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Technophoria: Avoiding Roommate Shock, Online
by NYT > Education

Jul 21, 2014
“After decades of pairing students based on scant information, some colleges are giving them tools for making their own choices.”
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International Education: Adult Education Eases Path to Career Change
by NYT > Education

Jul 21, 2014
“Part-time classes prove useful when thinking about making a career change.”
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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Having a Baby, and Getting a Dog
by NYT > Education

Jul 21, 2014
“Should a couple planning on soon having a baby get a dog?”
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | July 15-21, 2014
by NYT > Education

Jul 21, 2014
“Two big stories dominated the news in what the Sunday Review called “a week of agony.” Take the quiz below to see what you understood about those and other stories, and to find links to more information.”
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Actress looks a lot different today
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 21, 2014
“Natalie Portman talks about growing up juggling her education at Harvard and working on blockbuster films.”
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Mysterious crater baffles scientists
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 21, 2014
“A huge crater that has popped up in remote Siberia has scientists baffled. CNN's Ralitsa Vassileva reports.”
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Adam Levine marries in Mexico
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 21, 2014
“Singer Adam Levine has married an Angel -- of the Victoria's Secret variety, that is.”
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'Facts of Life' stars reunite
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 21, 2014
“On Saturday, two stars from "Facts of Life" got together for a long overdue TV reunion.”
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Huge sinkhole opens near homes
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 21, 2014
“A massive sinkhole in Spring Hill, Florida led to the evacuation of several nearby residents. CNN affiliate WTSP reports.”
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What if you only worked 3 days?
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 21, 2014
“Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim has proposed a 3-day work week. We asked New Yorkers what they thought.”
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Gynecologist took pics; hospital pays
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 21, 2014
“Johns Hopkins Health System has agreed to pay $190 million to settle the case of a gynecologist who secretly photographed and recorded his patients.”
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Strippers sue San Diego cops
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 21, 2014
“Several strippers in California are suing the San Diego Police Department on charges of unreasonable search and seizure.”
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Colleges woo Native Americans with new programs
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 21, 2014
“RIVERSIDE, Calif. (AP) — Elijah Watson knows he wants to go to college. He also knows that it will be difficult to leave home on the Navajo reservation if he does.”
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California law limits school football practices to cut concussions
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 21, 2014
“By Sharon Bernstein SACRAMENTO Calif. (Reuters) - Football practices at which middle- and high-school students tackle each other will be restricted in California under a law signed on Monday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown, the latest U.S. effort to minimize brain injuries from the popular sport. The measure, which limits practices with full-on tackling during the playing season and prohibits them during most of the off-season, comes amid growing concern nationwide over brain damage that can result from concussions among student as well as professional athletes. "This is a very balanced approach," said Democratic Assemblyman Ken Cooley, the law's author. It's good for kids and it's good for parents." The measure, which goes into effect in January, makes California the 20th state to restrict practices by middle school and high school football teams during which tackling and other full-contact activities are allowed.”
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A plethora of P’s on report cards confound parents in Montgomery County
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 21, 2014
“He was wide-eyed at first. Ten-year-old Max Krauze opened his report card on a recent summer day in his North Chevy Chase living room to find an array of grades that reflected his fifth-grade work in Montgomery County’s public schools. Read full article >>”
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Strauss: What Consumer Reports said about a kids’ tablet that it didn’t mean
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 21, 2014
“The August edition of the valuable Consumer Reports magazine includes a piece titled “Back-to-school bests: Our top picks for tablets and laptops — for all ages.”
The piece starts by noting that students today “need a lot more than pencils and notebooks” and then provides short write-ups of five different tablets: Read full article >>”

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Community colleges expanding disclosure on graduation rates and other outcomes
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 21, 2014
“Dozens of community college leaders, dissatisfied with how the federal government measures graduation rates at their schools, have signed up for an alternative reporting system that provides more information about student outcomes. Read full article >>”
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Hundreds of 2nd-graders in Prince George’s County attend new summer school program
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 21, 2014
“Traniessa Wright slowly pronounces the word “road” and anxiously waits for a student in Room 2 of Pointer Ridge Elementary School to say whether the vowel sound is long or short.
With only one eager student raising his hand, Wright figures that the others might be a little sleepy. After all, it is the middle of summer break. She instructs them all to stand up and, on the spot, creates a game to keep them engaged. Read full article >>”

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Motherlode Blog: Immaculate Incarceration: A Baby in Solitary Confinement
by NYT > Education

Jul 20, 2014
“According to my mother’s prison records, she served around 17 weeks in “The Hole”—solitary confinement. Only for her it wasn’t so solitary. She had me.”
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Tiny gymnast wows 'Ninja' competition
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 20, 2014
“Great things come in tiny packages as "American Ninja Warrior's" Kacy Catanzaro becomes the show's first female finalist.”
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Cops: Model left child, pup in hot car
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 20, 2014
“Police say a Maryland mom went shopping and left her child and puppy in a car on a 90 degree day.”
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Shining Stars Montessori scrambling to find new home after charter’s building deal fails
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 20, 2014
“When his daughters’ school announced plans to move to a new building a few blocks from his Petworth home, Wayan Vota thought he had achieved an elusive dream in his search for a charter school: a great one in a convenient location. Read full article >>”
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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | addiction
by NYT > Education

Jul 19, 2014
“This word has appeared in 921 New York Times articles in the past year.”
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week Six | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?
by NYT > Education

Jul 19, 2014
“Write in by 7 a.m. Eastern time on July 25 to be part of this week’s contest, which will be judged by Times staff and Kathryn Howe, a Penguin Young Adult author.”
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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments
by NYT > Education

Jul 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.”
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Motherlode Blog: I’ve Ruined My Boys
by NYT > Education

Jul 19, 2014
“My sons—and my husband—expect me to wait on them. I can’t really blame them. I made my bed. And everyone else’s.”
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A Classroom Leaves the Syllabus to the Students
by NYT > Education

Jul 19, 2014
“Lehigh University, in an attempt to foster innovation, is offering a program with no course credit, no set curriculum and no penalty for failure.”
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UConn to Pay $1.3 Million to End Suit on Rape Cases
by NYT > Education

