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Key Georgia Electoral Contests Put K-12 Front and Center

Education Week - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:32am
Accountability, governance, common standards, and funding are among the top issues in the tight races for governor and state schools superintendent in Georgia.
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Want proof college is worth it? Look at this list of the highest-paying majors

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:15am

Is a four-year college degree worth it? Generally yes, but the results vary quite a bit across majors — and can even vary widely within majors.

That’s the takeaway from new research by Brad Hershbein and Melissa Kearney at The Hamilton Project. The authors analyzed Census Bureau data to find out which college majors earned the most and the least. Topping the list are the engineering fields, to no one’s surprise. Some of the least-earning majors are related to education, theater and art. Over a lifetime, the median expected earnings for a drama or theater arts major is lower than that of someone with a two-year associate’s degree.

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What it’s like to graduate from college with the lowest-paying major

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:14am

The preschool teacher walked a 4-year-old student to his apartment in Rogers Park, a neighborhood in Chicago where many straddle the poverty line. On this September evening, Cayla Calfee, 23, met the boy’s mother, a full-time nanny for two families. They discussed the boy’s goals, the application process for a competitive kindergarten.

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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Sept. 29, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:00am
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: What Role Does Procrastination Play in Your Life?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 5:02am
How big of a problem is procrastination for you? For people in general?






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Strauss: Why the kids who most need arts education aren’t getting it

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 5:00am

Though the benefits of art education are very real (see here for a list of 10), it is one of the big, unfortunate casualties of the high-stakes testing era, with its laser focus on math and English Language Arts — especially in schools with big populations of students who live in poverty. Just how effective a good arts program can be was shown by Michael Sokolove, a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, in his book titled “Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town and the Magic of Theater,” about an elite high school theater program in a blue-collar Pennsylvania town. The book will be issued in paperback on Oct. 7. Here’s a piece by Sokolove on saving arts education.

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Superintendents Support Common-Assessment Consortia

Education Week - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 1:11am
In a new survey of superintendents from Gallup and Education Week, most school district chiefs say they want states to stay the course on common-core tests.
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The Learning Network: Word of the Day |dispassionate

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 78 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Active Consent Bill Signed in California

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 11:17pm
California has become the first state to require students on college campuses to receive active consent before all sexual activity.






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Motherlode Blog: A Stolen Video of My Daughter Went Viral. Here’s What I Learned.

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 11:02pm
I wanted the video of my 4-year-old talking about equality to be shared. But when it was stolen and shared by strangers, the experience changed how I think about posting images of my children online.






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De Blasio Plans Revised Code for Discipline in Schools

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 9:45pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio, after a controversial crackdown on unruly institutions by his predecessor, will try to strike a balance between safety and fairness.
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Revamped Website to Offer News on New York City Public Schools

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 7:54pm
WNYC, WNBC, WNJU and the New York Daily News will introduce a site with information in English, Spanish and Chinese, and with individual school pages that are easier to understand.
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Georgia Colleges Prohibiting Tobacco, but Questions About Enforcement Linger

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 09/28/2014 - 7:27pm
Starting Wednesday, tobacco products and e-cigarettes will be prohibited at the 31 public colleges and universities that make up the University System of Georgia.






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