StudentsReview :: Malformed University Name, Uncategorized Surveys
  
-or-
Search for Schools by Region
 

or within distance of city


  Rate Malformed Now

Undergraduate, Graduate, Medical School, Online College, Online College, Online College, MBA/Business school, Online College, Online College, Law school, Online College, Online College, Online College, Online College, Medical School, Online College, Law school, Online College, Online College, Law school, Online College, Online College, Law school, Law school, Online College, Medical School, Online College, Medical School, Medical School, Medical School, Online College, Online College, Online College, Online College, Online College, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Online College, MBA/Business school, Law school, Medical School, Law school, Medical School, Medical School, MBA/Business school, Medical School, Online College, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Online College, Medical School, Law school, Law school, Online College, Law school, Law school, Online College, Online College, MBA/Business school, Online College, Online College, MBA/Business school, Medical School, MBA/Business school, Medical School, Medical School, Medical School, Online College, Law school, Online College, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Medical School, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Medical School, Online College, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Law school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Medical School, Medical School, Medical School, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Online College, Medical School, Medical School, MBA/Business school, Online College, MBA/Business school, Medical School, Online College, Online College, Medical School, MBA/Business school, Law school, Medical School, Law school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Medical School, Medical School, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Online College, Law school, Medical School, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Medical School, MBA/Business school, Online College, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Medical School, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Medical School, Medical School, Online College, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Medical School, Medical School, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Online College, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Law school, Law school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Online College, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Online College, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Medical School, Medical School, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Medical School, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Law school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Law school, MBA/Business school, Medical School, MBA/Business school, Medical School, MBA/Business school, Medical School, MBA/Business school, Law school, Online College, MBA/Business school, Medical School, Medical School, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Medical School, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Law school, Online College, MBA/Business school, Online College, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Medical School, Medical School, Law school, Medical School, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Medical School, MBA/Business school, Medical School, Medical School, Medical School, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Medical School, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Medical School, Online College, Medical School, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Medical School, MBA/Business school, Medical School, Medical School, MBA/Business school, Medical School, Medical School, Medical School, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Medical School, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, MBA/Business school, Online College, Medical School, Medical School, Medical School, MBA/Business school, Medical School, Medical School, Alumni, Upload campus photo, Add campus video

Rate your professor, Casual Comment


  Who's got the Best?

Perceptual Rankings:
You Make 'Em.
We Post 'Em.
You Vote 'Em Up.
You Vote 'Em Down.
Aww yeah.


Malformed University Name, Uncategorized Surveys

Malformed Campus News
Importance
1
International Education: Organizing to Defend a Professor's Freedom of Speech
by NYT > Education

Sep 29, 2014
“After the University of Illinois revoked a job offer to Prof. Steven G. Salaita, a political theorist at Brooklyn College organized a counterattack.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Georgia Colleges Prohibiting Tobacco, but Questions About Enforcement Linger
by NYT > Education

Sep 29, 2014
“Starting Wednesday, tobacco products and e-cigarettes will be prohibited at the 31 public colleges and universities that make up the University System of Georgia.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Revamped Website to Offer News on New York City Public Schools
by NYT > Education

Sep 29, 2014
“WNYC, WNBC, WNJU and the New York Daily News will introduce a site with information in English, Spanish and Chinese, and with individual school pages that are easier to understand.”
respond
 
Importance
1
De Blasio Plans Revised Code for Discipline in Schools
by NYT > Education

Sep 29, 2014
“Mayor Bill de Blasio, after a controversial crackdown on unruly institutions by his predecessor, will try to strike a balance between safety and fairness.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Active Consent Bill Signed in California
by NYT > Education

Sep 29, 2014
“California has become the first state to require students on college campuses to receive active consent before all sexual activity.”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: Word of the Day |dispassionate
by NYT > Education

Sep 29, 2014
“This word has appeared in 78 New York Times articles in the past year.”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Protesters Challenge Police Officers in Hong Kong
by NYT > Education

Sep 29, 2014
“Why are people protesting in Hong Kong?”
respond
 
Importance
1
Palin mocks Obama's coffee cup salute
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 29, 2014
“Sarah Palin takes another jab at President Obama mocking his "coffee cup salute" moment.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Brothers take trip before going blind
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 29, 2014
“Tod Purvis and his brother Justin knew that they were going blind. Both had been diagnosed with choroideremia, a rare genetic disorder that causes progressive vision loss and eventually leads to complete blindness.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Mathews: Parents saying no to too much homework
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 29, 2014
“A Prince George’s County reader who identifies herself on my Web page as JenPam2003 did not like my suggestion that parents enforce a reasonable amount of time for their children’s homework. I said their kids should do something else when that time expired, even if the assignments are not finished. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Strauss: Why the kids who most need arts education aren’t getting it
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 29, 2014
“Though the benefits of art education are very real ( see here for a list of 10 ), it is one of the big, unfortunate casualties of the high-stakes testing era, with its laser focus on math and English Language Arts — especially in schools with big populations of students who live in poverty. Just how effective a good arts program can be was shown by Michael Sokolove, a contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine, in his book titled “ Drama High: The Incredible True Story of a Brilliant Teacher, a Struggling Town and the Magic of Theater ,” about an elite high school theater program in a blue-collar Pennsylvania town. The book will be issued in paperback on Oct. 7. Here’s a piece by Sokolove on saving arts education. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
What it’s like to graduate from college with the lowest-paying major
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 29, 2014
“The preschool teacher walked a 4-year-old student to his apartment in Rogers Park, a neighborhood in Chicago where many straddle the poverty line. On this September evening, Cayla Calfee, 23, met the boy’s mother, a full-time nanny for two families. They discussed the boy’s goals, the application process for a competitive kindergarten. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Want proof college is worth it? Look at this list of the highest-paying majors
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 29, 2014
“Is a four-year college degree worth it? Generally yes, but the results vary quite a bit across majors — and can even vary widely within majors.
That’s the takeaway from new research by Brad Hershbein and Melissa Kearney at The Hamilton Project. The authors analyzed Census Bureau data to find out which college majors earned the most and the least. Topping the list are the engineering fields, to no one’s surprise. Some of the least-earning majors are related to education, theater and art. Over a lifetime, the median expected earnings for a drama or theater arts major is lower than that of someone with a two-year associate’s degree. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
Motherlode Blog: ‘Home Alone’ at 7, Safe and Learning to Stay That Way
by NYT > Education

Sep 28, 2014
“My 7-year-old son asked to stay home while I ran errands in our neighborhood. I agreed, and our experiment was a success — except to those who insisted on seeing encouragement of independence as a “tragedy waiting to happen.””
respond
 
Importance
1
First Person: A fat girl gets naked
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 28, 2014
“CNN's Lisa France opens up about her lifelong struggle with weight, the physical and mental toll it's taken on her, and what she's doing to lighten the burden.”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: Did You Ever Take a Break From Doing Something You Love?
by NYT > Education

Sep 27, 2014
“What are some reasons someone may decide to stop doing something that once brought joy or even financial success?”
respond
 
Importance
1
Rutgers to Endow Chair Named for Gloria Steinem
by NYT > Education

Sep 27, 2014
“Reflecting Ms. Steinem’s long career as a journalist as well as a public intellectual, the chair will be in media, culture and feminist studies.”
respond
 
Importance
1
What do these videos say about society?
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 27, 2014
“For his latest book, Doug Rickard snatches frames from uploaded cell phone videos. He searched for terms related 'to the broken elements of the American economic spectrum' and much of what he found involved predatory acts, with people being exploited for 'likes,' he said.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Superyacht plus: New millionaire water toys
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 27, 2014
“Gaze across the luxury stalls at this year's Monaco Yacht Show, and you'd be forgiven for thinking you'd stumbled upon James Bond's secret gadget lab.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Chinese supermodel makes history
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 27, 2014
“CNN's Myleene Klass meets Liu Wen -- the first Asian to crack Forbes' top 5 list of the world's highest-paid models.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Singing stars split up
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 27, 2014
“Jason Derulo has a message for fans worried about his breakup with Jordin Sparks: "Everything is cool."”
respond
 
Importance
1
You can make THAT from Lego?!
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 27, 2014
“Artist reveals the endless artistic possibilities of the humble plastic brick to stunning effect”
respond
 
Importance
1
World's deepest pool: Are you game?
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 27, 2014
“An Italian spa complex adds new depths to the hotel swimming pool concept with a 42-meter plunge chamber.”
respond
 
Importance
1
31-day rape sentence now 10 years
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 27, 2014
“A Montana teacher who had been given 31 days for raping a student was resentenced Friday. His 14-year-old victim committed suicide before the case went to trial.”
respond
 
Importance
1
LDS Church raises requirements for Mormon seminary
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 27, 2014
“SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is raising the bar for high school students enrolled in seminary, adding tests and reading requirements to a program that previously just required attendance.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Laguna Beach Turns 10! Series Creator Spills on "Wild Child" Lo, Sensitive Stephen and the Show's Legacy
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 27, 2014
“Ten years ago, The Real Housewives had conquered exactly zero cities, "Speidi" had yet to enter the pop culture lexicon, and Lauren Conrad and Kristin Cavallari were just two high school students who happened to totally be crushing on the same guy (Ste-PHEN Colletti, FTW). And then Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County happened. Debuting Sept. 28, 2004, on MTV, the reality show's scripted feel, sun-soaked ... Read More > Other Links From TVGuide.com Laguna Beach: The Real Orange County The Hills Stephen Colletti Kristin Cavallari Talan Torriero Lauren Conrad Lauren 'Lo' Bosworth Liz Gateley”
respond
 
Importance
1
Strauss: Banned Books Week: the 10 most challenged books every year since 2000
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 27, 2014
“You might not think a best-selling book for kids called “Captain Underpants” would be terribly objectionable, but, as it turns out, it tops the 2013 list of books most challenged in schools and libraries in 2013. Why? Reasons cited by challengers: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Muslim community raises concerns about equal treatment for school holidays
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 27, 2014
“The Muslim community is concerned about “disparate treatment” toward religious groups from different Montgomery County agencies, a Muslim leader told school officials.
Saqib Ali, a former state delegate and a co-chair of the Equality for Eid Coalition, said the Muslim community took note of a recent decision by the county’s parks department to cancel a fall harvest festival that conflicted with the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
Suspect returned to Va. to face charges in U-Va. case
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 27, 2014
“CHARLOTTESVILLE — The suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham was moved from a Texas holding facility and arrived Friday in Virginia, authorities said.
Jesse L. “LJ” Matthew Jr., 32, who has been charged with one count of abduction with intent to sexually assault Graham, arrived at Charlottesville-Albemarle Airport at about 5:45 p.m., Charlottesville police said. They said Matthew was being held without bond at the Albe­marle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. He is expected to have a bond hearing on Thursday. The courthouse is closed for a statewide judicial conference that runs Monday through Wednesday. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
Campus discussions increasingly focus on sex assault
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 27, 2014
“HARRISONBURG, Va. — Parents have always sent their kids off to college with lots of advice: Study hard, do your laundry, don’t spend all your money in the first week.
This year, with rising urgency, many are adding serious words of caution. To their daughters: Don’t walk alone at night. To their sons: No means no. To both: Beware of sexual hookups after heavy drinking. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
JMU president versed in civil rights law
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 27, 2014
“HARRISONBURG, Va. — College presidents nationwide are racing this year to school themselves on what federal civil rights laws require when sexual violence flares on campus.
Jonathan R. Alger, president of James Madison University, might have an edge over his peers. A graduate of Harvard Law School, Alger worked as an attorney in the Office for Civil Rights at the U.S. Education Department from 1992 to 1996. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: A Nation in Transition: Investigating Evolving Research and Policy on Marijuana
by NYT > Education

Sep 25, 2014
“In this lesson, we offer some starting points for science, social studies and English teachers aiming to use the debate over marijuana legalization as an opportunity for learning, research and discussion.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Number of Student Loans in Default Declines
by NYT > Education

