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After U-Md. students propose a new way to pay for sexual-assault investigations, school agrees to hire more staff

Education News from Washington Post - October 19, 2016 - 1:00am
Student government leaders at the University of Maryland proposed a student fee to help fund the office that investigates claims of sexual assault. University leaders say they'll fund new positions for the office.
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Lawsuit alleges Flint schools are failing to provide services to lead-poisoned children

Education News from Washington Post - October 19, 2016 - 1:00am
The window is closing for countering Flint children's lead exposure, according to a lawsuit filed in federal court Tuesday.
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The United States' growing teaching shortage: How it looks state by state

Education News from Washington Post - October 19, 2016 - 1:00am
A data-rich map that details the growing problem across the country.
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If you answer 'yes' to question No. 8, expect an avalanche of college mail

Education News from Washington Post - October 19, 2016 - 1:00am
Answering the pre-exam questions on the PSAT/NMSQT this week will put students into a massive college recruiting database. Many enticing envelopes will follow.
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'They talked a lot.' What children are telling their teachers about the presidential debates

Education News from Washington Post - October 19, 2016 - 1:00am
Children have been captivated by this unusual presidential campaign.
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Teachers struggle with a presidential campaign full of vitriol, adult themes

Education News from Washington Post - October 19, 2016 - 1:00am
Sensitive topics make school civics lessons a tricky subject.
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With the largest gift ever to a public university, the University of Oregon has big plans

Education News from Washington Post - October 19, 2016 - 1:00am
University leaders hope the $500 million gift from Phil and Penny Knight signals dramatic change for a school that has undergone turmoil in recent years
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Federal watchdog sees major cracks in program to help student loan defaulters

Education News from Washington Post - October 19, 2016 - 1:00am
The CFPB cited problems with loan servicers, enrollment issues and misaligned debt-collection incentives.
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Want college to pay off? These are the 50 majors with the highest earnings.

Education News from Washington Post - October 19, 2016 - 1:00am
Many of the highest-paying entry-level jobs are tied to engineering and technology majors.
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Debate Course Aims to Help Rikers Inmates Lobby for Their Rights

Education News from NY Times - October 18, 2016 - 10:33pm
Volunteers coached inmates in the intricacies of researching, organizing and presenting their cases no matter the topic or point of view.
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Parent Group Seeks More Integration in New York’s Schools

Education News from NY Times - October 18, 2016 - 10:30pm
The organization challenged the New York City Education Department to take further steps to rezone schools on the Upper West Side.
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From the Editor: A Critical Look at the Evolution, and Future, of Personalized Learning

Education Week - October 18, 2016 - 5:29pm
Personalized learning is not sweeping through schools, as some would have you believe. But the trend has now entered the K-12 mainstream, and its expansion is quickening.
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Students Pinpoint Their Academic Needs in Georgia District

Education Week - October 18, 2016 - 5:29pm
The Henry County, Ga., school system refashioned its personalized learning strategy after determining the original plan was overly fixated on the use of technology.
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Q&A: Lessons Learned From Next Generation Learning Challenges

Education Week - October 18, 2016 - 5:29pm
The deputy director of the NGLC talks about how personalized learning has evolved and what looms ahead for districts pursuing this approach.
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Personalized Learning: What Does the Research Say?

Education Week - October 18, 2016 - 5:29pm
The U.S. Department of Education has given half a billion dollars to districts that embrace the trend, but little research exists on its impact.
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Online Gaming Platform Aims to Teach Social and Emotional Skills

Education Week - October 18, 2016 - 5:29pm
But the idea that digital tools can benefit students’ social-emotional development is controversial, with critics claiming children are already spending too much time online.
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Eighth Graders Use Web App to Identify Their Character Strengths

Education Week - October 18, 2016 - 5:29pm
The students said the results that the web app Happify generated for each of them confirmed some thoughts they had about themselves.
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'Red Flags' to Look for When Evaluating Personalized Learning Products

Education Week - October 18, 2016 - 5:29pm
Educators are asking tougher questions to sort the real personalized learning potential from the empty promises of some ed-tech products and services.
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Checking Up on Personalized Learning Pioneers

Education Week - October 18, 2016 - 5:29pm
The trend to individualize education has evolved at a gradual pace, as shown by a look back at some stories from several years ago.
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