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Strauss: Student privacy activists win a big one

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 4:00am

In a win for student privacy activists, New York state is ending its relationship with a controversial $100 million student data collection project funded by the Gates Foundation and operated by a nonprofit called inBloom. It appears that from the nine original state partners, none are now committed to going forward.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | euphony

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in seven New York Times articles in the past two years.
    





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The Texas Tribune: In Sugar Land, a Bitter Pill for a Regional University

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:39pm
The University of Houston-Victoria, a small institution, is taking as an eviction notice a plan by the University of Houston System to convert a Sugar Land center into a branch campus of its flagship institution.
    
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Many Pupils Say 2014 New York Reading Tests Are Easier, but Complaints Persist

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:20pm
Passing rates plummeted when the state changed its tests to match Common Core curriculum standards, but this year students say they were better prepared to handle the material.
    
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Inquiry to Revisit Jameis Winston Case on Civil Rights Grounds

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:05pm
The federal Department of Education is investigating whether Florida State properly responded to a student’s sexual assault allegation against Winston, the 2013 Heisman Trophy winner.
    
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Northwestern football union leaders take their case to Capitol Hill

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:34pm

As Northwestern University’s football players attempt to unionize, their leaders came to Capitol Hill this week to lobby for the effort and to protect their interests in advance of potential legislative battles.

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Joan Miller, Modern-Dance Champion, Dies at 77

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:18pm
Ms. Miller’s signature works included social commentary and wit, often about the African-American experience.
    
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Motherlode Blog: Research on Children and Math: Underestimated and Unchallenged

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 7:03pm
New research suggests that kindergarteners are capable of learning more advanced math concepts than are offered in most classrooms.
    





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Prince George’s school system plans a reorganization of its Human Resource Division

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 6:31pm

Several dozen people who work for the Prince George’s County schools’ human resources department were recently called into a meeting and told that their jobs were no longer their jobs.

No one was fired, at least not yet.

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D.C. officials seek to clarify confusing test instructions

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:38pm

Some standardized tests administered to D.C. students this week included confusing instructions that city officials sought to clarify after teachers and principals — some of whose jobs depend on test results — reported the problems.

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Prince George’s County schools receives a two-day waiver for snow days

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:21pm

Maryland State Superintendent Lillian Lowery agreed Thursday to waive two instructional days that were lost in Prince George’s County to inclement weather this winter.

With the two-day waiver granted, the last day of school for students in Prince George’s will be June 13, school officials said Thursday.

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D.C. mayoral primary has Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson’s future up in the air

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:06pm

The day after Vincent C. Gray defeated Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in 2010, then-Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee said that the election results would be “devastating for the schoolchildren of Washington, D.C.” Not long afterward, Rhee quit.

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The Learning Network: Celebrate Shakespeare on His 450th Birthday: Seven Ideas for Teaching and Learning

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 3:30pm
In honor of the Bard’s 450th birthday this month, and the surplus of Shakespeare in theaters as a result, we’ve revamped our main resource page and provided seven broad ideas that might serve as starting points in teaching his work.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | ‘Paschal’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:07am
This Poetry Pairing features the poem “Paschal” by Robert Pinsky and the article “Put Yourself in the Story of Passover” by Edward Rothstein.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | ‘Paschal’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 11:07am
This Poetry Pairing features the poem “Paschal” by Robert Pinsky and the article “Put Yourself in the Story of Passover” by Edward Rothstein.
    





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College admission rates for Class of 2018: an imperfect but closely watched metric

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:52am

Of all college statistics, the admission rate might be the most misleading. Which is saying something because there are other strong candidates for that title. Graduation rates, for instance.

The admission rate looks straightforward enough: Admission offers divided by applications. But what is an offer, and what is an application?

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Motherlode Blog: Research on Children and Math: Underestimated and Unchallenged

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:30am
New research suggests that kindergarteners are capable of learning more advanced math concepts than are offered in most classrooms.
    





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Twitter civility: Montgomery school effort begins

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:25am

Montgomery County’s plans for a dialogue on civility in the Twitterverse are expected to get underway Thursday evening, as the school system’s newly formed Cybercivility Task Force gathers for the first time.

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