Sep 25, 2014
“It was the first drop in the default rate in years, but 21 schools still have rates so high that they could be barred from federal loan and grant programs.”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: What Television Shows Have Mattered to You?
by NYT > Education

Sep 25, 2014
“What television shows have mattered most to you? Why? Which old shows would you say “still matter” because of how they influenced television and popular culture in general?”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | 1976 Book Bans
by NYT > Education

Sep 25, 2014
“In honor of Banned Books Week, we feature this 1976 article from the Times archive in which Kurt Vonnegut, Bernard Malamud and Desmond Morris write about having their books banned from school libraries that year.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Motherlode Blog: The Wage Gap Starts With Less Knowledge, and Lower Expectations
by NYT > Education

Sep 25, 2014
“The girls of America seem to know less about money than boys, earn less and have lower expectations for their earnings going forward. And their parents may be partly to blame.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Opinionator | Fixes: Teaching Parents to Help Stop the ‘Summer Slide’
by NYT > Education

Sep 25, 2014
“A program called Springboard helps low-income parents get involved and make a difference in their children’s education.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Solar Company and Bronx College Plan a Technology Hub
by NYT > Education

Sep 25, 2014
“Struggling to hire enough workers for its growing business, OnForce Solar is partnering with Bronx Community College on a center for emerging companies and to help develop a skilled local work force.”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Texas Tribune: With Climbing Graduation Rates Come Renewed Doubts
by NYT > Education

Sep 25, 2014
“In a decade, Texas has gone from an example of the nation’s dropout crisis to the second-highest graduation rate in the country. But that climb has not been matched by success in measures of college and career readiness.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Cop: I captured ghost on camera
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 25, 2014
“A police officer from Espanola, New Mexico, says he captured a ghost on camera while on duty.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Meet 'Gumby' the bending iPhone
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 25, 2014
“Is your butt bending your iPhone? CNN's Jeanne Moos bends more than your ear with "Bendghazi."”
respond
 
Importance
1
CNN anchor's emotional Ebola plea
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 25, 2014
“CNN's Isha Sesay calls on the international community to do more in battling the deadly outbreak in West Africa.”
respond
 
Importance
1
AP: NFL security head had Rice clip
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 25, 2014
“Rachel Nichols covers an AP report claiming the NFL's security chief received a DVD of the Ray Rice attack in April.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Past, Future Pell Grant Changes Offer Hope for Families
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 25, 2014
“As Congress prepares to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, the Student Loan Ranger expects to hear a lot more conversation about the most quintessentially American part of the U.S. federal financial aid program: the Pell Grant.”
respond
 
Importance
1
NY City mayor says son takes phone to school, recommits to lifting ban
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 25, 2014
“By Laila Kearney NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio's teenage son, who helped his father's election campaign with a sentimental commercial, may now be influencing his dad to move forward with a new policy for cellphone use in the city's public schools. While de Blasio ran for mayor on a promise to allow students to carry cell phones to school, after parents complained of not being able to reach their children and of kids scrambling to find places to store their phones, the policy remains in place almost nine months after he took office. ...”
respond
 
Importance
1
Colorado students stage walkouts to protest proposed curriculum
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 25, 2014
“By Keith Coffman DENVER (Reuters) - Hundreds of high school students in Colorado's second-largest school district staged a walkout on Wednesday to protest proposed changes to a history curriculum that would stress patriotism and discourage civil disobedience. Student protesters marched outside schools waving placards bearing slogans such as: "My School, My Education, My Voice!" and "Don't Make History a Mystery!" The demonstrations marked the third straight day of protests at six high schools in Jefferson County, a suburban Denver school district of 84,000 students. ...”
respond
 
Importance
1
Corbett signs Philly schools cigarette tax measure
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 25, 2014
“Pennsylvania state government has cleared Philadelphia to impose a $2-per-pack cigarette sales tax to help the city's financially troubled public schools. Gov. Tom Corbett signed the bill Wednesday, saying ...”
respond
 
Importance
1
Judge dismisses teachers' challenge to NY tax cap
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 25, 2014
“A judge has dismissed a legal challenge to New York's property tax cap from the state's largest teachers union in a decision that Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Thursday was a victory for taxpayers. In the decision ...”
respond
 
Importance
1
Center for Union Facts says Randi Weingarten is ruining nation’s schools
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 25, 2014
“The 11-page mailing, on expensive paper stock, was sent first class to 125,000 households across the country this week.
“I’m writing to you about Randi,” the letter began. “You probably don’t know who Randi is. Most people don’t. The terrible impact Randi has on America’s educational system is something that I hope you will give me a few minutes to explain.” Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
Strauss: Why a leading professor of new media just banned technology use in class
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 25, 2014
“Clay Shirky is, as he explains below, a “pretty unlikely candidate for Internet censor.”
Shirky is a professor of media studies at New York University, holding a joint appointment as an arts professor at NYU’s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program in the Tisch School of the Arts, and as a Distinguished Writer in Residence in the journalism institute. He is a leading voice on the effect technology has had on society — and vice versa — and has been writing extensively about the Internet for nearly a decade. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
D.C. asks court to end long-running special education litigation
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 25, 2014
“The District of Columbia is asking a U.S. District Court judge to dismiss an 18-year-old special education lawsuit and end judicial oversight of how it responds to families awaiting services.
The motion, filed Friday by Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan, says that the system has improved significantly and the city is ready to resume full control of the administration of its program. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
College Students Can Play League of Legends and Win Scholarship Money
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 24, 2014
“Total prize pool for this year's North American Collegiate Championship is $360,000 in scholarship funds.”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: Word of the Day | depose
by NYT > Education

Sep 24, 2014
“This word has appeared in 31 New York Times articles in the past year.”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Derek Jeter’s Final Games
by NYT > Education

Sep 24, 2014
“Below are the first six paragraphs of a Sept. 19 article, “Right Up to Retirement, Derek Jeter Is Still Playing the Game.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Obama, After Airstrikes in Syria, Says U.S. Will ‘Take the Fight’ to ISIS
by NYT > Education

Sep 24, 2014
“Why will the participation of five Arab countries in the operation bolster the president’s argument that this campaign does not pit the United States against the Sunni Muslim world?”
respond
 
Importance
1
Reporter: 'F*** it, I quit'
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 24, 2014
“TV reporter: "F*** It, I quit." CNN's Jeanne Moos reports she went out with a bang to help legalize the bong.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Branson's stunning new vacation policy
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 24, 2014
“Sir Richard Branson tells Erin Burnett about why he thinks his company's new vacation policy will work”
respond
 
Importance
1
Frustrated golfer has massive meltdown
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 24, 2014
“Golfer snaps, breaks golf clubs over his knee. Jeanne Moos reports on a meltdown that was anything but par for the course.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Student accused of raping teacher
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 24, 2014
“A Florida high school student has been charged with sexual battery of a teacher. CNN affiliate WSVN has the details.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 24, 2014
“Corinthian Colleges is being sued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for what it calls a "predatory lending scheme."”
respond
 
Importance
1
Teachers union calls for boycott of Nigeria school restart
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 24, 2014
“Lagos (AFP) - The head of Nigeria's main teachers union called on Tuesday for a boycott of next week's re-opening of schools, saying there had not been enough training to protect against the Ebola virus.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Survey shows unfilled teaching jobs across SD
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 24, 2014
“More than 20 percent of South Dakota public schools had at least one unfilled teaching position on the first day of school, according to a statewide survey of superintendents released Wednesday. Thirty-one ...”
respond
 
Importance
1
15 Things That Are Harder To Get Into Than Harvard
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 24, 2014
“REUTERS/Brian Snyder Students cheer at the Harvard Business School graduation ceremony Harvard is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The Cambridge, Massachusetts school accepted just 5.9% of roughly 34,000 applications for its class of 2018. As Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust recently said, “We could fill our class twice over with valedictorians.” The school seeks out students who not only have high grades, but also have outstanding achievements under their belts — from overcoming homelessness to starting their own nonprofits. The students who manage to catch the attention of admissions officers overcome exceptional odds, but they should maintain some perspective. Many things in life — like landing a job at some Wal-Mart locations — are harder to achieve than getting into that prestigious university. A Job At Some Wal-Mart Locations Met with both merriment and protest, Wal-Mart came to Washington, D.C. at the end of 2013.  The store received more than 23,000 applications but only hired 600 associates, NBC Washington reported. That’s a 2.6% acceptance rate — almost half as selective as Harvard.  While many Harvard graduates can expect a 6-figure income, Wal-Mart employees pocket an average of $11.83 an hour or nearly $25,000 annually,,according to the company. The Top 50 Posts On A Friend’s Newsfeed When Facebook compiles your Newsfeed, it chooses from roughly 1,500 different posts. The company uses an algorithm based on the popularity and relevance of posts, along with other factors, to decide what goes where. The chances of a certain post finding its way into the top 50 stories on someone’s Newsfeed is about 3.3%. If you want to boost your chances, posts with photos do far better than links or text-based posts.     The American Dream A recent report from researchers at Harvard and Berkeley Universities shows that in many major US cities, it’s very hard to achieve a rags-to-riches success story.  The report analyzes the number of people who were born into the lowest income quintile but ended up in the highest income quintile. The results don’t bode well for upward socioeconomic mobility. The chances were below 5% in Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Jacksonville, Florida; Columbus, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Indianapolis, Indiana. Even at the top of the list, people in San Jose, California showed just a 12.9% chance of living the American dream. A Job At Goldman Sachs In 2013, Goldman Sachs receieved more than 43,000 applications for 1,900 analyst positions, making the company hiring rate about 4.4%.  It’s no surprise so many people want to work there, as Fortune magazine named Goldman one of the 100 best places to work in 2014. Since the ranking began in 1984, Goldman is one of just five companies that made the list every year. According to Glassdoor, the average analyst there makes about $63,000 a year.  The Secret Service Protecting the president of the United States isn’t a job for any run-of-the-mill bodyguard or security detail.  The full responsibilities of the Secret Service are well, secret, but agents remain with the president and his family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Other important government officials, such as the vice presidents and their families, also receive protection, usually even after they leave their positions.  For these reasons, the Secret Service accepted less than 1% of their 15,600 special agent applications in 2011, Bloomberg reported. A Bootcamp For Data Scientists Foursquare’s Michael Li began work on another startup in 2014: The Data Incubator.  It’s essentially a boot camp for data scientists. While many programming PhDs have solid research skills, few can meet the pace of a startup. They need training.  Li hasn’t picked the first class of attendees from a batch of more than 1,000 applicants, representing more than 80 universities. But he told VentureBeat, “We cannot accept 5.8%,” referring to Harvard’s rate. “It’s just not possible.” Some Prestigious New York City Public High Schools Some of New York’s most in-demand public high schools are actually harder to get into than Harvard, as Brooklyn Magazine has noted.  For their September 2014 admission, 16,675 students listed the Brooklyn Latin School as a choice on their application, according to the New York City Department of Education. However, fewer than 3% were accepted.  Meanwhile, the High School of American Studies in the Bronx has an acceptance rate of around 1% as does the Queens High School for the Sciences at York College.  Getting into a good school in the city of New York is particularly important. While the citywide four-year graduation rate is roughly 65%, results differ wildly between public high schools. Concord High School in Staten Island had a four-year graduation rate of less than 20% in 2013, according to data published by the local radio station WNYC. Meanwhile, the Green Dot Charter School in the Bronx had a four-year graduation rate of nearly 99%. A Job At McDonald’s (Sometimes) McDonald’s hasn’t gone on a national hiring spree this year, but at one point, it was more difficult to land a job there than a spot at Harvard. In 2011, McDonald’s held a gigantic job fair. It advertised 50,000 jobs and ended up hiring 24% more than that — 62,000. One million people applied for positions, which made the odds of getting hired 6.2%. While Harvard has gotten even more selective, the school accepted about 7% of applicants in 2011.  A Hands-On Experience With An iPhone 6 (Before Sept. 19) On Tuesday Apple announced the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California.  Attendees were then invited to an early hands-on session with the devices across the road in a specially built showroom. Apple has already sold 4 million units of the iPhone 6 in pre-orders, while the Flint Center only had a capacity of 2,500. Comparing the number of people who want an iPhone 6 with the number who got their hands on one that day, you had less than a 0.1% chance of being in the room. You can, however, live vicariously through our tech reporter, Steve Kovach. A Job At The Apple Store In 2009, Apple’s much-anticipated Upper West Side store opened its doors, Gizmodo reported at the time. Out of 10,000 applications, only about 200 people got jobs: a 2% acceptance rate.  Harvard may be known for producing geniuses, but Apple’s “Genius Bar” is much more selective. A Green Card Up to 15 million people apply to the U.S. Green Card lottery every year, all hoping for a chance at a life in America, the Wall Street Journal has reported.  But only about 50,000 green cards are available. The odds of obtaining a Green Card (known officially a Diversity Visa) vary depending on the applicant’s region. If you’re not from Australia, New Zealand, or a Pacific island, however, the odds aren’t good. Fewer than 2% of applicants around the world end up getting a visa. The rate is about 6% in Oceania (because of fewer applications and relatively higher quotas).   The Indian Institute Of Management While Harvard lets in about 5.9% of applicants, not even 1% get accepted to India’s top business school, BloombergBusinessweek reported last year. The Indian Institute of Management in Ahmadabad (IIM-A) received 173,866 for its 2012-2014 class. The university has the luxury of being extra choosy because of India’s large population and the vast number of students with outstanding grades and test scores. Delta’s Flight Attendant Corps You have less than a 1% chance becoming a Delta Flight Attendant, according to Bloomberg, In 2010 Delta, the world’s second largest air carrier, received 100,000 applications for 1,000 jobs. In 2013, it received 44,000 applications for 400 jobs. Foreign language skills are highly valued by the company, with as many as 30% of hires speaking a second language. The Ranks Of Successful Startups Y Combinator is an exclusive startup program — sort of a startup school — founded by Paul Graham. Despite being extraordinarily picky and only accepting 3-5% of applicants, Y Combinator only considers 10% of its “graduate” startups successful after a few years. By putting those two statistics together, Business Insider’s own Henry Blodget estimates the success rate of startup companies could be as low as 0.4%.  It’s safe to say the smartest entrepreneurs are those with a backup plan.  A Job At Google After leaving Microsoft in 2009, Don Dodge became a Developer Advocate for Google. Within a year, he posted a lengthy explanation of the hiring process there on his personal blog, hinting at the company’s level of exclusivity, The Next Web reported.  In his words, Google receives about one million applications every year — but only hires 1,000 to 4,000 people. Best case scenario, that means only .4% of hopefuls land a job at Google.  They go through recruiter screening, two or three phone interviews, and then four or five in-person ones on site, not to mention jumping through other professional hoops. It’s safe to say Harvard doesn’t screen nearly as thoroughly.  Harvard may not be your top-choice, though. Click here to see the 50 best colleges in America » Read more stories on Business Insider, Malaysian edition of the world’s fastest-growing business and technology news website.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 24, 2014
“REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Providence Teachers Union rejects proposed pact
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 24, 2014
“The Providence Teachers Union has rejected a three-year contract proposal that would have eliminated a job security clause and allowed management to create a new compensation system providing extra pay ...”
respond
 