Jul 19, 2014
“Five students charged that the University of Connecticut treated their claims of sexual assault and harassment with indifference.”
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Pop culture 2014: Hits and misses (so far)
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 19, 2014
“With the disappointing summer movie season, it seems like 2014 has misplaced its entertainment mojo.”
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The one-piece makes a comeback
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 19, 2014
“Bikinis might dominate beach bods, but style editors say the one-piece makes a bolder statement.”
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You won't believe their 'after' photo
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 19, 2014
“By the time he hit 327 pounds, Robert Foster had been playing "the fat guy" for decades. His size was the thing that made him stand out.”
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Emotional photos of dog's last day
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 19, 2014
“A family gave their dog Duke the best last day of his life and memorialized it with this heartfelt photo diary.”
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13 key questions
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 19, 2014
“It's an international air disaster in a war zone -- a commercial flight with almost 300 people on board shot down in eastern Ukraine.”
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'Game-changer' in Russia relations
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 19, 2014
“The United States predicts the shooting down of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17, likely by pro-Russian rebels, will fundamentally shift the relationship between Russia and the international community.”
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Extreme surfers in the Arctic
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 19, 2014
“"I love to suffer," says extreme surf photographer Chris Burkard.”
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The new Captain America is ...
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 19, 2014
“Move over, Steve Rogers. Let the Falcon take wing. The Falcon, aka Sam Wilson, is taking over as Captain America.”
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McGraw swatted fan to save pants
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 19, 2014
“Tim McGraw "instinctively swatted" at a fan who refused to let go of his leg during the finale of an Atlanta concert last week, a rep said.”
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Urgent 911 whisper: 'He's still here!'
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 19, 2014
“Police release the 911 calls from the Seattle Pacific University school shooting.”
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Jolie writes movie for her and Brad Pitt
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 19, 2014
“Sparks flew between Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie the first time they worked together. Now Hollywood's hottest couple will share the screen once again.”
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Broadway star, '30 Rock' actor dies
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 19, 2014
“Actress Elaine Stritch, known for her brash persona, gravelly voice and versatility over seven decades on Broadway, died Thursday, a longtime friend Julie Keyes told CNN. She was 89.”
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Indiana University doctoral student among Malaysia Air dead
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 19, 2014
“(Reuters) - A Dutch doctoral student and former member of the Indiana University rowing team was among the passengers killed when Malaysian airliner went down in Ukraine, the university said Friday in a statement. Karlijn Keijzer, 25, was a doctoral student in the chemistry department in the university's college of Arts and Sciences, had earned a master's degree from the university and was a member of the women's rowing team in the 2011 season, the university said. "The Indiana rowing family is deeply saddened by the news of Karlijn's sudden passing," Indiana head rowing coach Steve Peterson said in a statement.”
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Corinthian Colleges to be monitored by ex-U.S. Attorney Fitzgerald
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 19, 2014
“Former federal prosecutor Patrick Fitzgerald agreed to serve as an independent monitor of Corinthian Colleges Inc, the struggling for-profit education company that agreed to sell or close its campuses, the U.S. Department of Education said on Friday. Fitzgerald, 53, is a partner at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom, which he joined in 2012 after a decade as U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, which includes Chicago. As a prosecutor, he won the convictions of former Illinois governors George Ryan and Rod Blagojevich;”
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MIT Offers A Really Cool Course – Oh, And It’s Free
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 19, 2014
“Many colleges and universities offer free online courses for students, including giants in the higher-education industry like Harvard and Yale. At the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the OpenCourseWare program allows students to choose from literally thousands of free online courses ranging from business to art. According to Gizmodo, one course of note is MIT’s “Documentary of Photography” and “Photojournalism: A History of the World in Motion” course.”
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Is Good Food a Human Right for Prisoners?
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 19, 2014
“Since January, at least five appearances by maggots in food or in the kitchen have been reported just in Ohio prisons, according to the records of food service operator Aramark Correctional Services. With prison cafeterias’ blotted quality-control history—including recent cases of prisoners being served expired bologna and live maggots—some prisoner advocates say there should be a baseline standard for the food served behind bars, similar to the nutritional standards guiding food service in public schools. “Everyone should have the right to decent food—adequate, nutritious food,” says Alex Friedmann, managing editor of Prison Legal News, an independent publication of the Human Rights Defense Center. “It’s not just that the [prison] food is bad, which generally it is.”
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South County principal Jane Lipp named assistant superintendent in Fairfax
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 19, 2014
“Fairfax County Schools Superintendent Karen Garza named South County High School principal Jane Lipp as the assistant superintendent for special services.
Lipp, who had served as South County principal since 2008, will succeed Kim Dockery, who was promoted to the new position of chief academic officer in July. Read full article >>”

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Strauss: Mom’s letter to college-bound daughter: Why ‘I have reason to fear’
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 19, 2014
“Vicki Abeles is a filmmaker, attorney and mother of three. She is also the co-director and producer of the education documentary “Race to Nowhere, ” which revealed the damage to young people being done by the pressures of school, homework, tutoring and extracurricular activities. In the following letter Abeles tells her daughter Jamey, who will be a freshman at the University of Denver, to “stay true to the strong and talented self you’ve worked so hard to find, and show the world what college is really for.” Here’s her letter (which appeared on Huffington Post): Read full article >>”
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D.C. charter board member has $195,000 contract with D.C. charter school
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 19, 2014
“A member of the D.C. Public Charter School Board is receiving $195,000 to do consulting work for a network of schools that the board is responsible for overseeing, according to a list of recent contracts the board published on its Web site. Read full article >>”
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Strauss: Mom: My kindergartner was ‘work-sheeted to death’
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 19, 2014
“This year I have posted a number of pieces  ( here , here , here and here , for example) about the travesty that is now kindergarten in many public schools. Today, under this school reform in which standardized-test scores are the chief metric for “accountability” of students, schools, teachers, etc., kindergarten has in many classrooms become an academic workshop rather than a place where kids learn through structured play, which is how experts say young children learn best. Young children are often asked to sit for hours at a time, sometimes with little or no recess, to make sure enough reading, writing and math are covered. In this post , I detailed some kindergarten classroom schedules, and this post about “sweat shop kindergarten” drew reaction from readers reporting their children’s experiences. Read full article >>”
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The Trials of Graham Spanier, Penn State’s Ousted President
by NYT > Education

Jul 17, 2014
“For 16 years, Spanier oversaw the school’s growth from remote outpost of American higher education to top-tier public university. Now he is facing felony charges. How much should anyone pay for a sin of omission?”
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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | comestible
by NYT > Education

Jul 17, 2014
“This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past year.”
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Rogue Sport Lacks Sand but Has Style and Speed
by NYT > Education

Jul 17, 2014
“How is the Chinatown version of volleyball different from standard volleyball?”
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Women in Tech: Some Universities Crack Code in Drawing Women to Computer Science
by NYT > Education

Jul 17, 2014
“Brochures, mentorship programs and the training of high school teachers are some of the tools being used to reverse a trend.”
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Motherlode Blog: Goodbye to Cloth Diapers, and Ideal Motherhood
by NYT > Education

Jul 17, 2014
“Those washable diapers were part and parcel of the vision I had of myself as a woman and a mother. And when I gave them up, I didn’t know who I was any more.”
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Motherlode Blog: Playgrounds for Kids Who Can’t Run and Jump
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Jul 17, 2014
“Knowing how many ordinary pleasures were cut off from my daughter, I was angry when something as common as swinging through the air on a hot summer day was also unreachable because of broken or missing equipment.”
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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Disneyland Opens in 1955
by NYT > Education

