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Waterbury :: CT :: USA | updated 2014-03-30 09:50:18 -0700 | education-news

This week in teachers who bullied students over cookies, threatened punches right in the face' Public school teachers are now getting in on the action when it comes to America's bullying problem. In Pawtucket, R.I., Slater Junior High School teacher...
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Palm Springs :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-03-28 16:20:08 -0700 | education-news

Continuing its evolution from quirky disruptor of traditional classroom learning to mainstream player aligned with the education establishment, the nonprofit Khan Academy recently unveiled new online math resources tied to the Common Core State Standards.
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Michigan City :: IN :: USA | updated 2014-03-28 16:20:06 -0700 | education-news

Although we had several mutual friends, we'd never met before. But she'd seen me argue with somebody online, liked what I had to say, and suggested we meet. She asked lots of questions, and we had a great conversation. Although...
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San Francisco :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-03-28 16:20:06 -0700 | education-news

I had been teaching for 20 years, achieved my second National Board Certification, and founded an organization of National Board Certified Teachers in my district. I was not interested in becoming an administrator or going to central office because I...
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Grand Rapids :: MI :: USA | updated 2014-03-28 16:18:52 -0700 | education-news

Mich. (AP) Superintendents from 70 school districts in 13 Michigan counties are supporting an effort to improve student reading by third grade. The Grand Rapids Press reports (http://bit.ly/1jDGbLx ) the Reading Now Network was unveiled Friday at the Kent Intermediate...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-03-28 16:18:53 -0700 | education-news

Welner, Phi Delta Kappan The setting is the French Revolution. A priest, a thief, and an engineer are marched up to the guillotine. The priest steps up first and is asked if he wants to lie face up or down....
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Cupertino :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-03-28 08:43:56 -0700 | education-news

Living through the recession explains much of their anxiety, she notes, as well as a lack of financial education. They seem to have a weak grasp of some basic financial concepts, with most saying they believe members of Congress don't...
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Knoxville :: TN :: USA | updated 2014-03-28 08:38:42 -0700 | education-news

At a time when teachers' unions are pushing back on newly redesigned evaluation systems, the debates are starting to find their way into the courts. The latest action comes in Tennessee, where the state union filed a federal lawsuit March...
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Memphis :: TN :: USA | updated 2014-03-28 08:38:41 -0700 | education-news

Though the board expected all but 5 percent of such teachers to clear the hurdle, the policy drew immediate opposition from the Tennessee Education Association. The union, an affiliate of the National Education Association, held several rallies to voice opposition...
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Tallahassee :: FL :: USA | updated 2014-03-28 08:38:40 -0700 | education-news

Fla. (AP) The Florida House has passed a bill that would provide extracurricular opportunities for those participating in school choice programs and add an additional requisite for athletic physicals. The bill (HB 533) allows students to play sports or take...
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Cupertino :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-03-27 23:41:12 -0700 | education-news

Lawyers made closing arguments Thursday in a California trial that could have far-reaching consequences for how teachers at public schools are hired and fired. Nine public school students suing the state say several education laws are so misguided that they...
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Cupertino :: CA :: USA | updated 2014-03-27 12:25:37 -0700 | education-news

Reasons to Prioritize Retirement Over Your Child's Education If you have children, you most likely wonder whether to prioritize their higher education or your own retirement savings. The average debt load for the class of 2012 was nearly $30,000, and...
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New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-03-27 17:21:23 -0700 | education-news

Other states with exceptionally segregated schools include California, Illinois and Michigan. These findings come from a longitudinal study of enrollment figures conducted by the Civil Rights Project at the University of California at Los Angeles, The Associated Press reports ....
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Dallas :: PA :: USA | updated 2014-03-26 11:47:15 -0700 | education-news

President of Misericordia University  Choosing a college is one of the bigger decisions you will make in life. The impact that decision has on you, your family, the community, and on society is immeasurable...President of Misericordia University  Choosing a college...
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New York City :: NY :: USA | updated 2014-03-26 08:30:51 -0700 | education-news

A new report says New York state has the most segregated public schools in the nation. The report is by the Civil Rights Project at the University of California at Los Angeles. It looks at enrollment trends from 1989 to...
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