Importance
1
10 Colleges That Award International Students the Most Financial Aid
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 24, 2014
“The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List: College and The Short List: Grad School to find data that matter to you in your college or grad school search.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Providence, teachers union head to mediation
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 24, 2014
“The Providence School District and the teachers union are taking their contract dispute to a mediator. The 1,900-member Providence Teachers Union voted 611 to 182 Monday to reject the proposal. Maribeth ...”
respond
 
Importance
1
Montgomery County releases school-specific grade data for algebra final exams
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 24, 2014
“Failure rates on recent Algebra 1 final exams varied widely across Montgomery County’s middle schools and high schools, according to newly released figures that provide a fuller picture of performance on tests that led to a mass grade recalculation. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Strauss: Colorado teacher: ‘I refuse to administer the PARCC’ Common Core test to my students
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 24, 2014
“Peggy Robertson is an educator in Aurora, Colo., who has been a sharp critic of high-stakes standardized testing. Robertson, a teacher and literacy coach, has taught in elementary schools in Missouri, Kansas and Colorado, and spent several years training teacher leaders and administrators in educational theory and practice. She is a co-founder of United Opt Out , a national organization advocating for the rights of parents to opt their children out of standardized tests and against the privatization of public education. She blogs at pegwithpen.com as well as at www.corave.org , where a version of this post appeared. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
MIT study finds learning gains for students who took free online course
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 24, 2014
“Students in a free online physics course from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology demonstrated roughly equal learning gains if they stuck with the class, regardless of previous academic experience, researchers reported Tuesday. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Charlottesville man charged with abducting missing U-Va. student Hannah Graham
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 24, 2014
“A Charlottesville man who was the last person seen with missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has been charged with abducting her, and police said they are actively searching for him.
For the first time since Graham, 18, disappeared from the city’s Downtown Mall area early Sept. 13, police said they believe Jesse Leroy “LJ” Matthew Jr., 32, took her against her will. Matthew, a patient technician at the U-Va. hospital and longtime Charlottesville resident, was seen in surveillance video walking with Graham shortly after 1 a.m., and witnesses saw the two together a short time later at a nearby bar. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
New International Academy in D.C. aims to help immigrant students graduate
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 24, 2014
“From the beginning of last school year to the end, Cardozo Education Campus in Columbia Heights admitted nearly 90 students who were not only new to the school, but also new to the country.
Berokh Abebe, 17, was one of them. When she came from Ethiopia last spring, the first months were a blur. “I was confused. Everything was new,” she said. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
Enrique Cruz: newest member of the DC Public Charter School Board
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 24, 2014
“The D.C. Council Tuesday confirmed the appointment of Enrique “Rick” Cruz, a former charter school leader, as a new board member for the D.C. Public Charter School Board.
Cruz was the chief executive for DC Prep Public Charter School in 2012-2103 and a vice president at Teach for America, where he oversaw multiple regions. He also worked for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, which promotes hands-on learning for students who are at risk of dropping out. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
Montgomery confirms 29 recent cases of whooping cough, most involving schools
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 24, 2014
“Montgomery County health officials said Tuesday they have confirmed 29 cases of whooping cough since an outbreak occurred during the first week of school.
Parents at a total of 12 Montgomery public schools have been advised of cases of the highly contagious illness, most recently at Briggs Chaney Middle School in Silver Spring and College Gardens Elementary School in Rockville, officials said. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
D.C. Council considers bill to ban Indian mascots at schools
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 24, 2014
“The Anacostia High School Indians might soon have to change their name if the D.C. Council approves a new bill that would prohibit the city’s public schools from using Native American mascots.
The bill, introduced Tuesday by council members Kenyan R. McDuffie (D-Ward 5) and David Grosso (I-At Large), would alter the Human Rights Act to ban the use of any race-based nicknames, logos, mascots or team names. It would bring the policy in line with a resolution the council passed last year that called on the Washington Redskins to change its name . Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
New report reveals surprising facts about Hispanic children and teens
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 24, 2014
“Hispanic children, the largest minority group in public schools as well as the fastest growing, are increasingly showing up in preschool programs,  have made significant gains on national math tests, and are posting record high school graduation rates, according to a new study released Wednesday. But they still lagged behind their white peers in academic achievement and were more likely to live in poverty and not finish college. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Eastern Senior High School in Capitol Hill reopens Wednesday after crews restore power
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 24, 2014
“Eastern Senior High School will reopen Wednesday morning after power was restored to the building, according to an alert from D.C. public schools.
The power outage closed the Capitol Hill high school to its 783 students on Tuesday. School officials said late Tuesday there would be an early morning update on the progress crews were making to get the lights back on in the newly renovated green building, which conserves energy and water . Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
Why we wrongly freak out over AP
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 24, 2014
“Amy Brecount White, a former Advanced Placement English teacher, has written for Arlington Magazine one of the best pieces ever on high school academic pressure. Her most chilling discovery is that many students are making bad decisions because of a widespread misunderstanding of the college admissions system. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Punk Pastry Chef
by NYT > Education

Sep 22, 2014
“Below are the first seven paragraphs of the Sept. 17 Dining article “If Desserts Could Wear Tattoos.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Sept. 22, 2014
by NYT > Education

Sep 22, 2014
“On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: How Should Nations and Individuals Address Climate Change?
by NYT > Education

Sep 22, 2014
“What can be done to address climate change, as individuals, community members and global citizens?”
respond
 
Importance
1
Motherlode Blog: Spanking Isn’t Culture. It’s a Cycle of Abuse.
by NYT > Education

Sep 22, 2014
“Adrian Peterson shouldn’t sell himself short. He is where he is today in spite of his father, not because of him, and what he learned from him now threatens his career and his family.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Whose Last Name?
by NYT > Education

Sep 22, 2014
“Tennessee law forbids combining a mother and father’s surnames into a single name for baby — or giving an infant a mother’s last name without both parents’ “mutual assent.””
respond
 
Importance
1
You won't be able to afford dinner
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 22, 2014
“Miguel Marquez explains the more direct impact of the earth's rising temperatures & sea level.”
respond
 
Importance
1
'South Park' mocks NFL team
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 22, 2014
“Comedy Central's "South Park" ran an ad mocking the Washington Redskins during FOX's NFL broadcast.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Games-Buoyed by bumper bonus, Thais eye more sepak takraw gold
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 22, 2014
“By Kaweewit Kaewjinda BANGKOK, Sept 22 (Reuters) - His team mates call him the "left-footed killer", an unlikely nickname for a veteran athlete who plays in the same cheap plimsolls that high school students are forced to wear in his native Thailand. But with his prolific point-scoring record and deadly finishing, Pornchai Kaokaew carries Thailand's hopes of delivering them yet another Asian Games gold medal in sepak takraw, an acrobatic hybrid of soccer and volleyball that has spectators gripped with its non-stop dynamism and flair. ...”
respond
 
Importance
1
Jury chosen in cheating trial of former Atlanta educators
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 22, 2014
“By David Beasley ATLANTA (Reuters) - A jury was chosen Monday in a trial of a dozen former Atlanta educators charged in one of the nation's largest school test-cheating scandals, court officials said. The former teachers, principals and administrators on trial are accused of conspiring to alter standardized test scores to boost their own bonuses. The high-profile Atlanta case is one in a string of cheating cases affecting 39 states over the last five years. ...”
respond
 
Importance
1
Prestigious education award shared by schools in Florida, Georgia
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 22, 2014
“By Barbara Liston ORLANDO Fla. (Reuters) - School districts in Florida and Georgia were named co-winners on Monday of the Broad Prize for Urban Education, recognizing top-performing urban schools that are closing the achievement gap among low-income and minority students. Orange County Public Schools, which includes Orlando, and Gwinnett County Public Schools, northeast of Atlanta, will split $1 million in college scholarships for their graduating seniors. ...”
respond
 