Jul 17, 2014
“We’re experimenting with a new weekly feature. Let us know what you think.”
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Reporter shot at while covering story
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 17, 2014
“A reporter says she was shot at by someone in a truck while covering a suspected homicide. CNN affiliate WVVA reports.”
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Body cam shows dying toddler
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 17, 2014
“A toddler is lucky to be alive after nearly drowning. His dramatic rescue was all caught by a police body camera.”
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Beauty queen fights back after rape
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 17, 2014
“Six weeks before winning the 1998 Miss World crown, 18-year-old Linor Abargil was raped at knife-point by a travel agent escorting her home to Israel from a modeling gig in Italy.”
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Flesh-eating amoeba lurks in water
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 17, 2014
“CNN's Miguel Marquez reports on the most recent cases of flesh-eating bacteria in the U.S.”
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Uruguay teachers protest attacks by parents
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 17, 2014
“MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay (AP) — Teachers in this South American country are going on a 24-hour strike to protest a wave of physical attacks on educators by students' mothers and fathers.”
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First lady salutes Grammy Museum, music teachers
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 17, 2014
“LOS ANGELES (AP) — Michelle Obama says every arts organization in the country should embrace the mission of the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, which focuses on education.”
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Jim Gardner talks one-on-one with Supt. William Hite
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 17, 2014
“'Jim Gardner: One-on-One,' is a chance to get to know regional newsmakers and even individuals who aren't making headlines. Our first sit down is with Dr. William Hite, superintendent of Philadelphia public schools.”
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176 teachers killed in Nigeria's restive north-east since 2011
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 17, 2014
“Abuja (AFP) - One hundred and seventy-six teachers have been killed and 900 schools destroyed in Nigeria's Borno state since Boko Haram militants intensified their violent attacks in 2011, officials said Thursday.”
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Three months later, body recovered from South Korea ferry
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 17, 2014
“Divers retrieved another body Friday from the site of South Korea's ferry disaster -- the first to be recovered in nearly four weeks from the submerged vessel that sank three months ago. The body of a female was found inside a dining hall of the upturned ferry which is lying on the seabed at a depth of 40 metres (130 feet), rescue authorities said. The 6,825-tonne Sewol ferry was carrying 476 passengers and crew -- including 325 high school students -- when it capsized and sank off the southern coast on April 16. President Park Geun-Hye and her administration have been bitterly criticised for their response to the disaster, which stunned the entire country.”
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Garza recommends later start time for Fairfax high schools
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 17, 2014
“This story has been updated.
The first classes of the day at Fairfax County high schools in 2015 could begin after 8 a.m. under a plan being considered by the school district administration.
Fairfax County schools superintendent Karen Garza said that she endorsed a proposal to push back the start of high school classes by at least 40 minutes as part of a long-enduring effort to help teens get more sleep, provided that the plan could be modified to start middle schools earlier but after 7:30 a.m. The proposal likely would cost more than $5,580,000 in new buses. Read full article >>”

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Deirdre Lavery is new principal of Fairfax’s Lee High School
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 17, 2014
“Veteran Fairfax County administrator Deirdre Lavery has been named principal of Springfield’s Lee High School.
Lavery succeeds Abe Jeffers, who left Lee in May to serve as a top administrator in Richmond city schools . Lavery had most recently served as the director of the old Cluster 3. Read full article >>”

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Why I was wrong to trash poster boards
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 17, 2014
“Several teachers and parents have been eviscerating me, rightfully, for my thoughtless dismissal of poster-board projects — those visual assignments we’ve all had to do — as homework. My column on that subject cited an expert — former national high school principal of the year, Mel Riddile — who thought poster boards were often misused. But I failed to emphasize something Riddile and I both know: These days poster boards can be vital for the presentation skills all children should learn. Read full article >>”
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Amid Common Core debate, North Carolina opts to tweak, not abandon, standards
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 17, 2014
“Lawmakers in North Carolina agreed Wednesday to come up with an alternative to the Common Core State Standards in math and reading.
Sort of.
The House and Senate agreed to a compromise that creates a commission to reexamine the Common Core standards and find ways to improve on them. Read full article >>”

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D.C. schools hire expert to help improve outcomes for African American boys
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 17, 2014
“D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson has hired Robert Simmons, a professor of urban education whose work focuses on the experiences of African American boys, for a new senior-level position as the school system’s chief of innovation and research. Read full article >>”
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Poll: 70 percent of voters support federal preschool expansion
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 17, 2014
“Seven in 10 voters, including six in 10 Republicans, support a plan for the federal government to expand quality early childhood programs for low- and middle-income families, according to a national poll sponsored by the First Five Years Fund, an advocacy group. Read full article >>”
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Fairfax school system ends the year with millions in unspent cash, again
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 17, 2014
“The Fairfax County school system ended the past fiscal year with more than $38 million in extra cash, the result of budgeted funds officials did not spend.
Each year, the school system revisits the budget to identify leftover cash that can be used at the school board’s discretion for future projects. The administration plans to use approximately $20 million of this year’s funds to address a projected shortfall of more than $55 million for fiscal 2016. Read full article >>”

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Financial review of D.C. charters includes new scrutiny of management contracts
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 17, 2014
“The D.C. Public Charter School Board released its annual review of charter school finances this week, and for the first time, the board offered a snapshot of schools that have contracts with outside management companies, expenditures of taxpayer dollars that are difficult to track. Read full article >>”
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An overview of the Peace Corps, sending U.S. citizens abroad since 1961
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 16, 2014
“The Peace Corps, officially established on March 1, 1961, sends U.S. citizens abroad to perform service projects aimed at helping to spur long-term change and to promote a better mutual understanding of global cultures. The federal agency, which grew out of then-Sen. John F. Kennedy’s vision, is “devoted to world peace and friendship.” Read full article >>”
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Motherlode Blog: The Gay Mormon Known Sperm Donor From Utah
by NYT > Education

Jul 16, 2014
“My friends used to offer up my status as a gay former Mormon as an icebreaker. Now, they’re helpfully tossing my role as “known sperm donor” out at dinner parties.”
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Appeals Panel Upholds Race in Admissions for University
by NYT > Education

Jul 16, 2014
“A panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday said the University of Texas at Austin used race narrowly enough to meet the standard laid out by the Supreme Court.”
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Ticking Viral Bombs, Left in Boxes
by NYT > Education

Jul 16, 2014
“Should the United States and Russia destroy all stocks of the smallpox virus, or should they keep samples in case they are needed for further research? Why?”
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Motherlode Blog: Simplifying Measuring Medication for Children
by NYT > Education

