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AM News: Romney's "I Love Teachers" Remark Spurs Fake Valentine from Union

Mitt Romney's 'I Love Teachers' Remark Spurs Fake Valentine From Union HuffPostEdu: Now, the National Education Association, the nation's largest teachers union, has created a "love letter" for Romney. The graphic, which the NEA is distributing widely to reporters and on its blog, is titled "My Funny Valentine" and features pictures of the former Massachusetts governor framed in hearts.

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Miami-Dade school district wins Broad Prize, top national urban education award MiamiHerald: One of the nation’s top education prizes was won by the Miami-Dade County Public Schools for its dramatic gains in achievements by black and Hispanic students and for raising academic standards across the board.

Community Colleges Rethink Placement Tests EdWeek: Now, some community colleges are looking for alternatives. Some are switching to high school grades or revamping assessments, while others are working with high schools to figure out students' college readiness early so they have time to catch up if necessary.

Eagle Academy For Young Men Of Newark, New Jersey's Only All-Boys Public School, Elicits Praise, Criticism HuffPostEdu: Last month marked the grand opening of the Eagle Academy for Young Men of Newark, the city’s first and only public, single-sex school. The academy is one of Newark’s newest public schools and is part of an effort to transform the district by closing underperforming schools, replacing principals and opening new schools boasting innovative programs.

Report Says College Prices, Once Stable, Are Up Again NYTEducation: The prices that most people actually pay for college, which had remained stable for several years, are on the rise again, as tuition and other cost increases outpace financial aid awards, the College Board reported on Wednesday.

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Re: the College Board's tuition story: our society is going to have to face the reality, sooner or later, of the necessity of distinguishing between who is and who is not qualified for further public investment in their educations after they have reached legal adulthood. We should set up an examination system like the baccalaureat in France, Abitur in Germany, or Matura in Switzerland, for example, that would determine automatic acceptance into our public universities as well as a voucher equivalent to the public universities' sticker prices that could be used to reduce private university fees as well, if some students chose to enrol in private universities instead. Our current system and proposals like Congressman Ryan's, which only focus on need, will lead to massive wasted investment that will result in a flood of defaults within this decade.

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