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Strauss: Resistance to standardized testing growing nationwide

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 3:39pm

Every week a nonprofit organization called the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, which is dedicated to ending the misuse and abuse of standardized testing (and is better known as FairTest) sends out an e-mail with a list of stories from around the country about resistance to high-stakes tests among teachers, students and parents. This week’s blast -- which includes stories from New York, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Illinois, Alaska, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts --makes an important point, saying:

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Strauss: Resistance to standardized testing growing nationwide

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 3:39pm

Every week a nonprofit organization called the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, which is dedicated to ending the misuse and abuse of standardized testing (and is better known as FairTest) sends out an e-mail with a list of stories from around the country about resistance to high-stakes tests among teachers, students and parents. This week’s blast -- which includes stories from New York, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Illinois, Alaska, Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania and Massachusetts --makes an important point, saying:

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U.S. : Trying to Close a Knowledge Gap, Word by Word

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 3:15pm
Several campaigns are seeking to help the young children of poor and immigrant families by urging parents to spend more time talking to them.
    
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Louisiana

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 2:49pm
In his opening speech to the 2014 legislature in Louisiana, Gov. Bobby Jindal said state spending on higher education would increase by more than $141 million, or about 5.5 percent, next year under his budget proposal for 2014-15.
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Louisiana

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 2:49pm
In his opening speech to the 2014 legislature in Louisiana, Gov. Bobby Jindal said state spending on higher education would increase by more than $141 million, or about 5.5 percent, next year under his budget proposal for 2014-15.
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District of Columbia

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 2:48pm
Longer school days for low-performing schools is one of the new education initiatives offered by Mayor Gray in his address to city leaders.
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District of Columbia

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 2:48pm
Longer school days for low-performing schools is one of the new education initiatives offered by Mayor Gray in his address to city leaders.
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Fairfax schools chief renews call for higher teacher pay

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 2:46pm

Fairfax County schools chief Karen Garza said Monday that retaining quality teachers remains one of her top priorities as she plans a series of salary raises in upcoming years.

Garza was interviewed on “The Kojo Nnamdi Show” Monday afternoon on WAMU 88.5 FM, and discussed some of the challenges she faces in her first year as superintendent.

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Fairfax schools chief renews call for higher teacher pay

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 2:46pm

Fairfax County schools chief Karen Garza said Monday that retaining quality teachers remains one of her top priorities as she plans a series of salary raises in upcoming years.

Garza was interviewed on “The Kojo Nnamdi Show” Monday afternoon on WAMU 88.5 FM, and discussed some of the challenges she faces in her first year as superintendent.

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Md. Board of Education to allow some snow day waivers for school systems

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 2:18pm

The Maryland State Board of Education voted Tuesday to allow school systems to request waivers for as many as five days of instruction that were lost to inclement weather this year, a move that may help many school systems avoid lengthy extensions to the school year.

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Md. Board of Education to allow some snow day waivers for school systems

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 2:18pm

The Maryland State Board of Education voted Tuesday to allow school systems to request waivers for as many as five days of instruction that were lost to inclement weather this year, a move that may help many school systems avoid lengthy extensions to the school year.

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The Learning Network Blog: Student Crossword | The Middle Ages

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 1:44pm
Test your knowledge of medieval history by playing our crossword — or find many more student crosswords in our archive.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Student Crossword | The Middle Ages

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 1:44pm
Test your knowledge of medieval history by playing our crossword — or find many more student crosswords in our archive.
    





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Obama officials tout Race to the Top, saying it has unleashed ‘enormous positive change’

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 1:39pm

The Obama administration on Tuesday credited its signature K-12 education program, Race to the Top, for unleashing “enormous positive change” in public school classrooms across the country.

In a conference call with reporters to mark the fourth anniversary of the creation of Race to the Top, the White House’s Domestic Policy Council director, Cecilia Muñoz, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan rattled off examples of what they said was proof that the $4 billion competitive grant was driving “dramatic change.”

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Obama officials tout Race to the Top, saying it has unleashed ‘enormous positive change’

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 1:39pm

The Obama administration on Tuesday credited its signature K-12 education program, Race to the Top, for unleashing “enormous positive change” in public school classrooms across the country.

In a conference call with reporters to mark the fourth anniversary of the creation of Race to the Top, the White House’s Domestic Policy Council director, Cecilia Muñoz, and Education Secretary Arne Duncan rattled off examples of what they said was proof that the $4 billion competitive grant was driving “dramatic change.”

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ASSISTANT/ ASSOCIATE MUSEUM EDUCATOR Access and Community Programs | Metropolitan Museum of Art

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 1:30pm
US - NY - New York, Requirements and Qualifications: Experience and Skills: • Minimum 3-5 years experience working in cultural organization; at least 1 year working in a museum setting; minimum 1 year supervisory exper
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ASSISTANT/ ASSOCIATE MUSEUM EDUCATOR Access and Community Programs | Metropolitan Museum of Art

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 1:30pm
US - NY - New York, Requirements and Qualifications: Experience and Skills: • Minimum 3-5 years experience working in cultural organization; at least 1 year working in a museum setting; minimum 1 year supervisory exper
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Calif. Testing Waiver Draws Civil Rights Concerns

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 1:20pm
Advocacy groups argue the federal decision to let California bump accountability decisions to 2016 could jeopardize moves affecting key student subgroups.
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Calif. Testing Waiver Draws Civil Rights Concerns

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 1:20pm
Advocacy groups argue the federal decision to let California bump accountability decisions to 2016 could jeopardize moves affecting key student subgroups.
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Walts: Universal full-day kindergarten my greatest accomplishment

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 12:58pm

School officials in Loudoun County, the only district in the Washington region without universal full-day kindergarten, say that it would be too costly to add extra classrooms and staff in the fast-growing county. But nearby, Prince William County doubled the school day for all its kindergarten students in a few years.

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