Jul 16, 2014
“Parents trying to administer medicine to children younger than 12 are often baffled by measuring options and confusing labels.”
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Getting naked on TV on the first date
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 16, 2014
“CNN's Lisa France explains why VH1's new show "Dating Naked" is the new reality in reality TV.”
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Hot-car mom likened to Jewell
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 16, 2014
“The mother whose toddler died in a hot car near Atlanta last month says she finds comfort in faith but struggles to get through each day.”
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Duckling born with four legs
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 16, 2014
“Affiliate KPLC reports on Donald, a duckling who was born with four legs instead of two.”
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Dog stands guard over owner's body
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 16, 2014
“This bull terrier was found guarding his owner's body near a river in Oklahoma City. KOCO reports.”
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The Financial Literacy Gap Costs College Graduates Thousands
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 16, 2014
“The financial literacy gap that is impacting college students and graduates is hurting the economy. It's time to teach personal finance and investing in schools to offset what kids learn at home.”
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Avoid Tax Penalties on College Savings if Your Child Skips College
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 16, 2014
“Parents may save money for their child's college education for 18 years in a 529 plan, a tax-advantaged college investment account, and then pay tax penalties. Gap years, when students take a year off before college, are quite common, Curley says.”
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10 Colleges With the Highest Out-of-State Tuition
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 16, 2014
“Colleges Where Out-of-State Students Pay the Most”
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Prince George’s gets grant to open schools for young English-language learners
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 16, 2014
“Prince George’s County will open two high schools in 2015 that are specifically designed to help recent immigrant students and second-generation students who are struggling academically to adapt in the United States, school system officials said Tuesday. Read full article >>”
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D.C. leaders celebrate topping-out at new Ballou High
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 16, 2014
“Mayor Vincent C. Gray and D.C. Council member Marion Barry on Tuesday joined hundreds of hard-hatted construction workers in celebrating the topping-out of Southeast Washington’s new Ballou High, expected to open to students in January 2015. Read full article >>”
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Report: Nearly 1 million community college students can’t take out federal loans
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 16, 2014
“Nearly 1 million students in community colleges are unable to take out federal student loans because their schools don’t participate in the federal program, an advocacy group reported Tuesday .
The Institute for College Access and Success, which studied the issue nationally, said 8.5 percent of all students at the public two-year colleges are blocked from a source of financing usually cheaper than a private loan. Read full article >>”

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Strauss: Why building relationships is vital in school reform
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 16, 2014
“Is it possible that some school reforms that hold promise are failing because educators are simply not given the time or resources to communicate and build meaningful relationships with each other in order to properly implement them? Or because the conditions in which they do their work do not support productive interactions?  The authors of the following post, Kara S. Finnigan and Alan J. Daly, explain research they have done that underscores the importance of the relational element in reform, and they draw on social network research as a way to highlight the importance of relationships as conduits through which valued resources flow and can bring about systemwide change. Read full article >>”
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Tierra Jolly wins D.C. State Board of Education race
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 16, 2014
“Tierra Jolly defeated opponent Philip Pannell in a sleepy special election Tuesday to fill the Ward 8 seat on the D.C. State Board of Education, according to unofficial results from all 17 precincts posted online late Tuesday. Read full article >>”
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Fairfax school board elects Derenak Kaufax as chair
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 14, 2014
“The Fairfax County school board Thursday elected Tamara Derenak Kaufax as the new chair of the board and Ted Velkoff to serve as the new vice chair.
Kaufax (Lee), who was currently serving as vice chair, will succeed Ilryong Moon (At Large), who completed two consecutive one-year terms leading the board. Read full article >>”

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International Education: Stuck in Visa Debate, U.S. Risks Losing Researchers
by NYT > Education

Jul 14, 2014
“As a debate in Congress over whether to extend green-card privileges to foreign students drags on, students are looking at opportunities outside the United States.”
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Germany Wins the World Cup
by NYT > Education

Jul 14, 2014
“What was the final score of the championship game of the World Cup on Sunday?”
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Degrees of Education: City College of San Francisco Survives
by NYT > Education

Jul 14, 2014
“A big community college had a long record of low graduation rates and uneven instruction. But when an overseer tried to act, an uproar ensued.”
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | July 8-14, 2014
by NYT > Education

Jul 14, 2014
“The World Cup, Israel and more, including an experimental 10th question we’d love to know if you like. Let us know, and good luck!”
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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: The Kids Are Ungrateful
by NYT > Education

Jul 14, 2014
“When kids who complain about the things a parent thought they would appreciate, like vacations and even chocolate, how can a parent help them change both tone and attitude?”
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See how they run: The 2016 presidential checklist
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 14, 2014
“WASHINGTON (AP) — For a year, The Associated Press has been tracking movements and machinations of more than a dozen prospective presidential candidates. Here's the latest presidential prep checklist:”
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Catalan language revival fuels backlash in Spain
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 14, 2014
“By Fiona Ortiz Spain(Reuters) - (Refiled story from July 10 in fourth paragraph to clarify that source was referring to Madrid policymakers) Francesca Munoz, the principal at Sant Miquel primary school near Barcelona, is fighting a linguistic crusade that has fuelled a remarkable recovery of the local Catalan tongue – and of the region’s secessionist movement. For 30 years, public schools in Spain's Catalonia region have taught most subjects in Catalan, not the national Castilian Spanish language. There are now some 10 million Catalan speakers in or near the region bordering France and the Mediterranean, putting the language in a league with Swedish and Greek after it was repressed under the 1939-1975 dictatorship of Francisco Franco. Such is the strength of the Catalan renaissance that it is prompting a backlash among some parents concerned their children are getting short-changed on Spanish, the world’s second-most spoken language by native speakers after Mandarin.”
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Five things to know about suspension and expulsion in D.C. schools
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 14, 2014
“D.C. Council member David Grosso’s push to prohibit public schools from suspending and expelling pre-kindergartners comes in response to a city report that found that 3- and 4-year-olds were punished with out-of-school suspension 181 times during the 2012-2013 school year. Read full article >>”
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Survey finds split in Washington and Lee community over Confederate flag decision
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 14, 2014
“Many alumni and students are divided about Washington and Lee University’s decision last week to remove Confederate battle flags from a prominent location in its Lee Chapel, according to a survey published by a campus magazine. Read full article >>”
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Farm camp introduces students to food at its source
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 14, 2014
“T he campers dropped off at an Alexandria farm are met with a list of chores: Weed the garden beds, squash bugs, gather eggs from the chicken coop, harvest the vegetables.
Children filled baskets on a recent morning with carrots, squash, tomatoes, Tongue of Fire beans and onions. A few scoured the blackberry bush for ripe fruit. It was a challenge with the eagerly tended bush, but when 7-year-old Franz Pena spotted a bright, plump blackberry, it looked too good to surrender to the basket. Read full article >>”

