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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | A New ‘Cosmos’ for a New Generation

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:45am
Why, according to this writer, might this new “Cosmos” show help us decide big issues as a society?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Math, March 5, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:10am
Can you calculate the 2012 salary of National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell if given his 2011 salary and the percentage increase between the two years?
    





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Strauss: The false markets of market-based school reform

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:00am

One of the central tenets of modern school reform is that the public education system would be more efficient if it were run like a for-profit business. Here to discuss the problems with this thinking is Bruce D. Baker, a professor in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. A version of this appeared on his blog School Finance 101.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | senility

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 1:01am
This word has appeared in 13 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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De Blasio and Operator of Charter School Empire Do Battle

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:48pm
Eva S. Moskowitz, who built a chain of charter schools during the Bloomberg administration, saw plans for three more canceled by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
    





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Cuomo Vows to Defend Charter Schools, Setting Up Another Battle With de Blasio

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:36pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, at a rally in Albany, offered a sharply different vision for charter schools than Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has vowed to slow the growth of such schools.
    





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Viral Post Draws Attention to Plight at a Brooklyn School

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 10:37pm
A parent’s protest on the website Humans of New York was shared widely, drawing attention to students without a much-needed foreign-language teacher.
    





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Two new studies underscore hopes, frustrations of revamped school lunches

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 9:45pm

A new government study indicates that school districts across the nation have struggled to implement the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s revamped nutrition standards for school meals, while a separate, privately funded study shows students are eating more fruits and vegetables because of those same new standards.

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DealBook: In Change, Tourre Won’t Be Teaching University of Chicago Course

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 7:49pm
The former Goldman Sachs trader had been scheduled to teach an undergraduate course on economic analysis beginning March 31. But a University of Chicago spokesman said on Tuesday that he would no longer be an instructor.
    





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Montgomery County leaders support keeping Walter Reed patients’ kids at Bethesda school

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 7:11pm

Military families who are part of a wounded warrior program in Bethesda have for years sent their children to nearby Bethesda Elementary School while their injured service members are treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

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D.C. Council approves D.C. Promise college scholarship

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 7:07pm

The D.C. Council gave final approval Tuesday to a new taxpayer-funded college scholarship program known as D.C. Promise, which will offer high school graduates up to $7,500 per year to help pay for higher education.

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States Eye Plans to Lower Cost Barriers to College

Education Week - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 6:55pm
A new batch of proposals from state leaders explores different strategies, from making community college free to a "pay it forward" model.
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Calif. Bill Would Repeal Bilingual-Education Restrictions

Education Week - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 6:47pm
A bill to roll back long-running restrictions on bilingual education is only the latest signal of changing politics around English-language instruction in California.
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Pearson Data System Hits Bumpy Ride in North Carolina

Education Week - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 6:45pm
The new computer system for keeping track of student information has run into so many problems that the accuracy of transcripts and other records remains uncertain.
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Ed. Dept. Makes Protecting Student Data a High Priority

Education Week - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 6:30pm
Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education comes amid a flurry of activity around student-data privacy, including recommendations from a leading technology trade group and proposed legislation in California.
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On the Front Lines in the War on Poverty

Education Week - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 6:26pm
Deborah Meier recounts her experiences in schools during the "heyday" of the campaign to end poverty and considers where the fight stands now.
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Obama announces budget at D.C.’s Powell Elementary

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 6:07pm

President Obama announced his fiscal 2015 budget on Tuesday morning at Powell Elementary in the District’s Petworth neighborhood, highlighting the school’s early childhood education program as a model for the nation.

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Education gets budget love

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 5:52pm

President Obama wants to increase discretionary spending for the Department of Education in 2015 by about 2 percent, from $67.3 billion to $68.6 billion, the largest increase of any agency besides the Department of Defense.

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Strauss: Ravitch calls for congressional hearings on standardized testing, gets unexpected support

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 5:03pm

Education historian and activist Diane Ravitch just called for congressional hearings on the misuse and abuse of standardized tests used for high-stakes purposes -- and she got some unexpected support.

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The Learning Network Blog: Unexpected Africa: Investigating New Ways to Think About the Continent

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 4:52pm
In this lesson, we seek to challenge preconceptions with articles that offer new perspectives and defy stereotypes. From poverty and war to arts and entertainment, the world’s second largest continent is far more complex than it may seem.
    





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