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Years of Ethics Charges, but Star Cancer Researcher Gets a Pass

Education News from NY Times - March 8, 2017 - 5:00am
Dr. Carlo Croce was repeatedly cleared by Ohio State University, which reaped millions from his grants. Now, he faces new whistle-blower accusations.
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In Puerto Rico, Teachers’ Pension Fund Works Like a Ponzi Scheme

Education News from NY Times - March 8, 2017 - 5:00am
The fund is so cash-short that contributions by younger teachers flow straight to retirees, and the working teachers can’t expect to get any money back.
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Prince George’s cancels classes as many teachers in region take leave on day of women’s protest

Education News from Washington Post - March 8, 2017 - 1:00am
Staff shortages lead to some schools closures in Maryland, Virginia and D.C.
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Teacher: What school 'choice' looks like from my classroom

Education News from Washington Post - March 8, 2017 - 1:00am
The difference between public schools and private schools is that public schools have a responsibility to all children.
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Transgender teen’s road to the Supreme Court detours, but his story is not over

Education News from Washington Post - March 8, 2017 - 1:00am
Gavin Grimm, 17, has become an unlikely symbol in the fight for transgender rights.
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The Trump administration has a lot to learn about African American history. Here's a reading list.

Education News from Washington Post - March 8, 2017 - 1:00am
Here's a list of some egregious mistakes made by the president and other prominent officials in his administration — and a reading list.
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Radical change for struggling schools? It's reliably doable.

Education News from Washington Post - March 8, 2017 - 1:00am
Two state schools chiefs say don't give up on big-scale school reform
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No, Betsy DeVos, faculty aren't telling students what to think, Ivy League professor says

Education News from Washington Post - March 8, 2017 - 1:00am
A University of Pennsylvania professor counters the education secretary's contention that university faculty are silencing people with whom they disagree.
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Colleges are ground zero for mob attacks on free speech, lawyer says

Education News from Washington Post - March 8, 2017 - 1:00am
Colleges must lead the way in protecting free speech, the executive director of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education argues after a controversial speaker was forced to flee a liberal arts campus.
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Head of DeVos-founded group resigns after saying he wanted to 'shake' an official 'like I like to shake my wife'

Education News from Washington Post - March 8, 2017 - 1:00am
He was executive director of the school choice advocacy group Great Lakes Education Project, started by DeVos and her husband in 2001.
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Which States Are Ready for ESSA?

Education Week - March 7, 2017 - 3:58pm
Some states appear more prepared to implement ESSA than others, writes researchers Priscilla Wohlstetter, Darius R. Brown, and Megan Duff.
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College- and Career-Readiness Education Isn't Everything

Education Week - March 7, 2017 - 3:58pm
Low voter turnout underscores why schools must do more to prepare students to be engaged citizens, argues Sidney Trubowitz.
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The Unmet Need for Interdisciplinary Education

Education Week - March 7, 2017 - 3:58pm
Educators must build bridges between subjects rather than jealously guard their area of expertise, writes educator Alden S. Blodget.
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When 'Highly Qualified' Teachers Aren't

Education Week - March 7, 2017 - 3:58pm
When it comes to teacher certification, the label "highly qualified" doesn’t mean much, argues University of Oklahoma’s Lawrence Baines.
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Feuding Superintendents and School Boards Struggle to Make Amends

Education Week - March 7, 2017 - 3:58pm
As battles move into court or the public sphere, it's very hard for schools chiefs and their boards to find a way to work together effectively.
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As Trump Renews Push for School Choice, Specifics Still Scarce

Education Week - March 7, 2017 - 3:56pm
In his first address to a joint session of Congress, President Donald Trump makes clear that he remains serious in concept about his pledge to expand school choice.
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Transition Update: Washington

Education Week - March 7, 2017 - 3:56pm
DeVos slammed for remarks on HBCU's, a new Senate measure could overturn Obama-era ESSA rules on accountability, and more.
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A-F School Rankings Draw Local Pushback

Education Week - March 7, 2017 - 3:55pm
Critics, including some local superintendents, call a method adopted by at least 18 states simplistic, while backers see it as transparent and easy for the public to grasp.
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Federal Budget Knife Could Slash Into K-12 Programs

Education Week - March 7, 2017 - 3:54pm
President Donald Trump's plan to boost defense spending by $54 billion and make corresponding domestic cuts may put a new squeeze on U.S. Department of Education funding.
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