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Montgomery schools may explore boundary changes to address achievement gap
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 14, 2014
“The Montgomery County Council pressed school officials Monday to consider shifting attendance boundaries to make schools more economically and racially diverse — a potential and politically volatile remedy for a persistent achievement gap . Read full article >>”
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Peace Corps announces major changes to application process
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 14, 2014
“The Peace Corps, formed more than 50 years ago to send Americans abroad to perform good works, is in the midst of its most serious challenge, with the number of applicants falling rapidly, leaving the volunteer force at its lowest level in more than a decade. Read full article >>”
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Prototype: Shaping a School System, From the Ground Up
by NYT > Education

Jul 13, 2014
“In starting a new educational network in Peru, a businessman turned to Ideo, a design company, to help devise everything from classrooms to business models.”
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How One College Handled a Sexual Assault Complaint
by NYT > Education

Jul 13, 2014
“A freshman said she was sexually assaulted at Hobart and William Smith Colleges. The school’s handling of the investigation left her wishing she had remained silent.”
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Motherlode Blog: The Emotional Whiplash of Parenting a Teenager
by NYT > Education

Jul 13, 2014
“One minute, your teen needs you. The next, she pushes you away—hard. That’s normal for her, but tough on the parent enduring the push and pull.”
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'Harry Potter' actor found dead in desert
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 13, 2014
“"Harry Potter" actor David Legeno has died, the Inyo County Sheriff's Office confirmed.”
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See rare NYC sunset phenomenon
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 13, 2014
“Watch the sun align with Manhattan's street grid in a phenomena called "Manhattanhenge."”
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Districts debate merits of master's for teachers
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 13, 2014
“DALLAS (AP) — Efforts to eliminate extra pay for teachers who earn advanced degrees are gaining momentum in a small but growing number of U.S. schools, stirring a national debate about how best to compensate quality educators and angering teachers who say the extra training is valuable.”
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Strauss: How Microsoft will make money from Common Core (despite what Bill Gates said)
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 13, 2014
“Microsoft founder Bill Gates got somewhat indignant when my Post colleague Lyndsey Layton asked him in an interview this past spring about concerns  of some opponents of the Common Core State Standards  that his important support for the initiative has been driven by business interests. The interview was part of the extensive reporting Layton did over two months to write an important story about Gates’s vital involvement in the Core initiative, which you can read here . (You can see the full interview here and an excerpted video here . )Here is how part of the interview went: Read full article >>”
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How some colleges that ban premarital sex teach prevention of sexual assault
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 13, 2014
“Faced with rising furor over campus sex assaults, colleges across the country are spreading the word to students that it’s wrong to have sex with anyone who for whatever reason — drugs, alcohol, exhaustion — has lost the mental capacity to consent. Read full article >>”
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Montgomery algebra failures mean some students have to bail on summer plans
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 13, 2014
“The day of her son’s eighth-grade promotion ceremony in Montgomery County, Susan Townsend got word that the teen had failed his Algebra 1 final exam . She says she was surprised, since he is a good test-taker and had a B average over his first three marking periods. Read full article >>”
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Sleepy campaign for D.C. Board of Education goes national
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 13, 2014
“When Tierra Jolly thumbed through her mail on Monday, she was surprised to see campaign literature touting her bid for a seat on the D.C. State Board of Education.
Jolly, a teacher at a private parochial high school in Maryland, didn’t recognize the mailings, which featured her photograph and images of her students. And she said she’d never heard of Education Reform Now, the group that paid for the glossy literature. Read full article >>”

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Strauss: Readers react to what teachers told Obama
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 13, 2014
“There was a lot of reaction to a post I published a few days ago about what happened when four teachers from high-poverty schools sat down with President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for lunch at the White House to talk about education, teaching and school reform. Here are some of the reactions from readers. Read full article >>”
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Fair Game: Flunking Out, at a Price
by NYT > Education

Jul 11, 2014
“In Corinthian Colleges’ downfall, taxpayers and borrowers will again pay for regulatory lapses.”
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The Case for College Students to Have Credit Cards
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 11, 2014
“Financial experts yell, scream and throw their arms in the air about avoiding credit cards. While jungle juice should be avoided, there is actually a case for college students to sign up for a credit card. Here are three reasons why a credit card will set them up for a healthy financial future. Credit cards help establish credit history.”
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U.S. telecom regulators tackle Internet subsidy for schools
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 11, 2014
“The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote on Friday on a proposal intended to modernize the subsidy program that helps fund Internet access in public schools and libraries, which has faced criticism from Republicans and Democrats. FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler's proposal calls for changes in how money is spent by E-Rate, the largest U.S. education technology program, which is funded by fees Americans pay on their phone bills. The subsidy, created in 1996, has helped connect most U.S. classrooms and public libraries to the Internet, but rules have limited how much money could fund broadband and Wi-Fi. Wheeler's plan, among other things, would transition spending away from older technologies such as pagers to devote more funds to Wi-Fi and eventually focus entirely on high-speed Internet services.”
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D.C. State Board of Education seat up for grabs in special election
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 11, 2014
“Longtime civic activist Philip Pannell and high school teacher Tierra Jolly are vying to be Ward 8’s next representative to the D.C. State Board of Education, which is responsible for establishing citywide academic standards. Read full article >>”
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The Learning Network: Teenagers in The Times | June 2014
by NYT > Education

Jul 11, 2014
“Our monthly collection of stories about young people in the news.”
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Texas Tribune: Commitment in Texas to Fiscal Restraint Adds Burden for Education
by NYT > Education

Jul 11, 2014
“Performance in schools has improved despite the state’s low per-student spending, but Texas teachers earn less money than their peers elsewhere and face other financial strains.”
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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | retrograde
by NYT > Education

Jul 11, 2014
“This word has appeared in 76 New York Times articles in the past year.”
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Motherlode Blog: ‘All My Friends Are White’
by NYT > Education

Jul 11, 2014
“My son is black, but I’m not. Neither is his mother. We live in Singapore, where we don’t have that many friends of any color. I wish I had friends to give my son, but I don’t.”
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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments
by NYT > Education

Jul 11, 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.”
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Motherlode Blog: Summer Car Safety: Look Before You Lock, and More
by NYT > Education

