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Review finds serious test-taking violations in four D.C. schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:20pm

Test administrators in four classrooms at four D.C. schools appear to have violated rules on standardized tests last year by helping students arrive at correct answers, according to a city report.

An annual review, conducted by the consulting firm Alvarez & Marsal, found less-serious violations of test security at 13 other schools. Those offenses included unauthorized use of cellphones, inconsistent monitoring of test materials and missing test-security documents.

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Strauss: School reformers love ‘choice,’ except when

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 1:19pm

School “reformers” love to promote “choice.” Charters. Vouchers. Tuition tax credits. It’s all about giving parents choices, right?

Well, not always.

Reformers don’t actually like choice quite so much when:

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Motherlode Blog: College Admissions Season: When the Answer Is No

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 12:30pm
Some people say that students should entirely drive the college application process. But what parent would let a 17-year-old make such a big decision without help, and what parent wouldn’t share the disappointment when the dream college doesn’t come true?
    





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Prince William delays SOL testing for a week

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:55am

Prince William School officials earned state approval to push back Standards of Learning tests in elementary and middle schools by as much as a week to give students more time to prepare.

The suburban district has canceled school 13 times this year, including Monday, due to snow and ice, one of the highest snow day records in the region.

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Major Gift Assistant (AAIII, 4722C), L&S College Relations Dept - #17560 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 8:20am
US - CA - Berkeley, About Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generat
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Manager of Research Computing | Lehigh University

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 8:01am
US - PA - Bethlehem, Qualifications: Master's Degree in Computer or Information Sciences, Engineering, or equivalent combinations of education and experience Five to eight years related work experience Supervisory exp
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Lisbon Journal: Student Deaths Spark Debate Over Hazing at Portugal’s Universities

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 6:02am
Some credit the ritual with building esprit de corps among students, while others say it has grown increasingly dangerous.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Have You Ever ‘Paid It Forward’?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 5:01am
When have you been the recipient of kindness from a stranger? When have you done something generous for someone you didn’t know? What could you do to start a “pay it forward” chain at your school?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Space Ripples Reveal Big Bang’s Smoking Gun

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:30am
How does the theory of inflation explain how the universe expanded so uniformly and so quickly in the instant after the Big Bang?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Math, March 19, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:23am
Can you calculate how long it would take a British team to break the land speed record?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | fundamental

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 5,280 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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