Senator says he had PTSD when he wrote thesis (Wed, 23 Jul 2014) Sen. John Walsh of Montana said Wednesday his failure to attribute conclusions and verbatim passages lifted from other scholars' work in his thesis to earn a master's degree from the
U.S. Army War College was an unintentional mistake caused in part by post-traumatic stress disorder.
Paying Teachers to Give Up Tenure: What’s the Right Price? (Wed, 23 Jul 2014)
Education reformer Michelle Rhee once called teacher tenure the Holy Grail of elementary and secondary school educators. In the latest tenure fight, a California judge last month ruled that the
state’s last-hired, first-fired teacher tenure system deprives minority and low-income students of an equal education. Economist Allison Schrager, however, has proposed an alternative view that could
help end the fighting: convince teachers to trade job protection for cold, hard cash. Surveys show that public school teachers are among society’s lowest-paid workers;
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Newark, N.J., schools probed after claims of race discrimination (Wed, 23 Jul 2014)
By David Jones NEWARK N.J. (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Education said on Wednesday it was investigating complaints that a plan to reorganize public schools in Newark, New Jersey, discriminates
against black students. A parent-led group in New Jersey's largest city has said that school closings and conversions to charter schools under the "One Newark" plan disproportionately affect black
students. "We can confirm that the Office for Civil Rights is investigating whether the Newark Public Schools’ enactment of the 'One Newark' plan at the end of the 2013-2014 school year discriminates
against black students on the basis of race," an Education Department spokesman said in a statement.
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