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Rutgers to Endow Chair Named for Gloria Steinem

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 9:21pm
Reflecting Ms. Steinem’s long career as a journalist as well as a public intellectual, the chair will be in media, culture and feminist studies.






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‘Fight club’ tweets, gun rumor apparently keep many Fauquier students home Friday

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 8:27pm

Hundreds of students did not come to classes at Fauquier High School on Friday after numerous fights broke out during the week and rumors swirled that a student might bring a gun to the school on Friday.

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JMU president versed in civil rights law

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 7:34pm

HARRISONBURG, Va. — College presidents nationwide are racing this year to school themselves on what federal civil rights laws require when sexual violence flares on campus.

Jonathan R. Alger, president of James Madison University, might have an edge over his peers. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Alger worked as an attorney in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Education Department from 1992 to 1996.

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Campus discussions increasingly focus on sex assault

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 7:34pm

HARRISONBURG, Va. — Parents have always sent their kids off to college with lots of advice: Study hard, do your laundry, don’t spend all your money in the first week.

This year, with rising urgency, many are adding serious words of caution. To their daughters: Don’t walk alone at night. To their sons: No means no. To both: Beware of sexual hookups after heavy drinking.

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Suspect returned to Va. to face charges in U-Va. case

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 7:14pm

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was moved from a Texas holding facility and arrived Friday in Virginia, authorities said.

Jesse L. “LJ” Matthew Jr., 32, who has been charged with one count of abduction with intent to sexually assault Graham, arrived at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport at about 5:45 p.m., Charlottesville police said. They said Matthew was being held without bond at the Albe­marle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. He is expected to have a bond hearing on Thursday. The courthouse is closed for a statewide judicial conference that runs Monday through Wednesday.

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Two N.Y. cities and a promise: A full ride to college for high school graduates

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 5:44pm

What if every student who graduated from a city’s public high schools were guaranteed the money needed to go to college?

An experiment like this is under way in Syracuse and Buffalo through the efforts of a New York foundation called Say Yes to Education. The Syracuse promise dates to 2008, and the Buffalo version to 2011. In all, the foundation has helped more than 3,600 graduates from the two New York cities — many of them from low-income families — go to college.

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Muslim community raises concerns about equal treatment for school holidays

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 3:42pm

The Muslim community is concerned about “disparate treatment” toward religious groups from different Montgomery County agencies, a Muslim leader told school officials.

Saqib Ali, a former state delegate and a co-chair of the Equality for Eid Coalition, said the Muslim community took note of a recent decision by the county’s parks department to cancel a fall harvest festival that conflicted with the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur.

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Strauss: Why we can’t reform literacy and math all at once

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 3:30pm

School “reform” is hardly a new phenomenon in the public school system, with decades of efforts to improve reading and math scores. Why haven’t all these efforts met expectations? Here’s one explanation, from Andy Hargreaves, the Brennan Chair in Education in the Lynch School of Education at Boston College and an adviser to the  premier and minister of education of Ontario, Canada. His new book, with Alan Boyle and Alma Harris, is “Uplifting Leadership.” This first appeared on the blog of Lesley University’s Center for Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative.

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Ga. students' depict Native Americans' experience in Spanish missions

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:26pm
Eighth-grade social studies students at West Chatham Middle School in Georgia recently built replicas of Spanish missions whi -More
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5 ideas for structuring groups to enhance student learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:26pm
Group work should be build with solid structure to ensure it provides students with opportunities to engage in independent, c -More
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History curriculum proposal spurs protest among Colo. students

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:26pm
Hundreds of students at several Jefferson County, Colo., high schools left their classrooms in protest this week over a schoo -More
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Questions about education policy remain 25 years later

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:26pm
In September 1989, state leaders summoned by President George H.W. Bush, gathered to shape U.S. education policy.  -More
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Ways technology integration can transform the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:26pm
When fully integrated into the classroom, educational technology can be used to improve teaching and engage with colleagues,  -More
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Tenn. students to grow produce in greenhouse made with plastic bottles

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:26pm
Portland High School students in Tennessee are working on a cross-curricular project in which they will use recycled plastic  -More
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N.C. library spotlights banned books

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 1:26pm
A North Carolina library is recognizing Banned Books Week by introducing patrons to books that have been removed from librari -More
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