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South Carolina SAT scores up

Education Week - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 3:25pm
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Strauss: The ugly facts of life in Philadelphia public schools

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:32pm

For years now the state-run Philadelphia public school system has been under a kind of siege. The Republican administration of Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett has decimated spending for public education in the state, and Philadelphia has been hit especially hard, with thousands of layoffs, massive program cuts and dozens of closed school buildings. Many teachers buy basic supplies for their classrooms with their own funds.

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Analysis Cites Holes in N.Y.'s Teacher-Dismissal Process

Education Week - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:29pm
New York's due process procedures for teachers are dominated by a focus on teacher rehabilitation, with the end result that even abusive teachers are often fined or suspended rather than fired, according to a newly released analysis.
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Motherlode Blog: The Surprising Value of Journaling an Ordinary Day

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:27pm
If you keep a journal, it’s not the record of the momentous events that will bring you the most pleasure later. It’s the little things.

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Chicago's Local School Councils 'Experiment' Endures 25 Years of Change

Education Week - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:10pm
The unique school governance model that gave local parent-majority boards power to hire and fire principals has had some of its authority diluted over the years.
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Education Measures on Ballot in 11 States

Education Week - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:06pm
School funding, class size, and governance are among the issues facing voters on various education-focused state initiatives, referendums, and amendments.
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Ed-Tech Industry Weighs Impact of New Data-Privacy Laws

Education Week - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 2:04pm
A California law is one of the most aggressive attempts to balance the promise of digital learning technologies with concerns about the privacy of children's sensitive information.
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Kindergarten-Readiness Tests Gain Ground

Education Week - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 1:58pm
A Maryland classroom offers a look at how educators are pioneering new ways of merging assessment with observation and instruction for K-12's youngest learners.
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Popularity Grows Anew for Year-Round Schooling

Education Week - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 1:57pm
Behind the recent upswing are grant programs in Michigan and Virginia aimed primarily at reducing time out of school for students from low-income families.
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K-12 Educators: Are We Listening to Each Other?

Education Week - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 1:57pm
Three education leaders discuss how to communicate with colleagues in order to promote risk-free conversations.
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Chronic Absenteeism Can Devastate K-12 Learning

Education Week - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 1:55pm
Missing school can have a lasting, negative impact on student achievement, write Hedy Chang, John Gomperts, and Leslie Boissiere.
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Motherlode Blog: ‘Where Are You Delivering?’ Omaha.

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 1:25pm
We are traveling – by car, as a family – 1,200 miles so that I can give birth in Omaha, which is where I am from. The waiting lists to be a part of midwifery practices on the East Coast and the overbooked schedules of its clinicians wore me down.

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Assessment Specialist - Social Studies | Pearson

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:52pm
US - TX, Qualifications -Bachelor’s Degree in Social Studies related field, Education, or equivalent education and experience required. Master’s degree desired. -At least five years experience in Social Stu
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Sept. 30 – Oct. 6, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 12:48pm
Have you been following the news the past week? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.

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Motherlode Blog: Challenged by My Catholic School’s Choices, and Challenging It in Return

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:49am
When I first heard what happened to Barb Webb, a married lesbian and teacher at my former Catholic high school who, after 9 years of teaching there, was fired after she announced her pregnancy, I was shocked—and then I wasn’t.

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SAT scores edge up in Montgomery, with gains by Hispanics, African Americans

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/07/2014 - 10:24am

The average score on the SAT exam edged up two points for Montgomery County’s class of 2014, compared with results for graduates a year earlier, as performance was stagnant nationally and slipped in Maryland, according to figures released Tuesday.

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