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Disparate Teacher-Prep Curricula Complicate Accountability Efforts

Education Week - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:31am
The relative leniency of states in reviewing their teacher-preparation programs could be symptomatic of a general lack of agreement on what candidates should learn, and how they should learn it.
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N.Y. College's Experience Shows Conflicts Around Ed. School Closures

Education Week - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:31am
New York state's decision not to close an education school that had received a searing 2006 accreditation review has left unanswered questions as well as possible lessons.
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States Slow to Close Faltering Teacher Ed. Programs

Education Week - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:31am
States have generally been reluctant to shut down or suspend education schools and programs, bypassing a powerful but little-recognized policy lever, according to an Education Week analysis.
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Strauss: 10-year-old tells school board: ‘I love to read… I love to do math. But I don’t love the PARCC. Why? Because it stinks.’

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 6:00am
Elizabeth Blaine is a very smart 10-year-old fourth grader in Montclair Public Schools in New Jersey. She attended a Montclair School Board meeting on Monday night and sat for hours listening to the adults talk before giving testimony (see video below) about a proposed policy to allow parents to opt out their children from taking the Common Core test known as PARCC (for Partnership for the Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) when it is given later this school year. The policy (see text below) had its first reading at the meeting and will be voted on at a later board meeting.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | At Jingle Ball, Women in Charge

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 5:10am
Here are several paragraphs from a Dec. 13 article, “At Jingle Ball, Women in Charge.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Strauss: Who took that striking picture of Arne Duncan at Sharpton’s march?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 5:00am
Who took that striking black-and-white picture of Education Secretary Arne Duncan at the social justice march last Saturday in Washington D.C. led by the Rev. Al Sharpton?Duncan attended as a participant and marcher, not a speaker or invited dignitary, an Education Department spokesman said.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | marsupial

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 10 New York Times articles in the past year.
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Colleges often reluctant to expel for sexual violence — with U-Va. a prime example

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 10:48pm
As growing numbers of students report sexual violence, those who seek justice through internal channels at colleges are learning that even when allegations are upheld, school officials are often reluctant to impose their harshest punishment on the attackers: expulsion.Read full article >>






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Maryland state senator wants Pr. George’s charter school to become a contract school

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 7:24pm
When a Maryland state senator said he wanted to make changes to the charter school agreement between College Park Academy , which has ties to the University of Maryland and the Prince George’s County school system, parents wondered what that would mean for the school’s future.Read full article >>






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Study to Examine Effects of Artificial Intelligence

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 6:03pm
A study hosted by Stanford University will examine impacts on society, including on the economy, war and crime.






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Room for Debate: Justice and Fairness in Campus Rape Cases

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 3:42pm
How can women who say they have been raped be treated supportively and sensitively while their accounts are investigated and the accused get fair treatment?






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Jennifer Niles appointed D.C.’s next deputy mayor for education

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 3:20pm
Jennifer C. Niles, the founder and head of a prominent charter school in the District, was named the next deputy mayor for education on Monday.Mayor-elect Muriel E. Bowser cited Niles’s 25 years of experience in public education and said she will work closely with D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson to make “the goal of a quality school in every neighborhood a reality for all our families.”Read full article >>






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Picasso painting re-created in S.C. high-school history class

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:52pm
Students in an International Baccalaureate history class in a South Carolina high school recently completed an 8-by-22-foot c -More
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How to spark personalized learning with idea books

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:52pm
Fourth- and fifth-grade students in one Minnesota school are experiencing personalized learning by keeping digital query book -More
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Vet-Connect brings veterans, their histories to Ga. high-schoolers

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:52pm
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