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Carl N. Degler, Scholarly Champion of the Oppressed in America, Dies at 93

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 1:00am
Professor Degler, a Stanford historian, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who illuminated the role of women, the poor and minorities in the nation’s evolution.

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Reviewing Federal Education Law, Senator Seeks More Local Control

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 12:23am
Lamar Alexander, the chairman of the committee that oversees education, has drafted a bill that would give more freedom in testing to the states.

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Washington Governor Seeks New Taxes as a Court Order Looms

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 10:46pm
In an effort to meet a State Supreme Court order, Gov. Jay Inslee of Washington has proposed $1.4 billion in new tax revenue, with much of it going to schools.

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Michigan Governor Names Fourth New Manager for Detroit Schools

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 9:18pm
Detroit emerged late last year from emergency management and bankruptcy, but some officials worry that the woes of its public schools threaten to slow efforts to remake the city.
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National Briefing | South: Alabama: School May Arm Students With Canned Peas

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 9:03pm
A middle school principal wants to stockpile cans of corn and peas in classrooms for students to hurl at possible intruders as a last defense.
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Montgomery overhauling approaches to school sex abuse allegations

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 8:52pm
Montgomery County took a first step Tuesday toward overhauling school practices for handling sexual abuse allegations, a move that followed public concern about recent incidents in two middle schools and scrutiny of such cases.Read full article >>

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Plan to Refocus Md. College-Advising Program Raises Concerns

Education Week - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 7:20pm
Should a growing college-access program for low-income students in Maryland focus on high achievers or struggling students?
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Community Network Eyed as Model for Supporting Digital Learning

Education Week - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 7:18pm
A group of local foundations, universities, technologists, and advocates in Pittsburgh has created a blueprint for supporting digital innovation in the early years that the White House and others hope to replicate.
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In Effort to Fix Tribal Schools, Feds Face Doubts

Education Week - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 7:13pm
A long history of failed federal policies has some tribal leaders and educators skeptical of the Obama administration’s plan to improve the Bureau of Indian Education.
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TFA-Like Corps Sends College Advisers to High Schools

Education Week - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 7:07pm
Fresh out of college, the young advisers work alongside overburdened counselors for two years to help disadvantaged students forge a path to college.
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Why teachers should ask more questions

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 7:00pm
We often hear about or see for ourselves teachers who have major weaknesses. The thing that hinders so many, it seems, is that they rush through lessons too fast without stopping long enough to see whether everyone — or anyone — understands. They might ask a quick question of a student or two to determine whether the main points registered, but that’s it. They must stay on schedule. Our schools have standards that demand a lot of material be taught. Read full article >>

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Day-Care Providers to Partner With Head Start

Education Week - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 6:58pm
Private day-care operations can tap into extensive federal early-learning money, in exchange for meeting strict Head Start standards.
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NIH Resets Study Plans for Down Syndrome

Education Week - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 6:56pm
The new agenda calls for more research on how students with Down syndrome can experience improved learning and memory and participate more in schooling.
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Krupicka introduces bill to hike cigarette tax to fund education

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 6:46pm
A Virginia legislator has proposed hiking the state’s per-pack cigarette tax from 30 cents to $2 to fund education, a move he believes also will curtail illegal cigarette trafficking.Del. Rob Krupicka (D-Alexandria) authored the bill, which would raise the tax and earmark the additional revenue for K-12 education. He also started an online petition calling for the initiative.Read full article >>
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N.Y. Governor Aims to Flex Muscles on Education Policy

Education Week - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 6:45pm
Gov. Andrew Cuomo plunges into his second term vowing to push for controversial changes that could put him at odds with leading K-12 officials in the Empire State.
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For those trying to sort through the maze of college options, a Web site offers answers — and some college officials shudder

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 6:30pm
This story has been updated.These weren’t exactly the results Pam Horne, the dean of admissions at Purdue University, was expecting: A company billing itself as “the leading provider of research and analysis in higher education” had ranked the best engineering schools in Indiana, and Purdue didn’t even make the top 10 in the state.Read full article >>
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John Deasy, former L.A. and Pr. George’s superintendent, lands new consulting job

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 6:30pm
Three months after resigning his post as superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, John E. Deasy has landed a new gig. He will consult for the superintendent training center funded by philanthropist Eli Broad, the California billionaire who was close to Deasy during his tenure at the head of the nation’s second-largest school system.Read full article >>
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With Garrett’s ascension to Cornell presidency, women will lead half of the Ivy League

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 5:54pm
One by one, the glass ceilings of academia are vanishing. Elizabeth Garrett, president-elect of Cornell University, will become the first woman to lead that school when she takes office in July. But in the Ivy League, such firsts have become almost commonplace.Read full article >>

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The president proposed making community college free. This university president wants to make ALL college free.

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 5:45pm
After President Obama proposed eliminating tuitionfor many community college students, we turned to a longtime advocate of making higher education affordable, Shai Reshef, founder and president of University of the People, a nonprofit online university. His TED talk last summer has been viewed by more than a million people.Read full article >>

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Senators set stage for debate about federal education law

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/13/2015 - 5:44pm
Top Republican and Democratic negotiators over federal education law each took to the Senate floor Tuesday to lay out their sometimes conflicting visions for rewriting No Child Left Behind.Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), the chair of the Senate education panel, emphasized that he wants to shrink the federal footprint in local education, saying the Obama administration has acted as a “national school board” and that Congress ought to cede power back to states to decide how best to educate K-12 students. Read full article >>

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