Other considerations include demonstration of excellence in teaching, and effective communication and interpersonal
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Minn. teacher uses fantasy-sports format to hook students on the news

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 3:24pm
Fantasy Geopolitics, a game loosely modeled after formats of fantasy football, is changing the way students learn about curre -More
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Using the Oscars to produce lessons about film

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 3:24pm
With the Super Bowl over, the next major television event is the Academy Awards broadcast March 2, writes media literacy educ -More
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Elementary school uses stock market game to teach finances

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 3:24pm
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Iowa district's plan would help develop teacher leaders

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 3:24pm
An Iowa school district is hoping to attract top teachers by using a grant from the state Department of Education to establis -More
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Foundation funds "professional renewal" for teachers in Ind.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 3:24pm
The Lilly Foundation's Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program provides funding for about 100 teachers in Indiana to participat -More
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