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Charter Activists Suffer From Truth Deprivation

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 7:01pm
The absence of evidence around charter school effectiveness hasn't shaken the devotees, including within the Obama administration, argues Gerald N. Tirozzi.
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Policy Stakes High as Parties Vie for Senate Control

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:59pm
Partisan gridlock has stalled action on major education legislation in Congress, and analysts are split on how a GOP takeover would affect that.
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ACT Scores Virtually Unchanged, But Participation Is Up

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:56pm
More students than ever are taking the college-entrance exam, including a record 57 percent of the 2014 high school graduating class.
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Women's Voices Lacking on School Boards

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:34pm
Despite having relatively strong representation on school boards, women serving on those panels tend to yield to their male counterparts on policy decisions, according to a new book.
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Finn: Eight of the Toughest Challenges Schools Still Face

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:30pm
In something of a farewell policy address, Chester E. Finn Jr. writes that American schools have made progress, but the public education governance structure is "obsolete."
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Companies Honing Tools to Survey Students About Teachers

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:27pm
Over the coming months, high-profile players in the student-survey field plan to launch new efforts to improve the usefulness, and potentially lower the costs, of their survey instruments.
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Oculus Rift Fueling New Vision for Virtual Reality in K-12

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 6:22pm
After decades of false starts and unkept promises, makers of virtual-reality technology could be ready to give students a new and potentially powerful way to learn.
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Polls Capture Public's Sour View of Common Core

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:36pm
A pair of wide-ranging polls by PDK/Gallup and Education Next gauge sentiment on the common standards, testing, school funding, and other hot-button issues.
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Anthropology Assistant Professor (tenure-track) | Muhlenberg College

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:42pm
US - PA - Allentown, Ph.D. Anthropology Assistant Professor of Anthropology The Department of Sociology & Anthropology at Muhlenberg College invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor l
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Sr. Consultant, Organizational Development and Strategy (BCNM) | Robert Morris University

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 2:21pm
US - PA - Moon Township, Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required; relevant advanced degree preferred. Minimum of 10 years of professional work experience in progressively responsible positions. Experienc
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Bowser opposes new D.C. school boundaries plan; Catania calls for delay

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 1:00pm

D.C. Council member and mayoral candidate Muriel Bowser said she opposes the new school boundaries plan that Mayor Vincent C. Gray adopted last week and said the process should be restarted under the next mayor.

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Pediatricians call for teenagers to get more sleep

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:59pm

The influential medical journal Pediatrics is calling the chronic lack of sleep among teenagers to be a health emergency, which experts say is contributing to mental health problems, obesity and car accidents due to drowsy driving.

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Philadelphia Schools to Open on Time with Cuts to Programs

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:23pm
Philadelphia's schools will open Sept. 8, but the district will take cost-cutting measures that officials hope will be temporary.
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John G. Sperling, For-Profit College Pioneer, Dies at 93

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:16pm
Mr. Sperling founded a multibillion-dollar enterprise in the University of Phoenix, and became “an unintentional entrepreneur and an accidental C.E.O.”

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Strauss: School district bans classroom discussion on Michael Brown, Ferguson

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:02am

The superintendent of a school district in Illinois has issued a directive banning any discussion in classrooms of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen killed Aug. 9 by a white police officer, or the civil unrest that followed in Ferguson, Mo.

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