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Common-Core Discontent Reflected in N.Y. Primary

Education Week - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:46am
Gov. Andrew Cuomo easily won his Democratic contest, but his anti-common-core challenger made a stronger-than-expected showing.
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Eduflack: It's Time for Reformers, Educators to Work Together

Education Week - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:27am
Rancorous debate between those who view themselves as school reformers and teachers and their unions needs to give way to constructive conversation and K-12 policy progress, Patrick Riccards says.
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New Turnaround Options Detailed in Draft SIG Guidance

Education Week - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:24am
Struggling schools that get federal aid under the School Improvement Grant program could receive new flexibility for using that money under draft guidance issued by the Education Department.
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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Sept. 15, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 8:08am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.






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The Learning Network: Should Parents Limit How Much Time Children Spend on Tech Devices?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 5:01am
Do your parents limit how much time you spend on technology? Do they set limits on the types of things you are allowed to do with screens?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Minecraft and Microsoft

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 4:27am
Below are six paragraphs from the Sept. 10 article “Microsoft Sees More Than Fun in a Game Like Minecraft.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | dissection

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 77 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Penn State Faithful Rejoice After Penalties Are Lifted

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:27pm
The news that bowl eligibility and scholarship figures were to be restored was deeply felt on a campus.






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With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 9:48pm
Parent groups and privacy advocates are challenging the practices of an industry built on data collection, and California has passed wide-ranging legislation protecting students’ personal information.
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In Florida Student Assaults, an Added Burden on Accusers

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 8:55pm
Last year, the Tallahassee police’s handling of a rape accusation against Jameis Winston drew attention to its failure to adequately investigate. Now, an examination shows a pattern to the handling of such complaints.
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Schools move toward ‘Bring Your Own Device’ policies to boost student tech use

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 6:05pm

His iPhone is on his desk, out in the open, and Joshua Perez’s teacher does not take it away. Instead, she asks the eighth-grader and his classmates in honors geometry at Argyle Magnet Middle School to Google the words “vertex form parabola.”

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Mathews: Why admiring Chinese test scores might hurt U.S. schools

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 1:13pm

I have spent much of my life studying China and the countries near it. Just ask and I’ll show you my master’s degree in East Asian regional studies, and my five years of Washington Post articles from Hong Kong and Beijing. So it’s depressing to realize what I learned about the cultural advantage Asians have over us Americans — particularly in the classroom — might be wrong.

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Ohio State accord on sexual assault ends federal investigation

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 12:51pm

Ohio State University has agreed to several steps to strengthen its policies on sexual assault and harassment, the federal government said, concluding a four-year civil rights investigation at one of the nation’s largest public universities.

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International Education: Humanities Departments Are Largely Spared the Ax

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 12:00pm
A survey in the United States found little effect from the recession in eight primary disciplines.






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Strauss: Chicago schools filthy with rodents, roaches, garbage — principals say

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 10:59am

School reformers today, operating under the illusion that the private sector can do just about everything better and cheaper than government institutions, have been working to privatize public education by contracting out to private entities key operations of schools — and often entire schools. Such a move with the custodial force in Chicago Public Schools has, principals say, led to a mess.

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Motherlode Blog: ‘Just a Stepmother’ Sending a Son to College Without Tears

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 8:36am
Being happy as my stepson leaves us for college isn’t a sign of a lack of connection or love. It’s a sign of pride.






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Strauss: Common Core: yes or no? A debate.

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 09/14/2014 - 4:00am

Embrace the Common Core State Standards? Do not embrace the Common Core? That was the question in New York when four people — two for embracing and two against — participated in a recent debate about the controversial initiative.

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Algebra failures in Montgomery did not lead to summer session for most students

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 7:56pm

Roughly 1 in 7 students who failed the most recent Algebra 1 final exam in Montgomery County — a test that produced high failure rates and led to a mass grade recalculation — attended special summer reteaching sessions, according to newly released schools data. Another group retook the course.

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Motherlode Blog: The Mechanics of Homework

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 09/13/2014 - 2:06pm
Right now, homework is feeling like an instrument of torture designed to destroy my relationship with my children. But we go through this every September. It will get better.






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