Importance
1
Strauss: Common Core calls for kids to read books that ‘frustrate’ them. Is that a good idea?
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 22, 2014
“This post is connected to two recent pieces I published about the Common Core State Standards. This post is a transcript of a debate on the Core that was recently held in New York; arguing for the Core were Carmel Martin and Mike Petrilli and arguing against were Carol Burris and Rick Hess. And this piece was written after the debate by Burris who takes issue with four arguments that Core supporters frequently make. In that piece, Burris challenges Petrilli to produce some research for arguments he was making about how children learn to read. Petrilli did send her some links, which she turned over to a literacy expert to review. This is the result of the review, written by Russ Walsh, coordinator of College Reading at Rider University, Lawrenceville, New Jersey. Walsh has had a 45-year career as a classroom teacher, reading specialist and curriculum director in schools in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. He blogs on literacy instruction and issues related to public education at Russ on Reading . Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Goddard preschool supervisor and teacher charged in connection with biting
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 22, 2014
“A teacher at a private preschool in Woodbridge, Va., was charged with assault and battery for allegedly biting a 13-month-old boy to punish the toddler for biting another teacher, police said Monday.
Prince William County police also have charged Nadia Choudhry, the daughter of the owners of the Goddard School, with failing to report the attack, alleging that she told a staff member who witnessed the incident not to tell police or Child Protective Services about it. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
The people behind college matchmaking: School counselors and admission officers
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 22, 2014
“INDIANAPOLIS — Robyn Lady, a high school counseling chief from Northern Virginia, cruised the halls of the Indiana Convention Center late last week to schmooze with other counselors and admissions professionals at the nation’s largest gathering of college matchmakers. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Prince George’s County elementary teacher wins on ‘Wheel of Fortune’
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 22, 2014
“Lee Hawkins, a fifth-grade social studies and science teacher in Prince George’s County, never dreamed she would appear on “Wheel of Fortune” and meet Pat and Vanna.
Her friend, who went with her to a shopping center in Virginia to try out for the show during a Wheelmobile event, was the big fan of “Wheel of Fortune.” Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
Record number of public school students nationwide are homeless
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 22, 2014
“A record number of homeless children and teens were enrolled in public school last year, according to data released Monday by the federal government.
Elementary and secondary schools reported that 1.3 million students were homeless during the 2012-2013 year, an 8 percent jump from the prior year. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
Police issue ‘wanted’ poster for man seen with U-Va. student before she went missing
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 22, 2014
“CHARLOTTESVILLE — Police on Monday released a “wanted” poster seeking the man who was with University of Virginia student Hannah Graham immediately before she disappeared last week because they hope to speak with him about his interactions with Graham in the early morning hours of Sept. 13. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Prince George’s schools CFO, wife resign after state’s finding of fraud over lost ring
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 22, 2014
“The chief financial officer for the Prince George’s County school system and his wife, who works for the school district as an internal auditor, resigned Monday, just days after school officials learned that Maryland state investigators had found them responsible for insurance fraud. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Takoma Park school shares the thrill of teacher who won a million dollars
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 22, 2014
“Her geometry class cheered her. The assistant principal at Takoma Park Middle School called her a star. Many wanted to know what Sarah Manchester would do with her newfound wealth, but most seemed pretty sure she would not give up teaching. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
International Education: Campus Police Acquire Military Weapons
by NYT > Education

Sep 21, 2014
“At least 124 colleges have acquired military equipment through a federal program that transfers military surplus to law-enforcement agencies across the country.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Op-Ed Contributor: Why Poor Students Struggle
by NYT > Education

Sep 21, 2014
“The price of success in college is often their own identities.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Seriously, who does this on a flight?!
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 21, 2014
“Shame on the plane! Photos of passengers behaving badly. Jeanne Moos reports on bare bellies and bare feet at 30,000 feet.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Emmy-winning actress dies
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 21, 2014
“Emmy-winning actress Polly Bergen, whose TV and movie career spanned more than six decades, has died, her publicist said.”
respond
 
Importance
1
CNN host defends Palin over 'brawl'
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 21, 2014
“Media outlets jump on report of a Palin family brawl, while Fox News ignores it.”
respond
 
Importance
1
George Washington U. student dies
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 21, 2014
“A George Washington University student who died late last week was identified Sunday.
William Gwathmey, 20, died Friday, of causes yet undetermined, said Officer Paul Metcalf of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
AmeriCorps celebrates 20th anniversary this month
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 21, 2014
“AmeriCorps celebrates its 20th anniversary this month . The national service program, created as a kind of domestic Peace Corps, was signed into law by then-President Bill Clinton.
During an inaugural swearing-in ceremony he told the first volunteers: “You’re what is right with America.” Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
AmeriCorps volunteers play a big role in D.C. schools
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 21, 2014
“The District is increasingly turning to another pool of labor to support its efforts to improve literacy, reduce dropout rates and turn around schools: AmeriCorps volunteers.
Twenty years after the national service program started, the $665 million federal program helps fund corps members in 1,500 organizations around the country. In the District, about 800 AmeriCorps volunteers are working in public schools — both traditional and charter — and in community organizations that support education. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
Mathews: In D.C. mayor’s race, vote for candidate who supports schools chief Kaya Henderson
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 21, 2014
“Both of the leading mayoral candidates — D.C. Council members Muriel Bowser and David A. Catania — have the right attitude about the city’s struggling public schools. Improving education is the most significant challenge, they say. The District government cannot improve the lives and livelihoods of its residents without that. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
President of Prince George’s NAACP branch demands Largo principal resign or be fired
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 21, 2014
“The president of the Prince George’s County branch of the NAACP is demanding that a high school principal who has been accused of harassing and bullying former employees resign or be terminated.
Bob Ross said he is joining county council member Mary A. Lehman (D-Laurel) in calling for Largo High School Principal Angelique Simpson-Marcus to be removed as head of the 1,100-student school. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
Montgomery schools differ in recent Algebra 1 final exam failures
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 21, 2014
“A little more than half of Montgomery County’s 25 high schools had failure rates of more than 70 percent for the final exam in Algebra 1 in June, even after the district added 15 percentage points to exam grades, according to newly released district data. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Motherlode Blog: From Lymphoma Mom to Just Mom, and Holding
by NYT > Education

Sep 20, 2014
“During chemotherapy, my cancer shifted from being a sad thing to being a sad and annoying thing. No one wanted anything to change, but almost everything did.”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Texas Tribune: Candidate’s Vow to Kill Tuition Law Makes Some in His Party Squirm
by NYT > Education

Sep 20, 2014
“State Senator Dan Patrick, who is running for lieutenant governor in Texas, wants to repeal the Dream Act, just as Republicans are trying to appeal more to Hispanic voters.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Jameis Winston
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 20, 2014
“Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston will miss all of Saturday night's marquee game against Clemson --- not just one half as previously announced -- because of a vulgar comment witnesses said he made on campus this week, the school said.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Boko Haram
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 20, 2014
“The swap would involve the release of 30 Boko Haram commanders in the custody of the Nigerian government for the more than 200 kidnapped Chibok school girls, a source says.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Trooper killed
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 20, 2014
“Hundreds of law enforcement officers searched Saturday for the suspect in the slaying of a Pennsylvania state trooper -- hours after authorities appeared to be closing in on the self-taught survivalist and bursts of gunfire were heard near the man's home in the Poconos Mountains.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Best oyster bars in America
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 20, 2014
“At Portland's Eventide Oyster Co., stakes in the ice declare whether the half shells are "from Maine" or "away." It's a sign of local pride—and the importance of place when tasting oysters.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Teens trapped in SUV, but then ...
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 20, 2014
“Bystanders didn't hesitate to jump into a river and help save three teens stuck inside an SUV.”
respond
 
Importance
1
7 ways to boost your happiness
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 20, 2014
“Happiness isn't just an emotional state. Science shows people who are happy live longer and healthier lives. Here's how you can up your odds.”
respond
 
Importance
1
See guy drop brand-new iPhone 6
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 20, 2014
“The first man to buy the iPhone 6 in Australia drops his new phone as he excitingly unpacks it to share for the camera.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Ebola aid team killed
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 19, 2014
“Residents in the town of Womey threw stones at the Guinea Ebola team when they arrived this week, forcing them to flee. Eight were later killed.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Fighters scramble after Russian bombers
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 19, 2014
“The two incidents Thursday occurred near Alaska and Canadian airspace, NORAD said. They coincided with a visit by Ukraine's President.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Hubby: I lost balance on cliff's edge
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 19, 2014
“A husband says his wife saved him from falling off a cliff when the couple was renewing their wedding vows.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Strauss: The importance of a name
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 19, 2014
“Here is a post by a Colorado teacher about what seems to be a simple observation about some students — that they don’t correct adults who mispronounce their names — but is really a nuanced look into the psyche of some students of color who live in poverty. This public school teacher blogs anonymously under the name Shakespeare’s Sister at Daily Kos, where this appeared . She teaches 11th grade AP Language and Composition in the Denver area. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Terrance Paul, Developer of Teaching Software, Dies at 67
by NYT > Education

Sep 19, 2014
“Mr. Paul with his wife, Judi, created computerized teaching programs like Accelerated Reader that were widely adopted in American schools over the last 25 years.”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Scotland Rejects Independence From Britain in Historic Vote
by NYT > Education

Sep 19, 2014
“What is your reaction to the results of Scotland’s referendum? Why?”
respond
 
Importance
1
Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments
by NYT > Education

Sep 19, 2014
“Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Obama Unveils Push for Young People to Do More Against Campus Assaults
by NYT > Education

Sep 19, 2014
“The campaign will feature celebrities and television ads in an effort to enlist students in the fight to end violence against women on campus.”
respond
 
Importance
1
William Deresiewicz Tours the Colleges of ‘Excellent Sheep’
by NYT > Education

Sep 19, 2014
“William Deresiewicz, who’s caused a stir in Ivy League circles with his book “Excellent Sheep,” is on a tour of those colleges to discuss his critique of them and his advice.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Amy Cuddy Takes a Stand
by NYT > Education

Sep 19, 2014
“A successful pose has helped Ms. Cuddy become a leading voice on TED Talks.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Future Tense: Disrupting the Playground
by NYT > Education

Sep 19, 2014
“To see technology’s future, look no further than nursery school.”
respond
 
Importance
1
CNN puts Goodell on hot seat
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 19, 2014
“CNN's Rachel Nichols asks Roger Goodell if he's willing to give up some of his power in disciplining NFL players.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Rachel Nichols challenges Goodell
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 19, 2014
“NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is questioned by Rachel Nichols at press conference on Friday.”
respond
 
Importance
1
6 must-have apps for iPhone 6
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 19, 2014
“As millions of people get their hands on the new iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus on Friday, many will no doubt be looking for new apps that take advantage of the new phones' capabilities.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Singer of country hit 'Abilene' dies
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 19, 2014
“Singer George Hamilton IV, known as the "International Ambassador of Country Music," has died at a Nashville hospital following a heart attack, the Grand Ole Opry said in a press release. He was 77.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Cops: 2 admit killing woman in suitcase
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 19, 2014
“A Chicago man confessed to killing his girlfriend's mother, whose body was found last month in a suitcase outside a hotel in Indonesia, police in Bali tell CNN.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Survey shows unfilled teaching jobs across SD
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 19, 2014
“More than 20 percent of South Dakota public schools had at least one unfilled teaching position on the first day of school, according to a statewide survey of superintendents released Wednesday. Thirty-one ...”
respond
 
