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Ebola in Schools

Fear is growing as various districts take different actions to try to protect students and staff from the virus and misinformation.

In U.S., Fear of Ebola Closes Schools and Shapes Politics
NYT: Some school officials take leaves as other schools close for “deep cleaning.”

The Ebola Effect: Schools Shut Down, Sanitizer Sales Spike
ABC News: Domino effect as officials track passengers on plane with Duncan nurse.

Dallas ISD Suspends 2 Over Cleaning at Schools Affected by Ebola Case
Dallas News: Should workers cleaning the schools be outfitted in hazmat suits?

Dallas ISD Schools Under Ebola Scrutiny to Get Fever Scanners
Fox: Scanners will be set up in five schools.

Ebola Anxiety Prompts N.J. School to Bar Students from Africa
N.J.com: Students from East Africa will undergo voluntary 21-day waiting period before enrolling.

Central Texas Schools Closed Amid Ebola Scare Reopen
KXAN: Three schools in Belton reopen after cleaning; students on flight with Duncan nurse will stay home for 21 days.

Dozens Declared Free of Ebola Risk in Texas
NYT: People in contact with first U.S. victim are no longer at risk of contracting the disease.

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Top Stories for Wednesday 10/1

US College Enrollment Down

Second year in a row, student enrollment is decreasing. EdNews

Apps Created for Ed. Data Mining

Apps being developed to explore electronic ed. data. HechReport

UMUC Wins Intl Cybersecurity Competition

The UMUC Cyber Padawans hack their way to a win. WashPost

“Deeper Learning” Schools Excel

A study shows students have better test scores and people skills. EdWeek

DOE Creating Level Playing Field for Students

New education guidelines work to end racial inequalities. NYT

Top Stories for Thursday 9/25

Students Coding for a Purpose

HFOSS project creates “software for humanity”. HechReport

Nashville Parents Fight School Closings

PAC pushes back on Dir. of Schools. EdNews

Teaching with Banned Books

Teachers demonstrate the value of banned books. HuffPost

Lessen Standardized Testing?

US Rep and supts. drive to reduce standardized testing. PBS

Clinton Voices Opinion on Charter Schools

Former Pres. Bill Clinton advises charter schools to step up. HuffPost

Top Stories for Tuesday 2/11

Superintendents Speak-Up on ESEA Renewal Plan
Large-district supers pressure Congress to act. Education Week

Tennessee Teacher Evaluations: A Step Too Far?
Teachers push back against Race to the Top promises. The Huffington Post

Good News for Snowed-Out Schools?
Harvard study says snow days don’t hurt student achievement. The Washington Post

Survey Zeros-In on College-K12 Disconnect
Why higher ed and K-12 administrators need to work together. Hechinger Report

Cuomo Accuses NY Officials of Diluting Teacher Reviews
Gov. continues to push new teacher evaluation system. The New York Times

2014: Is This Year a Game-Changer?
What upcoming elections may mean for your school. Education Week

Common Core: It’s Working
How one school implemented the new standards successfully. Hechinger Report

Top Stories for Tuesday 1/28

State of the Union: Obama Expected to Address PreK
Expansion of PreK programs will be part of “year of action.” NPR

Do Tenure Laws Fail Students?
California’s landmark teacher tenure trial begins. Hechinger Report

Should the Federal Govt. Fund School Choice?
GOP proposal positions choice as answer to inequality. The Washington Post

Student-Date Breaches Raise Alarm
Recent trouble and public outrage have led to action. Education Week

D.C. Teacher of the Year to Attend State of the Union
Kathy Hollowell-Makle will be Michelle Obama’s guest. The Washington Post

Top Stories for Tuesday 1/14

Congress to Lose Major Education Reform Advocate
Rep. George Miller (D-Calif.) to retire. Education Week

School Violence Lands More Than 90,000 a Year in the ER
Study unveils continued school safety issues. NBC News

Judge Approves End of Arkansas Desegregation Funds
Payments will continue through the 2017-18 school year. The New York Times

What Will Universal PreK Look Like in New York?
Ambitious—but ambiguous—plans from de Blasio and Cuomo. Hechinger Report

Jay Mathews Takes on Diane Ravitch
Disagree, maybe. Listen? Absolutely. The Washington Post

Top Stories for Friday 9/27

Do You Know Your Common Core Qs?
Atlanta Journal-Constitution puts new CCSS test questions to the test. Education Week

Why Aren’t More PH.Ds Teaching in Public Schools?
They’re highly qualified and need jobs so why not? The Atlantic

Bill Gates on Reform: “We Don’t Know If It Will Work”
The speech that has Gates’ detractors steaming. The Washington Post

Can Parents Close the School Readiness Divide?
New research suggests pathway to success. Hechinger Report

How To: Fund Universal Pre-K
New Yorkers sound off on city’s preschool system. WNYC

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