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Principals Aren't Tapping Teacher-Effectiveness Data, Says Study

Education Week - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:16pm
Researchers say many principals are not tapping into the data generated by new teacher-evaluation systems around the country.
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Prince William County reburies remains unearthed in school construction project

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 6:06pm

By 2016, a now-rocky plot south of Manassas will be home to rowdy football games and a new high school.

But on Saturday, it was the site of a solemn moment as Prince William County school officials and members of a local family gathered to dedicate a burial plot for the remains from a more than century-old grave. The grave, which likely belonged to ancestors of the Lynn family, was unearthed when contractors were preparing to build playing fields for the new school.

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Howard County Schools disciplines student who displayed Confederate flag at game

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 5:53pm

A Howard County student who unfurled a Confederate flag at a high school football game was disciplined, according to a spokeswoman for the school system.

Rebecca Amani-Dove, the spokeswoman, would not say what type of action was taken against the Glenelg student who displayed the flag while standing at the top of the bleachers during the season opener between Glenelg and River Hill high schools on Friday night. The student was immediately told to take the flag down.

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On U.S. News glamour lists, public colleges and universities are scarce at the top

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:58pm

Most college students in the United States — more than seven of every 10 — attend public institutions of higher education. The reason is straightforward: These schools have larger capacity and lower tuition.

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Strauss: How U.S. News concocts its college rankings

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:53pm

U.S. News& World Report just released the 2015 version of its famous college rankings (which, frankly isn’t very different from the 2014 version). Princeton is No. 1. Harvard is No. 2. Yale is 3. And it turns out, there are three No. 4s — Columbia, Stanford and Chicago. Stanford and Chicago  both shared No. 5 last year, but this year, they got just that much better to move on up.

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Motherlode Blog: A Simple ‘Dump-It’ Meal for a Busy Tuesday

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:05pm
A dinner designed for a parent with more on his or her mind than “I wonder if rice wine vinegar or tarragon vinegar would be better here.”






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Motherlode Blog: A Fast, Simple Dinner for a Monday Night

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:49pm
A detailed plan for getting dinner on the table tonight.






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Prince George’s Board of Education to hold retreat this week

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:44pm

The Prince George’s County Board of Education this week will hold its second retreat since the school system underwent a major overhaul last year.

This time, the reconfigured board will focus some of its attention on defining and developing “a more effective working relationship” with Kevin M. Maxwell, the schools chief executive officer, and his team.

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Howard Fuller: A civil rights warrior or billionaire’s tool?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:43pm

He’s been called both a respected voice in the African American community and a tool of billionaire conservatives. He’s a onetime labor activist who says teachers unions are blocking poor children from getting a good education. And he’s a civil rights champion who broke with the NAACP over publicly funded vouchers for private schools.

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New space in Montgomery schools as enrollment surges

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 2:18pm

As Montgomery County reaches record levels of student enrollment this year, the school system has added more than 200,000 additional square feet of new construction.

New projects include Montgomery’s 202nd school — Wilson Wims — which was spotlighted in first-day ceremonies on Aug. 25. Principal Sean McGee said this week that more than 660 students are now attending the Clarksburg school.

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D.C. anti-truancy program is getting more kids to school

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:45am

A single mother who is sick or dealing with car repairs. A child who’s staying with neighbors because his parent is in jail. A mother who works nights and weekends and takes her child out of school during the week to go shopping and spend time with her.

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Fairfax’s Thomas Jefferson High ranks best in the nation on Newsweek magazine list

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:42am

Fairfax County’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology has been named the top high school in the nation, again.

In a new Newsweek ranking, Fairfax’s magnet school was rated as the best in the country based on “student achievement and college readiness indicators,” according to a report in the magazine.

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One college lands anew in U.S. News rankings, while others are deleted from it

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 11:37am

Sarah Lawrence College, dropped from a U.S. News and World Report ranking several years ago because of an admissions policy shift, is happy to be back. This says something about how college leaders view the rankings they love to hate.

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