Importance
1
15 Things That Are Harder To Get Into Than Harvard
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 19, 2014
“REUTERS/Brian Snyder Students cheer at the Harvard Business School graduation ceremony Harvard is one of the most prestigious universities in the world. The Cambridge, Massachusetts school accepted just 5.9% of roughly 34,000 applications for its class of 2018. As Harvard President Drew Gilpin Faust recently said, “We could fill our class twice over with valedictorians.” The school seeks out students who not only have high grades, but also have outstanding achievements under their belts — from overcoming homelessness to starting their own nonprofits. The students who manage to catch the attention of admissions officers overcome exceptional odds, but they should maintain some perspective. Many things in life — like landing a job at some Wal-Mart locations — are harder to achieve than getting into that prestigious university. A Job At Some Wal-Mart Locations Met with both merriment and protest, Wal-Mart came to Washington, D.C. at the end of 2013.  The store received more than 23,000 applications but only hired 600 associates, NBC Washington reported. That’s a 2.6% acceptance rate — almost half as selective as Harvard.  While many Harvard graduates can expect a 6-figure income, Wal-Mart employees pocket an average of $11.83 an hour or nearly $25,000 annually,,according to the company. The Top 50 Posts On A Friend’s Newsfeed When Facebook compiles your Newsfeed, it chooses from roughly 1,500 different posts. The company uses an algorithm based on the popularity and relevance of posts, along with other factors, to decide what goes where. The chances of a certain post finding its way into the top 50 stories on someone’s Newsfeed is about 3.3%. If you want to boost your chances, posts with photos do far better than links or text-based posts.     The American Dream A recent report from researchers at Harvard and Berkeley Universities shows that in many major US cities, it’s very hard to achieve a rags-to-riches success story.  The report analyzes the number of people who were born into the lowest income quintile but ended up in the highest income quintile. The results don’t bode well for upward socioeconomic mobility. The chances were below 5% in Atlanta, Georgia; Charlotte, North Carolina; Jacksonville, Florida; Columbus, Ohio; Dayton, Ohio; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; and Indianapolis, Indiana. Even at the top of the list, people in San Jose, California showed just a 12.9% chance of living the American dream. A Job At Goldman Sachs In 2013, Goldman Sachs receieved more than 43,000 applications for 1,900 analyst positions, making the company hiring rate about 4.4%.  It’s no surprise so many people want to work there, as Fortune magazine named Goldman one of the 100 best places to work in 2014. Since the ranking began in 1984, Goldman is one of just five companies that made the list every year. According to Glassdoor, the average analyst there makes about $63,000 a year.  The Secret Service Protecting the president of the United States isn’t a job for any run-of-the-mill bodyguard or security detail.  The full responsibilities of the Secret Service are well, secret, but agents remain with the president and his family 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Other important government officials, such as the vice presidents and their families, also receive protection, usually even after they leave their positions.  For these reasons, the Secret Service accepted less than 1% of their 15,600 special agent applications in 2011, Bloomberg reported. A Bootcamp For Data Scientists Foursquare’s Michael Li began work on another startup in 2014: The Data Incubator.  It’s essentially a boot camp for data scientists. While many programming PhDs have solid research skills, few can meet the pace of a startup. They need training.  Li hasn’t picked the first class of attendees from a batch of more than 1,000 applicants, representing more than 80 universities. But he told VentureBeat, “We cannot accept 5.8%,” referring to Harvard’s rate. “It’s just not possible.” Some Prestigious New York City Public High Schools Some of New York’s most in-demand public high schools are actually harder to get into than Harvard, as Brooklyn Magazine has noted.  For their September 2014 admission, 16,675 students listed the Brooklyn Latin School as a choice on their application, according to the New York City Department of Education. However, fewer than 3% were accepted.  Meanwhile, the High School of American Studies in the Bronx has an acceptance rate of around 1% as does the Queens High School for the Sciences at York College.  Getting into a good school in the city of New York is particularly important. While the citywide four-year graduation rate is roughly 65%, results differ wildly between public high schools. Concord High School in Staten Island had a four-year graduation rate of less than 20% in 2013, according to data published by the local radio station WNYC. Meanwhile, the Green Dot Charter School in the Bronx had a four-year graduation rate of nearly 99%. A Job At McDonald’s (Sometimes) McDonald’s hasn’t gone on a national hiring spree this year, but at one point, it was more difficult to land a job there than a spot at Harvard. In 2011, McDonald’s held a gigantic job fair. It advertised 50,000 jobs and ended up hiring 24% more than that — 62,000. One million people applied for positions, which made the odds of getting hired 6.2%. While Harvard has gotten even more selective, the school accepted about 7% of applicants in 2011.  A Hands-On Experience With An iPhone 6 (Before Sept. 19) On Tuesday Apple announced the iPhone 6 and Apple Watch at the Flint Center in Cupertino, California.  Attendees were then invited to an early hands-on session with the devices across the road in a specially built showroom. Apple has already sold 4 million units of the iPhone 6 in pre-orders, while the Flint Center only had a capacity of 2,500. Comparing the number of people who want an iPhone 6 with the number who got their hands on one that day, you had less than a 0.1% chance of being in the room. You can, however, live vicariously through our tech reporter, Steve Kovach. A Job At The Apple Store In 2009, Apple’s much-anticipated Upper West Side store opened its doors, Gizmodo reported at the time. Out of 10,000 applications, only about 200 people got jobs: a 2% acceptance rate.  Harvard may be known for producing geniuses, but Apple’s “Genius Bar” is much more selective. A Green Card Up to 15 million people apply to the U.S. Green Card lottery every year, all hoping for a chance at a life in America, the Wall Street Journal has reported.  But only about 50,000 green cards are available. The odds of obtaining a Green Card (known officially a Diversity Visa) vary depending on the applicant’s region. If you’re not from Australia, New Zealand, or a Pacific island, however, the odds aren’t good. Fewer than 2% of applicants around the world end up getting a visa. The rate is about 6% in Oceania (because of fewer applications and relatively higher quotas).   The Indian Institute Of Management While Harvard lets in about 5.9% of applicants, not even 1% get accepted to India’s top business school, BloombergBusinessweek reported last year. The Indian Institute of Management in Ahmadabad (IIM-A) received 173,866 for its 2012-2014 class. The university has the luxury of being extra choosy because of India’s large population and the vast number of students with outstanding grades and test scores. Delta’s Flight Attendant Corps You have less than a 1% chance becoming a Delta Flight Attendant, according to Bloomberg, In 2010 Delta, the world’s second largest air carrier, received 100,000 applications for 1,000 jobs. In 2013, it received 44,000 applications for 400 jobs. Foreign language skills are highly valued by the company, with as many as 30% of hires speaking a second language. The Ranks Of Successful Startups Y Combinator is an exclusive startup program — sort of a startup school — founded by Paul Graham. Despite being extraordinarily picky and only accepting 3-5% of applicants, Y Combinator only considers 10% of its “graduate” startups successful after a few years. By putting those two statistics together, Business Insider’s own Henry Blodget estimates the success rate of startup companies could be as low as 0.4%.  It’s safe to say the smartest entrepreneurs are those with a backup plan.  A Job At Google After leaving Microsoft in 2009, Don Dodge became a Developer Advocate for Google. Within a year, he posted a lengthy explanation of the hiring process there on his personal blog, hinting at the company’s level of exclusivity, The Next Web reported.  In his words, Google receives about one million applications every year — but only hires 1,000 to 4,000 people. Best case scenario, that means only .4% of hopefuls land a job at Google.  They go through recruiter screening, two or three phone interviews, and then four or five in-person ones on site, not to mention jumping through other professional hoops. It’s safe to say Harvard doesn’t screen nearly as thoroughly.  Harvard may not be your top-choice, though. Click here to see the 50 best colleges in America » Read more stories on Business Insider, Malaysian edition of the world’s fastest-growing business and technology news website.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Facebook CEO wants more students to explore tech
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 19, 2014
“REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (AP) — Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wants to turn more American high school students into well-paid techies — and even hire some of them to work at his social-media company.”
respond
 
Importance
1
North Carolina court releases money in halted school voucher program
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 19, 2014
“WINSTON-SALEM N.C. (Reuters) - About 1,900 North Carolina students will be allowed to receive public money to attend private schools despite a finding by a judge that the scholarship program is unconstitutional, the state's Court of Appeals ruled on Friday. The order applies only to students who were approved for taxpayer-funded scholarships of up to $4,200 before a lower trial court blocked North Carolina's new school voucher program last month. No additional funds for the Opportunity Scholarship program will be released while the legal challenge plays out, the appellate court said. ...”
respond
 
Importance
1
Colleges partner on renewable energy program
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 19, 2014
“Vermont Technical College and the Community College of Vermont have formed a partnership for students who want to further their studies in the field of renewable energy. The Bennington Banner reports (bit.ly/1mkiN7U) ...”
respond
 
Importance
1
Matchmaking through technology: The coming revolution in college admissions
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 19, 2014
“INDIANAPOLIS — The old model that colleges used to recruit, through mass mailings to promising students and selective visits to key high schools, is giving way to sophisticated matchmaking tools of technology. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Strauss: 19 states still allow corporal punishment in school
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 19, 2014
“While a national debate roils about professional athletes whacking kids, it seems useful to remember that 19 states still allow children to be hit in public school, sometimes to the point of bruising. A federal data analysis found that on average, one child is hit in public school every 30 seconds somewhere in the United States. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Police believe gun scare at Alexandria school was baseless
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 19, 2014
“Two days after the Alexandria school system locked the doors of all of the city’s public schools as a security precaution, Alexandria police said Thursday that a gunman who was reportedly spotted near an elementary school never existed. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Strauss: Why ‘no excuses’ charter schools mold ‘very submissive’ students — starting in kindergarten
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 19, 2014
“If you have heard the phrase “no excuses” charter schools but don’t really know what they mean, here is an informative post about  them and the controversial philosophy under which they approach student discipline and achievement.  Joan Goodman, a professor in the Graduate School of Education University of Pennsylvania and director of the school’s Teach For America program, explains her research on these charter schools to freelance journalist and public education advocate Jennifer Berkshire, who worked for six years editing a newspaper for the American Federation of Teachers in Massachusetts and who authors the EduShyster blog , where this Q * A originally appeared . Goodman is a former school psychologist whose article “ Charter Management Organizations and the Regulated Environment: Is It Worth the Price? “ appeared in the March 2013 issue of Educational Researcher. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
She renovates home to keep pet bobcat
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 18, 2014
“A bobcat owner was allowed to take her pet back from the zoo after paying a fine & making safety renovations to her home.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Look at me! 22 selfies of the week
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 18, 2014
“An injured athlete, politicians, socialites, cute dogs, Beyonce and airborne vegetables all make appearances in this week's collection.”
respond
 
Importance
1
What We've Learned in 30 Editions of the Best Colleges Rankings
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 18, 2014
“This college search thing can be a little intimidating, especially if you're going through it for the first time. This is our 30th go-round at U.S. News, so we feel like we've got some experience worth sharing.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Police release surveillance videos showing Hannah Graham before she disappeared
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 18, 2014
“Police investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student have focused their search in an area of downtown Charlottesville where she was last seen on surveillance video walking alone in the early morning hours Saturday. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Wonkblog: David Boies helped California gay couples win the right to marry. Now he’s attacking teacher tenure
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 18, 2014
“David Boies is an accomplished civil rights attorney who is probably best known for his Supreme Court cases, in which he has represented Al Gore and Californian gay couples seeking to marry. Now he is working on behalf of kids in urban schools, but his approach is a controversial one. He argues that teacher tenure denies students their right to an equal education, guaranteed in  Brown v. Board of Education and many state constitutions. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: Do Teachers Assign Too Much Homework?
by NYT > Education

Sep 17, 2014
“When you get home after school, how much homework will you do? Will it keep you up late? Will it cause stress in your family? Or do you have homework under control?”
respond
 
Importance
1
National Briefing : Trade Schools Sued for Lending Practices
by NYT > Education

Sep 17, 2014
“A federal agency sued Corinthian Colleges, a major for-profit trade school chain, on Tuesday, charging that it lured students with lies about job placement and used illegal tactics to collect on student loans.”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: Test Yourself | YouTube Stars, and Star Makers
by NYT > Education

Sep 17, 2014
“Below are six paragraphs from the Sept. 15 article “Hollywood’s Old-Time Star Makers Are Swooping In on YouTube’s Party.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Big Leagues
by NYT > Education

Sep 17, 2014
“What are some of the things new N.B.A. players learn in the Rookie Transition Program?”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: When Does Discipline Become Child Abuse?
by NYT > Education

Sep 17, 2014
“What is “reasonable discipline”? Is what N.F.L. player Adrian Peterson did to his son discipline, or abuse? Why?”
respond
 
