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Strauss: It just keeps getting worse

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 5:00am

Just when you think this story can’t get any more awful, it does. Andrea Rediske’s effort to help families of children with severe disabilities has taken yet another frustrating turn.

I’ve written several posts about Rediske’s long struggle with the Florida Department of Education over a requirement that her blind and severely brain-damaged son, Ethan, take state-mandated standardized tests. Rediske won a waiver for her son in 2013, but earlier this year she was told she had to apply for another one or prove that he wasn’t able to do so. At the time, Ethan was dying in a hospital; he passed away Feb. 7, at home with his parents at his side.

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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Math, April 9, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 4:18am
Can you calculate the percent of yearly revenue paid to football players at Northwestern University if each player received $10 per hour for 50 hours of work per week?






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More Than Half of Students 'Engaged' in School, Says Poll

Education Week - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 3:00am
A new report from Gallup Education shows just how powerful schools and teachers can be in motivating students to take an active role in the classroom.
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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | limpid

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 25 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Brandeis Cancels Plan to Give Honorary Degree to Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a Critic of Islam

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 11:08pm
Facing increasing criticism for its plan to honor Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a women’s rights advocate who has called Islam a “nihilistic cult of death,” Brandeis University decided against awarding the degree.






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Achievement gaps between Montgomery’s high-poverty, low-poverty high schools grow

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 10:13pm

Montgomery County’s efforts to close the gap in achievement between its high-poverty and low-poverty high schools have not worked, with widening disparities on many measures of student success, according to a county report released Tuesday.

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Gallaudet University marks 150 years since Lincoln signed a bill for deaf higher education

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 8:05pm

Momentous events preoccupied President Abraham Lincoln on April 8, 1864. That day, the Senate approved the 13th Amendment to the Constitution, to end slavery, on a vote of 38 to 6. The Civil War’s third year was nearing a close, and its bloody fourth was about to begin.

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Bard College Applicants Trade 10,000 Words for Two: You’re In

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 7:58pm
Seventeen students were admitted after participating in an experiment that invited prospective freshmen to compose essays on scholarly topics instead of submitting traditional applications.






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Strauss: Coalition of 114 education groups: Ryan 2015 budget would ‘devastate’ schools

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 7:09pm

The 2015 budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan’s House Budget Committee would “devastate funding for education and make college less affordable,” a coalition of 114 national education associations and institutions charged in an open letter sent to the panel.

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High School Director of Academic Achievement and College Guidance | Success Academy Charter Schools

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:33pm
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D.C. school system receives waiver for two snow days

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 6:13pm

D.C. Public Schools students will not have to make up two of this year’s six snow days, officials said Monday.

The last day of school will be Friday, June 20, originally a professional development day for teachers and now a full instructional day.

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Demographics shift at Thomas Jefferson High as Asians make up 66 percent of new class

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:46pm

The demographic makeup of Fairfax County’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology continues to shift. More than 66 percent of the students in next fall’s incoming class are of Asian descent, with just 10 black and eight Hispanic students admitted to the magnet school’s Class of 2018.

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The Learning Network Blog: Text to Text | Bangladesh Factory Safety and the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:25pm
Can stronger laws and inspections make a difference in preventing disasters like the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire or the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh? To answer this question, we selected two Times articles to compare.






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