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Indiana Mulls Assessments After Dropping Common Core

Education Week - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:24am
Indiana education officials are trying to find a balance between preparing students for a new statewide test and overloading them with assessments as Indiana moves forward as the first state to drop the Common Core education standards.
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Prominent Ed-Tech Players' Data-Privacy Policies Attract Scrutiny

Education Week - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:04am
A review of the data-privacy policies of Edmodo, Khan Academy, and Pearson—which have access to information about tens of millions of students—yields concerns.
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Ed. Industry Groups Outline Steps to Protect Privacy of Student Data

Education Week - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:04am
Companies and K-12 schools are struggling to plot their way out of what has become an emotionally charged and polarized atmosphere around data privacy.
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Student-Data Privacy Guidelines: An Overview

Education Week - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 8:04am
Seven education and industry groups have outlined guidelines to help protect the privacy of student data.
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For Science Standards, Begin at the Beginning

Education Week - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 7:56am
New science standards should roll out over time, not launch in all grades at once, Kim Kastens and Abigail Jurist Levy write.
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Strauss: The big losers in NYC charter fight: students with disabilities

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 6:59am

With big bucks from Wall Street supporters behind her, charter network operator Eva Moskowitz won a fight she started with New York Mayor Bill de Blasio over charter schools. De Blasio got politically hurt in the battle after being steamrolled by Moskowitz and Gov. Andrew Cuomo -- but in the end, it isn’t de Blasio who will pay the most. At P.S. 149, it’s students with severe disabilities.

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Staff Research Assoc III (9611C), #17697 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 6:54am
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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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 6:19am
US - WA - Seattle, The Department of Urban Design and Planning invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Environmental Planning to start September 15, 2014. We seek candidates
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Strauss: Frequent school moves can harm children’s mental health -- study

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 4:00am

A study conducted in England concludes that children who jump from school to school frequently are at increased risk of developing psychotic symptoms when they became preteens.

The study, titled “School Mobility and Prospective Pathways to Psychotic-like Symptoms in Early Adolescence: a Prospective Birth Cohort Study” and published online by the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, was conducted by researchers at Warwick Medical School in England.

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Strauss: Statisticians slam popular teacher evaluation method

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 1:12pm

You can be certain that members of the American Statistical Association, the largest organization in the United States representing statisticians and related professionals, know a thing or two about data and measurement. That makes the statement that the association just issued very important for school reform.

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Montgomery deputy superintendent is finalist for top schools job in Hartford, Conn.

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 12:21pm

One of Montgomery County’s top school leaders is a finalist for the superintendency in Hartford, Conn.

Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, one of the deputy superintendents in Montgomery County, is one of two finalists for the top job in Hartford, according to the Harford Courant.

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Strauss: Where kids get suspended for not sitting up straight

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 12:16pm

Some school disciplines are lenient. Some are strict. And then there’s the Noble Charter School network in Chicago.

At the 14 Noble campuses, kids get suspended for infractions such as not sitting up straight in class, being a minute late and not looking at the teacher when instructed. And until last week, students ordered into detention had to pay $5 every time.

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Strauss: ‘We’re real parents in a real crisis’

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 04/13/2014 - 12:02pm

QUEST, or Quality Education for Every Student, is a volunteer parent group in Massachusetts working to persuade state legislators to adequately fund public education and maintain the current cap on the number of charter schools. Mary Battenfeld, a member of QUEST and a parent of three Boston Public School students, writes in this post why she and others oppose the growth of charter schools in her state.

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