Importance
1
Motherlode Blog: To Aid Children’s Cancer Care, Mothers Go Bald
by NYT > Education

Sep 17, 2014
“To raise funds and awareness for pediatric cancer research, mothers shave their heads in solidarity with their cancer-affected children.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Agent Storm
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 17, 2014
“When first revealed, Morten Storm's account of his life as a double agent inside al Qaeda sent shockwaves through Denmark's political and intelligence establishment. The first accounts came in the Danish newspaper Jyllands-Posten in October 2012.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Rare sea creature caught on tape
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 17, 2014
“Researchers captured deep sea high-definition footage of what is believed to be a siphonophore.”
respond
 
Importance
1
See biker get revenge on litterbugs
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 17, 2014
“Biker throws trash at litterbugs caught red-handed. But is her story garbage? CNN's Jeanne Moos sorts through the trash.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Facebook 'real name' policy stirs debate
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 17, 2014
“A Facebook policy that asks users to provide real names on profiles has people from all walks of life worrying their accounts might be in jeopardy.”
respond
 
Importance
1
He mistakenly calls 911, then ...
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 17, 2014
“One man accidentally dialed 911 while talking about drugs, which led cops to arrest him for possession. WKRN reports.”
respond
 
Importance
1
China blacks out CNN's report
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 17, 2014
“The Chinese government blacked out CNN's signal during a report on a crackdown on Christians in Eastern China.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Colleges That Charge the Most for Applying
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 17, 2014
“The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List: College and The Short List: Grad School to find data that matter to you in your college or graduate school search.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Corinthian Colleges sued for predatory lending
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 17, 2014
“Corinthian Colleges is being sued by the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for what it calls a "predatory lending scheme."”
respond
 
Importance
1
Teachers union calls for boycott of Nigeria school restart
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 17, 2014
“Lagos (AFP) - The head of Nigeria's main teachers union called on Tuesday for a boycott of next week's re-opening of schools, saying there had not been enough training to protect against the Ebola virus.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Strauss: How Common Core’s recommended books fail children of color
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 17, 2014
“Critics of the Common Core  have questioned a number of different aspects of the standards, including how they were written, whether they are developmentally appropriate and whether too much emphasis has been placed on non-fiction at the cost of literature. Here is a look at an issue that has gotten little attention: How the recommended books in the appendix of the standards try to meet the needs of students of color.  It was written by Jane M. Gangi,  an associate professor in the Division of Education at Mount Saint Mary College in Newburgh, New York, and Nancy Benfer, who teaches literacy and literature at Mount Saint Mary College and is a fourth-grade teacher at Bishop Dunn Memorial School.  Gangi is the author of three books: “ Encountering Children’s Literature: An Arts Approach ,” “ Deepening Literacy Learning: Art and Literature Engagements in K-8 Classrooms (with Mary Ann Reilly and Rob Cohen),” and “ Genocide in Contemporary Children’s and Young Adult Literature: Cambodia to Darfur . ” Both are members of the Collaborative for Equity in Literacy Learning at Mount Saint Mary College. Gangi may be reached at jane.gangi@msmc.edu; Benfer at nb6221@my.msmc.edu. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Options Public Charter School reopens with new leadership and new mission
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 17, 2014
“Options Public Charter School, marred by allegations of financial misconduct last year, was made over “almost from scratch” before it reopened last month under new leadership and with new staff members, according to the school’s court-appointed receiver. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Strauss: One senior’s story: Starting college admissions process is like ‘being sent out to sea by myself with 20 different maps’
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 17, 2014
“With the 2014-15 school year now in full swing, many high school seniors are finding that they have two jobs: keeping up with classes and filling out college applications. This blog will follow one senior as she navigates the college search and application process. She is Samantha Fogel, a student at The Derryfield School, a private college preparatory day school for grades six through twelve in Manchester, New Hampshire. Samantha and her college counselor, Brennan Barnard, will document her experience applying to college in occasional posts that will include the voices of her parents, teachers, friends and others. Her story may help debunk some myths surrounding selective college admission while providing a window into a time of transition for one young woman growing up in rural New Hampshire. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Washington: An education capital
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 17, 2014
“Washington, known as a seat of global power, is also a center for brainpower.
A new ranking finds the D.C. metropolitan area to be third in the nation in level of educational attainment — behind No. 1 Ann Arbor, Mich., and No. 2 Madison, Wis., but ahead of Boston, Seattle, New York and many other cities. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
Fewer charter school applications this year
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 17, 2014
“The D.C. Public Charter School Board two years ago created a fast track for experienced charter operators with successful records in other cities to apply to open schools in the District.
The effort brought in California-based Rocketship , which plans to open its doors in Anacostia next fall, as well as Texas-based Harmony and New York-based Democracy Prep, which opened schools this year. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
Georgetown University student dies of apparent case of meningitis
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 17, 2014
“A Georgetown University student died Tuesday after apparently contracting meningitis, the university said.
Andrea Jaime was a sophomore in the school of nursing and health studies, Georgetown said in a statement. She had been undergoing treatment for the infectious disease at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
Three in 10 Virginia schools lack full accreditation; students struggle with tests
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 17, 2014
“Three in 10 Virginia schools failed to meet state accreditation standards this year as students continue to struggle with more rigorous exams introduced three years ago.
The Virginia Department of Education said Tuesday that 555 of the state’s 1,827 schools did not meet state benchmarks this past spring on the annual statewide Standards of Learning tests.Thirty percent of all schools in the state were rated “accredited with warning,” up from 22 percent the year before. Five years ago, just 15 Virginia schools received the downgraded status. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
School board settles 2nd discrimination case involving Largo High School principal
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 17, 2014
“A discrimination lawsuit that pitted a former Maryland school secretary against her principal — and included allegations that the head of Largo High School bullied her staff — was settled Tuesday just as it was about to go to trial in federal court. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
New D.C. education ombudsman has a busy first year
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 17, 2014
“Just weeks before school started, Jennifer White received a letter from the principal at her son’s middle school in the District. With a pattern of late arrivals in the spring, the letter said, her son was not invited to return. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Strauss: Four Common Core ‘flimflams’
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 17, 2014
“Award-winning Principal Carol Burris of South Side High School in New York was once a supporter of the Common Core but came to be a critic after her state began to implement the initiative. (You can read some of her work on the botched implementation  in New York here ,   here , here and here .)   Burris  was named New York’s 2013 High School Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and in 2010,  tapped as the 2010 New York State Outstanding Educator by the School Administrators Association of New York State. In this post she looks at what she calls the “Four Flimflams of the Common Core.” Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
History-loving student from Montgomery to interview U.S. archivist for Constitution Day
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 17, 2014
“It’s Constitution Day — and the most momentous one yet for 16-year-old Adalia Jimenez.
The Montgomery County junior was selected to interview Archivist of the United States David S. Ferriero as part of a Constitution Day event that will be live-streamed Wednesday. It is sponsored through a partnership of the White House and Discovery Education, with 13,000 classrooms signed on, Discovery officials said. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
With Tech Taking Over in Schools, Worries Rise
by NYT > Education

Sep 15, 2014
“Parent groups and privacy advocates are challenging the practices of an industry built on data collection, and California has passed wide-ranging legislation protecting students’ personal information.”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: Word of the Day | dissection
by NYT > Education

Sep 15, 2014
“This word has appeared in 77 New York Times articles in the past year.”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Minecraft and Microsoft
by NYT > Education

Sep 15, 2014
“Below are six paragraphs from the Sept. 10 article “Microsoft Sees More Than Fun in a Game Like Minecraft.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: Should Parents Limit How Much Time Children Spend on Tech Devices?
by NYT > Education

Sep 15, 2014
“Do your parents limit how much time you spend on technology? Do they set limits on the types of things you are allowed to do with screens?”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Sept. 15, 2014
by NYT > Education

Sep 15, 2014
“On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Motherlode Blog: Quandary Update: Yes to the Dog, Not Yet to the Baby
by NYT > Education

Sep 15, 2014
““Without some of the comments, I’m not sure we’d have Buddy now, and he’s brought us so much happiness.””
respond
 
Importance
1
Grading Universities: For Inspiration in Creating College Ratings, Look to Health Care
by NYT > Education

Sep 15, 2014
“A cautionary tale as the Obama administration prepares a system that it hopes will improve college quality and hold down tuition costs.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Capitoline Museums in Rome to Join With University of Missouri to Catalog Artifacts
by NYT > Education

Sep 15, 2014
“The university will research and analyze 249 pieces of black-glazed pottery, performing tests that the Roman institution can not afford on its own.”
respond
 
Importance
1
DealBook: Pressure for High Marks at Harvard Extends to Its Investment Chief
by NYT > Education

Sep 15, 2014
“Though university officials defended her record, Jane Mendillo drew scrutiny from alumni and others over relatively high pay and lackluster investment results.”
respond
 
Importance
1
4-year-old shamed publicly
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 15, 2014
“This father punished his 4-year-old son by making him hold a sign on the street that says "I hit little girls."”
respond
 
Importance
1
Colleges and Universities That Claim to Meet Full Financial Need
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 15, 2014
“To gauge the affordability of a college or university, the sticker price is a good place to start. But savvy students should dig deeper.”
respond
 
Importance
1
College Students Sign Petition To Support ISIS … On 9/11[VIDEO]
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 15, 2014
“Multiple college students signed a petition to support the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) last week. Media Research Center TV reporter Dan Joseph went to the campus of George Washington University on Thursday, Sept. 11, and collected a dozen signatures from students on a petition to President Barack Obama to not only stop bombing ISIS, but also actively support the terrorist group. ISIS has beheaded two American journalists, James Foley and Steven Sotloff.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Strauss: How one middle school handled 136 unruly students
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 15, 2014
“Normandy Middle School in north St. Louis — a few miles away from Ferguson, where the August killing of a black teenager by a white police officer sparked civil unrest — has been the worst-performing district in Missouri for several years. As a result, the state took over the Normandy School District, replaced 45 percent of the staff and ordered mandatory training for teachers. When school started in mid-August, educators hoped that it was the dawn of a new era. It wasn’t. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
D.C. principals: When is there too much choice?
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 15, 2014
“What happens to students who attend five schools in six years? How can schools attract enough students to balance their budgets and stay competitive when new schools are opening all the time? How does school choice benefit families who are the least prepared to make informed decisions? Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Strauss: A warning to U.S. about ‘educational authoritarianism’ — from a Chinese scholar
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 15, 2014
“Yong Zhao is a respected education scholar who has been a fierce critic of high-stakes standardized testing, both in China and the United States. Zhao, the presidential chair and director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the University of Oregon’s College of Education,  has written a new book entited “ Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon: Why China Has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World ” that my colleague, Post education writer (and former China correspondent) Jay Mathews, said in a column was “the best I have ever read on Chinese schools. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Prince George’s ed board seeks public input on school building construction, renovation
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 15, 2014
“The Prince George’s Board of Education wants residents to share their thoughts about the conditions of their school buildings during a public hearing on Tuesday night.
The board will receive testimony from the public during the Capital Improvement Program public hearing, which is set to begin at 6 p.m. The hearing was originally scheduled for last week, but was rescheduled after no one signed up to testify. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
U-Va. student from Fairfax County missing in Charlottesville
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 15, 2014
“A University of Virginia student who graduated from Fairfax County’s West Potomac High School has gone missing in Charlottesville, and university leaders have expressed “deep concern” about her.
Hannah Graham, 18, has been missing since just after midnight Saturday, according to the university and Charlottesville police. Graham last made contact with friends by text message at 1:20 a.m. Saturday. Graham’s friends called police on Sunday afternoon, and police used bloodhounds to search for her Sunday evening, but that did not produce any leads, police said. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
Strauss: Florida drops test after kindergarten teacher took public stand against it
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 15, 2014
“( Update: Adding Education Department comment )
Last week I published a highly popular post that included a letter that kindergarten teacher Susan Bowles of Lawton Chiles Elementary School in Gainesville, Fla., posted on Facebook telling parents that she was refusing to administer the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading, or FAIR. She explained what she said were serious problems with administering the test to young students, and said that taking this stance was worth risking her job.  The post was titled, “ Kindergarten teacher: ‘There is a good possibility I will get fired, but …’ ” Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
David Boies, eyeing education through a civil rights lens
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 15, 2014
“David Boies, the superlawyer who chairs a group that is trying to overturn teacher tenure laws in New York and elsewhere, said Monday that his organization is not looking to take the issue to the U.S. Supreme Court — at least not in the short run. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Maryland offers 45-day extension for student immunizations
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 15, 2014
“Maryland has agreed to provide local school systems more time for students to get required vaccinations after school superintendents raised concerns about children missing school because they could not meet the deadline. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Montgomery plans to apply for extension on state immunization requirement
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 15, 2014
“With nearly 500 students still needing to show proof of immunizations, Montgomery County school officials said Monday they will seek a 45-day extension of the deadline for new state vaccination requirements . Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Motherlode Blog: ‘Just a Stepmother’ Sending a Son to College Without Tears
by NYT > Education

