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Strauss: Special-needs student may be barred from graduating because of two points on standardized test

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 5:01am

Unless the Rhode Island House of Representatives goes along with a Senate-approved moratorium on the use of a standardized test as a requirement for high school graduation, Molly Coffey won’t be able to get a diploma. On that critical test, the 18-year-old, who has a form of Down syndrome,  missed the graduation cutoff by two points, and it simply isn’t enough that she passed all of her classes,  completed her senior project and plays in three sports and participates in the Special Olympics.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Dubai, Once a Humble Refueling Stop, Is Crossroad to the Globe

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 4:30am
Why is an international airport the key to Dubai’s success?






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Strauss: Superintendent: The greatest ‘crime’ committed against the teaching profession

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 4:01am

Thomas Scarice, the superintendent of Madison Public Schools in Connecticut, has been a vocal critic of high-stakes test-based school reform. Earlier this year he sent a letter to  state legislators explaining why these “reforms will not result in improved conditions since they are not grounded in research.” In the following piece, he looks at what he sees as the worst effects of the accountability movement.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Cooking

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:23am
Test your knowledge of cooking by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | conformity

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 115 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Signs of Trouble Preceded Fatal Stabbing at Bronx School

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 11:45pm
The lawyer for a 14-year-old boy charged with killing another student said the boy suffered months of antagonism and bullying before the deadly fight.






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New Contract for Teachers Is Altering Schools’ Hours

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 10:34pm
Because of changes in the new teachers’ contract, a number of schools are moving up the start of the school day, and more than a few parents are not happy about it.
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Motherlode Blog: Thirteen in Years, but 10 or 15 in Thoughts and Action

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 8:55pm
Some 13-year-olds are deep into teen culture, others little changed from the kids they were at a younger age. Subjective age varies, and that variation can raise a red flag for some young teens.






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In TV reports, former JMU student says assailants were given light punishment

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 8:55pm

A former James Madison University student who said she was sexually assaulted by three male students on a spring break trip has charged that the university gave the men a light punishment despite finding them responsible for misconduct, according to television reports this week.

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Latest Job Postings - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 8:22pm
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D.C. Public Schools will take a hiatus from test-based teacher evaluations with move to Common Core exams

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 7:21pm

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced Thursday that test scores will not play a part in teacher evaluations next year, a move meant to alleviate anxiety and account for unexpected complications as the city shifts to exams based on the Common Core State Standards.

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Michelle Obama addresses hundreds of graduates helped by D.C. CAP

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 7:10pm

Da’Quan Jones graduated this week from the District’s Roosevelt High School and is heading off to Hampton University, where he plans to study business management and theater arts.

In earning his high school diploma, Jones already has beaten the odds — just 38 percent of African American men graduate from high school on time in the District. Now, with the help of the D.C. College Access Program — an organization that has played a key role in boosting the number of D.C. students who go to and get through college — he is seeking to become the first man in his family to pursue higher education.

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Field test of Common Core exams went well, officials say

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 4:19pm

More than 1 million students in 14 states tested new Common Core standardized exams this spring, and the experiment went well, the test creators said Thursday.

The field tests — administered to students in grades 3 through 11 in Maryland, D.C. and elsewhere — were meant to help fine-tune the online exams before they go live next year.

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Major Ed-Tech Event Overhauls Code of Conduct After Troubling Accusations

Education Week - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 4:08pm
Following concerns around accusations of sexual harassment and sexual assault, the International Society for Technology in Education has made significant changes to the code of conduct for its conference.
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