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Opposing visions for education on view in state superintendent race

News from Los Angeles Times: In next month’s contest to lead the state’s public schools, the two front-runners represent opposing forces within education over how best to improve student achievement. Tom Torlakson, the Democratic incumbent, champions teachers and their unions, which dislike the nation’s growing reliance on standardized tests, call for more funding and fight [...]

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Today Marks 60th Anniversary Of Landmark Brown Vs. Board Of Education …

News from CBS Local: By Cherri Gregg PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The landmark Brown versus Board of Education decision that de-segregated public education in America turns 60 today. It was May 17, 1954 that the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that the ‘separate but equal’ doctrine had no place in public education. But it took years [...]

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Jealous: 60 years later, education inequities remain

News from USA TODAY: Ben Jealous 7 a.m. EDT May 17, 2014 Former NAACP president Ben Jealous.(Photo: Rogelio V. Solis, AP) 9 CONNECT >>> Read the full article Related News:

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Representatives of education sector attach importance to role of Armenian …

News from Armenpress.am: Representatives of education sector attach importance to role of Armenian Church in education 19:28, 16 May, 2014 YEREVAN, MAY 16, ARMENPRESS. The representatives of education and science sector believe that the clarification of the Armenian Church role is a necessity in the era of the modern challenges. The Dean of the Faculty [...]

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Assembly committee approves bill that would delay key parts of education reform

News from The Star-Ledger: TRENTON — The message was simple: Slow down and do it right. After listening to more than three dozen teachers, parents, and school administrators describe the perils of the state’s new curriculum and the computer-based tests that track student achievement, the Assembly Education Committee voted unanimously today to delay the consequences [...]

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Education Department vows Clarksdale cheating probe

News from Jackson Clarion Ledger: The Mississippi Department of Education will launch a full-blown investigation into the cheating allegations at Heidelberg Elementary School that were revealed by The Clarion-Ledger. Emily Le Coz, The Clarion-Ledger 12:08 a.m. CDT May 15, 2014 Heidelberg Elementary School is located in the Clarksdale Municipal School District.(Photo: Greg Jenson/The Clarion-Ledger Greg [...]

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‘Boko Haram’ doesn’t really mean ‘Western education is a sin’

News from Christian Science Monitor: Boko Haram gets lost in translation. Oh, and the word ‘boko’ isn’t derived from the word ‘book.’ What’s the real meaning of “Boko Haram?” I’ve been wondering about this recently since news articles are constantly informing me (including ones on this website) that it means “Western education is a sin.”  [...]

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KK underscores importance of quality education

News from Lusaka Times: Time Posted: May 3, 2014 8:52 am 772 views | 5 Comments |  Email This Post |   >>> Read the full article Related News: Interactive Periodic Table of Elements The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining EducationA passionate plea to preserve [...]

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Related News: The Children’s Busy Book: 365 Creative Learning Games and Activities to Keep Your 6- to 10-Year-Old Busy (Busy Books)365 fun, creative activities to stimulate your child every day of the year. The Children’s Busy Book is from the line of all-time … Democracy and Education: an introduction to the philosophy of educationThis book [...]

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What Are Education Tests For, Anyway?

News from NPR: hide captionThe all-too-familiar No. 2 pencil. Josh Davis/Flickr Pay attention to this piece. There’s going to be a test at the end. Did that trigger scary memories of the 10th grade? Or are you just curious how you’ll measure up? If the answer is “C: Either of the above,” keep reading. Tests [...]

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