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How did early education weather the Great Recession?

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 6:00am

Barack Obama campaigned in 2008 on expanding early childhood education with an infusion of new funding, a vision he championed over the past year with a plan for universal preschool. But throughout his administration, the country has been grappling with economic turmoil.

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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | The Year of the Horse

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 5:30am
What is the significance of the Chinese New Year?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, Jan. 31, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 5:18am
Can you choose the word pair that correctly completes the sentences from the article?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | homespun

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 67 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Strauss: Text of Maryland superintendents’ document on school reform

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 12:28am



Here is the text of a document approved by 22 of Maryland’s 24 local schools superintendents expressing concern about how federal and state officials are forcing school districts to implement specific school reforms. You can read more about the document and why the superintendents, through the Public School Superintendents Association of Maryland, decided to make public their concerns in this post .

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National Briefing | Rockies: Utah: School Takes Lunches From Students in Debt

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 11:34pm
Parents say about 50 elementary students in Salt Lake City had their school lunches thrown out because money was owed on their accounts.
    





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Some states rebrand controversial Common Core education standards

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 10:24pm

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) used an executive order to strip the name “Common Core” from the state’s new math and reading standards for public schools. In the Hawkeye State, the same standards are now called “The Iowa Core.” And in Florida, lawmakers want to delete “Common Core” from official documents and replace it with the cheerier-sounding “Next Generation Sunshine State Standards.”

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Dalton School Apologizes for Screening Slavery Satire

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 9:49pm
The edgy and comical treatment of slavery in the mockumentary, “C.S.A.,” provoked complaints, and the private school organized meetings to apologize.
    





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After computer portal problems, students can retake TJ High’s essay tests — at home

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 8:31pm

About 1,500 students applying to the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology must retake their written entrance exams because of widespread computer glitches Saturday.

The students are semifinalists seeking entry to TJ, as the Northern Virginia magnet school is known. Computer problems at all 15 testing centers caused some students to lose their work or made it impossible for them to submit their essays, which were administered online in an effort to limit adult assistance.

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E-mails show D.C. schools officials were alerted to cheating at Noyes in 2010

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 7:29pm

Teachers’ union officials in 2010 directly e-mailed D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson telling her that the principal of a D.C. elementary school had reported seeing employees cheating on a city-issued test, according to e-mails obtained by the Associated Press through a Freedom of Information Act request.

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Strauss: Md. superintendents criticize implementation of school reforms

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 5:33pm

Nearly all of the superintendents of Maryland school districts have signed a statement that criticizes federal and state education officials for forcing them to implement several major reforms, including the Common Core State Standards, on what they say is an unrealistic timetable.

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D.C. Chancellor Was Informed of Cheating Claim

Education Week - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 4:11pm
An elementary school principal's claim that she saw teachers erasing answers on students' test sheets had reached District of Columbia Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson's desk within 24 hours of the alleged incident in late 2010, according to emails obtained by The Associated Press through a public records request.
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Fairfax school administrator is named Virginia’s assistant principal of the year

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 1:19pm

Fairfax County school administrator Shawn DeRose was named the state’s outstanding assistant principal for 2014 by the Virginia Association of Secondary School Principals.

An assistant principal at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology is now a finalist for the national assistant principal of the year honors.

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On education policy, and what Obama left unsaid in the State of the Union

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/30/2014 - 1:10pm

Every year reporters scour the State of the Union address for mentions of key government programs and for rhetorical flourishes that reveal emerging presidential priorities.

But in the case of education, what might be most significant this year is what President Obama left unsaid in his address Tuesday night. He didn’t call for Congress to rewrite the No Child Left Behind law, and he didn’t lambaste colleges for rising tuition.

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