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Loudoun County School Board places Middleburg Charter on probation

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 8:18pm

The Loudoun County School Board has placed its sole charter school on probation following news that the principal lacks the proper state license to run the school.

The board also voted 6 to 3 on Tuesday night to give notice to Middleburg Community Charter School of the licensure deficiency. The board also is compelling the charter to outline a plan to resolve the license problems for Principal Barbara Smith, who is leading the school in its inaugural year. The charter school was proposed last year as a way to save a tiny rural school that was threatened with closure. It is the first charter school in Northern Virginia and one of six in the state.

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Hudson River Park Trust Plans Research and Education Center at Pier 26

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 7:09pm
Construction of the estuarium, which will occupy the end of the 840-foot pier between North Moore and Hubert Streets, is expected to begin in 2017.
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Montgomery police call for potential victims, witnesses to come forward in schools case

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 6:51pm

Montgomery County police made a public appeal Thursday for information from potential victims and witnesses who may know more about the actions of a former county substitute teacher accused of inappropriately touching students.

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Motherlode Blog: Why I’m Glad We Chose the ‘Underprivileged’ Local School

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 5:58pm
Our school zone includes the best restaurants, coffee shops and brew pubs and some of the most jaw-dropping house prices in the city, and yet, for our pride in all things “local,” our little school has been neglected by the population it was meant to serve.






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DealBook: Brazil Firm Raises $309 Million for Education-Focused Fund

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:00pm
The success by Bozano Investimentos in raising money for its new private equity fund is another indication that some investors are looking beyond Brazil’s current economic travails.
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Motherlode Blog: The Smart Nursery Offers More Information, Not More Sleep

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 2:32pm
It’s easy for older parents to mock the new generation of wearable devices available to parents of infants—but the prospect of all that information must be tempting, if parents can get the gadgets to work.
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Strauss: Better educated but poorer -- U.S. Census data on young adults today

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 2:01pm

Young adults in the United States today -- those Americans from 18 to 34 years old -- are on average earning less than their counterparts 35 years ago, but more have a college degree, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Strauss: Computers in the classroom are a no-brainer, right? Not so fast.

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 1:07pm

Did you know that the often-used term “personalized instruction” is not the same thing as the often-used term “personalized learning?” Or that the renewed push for online learning and computerized instruction is based on some of the same arguments employed more than 30 years ago? Or that there is not a great deal of evidence that “personalized instruction” broadly improves student achievement?

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Motherlode Blog: I Can’t Explain

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:55pm
If the goal is to explain the news in a way that helps children understand the world they live in, this morning, I failed.
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D.C.’s Cesar Chavez Public Charter School celebrates ‘Tier 1’ status

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:50pm

Cesar Chavez Public Charter School in Parkside celebrated its “Tier 1” status this week during an assembly with a drum line, a panel discussion that touched on teen motivation, and rows of cheering students.

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Diversity Hiring Fair - February 7, 2015 | The Potomac School

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:34pm
US - VA - McLean, The Potomac School, a coed, K-12 independent school and Eastern Education Resource Collaborative (East Ed), an organization whose mission is to serve as a resource to schools to support the establish
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It’s a Game of Spiraling Costs, So a College Tosses Out Football

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:33pm
The University of Alabama-Birmingham said it would terminate its football program, becoming the first university in the top college sports tier to do so in nearly 20 years.






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Motherlode Blog: Playing Nicely With Others: Why Schools Teach Social Emotional Learning

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:26pm
Social emotional learning is what allows students control their behavior, understand how their personal behavior impacts others, and enables them to empathize and collaborate with others.
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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘Ode to the Midwest’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:08pm
Kevin Young’s poem “Ode to the Midwest” and the Frugal Traveler article “What I Learned Driving Through the Heartland” by Seth Kugel appear in this Poetry Pairing.






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