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D.C. board moves to revoke charter for Potomac Prep

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 2:38pm

The D.C. Public Charter school board voted Monday night to begin the process to revoke the charter for Potomac Prep in Northeast Washington.

Darren Woodruff, vice chairman of the board, said the decision was based on a "a decade- long pattern of declining academic performance and challenges with management.”

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Fairfax schools budget discussions begin for next year

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 1:57pm

The Fairfax School Board will meet with county supervisors next Tuesday to begin discussions on funding the growing school system next year as administrators seek to cover a $117 million shortfall.

Schools officials said Monday that this year’s negotiations with supervisors will probably not be as fraught as in years past, when financial obligations and a struggling economy hampered the school system. Last year, the school system eliminated more than 720 staff positions and increased class sizes to reduce the budget.

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Opposition mounts to high school for English-language learners

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 1:55pm

Some parents in Prince George’s County are upset about a plan to make Largo High School one of the locations for the school district’s new international high schools, telling school board members that the community has asked for additional programming for the students who already attend the school.

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Motherlode Blog: ‘He’s Gone.’ A Daddy, Deployed

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:40pm
In this moment, just after their father has been deployed, I can’t safeguard their hearts; I am unable to spare these tears. It’s a powerless feeling, before the sun is up.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Nov. 11-17, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 7:50am
Have you been following the news? 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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The Learning Network: What Are the Best Teaching Methods for Getting Students to Behave Well in Class?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 6:00am
Do you think a system of extrinsic rewards and punishments, with points being given for good behavior or taken away for bad, is an effective way to motivate students?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Quitting His Job to Hit the Road With the Knicks

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 5:32am
Here are the first 10 paragraphs of the Nov. 15 article “Living Out Knicks Dream, Complete With Nightmares.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Strauss: Your children deserve better than this, first-grade teachers tell parents

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 5:00am

Karen Hendren and Nikki Jones are highly regarded first-grade teachers at Skelly Elementary School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They wrote an open letter to the parents of the children in their classes that explains why they have decided not to administer a standardized test known as the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) or student surveys that they believe violate students’ privacy.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | amalgamate

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in seven New York Times articles in the past two years.






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New York Debate League Involves Middle School Students of All Backgrounds

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:39am
The New York Debate League stands out for pitting middle school students from elite private institutions against those who might be the first in their family to attend college.






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