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NYT Education News - November 20, 2014 - 11:02pm
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University of California to Raise Tuition Despite Protests

NYT Education News - November 20, 2014 - 8:10pm
Over the objections of students and the governor, the Board of Regents of the University of California adopted increases of up to 5 percent in each of the next five years.






About New York: Set Back by Hardship, a Student Athlete Runs Up Against an Age Restriction

NYT Education News - November 20, 2014 - 7:58pm
Lawyers for Jason Puello, who, at 19, is too old to play for the basketball team, say that basing eligibility on when students’ birthdays fall means that the Education Department treats winter and spring sports differently.

Internet History, Technology, and Security

Educational Technology - November 20, 2014 - 6:33pm

by the University of Michigan

The impact of technology and networks on our lives, culture, and society continues to increase. The very fact that you can take this course from anywhere in the world requires a technological infrastructure that was designed, engineered, and built over the past sixty years. To function in an information-centric world, we need to understand the workings of network technology. This course will open up the Internet and show you how it was created, who created it and how it works. Along the way we will meet many of the innovators who developed the Internet and Web technologies that we use today.

https://www.coursera.org/learn/insidetheinternet

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The security gadget that's always listening

CNN - Tecnology - November 20, 2014 - 6:29pm
For Airbnb hosts who want to keep tabs on their homes, a full home security system might be overkill. They're expensive, and live cameras and motion detectors invade guests' privacy. So how do they make sure guests keep the volume down, aren't smoking inside and don't ransack their home?

It’s goodbye to pen and paper and hello to online learning…

Educational Technology - November 20, 2014 - 6:29pm

by Portsmouth UK News

Year 5 pupils at Stamshaw Junior School have been using tablets in lessons in a bid to boost their learning. The Samsung Digital Classroom pilot is being run in 10 primary schools in disadvantaged areas across the country. As a part of the programme, Samsung gave the devices to schools. A study is being carried out as part of the project to see if it increases learning. Lewis Parr, nine, said: ‘For Christmas last year I got a tablet. Once I started using it and got used to using it. I really enjoyed it. ‘It’s fun and it helps me learn. Normally we use paper and pencils and do all our learning there but it’s nice to use this to work.’

http://www.portsmouth.co.uk/news/education/it-s-goodbye-to-pen-and-paper-and-hello-to-online-learning-1-6420020

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Internet Chess

Educational Technology - November 20, 2014 - 6:27pm

By Author Stream

One of the best ways to learn chess online is to set up a chess training schedule with the trainer and then start the classes with the trainer. Some of the tactics the trainers usually use in the training process include puzzles, other mind games that help to refine the thinking process and all the moves and strategies that must be employed to win the chess game.

http://www.authorstream.com/Presentation/mastervalerililov-2322355-chess-training-schedule/

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Strauss: Guess the percentage of cable news education guests who are actually educators

Washington Post Education News - November 20, 2014 - 6:07pm

Can you guess the percent of evening cable news guests who are brought on camera to discuss education issues who are actually educators? Well, someone did the math and came up with this: Nine percent. Yes, 9 percent. And that was high if you looked at the results for single networks.

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International Education: M.I.T. Settles In for Long Haul in Singapore

NYT Education News - November 20, 2014 - 5:56pm
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has a long-term relationship in Singapore that involves managing five labs with dozens of Ph.D. and post-doc researchers.






Prince William County board approves enrollment boundaries for new high school

Washington Post Education News - November 20, 2014 - 5:55pm

The Prince William County school board has approved enrollment boundaries that determine which students will attend the county’s newest high school, scheduled to open in Dumfries in the fall of 2016.

The U.S. Department of Justice has been watching the county’s boundary process and scrutinized an initial plan because it appeared irregular and sent too few minorities to the school. A later version won Justice Department approval, but board members on Tuesday night altered that one slightly and passed it.

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D.C.’s Paul Public Charter School under investigation for testing violation

Washington Post Education News - November 20, 2014 - 5:51pm

The District’s Paul Public Charter School is under investigation for alleged testing violations.

The middle school in Ward 4 has been classified as a “tier 1” school for the past three years, but the school did not receive a classification this year when score cards were released last week. School officials notified families that they did not receive a score because of “procedural testing violations during the administration of the DC CAS” in the 2013-2014 school year.

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New Affirmative Action Cases Say Policies Hurt Asian-Americans

NPR on Education - November 20, 2014 - 5:28pm

The same man who helped bring a suit against the University of Texas at Austin a few years ago is back, with new cases against Harvard and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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New Affirmative Action Cases Say The Policies Hurt Asians

NPR on Education - November 20, 2014 - 5:28pm

The same man who helped bring a suit against the University of Texas at Austin a few years ago is back, with new cases against Harvard and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

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McAuliffe urges investigation at U-Va. after Rolling Stone depiction of sexual assault

Washington Post Education News - November 20, 2014 - 5:22pm

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) expressed deep concern Thursday about sexual assault allegations at the University of Virginia contained in a newly published Rolling Stone article.

The story in the magazine’s December issue describes a harrowing account of an alleged sexual assault at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house near campus in 2012. The victim, who is identified by an alias in the story, alleges that she went upstairs with a fraternity member during a party and entered a dark room, where she was attacked. The victim told Rolling Stone that she was pinned to the floor and was raped by seven male students. She did not pursue charges against the students involved and describes a lackluster response from University officials she contacted about the incident.

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Strauss: A student’s plea for help — and a superintendent’s heartfelt response

Washington Post Education News - November 20, 2014 - 3:52pm

This is a scene you don’t see every day in any school district.

A ninth-grade student in the Miami-Dade County Public School system went before the school board to ask for help and an end to high-stakes tests that, he said, are ruining his chance to become the first in his family to graduate from high school. The district superintendent, Alberto M. Carvalho, promised he would personally make sure the teen does not fall through the cracks.

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Federal immigration actions pose questions for colleges about undocumented students

Washington Post Education News - November 20, 2014 - 3:23pm

New federal measures to halt deportation of many illegal immigrants will spotlight a question of growing urgency for colleges: How should they handle applications from undocumented students for admissions and financial aid?

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Pr. Geo.’s officials try to calm residents over Potomac High tuberculosis case

Washington Post Education News - November 20, 2014 - 3:12pm

Prince George’s County school and health officials on Thursday sought to calm residents and dispel rumors about a tuberculosis case that was recently reported at Potomac High School.

Angela M. Wakhweya, the chief of health policy for the Prince George’s County school system, said at a news conference that no new diagnosis of active TB has been made since school officials reported earlier this week than an individual at the school was infected.

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Why Working With Young Children Is (Still) A Dead-End Job

NPR on Education - November 20, 2014 - 3:08pm

Twenty-five years after a landmark report, a follow-up study finds child care workers still earning about the same as fast-food workers.

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