Jul 11, 2014
“The terrible accusations against the father alleged to have intentionally left his toddler to die in a hot car in Georgia make it too easy to mentally file the death under the category “things that will never happen to my family.””
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Running of the bulls
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 11, 2014
“Pamplona's running of the bulls”
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CDC: Smallpox alive in storeroom
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 11, 2014
“At least two of the vials employees at the National Institutes of Health found in an unused storage room earlier this month contain viable samples of the deadly virus.”
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She drove Mercedes to pick up WIC aid
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 11, 2014
“Darlena Cuhna joins Don Lemon to reveal the life circumstances that lead her to drive a Merceds to pick up food vouchers”
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10 secret beaches worth discovering
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 11, 2014
“To all the locals who have been hoarding the following beaches, please forgive us.”
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The week in 26 photos
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 11, 2014
“From flaming fuel trucks in Afghanistan to the latest footwear by Gaultier to Jennifer Lawrence and Emma Watson clowning around, these are the images that caught our eye this week.”
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See 'weeping' elephant unshackled
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 11, 2014
“When Raju the elephant was rescued after being shackled and abused for five decades, the story and picture of him "crying" went viral.”
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'Mockingbird' actress dies
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 11, 2014
“Rosemary Murphy, an Emmy Award-winning actress, has died. She was 89”
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Obama to heckler: Sit down
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 11, 2014
“President Barack Obama was interrupted by hecklers during an event in Austin, Texas.”
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Catalan language revival fuels backlash in Spain
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 11, 2014
“By Fiona Ortiz CORNELLA DE LLOBREGAT Spain (Reuters) - Francesca Munoz, the principal at Sant Miquel primary school near Barcelona, is fighting a linguistic crusade that has fueled a remarkable recovery of the local Catalan tongue – and of the region’s secessionist movement. For 30 years, public schools in Spain's Catalonia region have taught most subjects in Catalan, not the national Castilian Spanish language. There are now some 10 million Catalan speakers in or near the region bordering France and the Mediterranean, putting the language in a league with Swedish and Greek after it was repressed under the 1939-1975 dictatorship of Francisco Franco. Such is the strength of the Catalan renaissance that it is prompting a backlash among some parents concerned their children are getting short-changed on Spanish, the world’s second-most spoken language by native speakers after Mandarin.”
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Montgomery County unveils initiative to put 40,000 laptops and tablets in schools
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 11, 2014
“Montgomery County plans to launch a major technology initiative in its public schools in August, providing 40,000 laptops and tablets to students as part of a project that will expand quickly in coming years, officials said Thursday . Read full article >>”
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UMUC studies ideas for restructuring amid steep enrollment declines
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 11, 2014
“University of Maryland University College, the nation’s largest online public university, is weighing ideas to restructure its operations in response to steep enrollment declines in a hotly competitive market. Read full article >>”
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Md. student test scores drop significantly as state shifts to Common Core
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 11, 2014
“Reading and math scores on Maryland’s state tests for elementary and middle school students dropped to their lowest levels in seven years, according to a Washington Post analysis of test data released Friday. Some state officials expected the drop, as Maryland schools are transitioning to new national academic standards that do not align with the state test. Read full article >>”
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Survey: Rapes not investigated at 2 in 5 colleges
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 10, 2014
“WASHINGTON (AP) — A survey of colleges and universities finds a lack of coordination between many campuses and local law enforcement in handling sexual assaults, and that many schools have gone years without investigating such cases.”
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Animal Whisperer
by NYT > Education

Jul 10, 2014
“When have you wondered if a zoo animal or pet was depressed or unhappy?”
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Motherlode Blog: Stir-Fries, Mastered. Next Up, the Easy Vegetarian Gratin
by NYT > Education

Jul 10, 2014
“Looking for an easy way to incorporate vegetables into a simple summer meal? This week, the meat-loving Ruder family tries a gratin.”
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Motherlode Blog: Parent on a Smartphone, With Almost No Guilt
by NYT > Education

Jul 10, 2014
“Smartphones can make us more present as parents—or not.”
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Ex-Inmate Threatens Columbia’s Paper, Police Say
by NYT > Education

Jul 10, 2014
“Daniel Mingues, who was involved in the fatal stabbing of a professor in 1972, recently showed up at the office of The Columbia Daily Spectator, which had published articles about the case.”
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Hasselbeck rips into former co-host
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 10, 2014
“CNN's Don Lemon talks with Joy Behar about Elisabeth Hasselbeck's comments on Rosie O'Donnell's return to "The View."”
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Letterman walks out on Joan Rivers
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 10, 2014
“After Joan Rivers walked out on a CNN interview, David Letterman walked out on his own interview with Rivers.”
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Is this the new iPhone 6 screen?
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 10, 2014
“The screen to the new iPhone 6 may have been leaked to a reviewer on YouTube.”
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Alarming Stats From Congressional Campus Sex Assault Report
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 10, 2014
“Many institutions of higher education are failing at addressing sexual assaults on their campuses, Sen. Claire McCaskill, D-Mo., said today as she released a new report on how colleges and universities are responding to sexual assault cases. READ: Campus Crisis: Sexual Assault on Campuses WATCH: ‘This...”
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Teachers, Doctor Accused of Prescription Drug Ring, Police Say
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 10, 2014
“Husband and Wife Hatched Plan to Feed Their Pill Habit”
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Connecting school spending and student achievement
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 10, 2014
“In the roiling national debate about the best ways to improve public education, one aspect gets scant attention: the relationship between the tax dollars school systems spend and academic results.
In a report released Wednesday, the left-leaning Center for American Progress looks at how much “bang for the buck” taxpayers are getting from public schools. Read full article >>”

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Strauss: Will the FCC ignore educators in modernizing key U.S. technology program?
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 10, 2014
“This post is a rebuttal to one that I published a few days ago about the federal “E-Rate” program — which offers discounts for schools and libraries to get Internet access and telecommunications — under the headline “ A watershed moment for technology in education .” The earlier piece was co-written by Julius Genachowski, managing director of The Carlyle Group and former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and Jim Coulter, a commissioner of the bi-partisan Leading Education by Advancing Digital Commission, and co-founder and chief executive officer of TPG Holdings. Genachowski and Coulter urged the Federal Communications Commission to approve at its meeting this Friday a plan to start to modernize the E-Rate program. Genachowski and Coulter wrote that the proposal “is a first step in this modernization, which redirects over $2 billion in existing E-Rate funds out of unnecessary reserves and into classroom Wi-Fi installations and upgrades” and that this “first step would positively impact six million students in the coming year.” Read full article >>”
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McCaskill questions athletics-department role in sex-assault cases involving athletes
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 10, 2014
“About one in five colleges surveyed nationwide give their athletic departments oversight over cases of sexual violence involving student athletes, a Senate Democrat reported Wednesday.
That finding emerged from a survey of hundreds of colleges that Sen. Claire McCaskill’s staff conducted about campus sex assaults. The survey provides an unusually detailed look at variations in policies and customs in what has become an explosive issue for higher education. Read full article >>”

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Critics of D.C. education policies question test score gains
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 10, 2014
“A group of education advocates is calling on the District to release more information about students’ performance on city tests, arguing that the limited data released in years past has overstated city schools’ progress. Read full article >>”
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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | America’s First Ladies
by NYT > Education

Jul 08, 2014
“Test your knowledge of America’s first ladies by playing our crossword.”
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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Children With a Single Focus
by NYT > Education

