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Review of Math Programs Comes Under Fire

Education Week - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 8:29am
Publishers and others are hammering a Consumer Reports-style review of math instructional materials that faulted programs for failing to align to the common core.
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The Learning Network: Are Manners Important?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 5:00am
What role do manners play in your family? Do you have good manners?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Kendrick Lamar on His New Album and the Weight of Clarity

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:30am
What does Joe Coscarelli mean when he writes, “Mr. Lamar is working to purify hip-hop”?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Basketball Team Helped by Math

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:54am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 14 article, “Davidson Math Students Lend a Hand to Basketball Team.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | regicide

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past year.






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Obama Plans to Use Week to Press Economic Case

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 9:35pm
President Obama will lay out an approach that would increase spending on education, health care and energy.






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Michelle Obama Going to Asia to Push Education

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 8:52pm
The first lady will leave Wednesday for a five-day trip to Japan and Cambodia to promote Let Girls Learn, an effort to expand access to education for millions of girls in developing countries.






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N.Y.U. Professor Is Barred by United Arab Emirates

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 8:02pm
Andrew Ross, who teaches at the New York campus and specializes in labor issues, has been an open critic of the poor treatment of migrant laborers in the monarchy.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Kansas: School Funding Approved as Questions Persist

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 7:58pm
Gov. Sam Brownback’s $4.1 billion plan to overhaul public school funding passed the Senate on Monday, but a District Court order last week signaled that the plan may be blocked before it gets off the ground.






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Closing Arguments Begin in Test Cheating Trial of 12 Atlanta Educators

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 7:51pm
A case centers on whether improvement on standardized testing was the result of teachers and principals changing answers.






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Va. judge rules to keep teacher associations out of public records case

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 6:19pm
A Richmond Circuit Court judge ruled Monday to keep associations representing educators and school boards out of a parent’s legal fight to obtain evaluation data for individual teachers. Brian Davison, a Loudoun County parent, sued the Virginia Department of Education to get student-growth percentile data, saying that he believed that the public has a right to know what the data says about the quality of public school teachers. Student-growth percentiles were created to gauge student academic growth with the aim of using it to measure how effective a teacher is in helping students learn.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: How Often Do You Spend One-on-One Time With Your Closest Friends?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:25pm
What happens when friendships grow distant because one or both people have trouble staying in touch?






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Wonkblog: The states where poor kids are most likely to graduate from high school

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 3:51pm
More high school students of minority backgrounds and from poor families are graduating, the U.S. Department of Education announced Monday. New data shows that not only does the high school graduation rate for the country as a whole continue to rise, but also that the increase was particularly pronounced among black, Hispanic and American Indian kids and for economically disadvantaged students.Read full article >>
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D.C. charter board receives six applications for new schools

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 3:49pm
Six applicants have submitted proposals to the D.C. Public Charter School Board this spring to open new charter schools in the District, representing a variety of schools across all grade levels.The applications include proposals for a school focused on service learning, a Montessori elementary program, an alternative school and a competency-based program for teenagers and young adults.Read full article >>






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Obama meets with city school chiefs, outlines education spending priorities

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 2:56pm
President Obama on Monday praised recent academic gains in the nation’s urban public school systems and warned of a fight if the Republican-led Congress fails to provide adequate funds for the neediest students.Read full article >>






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Forget Harvard and Stanford. It really doesn’t matter where you go to college

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 1:45pm
In the coming weeks, college acceptances will start rolling in for a select group of high-school seniors vying to get into the three dozen or so most-selective colleges and universities in the country. Most seniors planning to go to college this fall already have been accepted somewhere, either because they applied early or they chose less-selective schools that notify applicants almost immediately of their decision.Read full article >>
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Fairfax schools hires new communications chief

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 1:40pm
Fairfax Schools Superintendent Karen Garza announced the hiring of a new communications chief for the state’s largest school system.Garza named Matt Guilfoyle as the school district’s executive director for communications and community relations. Guilfoyle joined the Fairfax system March 9 and had previously served as a public affairs officer in the office of the Architect of the Capitol in Washington.Read full article >>






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