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Education Is Newest Target of Kansas Budget Cuts

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 2:06am
For Gov. Sam Brownback of Kansas, the budget headaches have continued: January receipts fell short of predictions, and Mr. Brownback has responded by cutting funding for public schools and higher education.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | disdain

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 1:34am
This word has appeared in 375 New York Times articles in the past year.
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Pro-charter school group estimates 14 percent enrollment gain nationwide

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 1:01am
The National Alliance of Public Charter Schools estimates in a new report that 2.9 million children now attend U.S. charter schools, up 14 percent from last school year.More than 500 new charter schools opened in the 2014-2015 school year and 200 charters were closed for reasons ranging from poor academic performance to financial problems, according to the organization.Read full article >>






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Report on black males’ graduation rates shows that data are muddy

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/12/2015 - 1:01am
The Schott Foundation for Public Education released its biennial report about black males in U.S. public schools on Wednesday, estimating that 59 percent of black males graduated from high school on time in the 2012-2013 school year, compared to 65 percent of Latino males and 80 percent of white males.Read full article >>






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IB DP & MYP History and Humanities Teacher | Riverstone International School

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 11:21pm
US - ID - Boise, Successful candidates will have a very strong understanding of 20th Century American and European History. Candidates with degrees in history, geography, international studies, anthropology, or a
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Wake Forest stands by its Muslim chaplain, despite call for donor boycott until views of ‘radical jihadist’ can be debated

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:37pm
Wake Forest University’s president took a public stand Wednesday in support of the school’s imam, who has been targeted by an alumni campaignlabeling him a radical jihadist and calling for a boycott of donations.Read full article >>
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Billionaire Suspends Prize Given to Schools

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:18pm
A Los Angeles-based philanthropist has suspended the Broad Prize, which his foundation gives annually to an urban school district, saying he cannot find districts worthy of the award.






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Charter board could close school amid allegations that leader diverted money

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:16pm
They were called “Kent’s kids,” scores of inner-city teens in the 1980s who found structure and mentoring from Kent Amos, a corporate executive-turned-community activist who offered study sessions and family meals in his Northwest home.Read full article >>






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St. Mary’s College of Md. facing federal scrutiny for handling of sexual violence reports

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 7:06pm
The federal government disclosed Wednesday that it has opened an investigation of how St. Mary’s College of Maryland handles sexual violence reports.The announcement means the public liberal arts college in Southern Maryland is now one of 96 colleges and universities nationwide that face such scrutiny from the U.S. Education Department Office for Civil Rights. Last May, there were 55 schools on the list, but the number has climbed steadily in recent months.Read full article >>
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St. Mary’s College of Md. facing federal scrutiny for handling of sexual violence reports

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 7:06pm
The federal government disclosed Wednesday that it has opened an investigation of how St. Mary’s College of Maryland handles sexual violence reports.The announcement means the public liberal arts college in Southern Maryland is now one of 96 colleges and universities nationwide that face such scrutiny from the U.S. Education Department Office for Civil Rights. Last May, there were 55 schools on the list, but the number has climbed steadily in recent months.Read full article >>
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Strauss: Superintendents urge Common Core testing delay

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 6:13pm
More than 40 superintendents in Illinois school districts are urging state education officials to delay a requirement that students take a Common Core test known as PARCC this spring, saying that they are not confident that they can administer the test properly and questioning whether the data obtained from the test will have any value.Read full article >>






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Strauss: ‘You have made us the enemy. This is personal.’ -- 7 N.Y. Teachers of the Year blast Cuomo

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 5:18pm
Seven New York State Teachers of the Year have written an open letter to Gov. Andrew Cuomo, blasting his new proposed education reforms that, among other things, link half of a teacher’s evaluation to student standardized test scores. Rich Ognibene, 2008 New York State Teacher of the Year, said in an e-mail that he wrote the first draft and six others contributed to the effort because “we were deeply hurt by the governor’s proposed education reforms.”Read full article >>






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College sexual assault prevention has unlikely model: U.S. service academies

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 5:14pm
Colleges scrambling to develop lessons in sexual-assault prevention could glean ideas from what might be considered an unlikely source: the nation’s military service academies.Midshipmen at the U.S. Naval Academy and cadets at the U.S. Military Academy and U.S. Air Force Academy are required to undergo four years of prevention training, far more than the norm on civilian campuses.Read full article >>
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Superintendent search firm hired in Montgomery

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 5:03pm
Montgomery County launched a national search for a new schools chief Tuesday, hiring an outside firm to coordinate the effort one week after officials announced Superintendent Joshua P. Starr would be stepping down. Read full article >>
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Language Arts & History/ Math | Santa Fe Girls' School

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 4:17pm
US - NM - Santa Fe, minimum of 3 years of classroom teaching experience in a Socratic seminar-style classroom setting, a demonstrated passion for their area of study, and a desire to work in a small school with a collabo
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Md. students profile lesser-known leaders for Black History Month

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 3:02pm
Brandywine Elementary School students in Maryland are learning about lesser-known African-American figures, including doctors -More
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