Jul 08, 2014
“A parent asks: My 6-year-old gets very passionate about certain topics and tends to focus only on those topics. Should I try really hard to strike more of a balance?”
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Motherlode Blog: Summer Camp: The Debate
by NYT > Education

Jul 08, 2014
“Should you send your children away to summer camp? Reasonable parents can disagree, and Bruce Feiler and I do.”
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week Two | A ‘Native Generation Z-er’ on ‘Girl Meets World’
by NYT > Education

Jul 08, 2014
“Congratulations to this week’s winner, Simi, and thank you to Andrea Cremer, our Penguin Young Readers Group author-judge.”
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About New York: For Those in the Digital Dark, Enlightenment Is Borrowed From the Library
by NYT > Education

Jul 08, 2014
“For most of New York City, two companies, Time Warner and Verizon, provide broadband access at an annual cost of close to $1,000 per home. But for many houses, that means no access at all.”
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Mila Kunis: Kutcher was my first kiss
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 08, 2014
“Mila Kunis is living the dream.”
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Survey: Math, science grads earn top dollar
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 08, 2014
“WASHINGTON (AP) — It seems to matter less whether your alma mater is public or private than what you study — math and science in particular — when it comes to finding a high-paying job after college, according to a report released Tuesday by the Department of Education.”
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Try Convincing an Employer to Pay for an Online Degree
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 08, 2014
“One way to ease the financial burden, at least for working adults, is to convince your employer to chip in for education costs. Most employers have some kind of tuition reimbursement policy, according to a 2013 survey of more than 500 human resources professionals by the Society for Human Resource Management. Experts say future online students may need to take a unique approach to the conversation, however, since many employers are not as familiar with virtual learning. Starbucks may have made headlines recently by creating a tuition reimbursement program for employers who pursue online degrees, but that doesn't mean all employers share the company's enthusiasm for online learning.”
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India state sacks hundreds of teachers over fake degrees
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 08, 2014
“India's Bihar state has sacked 1,100 school teachers in the last five years for faking their own education qualifications, an official said Tuesday. Bihar's government has launched an investigation into the eastern state's primary and secondary teachers to check the authenticity of their degrees, the official said. "We have removed about 1,100 school teachers in last five years in the state for using forged degrees to get jobs," senior state education official R.S. Singh told AFP. "Our investigation is on to verify degrees of more school teachers.”
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Corinthian Colleges seeking to reassure students
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 08, 2014
“SILVER SPRING, Md. (AP) — A for-profit education company sought to reassure nervous students Tuesday that they'll be able to finish their degrees even though their campuses were being closed amid concerns from the Education Department about its practices.”
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Strauss: Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 08, 2014
“The Centers for Disease Control tells us that in recent years there has been a jump in the percentage of young people diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD: 7.8 percent in 2003 to 9.5 percent in 2007 and to 11 percent in 2011. The reasons for the rise are multiple, and include changes in diagnostic criteria, medication treatment and more awareness of the condition. In the following post, Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist and the founder of TimberNook, a nature-based development program designed to foster creativity and independent play outdoors in New England, suggests yet another reason more children are being diagnosed with ADHD, whether or not they really have it: the amount of time kids are forced to sit while they are in school. This appeared on the TimberNook blog. Read full article >>”
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Washington and Lee University to remove Confederate flags following protests
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 08, 2014
“Washington and Lee University expressed regret Tuesday for the school’s past ownership of slaves and promised to remove Confederate flags from the main chamber of its Lee Chapel after a group of black students protested that the historic Virginia school was unwelcoming to minorities. Read full article >>”
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Md. educators object to recommendation that public schools open after Labor Day
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 08, 2014
“Three groups representing Maryland educators have expressed opposition to a legislative task force’s recommendation to delay the opening of the state’s public schools until after Labor Day .
A letter sent Tuesday to Gov. Martin O’Malley (D) and leaders of the General Assembly contends that a delay in the start of school would not be in the best interest of students. The letter was signed by leaders of the Maryland State Education Association, the Public Schools Superintendents Association of Maryland and the Maryland Association of Boards of Education Read full article >>”

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Growing number of kindergarteners are Hispanic
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 08, 2014
“At least one in five kindergarten students were Hispanic in 17 states, according to an analysis of 2012 census data by the Pew Research Center . That’s up significantly from 2000, when just eight states reached the same threshold for kindergarten enrollments. Read full article >>”
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Corinthian Colleges details plan to sell 85 campuses, close 12 others
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 07, 2014
“The for-profit company Corinthian Colleges detailed plans Monday to sell 85 of its career-education campuses nationwide and shutter a dozen others, including two outposts operating under the Everest brand in the Washington region. Read full article >>”
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US seeks better teachers for high-needs schools
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 07, 2014
“WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department on Monday announced a new initiative to attract quality teachers to the schools that need them most.”
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Behind Ivy Walls: More on American Colleges’ Standing in the World
by NYT > Education

Jul 07, 2014
“Defenders of the supremacy of United States universities are using arguments that don't stand up to scrutiny.”
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Are teens turning from cigarettes to hookahs? Study raises red flag
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 07, 2014
“The prevalence of cigarette smoking among teens may be on the decline, but a significant portion of American high school students are smoking hookahs, and they’re not the usual suspects, a new study found. As many as 1 in 5 adolescents have tried smoking from a hookah before high school graduation, according to new data analysis conducted by researchers at New York University and published Monday in the medical journal Pediatrics. Surveys of young adults in multiple countries, including the United States, suggest that young people believe smoking from a hookah is less harmful and addictive than smoking cigarettes. While there has been little research into the specific health effects associated with hookah use, “research has shown that hookahs deliver tar, nicotine, and carbon monoxide in even higher doses than cigarettes,” the paper’s authors wrote.”
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International Education: Academic Scandal Shakes Japan
by NYT > Education

Jul 07, 2014
“Accusations of fabricating data and plagiarism by a researcher have prompted questions about the quality of science in a country that still punches below its international weight in cutting-edge research.”
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Students Challenge Voter ID Laws
by NYT > Education

Jul 07, 2014
“What grounds do students who attend out-of-state colleges and universities have for challenging voter ID laws?”
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Motherlode Blog: Watching the World Cup, and Watching Children See Dishonesty Pay Off
by NYT > Education

Jul 07, 2014
“We sports fans often think that had it not been for the other team’s misbehavior, our team would have won. In soccer, that’s more likely to be true—which makes soccer more difficult to watch with kids.”
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | July 1-7, 2014
by NYT > Education

