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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | An Ever-Expanding List of Unwelcome Visitors to the White House

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:44am
What White House security breaches happened during the presidencies of Franklin D. Roosevelt, Herbert Hoover and Ronald Reagan?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Art of the Bro Hug

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:09am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | aspirant

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 68 New York Times articles in the past year.






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At Berkeley, Free (Though Subdued) Speech, 50 Years Later

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:40pm
The arrest of a man for giving out information about civil rights on Oct. 1, 1964, at the University of California, Berkeley, led to a student activism movement that spread to other campuses.






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No. 2 U.S. education official heads for exit

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 10:23pm

Jim Shelton, the deputy secretary and second in command at the U.S. Department of Education, will resign his government job by the end of the year, department officials said Wednesday.

Shelton, 47, has held several posts at the department since joining the agency in 2009 and has had a significant influence over the agency’s policies. Shelton ran the department’s innovations program and was a force behind its Promise Neighborhoods, a grant program that gives “cradle to career” help to students in selected poor communities.

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Brooklyn Tech Teacher Was Known as Cool Friend, Until His Arrest

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 8:45pm
Brooklyn Technical High School students said Sean Shaynak was unusually close with some of them, often in ways that might alarm parents.






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D.C. asks court to dismiss charter schools’ lawsuit alleging unequal funding

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 7:47pm

D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan has asked a federal court to dismiss a lawsuit that alleges the city has failed to provide uniform funding to public charter schools and traditional schools.

The lawsuit, which the D.C. Association of Chartered Public Schools and Eagle Academy and Washington Latin public charter schools filed this past summer, argues that charters receive less public funding than traditional schools, in violation of the D.C. School Reform Act.

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Columbia University Reports 17.5% Return on Endowment

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 5:48pm
The result, which brings the endowment’s value to $9.2 billion, compares with the 20.2 percent return for the Ivy League leader so far, Yale.
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Whooping cough cases climb in Montgomery

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 5:47pm

The number of whooping cough cases in Montgomery County continues to climb, with health officials now reporting 38 since an outbreak during the first week of school.

The total includes two new cases identified this week at Gaithersburg High School and College Gardens Elementary School, both of which already had a confirmed diagnosis of the highly contagious illness.,

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Strauss: 2014 World University Rankings: ‘Worrying evidence’ of U.S. decline?

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 4:00pm

The 2014 “World University Rankings” were released Wednesday (yes, there is such a thing as World University Rankings),  and the outlook for the United States is described as not good. In fact, “worrying evidence” is cited for decline in the United States (which holds 74 of the top 200 spots, down from 77 last year) and Canada as Asian schools rise in the rankings.

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Audit begins of Prince George’s County school system

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 3:53pm

Prince George’s County Schools Chief Executive Kevin M. Maxwell said recently that auditors from CliftonLarsonAllen have started collecting information to ensure that no county school system funds were compromised during Colby White’s tenure as chief financial officer.

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U.S. Education Department issues guidance on racial disparity in nation’s schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:44pm

The Obama administration issued new guidance Wednesday to states and school districts aimed at reducing inequities in educational opportunity between students of color and their white peers.

“Even with all the good work that we see around the country, we also continue to see opportunity gaps that need correction,” said Catherine E. Lhamon, assistant secretary for civil rights at the U.S. Department of Education. She said the country needs to end “the tired practice of offering students of color less than we offer other students.”

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Strauss: College Board says it ‘revised’ controversial AP U.S. history framework (update)

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:41pm

(Update: More explanation of what changed on updated framework)

For weeks, the Advanced Placement U.S. history course based on a newly revised “framework” for teachers has been the target of intense criticism around the country from conservatives who charge that it is anti-American. While the Republican National Committee is attacking the resolution, saying the framework “emphasizes negative aspects of our nation’s history while omitting or minimizing positive aspects,” students and teachers in Jefferson County, Colo., are protesting a suggestion that the course be reviewed to ensure that it promotes patriotism.

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The Learning Network: Learning From Disaster: Exploring the Ebola Epidemic

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 2:26pm
In this lesson, we provide a lesson plan for teaching about the Ebola outbreak in one or two class periods. We also offer ideas for longer-term projects or further class exploration.






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S.C. first-graders asked to design postage stamp, write letters for project

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 1:50pm
First-grade students from Whitesville Elementary School in South Carolina were recently asked to design a stamp for the Unite -More
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Change to AP U.S. History course description sparks debate

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 1:50pm
The College Board's change to its course description for Advanced Placement U.S. History has sparked controversy.  -More

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Educator: Effective PD focuses on real experiences

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 1:50pm
Real experiences are the best teachers and should be part of professional development, educator Ariel Sacks writes in this bl -More
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