Sep 14, 2014
“Being happy as my stepson leaves us for college isn’t a sign of a lack of connection or love. It’s a sign of pride.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Arkansas judge
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 14, 2014
“The top court in Arkansas has ordered the immediate dismissal of a judge who leaked confidential details about an adoption involving Oscar-winning actress Charlize Theron, according to court documents.”
respond
 
Importance
1
iPhone 6 gets the pocket test
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 14, 2014
“Rachel Crane got her hands on the iPhone 6 specs, printed up some models and put the new, bigger phones to the test.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Mayweather: No pictures, no proof
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 14, 2014
“Rachel Nichols questions Floyd Mayweather on his history of abusing women, including the mother of his children.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Police: Teens cited for sexting
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 14, 2014
“Police cited two teen boys for sharing a nude photo of a girl while they were in class. CNN affiliate WKMG reports.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Investigations underway into Ohio prison escape
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 14, 2014
“LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Criminal and internal investigations are underway to determine how a convicted killer of three Ohio high school students managed to escape from prison, along with two other inmates, state correction officials say.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Strauss: Former education secretary Bill Bennett paid to praise Common Core to conservatives
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 14, 2014
“Bill Bennett, who was education secretary under President Ronald Reagan, just published an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal : “The Conservative Case for Common Core,”  with the subhead: Federal intrusion and misleading rumors do a disservice to an effort that started in the states. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Algebra failures in Montgomery did not lead to summer session for most students
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 14, 2014
“Roughly 1 in 7 students who failed the most recent Algebra 1 final exam in Montgomery County — a test that produced high failure rates and led to a mass grade recalculation — attended special summer reteaching sessions, according to newly released schools data. Another group retook the course. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Strauss: Common Core: yes or no? A debate.
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 14, 2014
“Embrace the Common Core State Standards? Do not embrace the Common Core? That was the question in New York when four people — two for embracing and two against — participated in a recent debate about the controversial initiative. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Strauss: Chicago schools filthy with rodents, roaches, garbage — principals say
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 14, 2014
“School reformers today, operating under the illusion that the private sector can do just about everything better and cheaper than government institutions, have been working to privatize public education by contracting out to private entities key operations of schools — and often entire schools. Such a move with the custodial force in Chicago Public Schools has, principals say, led to a mess. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
On Religion: Social Worker Spreads a Message of Acceptance to Mormons With Gay Children
by NYT > Education

Sep 12, 2014
“Caitlin Ryan, a California social worker, developed a program that uses supportive meetings, videos, handbooks and research to help Mormon families accept their gay children.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Higgs boson
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 12, 2014
“Physicist Stephen Hawking's said the "God particle" could obliterate us all. Meg Urry says don't panic.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Ohio highway patrol: Convicted killer of 3 high school students caught after prison escape
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 12, 2014
“LIMA, Ohio (AP) — Ohio highway patrol: Convicted killer of 3 high school students caught after prison escape.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Economic Scene: A Simple Equation: More Education = More Income
by NYT > Education

Sep 12, 2014
“The United States trails nearly all other industrialized nations when it comes to educational equality, and it shows in income inequality.”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Obama, in Speech on ISIS, Promises Sustained Effort to Rout Militants
by NYT > Education

Sep 12, 2014
“What is your reaction to the United States’ growing military action in Iraq and Syria?”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: NYTLNreads | Recommendations From a Humanities Class at High Technology High School
by NYT > Education

Sep 12, 2014
“As our first post in the experimental feature NYTLNreads, we asked Sarah Gross, a teacher and Learning Network contributor, to tell us what articles her new ninth-grade class found most interesting in The Times this week.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Room for Debate: How to Diversify Teaching
by NYT > Education

Sep 12, 2014
“What can be done to make a career in education more attractive to men and people of color?”
respond
 
Importance
1
Motherlode Blog: The Mechanics of Homework
by NYT > Education

Sep 12, 2014
“Right now, homework is feeling like an instrument of torture designed to destroy my relationship with my children. But we go through this every September. It will get better.”
respond
 
Importance
1
ISIS victim's mom 'appalled' by U.S.
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 12, 2014
“The mother of James Foley -- an American journalist beheaded by ISIS militants -- said she is "embarrassed and appalled" by how the U.S. government dealt with her son's case.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Lawyer says it was parental discipline
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 12, 2014
“The Minnesota Vikings star has been indicted on a felony charge of injury to a child, a Texas sheriff's lieutenant said. The team won't play him Sunday.”
respond
 
Importance
1
N.Y. Fashion Week: On the runway
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 12, 2014
“Designers showcase their spring 2015 collections at New York Fashion Week”
respond
 
Importance
1
Driver crashes into mom, daughters
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 12, 2014
“A security camera catches a frightening accident as a driver hits two kids and their mother as they walk to school.”
respond
 
Importance
1
'Married ... with Children' spinoff?
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 12, 2014
“"Married ... with Children" may have ended in 1997, but that doesn't mean we've seen the last of the Bundys.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Mars rover arrives at key point
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 12, 2014
“After roving across more than five miles of the Red Planet's sometimes rough terrain, NASA's Mars rover Curiosity has reached its primary destination: the base of a Martian mountain in the middle of a vast, deep crater.”
respond
 
Importance
1
10 Highly Ranked Test-Flexible Colleges
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 12, 2014
“Schools With Flexible Test Policies”
respond
 
Importance
1
Teenage killer who escaped Ohio prison captured yards away
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 12, 2014
“By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - A teenager serving a life sentence in the shooting deaths of three Cleveland-area high school students in 2012 was caught about 100 yards from the Ohio prison fence he had scaled to escape just hours earlier, officials said on Friday. T.J. Lane, 19, who was sentenced to life without parole last year in the attack at Chardon High School, escaped on Thursday with two other inmates from the Allen Oakwood Correctional Institution in Lima, in northwestern Ohio, warden Kevin Jones said at a news conference outside the facility. "We are going to have to sit down and take a look at it and determine if Allen Oakwood was the place he was supposed to be," Jones said. According to the Correctional Institution Inspection Committee, an Ohio prison oversight group, eight of the facility's 1,645 inmates require maximum security.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Strauss: Education Dept. offers 9/11 teaching materials — but won’t guarantee their accuracy
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 12, 2014
“Teachers looking for materials to help them devise lesson plans on the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks can find a lot of them on the Internet. There are lesson plans on the website of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, as well as materials on Scholastic. org and  on t he New York City schools website , and on The National History Clearing House at George Mason University, created with U.S. Department of Education funds. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Strauss: Common Core: What’s true, false and fuzzy
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 12, 2014
“Thomas Scarice, the superintendent of Madison Public Schools in Connecticut, has been a vocal critic of high-stakes test-based school reform. This year  he sent a letter to  state legislators explaining why these “reforms will not result in improved conditions since they are not grounded in research” and he has spelled out what he sees as the worst effects of the test-based “accountability” movement. In the following post, he attempts to separate myth from truth about the Common Core State Standards. This appeared on the website of Scarice’s school district and in the Shoreline Times. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Brendan Iribe, co-founder of Oculus VR, makes record $31 million donation to U-Md.
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 12, 2014
“Brendan Iribe dropped out of college during his freshman year at the University of Maryland to join a throng of young entrepreneurs hoping to shake up the world with high-tech start-ups.
Iribe’s brief tenure in College Park was followed by extraordinary successes in video-game technology, as he held key positions in companies that sold for millions or hundreds of millions of dollars. His latest venture, Oculus VR, which developed the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset, sold to Facebook for $2 billion this year. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
Record donations to colleges in D.C., Maryland and Virginia
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 12, 2014
“The University of Maryland plans to announce Friday that it has received the largest donation in its history, a $31 million gift from Brendan Iribe, a highly successful 35-year-old high-tech entrepreneur who dropped out of U-Md. during his freshman year in the late 1990s. He said the university was an inspiration to him, a place where he forged lifelong relationships, and he wanted to give back to students who are studying, and will study, computer science. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Prince George’s to hold free student immunization clinics Saturday
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 12, 2014
“The Prince George’s County School System is making a final push for students who have not received the new required immunizations to get their shots before Tuesday’s deadline.
The school district will offer free immunization clinics on Saturday at four schools. Health professionals will be on hand at Bladensburg, Fairmont Heights, Northwestern and Oxon Hill high schools to provide the immunizations. The clinics will be open from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
Alexandria marks the opening of $45 million Jefferson-Houston School building
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 12, 2014
“The sleek new gym at Jefferson-Houston School roared with applause Friday morning as Alexandria Schools Superintendent Alvin L. Crawley cut a ceremonial ribbon with oversized scissors, officially marking the opening of a new $45 million school building. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Arlington School Board appoints former PTA president to fill vacant seat
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 12, 2014
“The Arlington School Board appointed a former parent teacher association president to fill the seat of a member who resigned Aug. 1.
In a special meeting Friday morning, Nancy Van Doren was sworn in to take the place of Noah Simon, who left the post last month to spend more time with his family. She will hold the position until a special election scheduled for Nov. 4. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
Number of aging Americans paying student loans soars: U.S. report
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 11, 2014
“By Scott Malone BOSTON (Reuters) - The rising cost of higher education is dogging Americans into retirement, with people aged 65 and older still carrying some $18.2 billion in unpaid student loans, according to a federal report released on Wednesday. While the Government Accountability Office report noted that relatively few U.S. Just 4 percent of households headed by someone 65 or older carried student loan debt as of 2010, up from 1 percent in 2004. "Some may think of student loan debt as a just a young person's problem," said U.S.”
respond
 
Importance
1
How U.S. Colleges Gauge International Students' English Skills
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 11, 2014
“The Test of English as a Foreign Language, commonly referred to as the TOEFL, is a standardized test of English language proficiency for nonnative English language speakers. This and the International English Language Testing System, known as IELTS, are two of the most popular standardized tests for English proficiency that many international students will need to take before applying for a college or university in the U.S. TOEFL and IELTS are different from the SAT and ACT because those are comprehensive tests aimed to measure readiness for college. For the majority of international students, TOEFL is just one piece of the application -- but many institutions are realizing that neither TOEFL nor IELTS or, for that matter, any standardized test, is the end-all predictor of a student's success.”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: Are Parents Violating Their Children’s Privacy When They Share Photos and Videos of Them Online?
by NYT > Education

Sep 11, 2014
“Should parents be concerned about leaving an unwanted “digital footprint” for their child?”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Liberty and the World Trade Center, 1983
by NYT > Education

Sep 11, 2014
““On that day — the Sept. 11 that requires no year — the sun set on crushed buildings in a reimagined world. It set on a recontoured skyline and a haunted city. The equations of life no longer worked. That’s the way it seemed.””
respond
 
Importance
1
Motherlode Blog: A Slower-Paced, but Still Easy, Wednesday Meal
by NYT > Education

Sep 11, 2014
“Last night’s Sausage with Spinach and Bean Mash was easy and “therapeutic.” Tonight, pouring sauce on chicken.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Motherlode Blog: Thursday Dinner, Faster Than Delivery
by NYT > Education

Sep 11, 2014
“Salad Pizza: If you’ve got a ball of whole-wheat pizza dough, you can get dinner on the table faster than you could get it delivered.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Bat terrifies anchors on live TV
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 11, 2014
“A bat surprised morning show anchors at CNN affiliate WATE when it dive-bombed near them on live television.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Kendall Jenner comes into focus
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 11, 2014
“All eyes shifted toward the beginning of the runway when a dark-haired model strutted out in a star-spangled red bikini to a fusillade of flashbulbs at Tommy Hilfiger's New York Fashion Week show on Monday.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Prison for 'Real Housewives' spouse
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 11, 2014
“"Real Housewives of Atlanta" husband Apollo Nida started an eight-year federal prison sentence for a fraud conviction Wednesday.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Severe storms forecast for Detroit, schools close early
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 11, 2014
“(Reuters) - A forecast of severe thunderstorms for the Detroit metro area on Wednesday afternoon prompted Detroit public schools to dismiss students early and city officials to warn residents of possible flooding. The National Weather Service issued a "hazardous weather outlook" for parts of southeast Michigan, with thunderstorms, the potential of localized flash flooding and wind gusts of around 60 mph (96 kph). Detroit officials asked residents to help prevent flooding by clearing storm drains of leaves and other trash in front of homes and businesses. Storms could develop through about 8 p.m. in the Detroit area south to the Ohio border, said Bryan Tilley, a National Weather Service meteorologist.”
respond
 
Importance
1
College Students Unaware Of 9/11 Anniversary [VIDEO]
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 11, 2014
“Dozens of students at George Washington University were unaware of the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in recent interviews, while they were able to name celebrities involved in the nude photo scandal last week. Young America’s Foundation spokeswoman Ashley Pratte went to George Washington University last week, and asked 30 students  a series of questions about the Sept. 11 anniversary, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, and the recent theft of nude photos of various celebrities. Twenty-nine of the students were able to name at least one of the celebrities involved. In the video of the interviews, one of the students was completely unaware that Steven Sotloff and James Foley were beheaded, and seemed very taken aback by the news.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Missouri lawmakers override veto of bill expanding gun rights in public schools, cities.
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 11, 2014
“JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri lawmakers override veto of bill expanding gun rights in public schools, cities. .”
respond
 
Importance
1
10 Colleges and Universities Where Merit Aid Is Most Common
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 11, 2014
“The U.S. News Short List, separate from our overall rankings, is a regular series that magnifies individual data points in hopes of providing students and parents a way to find which undergraduate or graduate programs excel or have room to grow in specific areas. Be sure to explore The Short List: College and The Short List: Grad School to find data that matter to you in your college or grad school search.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Common Core 2.0: Common Core by another name
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 11, 2014
“This story has been updated to reflect that Maine incorporated the Common Core into its already-existing “Maine Learning Results” instead of adopting a new name for the standards.
As the national debate over the Common Core K-12 academic standards rages on, most of the states that originally adopted them are standing by the standards, though they’re calling them something different. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
Arlington schools announce key findings from ‘Big Data’ competition
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 11, 2014
“A high-tech team of number crunchers received a $10,000 prize in an Arlington competition aimed at examining public school student data to predict dropout rates.
The Big Data Roundtable event drew 23 teams, including the winning group from Deep Learning Analytics, which had experts from academia, the World Bank and top consulting corporations such as AIG and Booz Allen Hamilton. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
Letting families decide homework amount
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 11, 2014
“My grandsons don’t get much screen time. By that I mean they are almost never exposed to television, laptops, tablets, smartphones and whatever is the latest thing keeping our youth awash in entertainment. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
In-seat attendance up in D.C. schools
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 11, 2014
“D.C. law requires schools to track attendance and get involved when children rack up unexcused absences . But schools are also paying closer attention to students who send in doctors notes or accumulate other excused absences. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Two Howard County students show up to school draped with Confederate flags
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 11, 2014
“Days after a Howard County student unfurled a Confederate flag at a football game, two high school students showed up at Glenelg High School on Wednesday with Confederate flags draped over their shoulders. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: Word of the Day | psychosis
by NYT > Education

Sep 10, 2014
“This word has appeared in 78 New York Times articles in the past year.”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Texting Anxiety Caused by Little Bubbles
by NYT > Education

Sep 10, 2014
“Below are six paragraphs from the Aug. 29 essay about texting, “Bubbles Carry a Lot of Weight.” We have dropped a word in each paragraph. Can you choose the best one for each blank?”
respond
 
Importance
1
The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | When Worker Bees Get a Promotion
by NYT > Education

Sep 10, 2014
“How might scientists use similar data-rich surveillance to learn more about other insects’ behavior?”
respond
 
Importance
1
Motherlode Blog: Those ‘Mysterious Deadly Virus’ Headlines? Don’t Panic. Do Watch That Cold, and Wash Your Hands.
by NYT > Education

Sep 10, 2014
“Strains of enterovirus circulate every year. This year, the number of children affected is high, but the symptoms themselves (fever and coughing) are consistent with the way this virus has behaved in the past.”
respond
 
Importance
1
'Skinny dip' yearbook photos cause stir
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 10, 2014
“Yearbook photos of high school students voted "most likely to skinny dip" have caused some controversy in New Mexico.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Is this the future of photography?
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 10, 2014
“Digital cameras have changed the way we look at pictures. Now there's a device that changes the way we focus them.”
respond
 
Importance
1
The colors you'll be wearing in 2015
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 10, 2014
“Spring and summer colors rock the catwalks at New York Fashion Week. Here's some of the runway's most vibrant looks.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Child shares food, dies from E. coli
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 10, 2014
“One child died and another fights for his life after they contracted an E. coli infection from a shared sandwich.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Shark kills swimmer; wife was there
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 10, 2014
“What is believed to be a great white shark killed a swimmer in Australia while his wife waited for him on the shore.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Really? 10 unexpected cruise activities
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 10, 2014
“If you're one of the nearly 20% of Americans who have taken a cruise, you probably already know that these giant pleasure boats have Formula One simulators, herb gardens, skating rinks, Coach stores and stages featuring sketch comedy from Chicago-born Second City.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Sara Gilbert and wife having a baby
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 10, 2014
“When faced with a dare on "The Talk" on Tuesday, co-host Sara Gilbert picked truth instead.”
respond
 
Importance
1
7-year-old ticketed by cop for this
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 10, 2014
“A 7-year-old boy was ticketed for driving a golf cart while in the company of his mom. CNN affiliate KTRK reports.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Great maritime mystery may be solved
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 10, 2014
“One of the most famous tragedies of the Northwest Passage sea route around the top of North America might have finally been solved.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Caged woman begs: Don't leave!
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 10, 2014
“CNN's Steve Kastenbaum tells the tale of an Indiana woman rescued from captors who held her in a cage in a trailer.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Plane crashes off Miami Beach
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 10, 2014
“A pilot was rescued at sea after crashing off the coast of Miami Beach. CNN affiliate WSVN reports.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Protests disrupt Ferguson meeting
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Sep 10, 2014
“Emotions were high during the first city council meeting in Ferguson, Missouri, since Michael brown was killed.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Asian parents underwrite weak education spending: OECD
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 10, 2014
“Weak public spending on education in East Asia is leaving families to pick up the tab, heaping huge burdens on parents who want to get children through college, a new global report has found. Improving academic results, particularly in maths, are being underwritten by pricey private tutoring despite the society-wide benefits of a better-educated population, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) said. A common challenge for the region's governments is "to build better systems of public support to enable talented people from all sorts of backgrounds to take part in higher education", said Andreas Schleicher, director of education at the OECD. "East Asian countries spend relatively limited public budgets for education," he said during a video conferencing for Tokyo-based journalists.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Colleges, Employers Team Up to Train, Hire High-Tech Workers
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 10, 2014
“Tom Hubschman adjusts his safety glasses as sparks fly from the computer-controlled plasma torch slicing through a piece of metal. The Boston University mechanical engineering major is working on his senior design project in the school's 9-month-old Engineering Product Innovation Center. These riches are the result of a collaboration with four big partners -- General Electric Aviation, Schlumberger, Procter & Gamble and technology company PTC -- plus a substantial investment by the university.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Ohio police have identified suspects in fake ALS bucket attack
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 10, 2014
“By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - High school students responsible for dumping a bucket containing water, urine and spit on a teenage boy with autism in a fake ALS "Ice Bucket Challenge" have been identified, police said on Tuesday. Police did not release the names of the teenagers suspected in the attack that generated offers of rewards for information leading to their identification from comedian Drew Carey, a Cleveland native, and others. The group doused a 14-year-old boy with autism with the fouled water in Bay Village, a suburb west of Cleveland, and posted a video of the incident to Instagram, Bay Village police said in a statement. His mother reported the attack on Sept. 3 "We are appalled by the actions of the youth involved in the assault on this young man," police said.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Public Schools Forcibly Subject Students To ‘Meatless Monday’ Activism
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 10, 2014
“Taking a page from long-standing Christian tradition — particularly Catholic tradition — taxpayer-funded public schools across the United States are now denying children the option of eating meat for lunch one day each week. For American school children, the trendy new day of forswearing carnivorous deliciousness is Monday. “Meatless Monday” bills itself as an international campaign “launched in association with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.” It was founded by Sid Lerner, a longtime Madison Avenue advertising executive. The goal is to convince people to choose to give up meat one day each week because, as the Meatless Monday website explains, it’s “fantastic for the planet.””
respond
 
Importance
1
Do Prepaid 529 Plans Ever Make Sense?
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Sep 10, 2014
“Prepaid tuition plans allow parents and grandparents to do exactly that: pay for future college tuition at current rates. It sounds like a good deal, especially when you consider that tuition at public four-year colleges more than tripled between 1973 and 2013, according to The College Board.”
respond
 
Importance
1
Strauss: Bill Gates wants your kids to learn history this way — and he’s paying to get it into schools
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 10, 2014
“Bill Gates can’t seem to stop getting big ideas about public education — and then using part of his fortune to see them implemented.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has spent billions of dollars on various initiatives that Gates thought would help improve public education, including a small schools initiative that he abandoned when he didn’t get the results he wanted; pilot programs in creating controversial teacher evaluation systems linked to student standardized test scores; and promotion of the Common Core State Standards. The foundation has even funded an effort by the Council of Chief State School Officers to evaluate student work for things like creativity. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
Howard Fuller: A civil rights warrior or billionaire’s tool?
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 10, 2014
“He’s been called both a respected voice in the African American community and a tool of billionaire conservatives. He’s a onetime labor activist who says teachers unions are blocking poor children from getting a good education. And he’s a civil rights champion who broke with the NAACP over publicly funded vouchers for private schools. Read full article >>”
respond
 
Importance
1
Prince George’s Board of Education to hold retreat this week
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 10, 2014
“The Prince George’s County Board of Education this week will hold its second retreat since the school system underwent a major overhaul last year.
This time, the reconfigured board will focus some of its attention on defining and developing “a more effective working relationship” with Kevin M. Maxwell, the schools chief executive officer, and his team. Read full article >>”

respond
 
Importance
1
Prince William County reburies remains unearthed in school construction project
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Sep 10, 2014
“By 2016, a now-rocky plot south of Manassas will be home to rowdy football games and a new high school.
But on Saturday, it was the site of a solemn moment as Prince William County school officials and members of a local family gathered to dedicate a burial plot for the remains from a more than century-old grave. The grave, which likely belonged to ancestors of the Lynn family, was unearthed when contractors were preparing to build playing fields for the new school. Read full article >>”