Jul 07, 2014
“How well did you follow the news this week? Test yourself to see how you do against others.”
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What stars look like without makeup
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 07, 2014
“Celebrities show off natural beauty”
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25 awesome travel gadgets
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 07, 2014
“Of course you don't really need that LV trunk that converts into a deluxe shower, but wouldn't it be cool?”
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Airline safety video too sexy to use?
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 07, 2014
“Air New Zealand uses Sports Illustrated swimsuit models for their new in-flight safety video.”
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Dare you to watch this without ducking!
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 07, 2014
“A Turkish F-16 jet took an unusually low landing approach over a small crowd of picnickers at the airfield.”
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21-foot Mercedes costs $1,000,000
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 07, 2014
“Mercedes-Benz unveiled a new car worth one million dollars, featuring bulletproof glass and armored plating.”
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Harrison Ford injury delays 'Star Wars'
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 07, 2014
“Filming for the next "Star Wars" movie will take a break next month to give Harrison Ford's broken leg time to heal, producers said Monday.”
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Mom's remarks bring suspicion
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 07, 2014
“No evidence of wrongdoing but odd statements from mother in hot car death raises suspicion. David Mattingly reports.”
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Consider 4 Factors to Choose an ACT, SAT Test Date
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 07, 2014
“According to the College Board, the creators of the SAT, most high school students sit for the college entrance exam in the spring of their junior year or the fall of their senior year. College application deadlines: First, determine your application deadlines. The Stanford University admissions department notes that the last acceptable ACT and SAT test date for regular decision applicants is in December. Certain colleges and universities require the ACT or SAT alone, while others, such as Cornell University, may also request one or more SAT subject tests.”
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Wealthier teens more likely to smoke hookah: study
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 07, 2014
“By Kathryn Doyle NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Wealthier high school students may be more likely to try smoking hookah, according to a new study. The water-pipe device with its series of tubes and mouthpieces looks nothing like a cigarette, but is often used to smoke tobacco, and as such carries many of the dangers inherent in cigarette smoking (see Reuters Health story of February 21, 2014). Researchers at New York University Langone Medical Center analyzed data from questionnaires given to several thousand high school seniors every year from 130 public and private schools in 48 states. Finally, hookah use was more common among kids with higher weekly incomes and those who smoked cigarettes, drank alcohol or used other illicit substances.”
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Pershing Square offers slate for Allergan board
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 07, 2014
“(Reuters) - William Ackman's Pershing Square Capital Management proposed on Monday a slate of six directors for the board of Allergan Inc as the hedge fund presses forward with its $53 billion takeover bid with Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc for the Botox maker. Pershing Square nominated Betsy Atkins, chief executive officer of venture capital firm Baja; Cathleen Black, senior adviser at RRE Ventures who was also a former chancellor of New York City's public schools and a former president of Hearst Magazines;”
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Wide-ranging budget bill could end up in court
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 07, 2014
“Key budget-related legislation on tap for consideration Tuesday by the Pennsylvania Senate covers topics from how oil and gas drilling should be regulated to how billions of dollars for public schools ...”
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Obama's new plan to get better teachers in poor schools
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 07, 2014
“More equitable teacher distribution – making sure that poor and minority students have teachers that are as qualified as those teaching their wealthier peers – has long been an outcome that federal education officials have held out as a goal. On Monday, the US Department of Education released its latest strategy to ensure some movement, the Excellent Educators for All Initiative. The plan calls for states to submit new, comprehensive plans for improving equity and getting great teachers into classrooms with disadvantaged students, and creates several support structures to help states follow through. “Despite the excellent work and deep commitment of our nation's teachers and principals, systemic inequities exist that shortchange students in high-poverty, high-minority schools across our country.”
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Strauss: A watershed moment for technology in education
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 07, 2014
“It is more than likely that many of you don’t know much, if anything, about the “E-Rate,” which is formally the Schools and Libraries Program of the Universal Service Fund administered  under the auspices of the Federal Communications Commission.  The E-Rate offers discounts for schools and libraries to get Internet access and telecommunications. This week, the FCC will vote on modernizing the E-Rate in a move that would first redirect a few billion dollars in E-Rate funds to the benefit of millions of students this year alone. In this post, Julius Genachowski and Jim Coulter explain why they think the FCC should approve the modernization. Genachowski is managing director of The Carlyle Group and former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission. Jim Coulter is a commissioner of the bi-partisan Leading Education by Advancing Digital (LEAD) Commission, and co-founder and chief executive officer of TPG Holdings. Read full article >>”
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Prince George’s the latest school system to face debate over planned cellphone towers
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 07, 2014
“Prince George’s County has become the latest school system in the Washington region to become locked in a debate over building cellphone towers on school property.
Montgomery County officials recently abandoned plans to have a cellphone tower built at Wootton High School in Rockville after an uproar from parents. And this year, a company withdrew its plans to build a tower at Piney Orchard Elementary School in Anne Arundel County after community opposition and issues with zoning. Read full article >>”

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Obama administration wants better teachers for nation’s poor schools
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 07, 2014
“The Obama administration is ordering states to devise strategies to get better teachers into high-poverty classrooms, correcting a national imbalance in which students who need the most help are often taught by the weakest educators. Read full article >>”
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Wall Street Banks and Private Equity Firms Compete for Young Talent
by NYT > Education

Jul 06, 2014
“Private-equity firms are pushing earlier than ever to lure Wall Street investment banks’ most promising talent.”
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Prototype: Shaping a School System, From the Ground Up
by NYT > Education

Jul 06, 2014
“In starting a new educational network in Peru, a businessman turned to Ideo, a design company, to help devise everything from classrooms to business models.”
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College Students Claim Voter ID Laws Discriminate Based on Age
by NYT > Education

Jul 06, 2014
“College students have joined a legal challenge in North Carolina, claiming that the state’s requirements discriminate based on age.”
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See her shocking transformation
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 06, 2014
“Journalist Ester Honig sent an image of herself to countries around the world and challenged them to make her beautiful.”
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Joan Rivers storms out of interview
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 06, 2014
“Comedienne Joan Rivers sat down with Fredricka Whitfield to discuss her new book, but stormed out before it was over.”
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After battle, Pa. House approves Philly cigarette tax
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 06, 2014
“Legislation allowing Philadelphia to impose a sales tax on cigarettes to help fund public schools there has cleared its most difficult hurdle.”
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Push to keep incoming college students on track
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 06, 2014
“ST. LOUIS (AP) — The excitement of acceptance into that dream college has passed. The first day of classes is still weeks away. But the resources provided by high school teachers and computer labs are no longer available for recent graduates.”
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Strauss: Why many Democrats have turned against teachers unions
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 06, 2014
“For years now it’s been clear that Democrats have splintered over the issue of corporate school reform. President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan have been leaders of the movement to transform public schools through standardized-test-based “accountability” and the expansion of charter schools, with other Democrats arguing that these reform measures are not effective ways of closing the achievement gap and improving student performance. Read full article >>”
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New D.C. charter school highlights debate over planning
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 06, 2014
“A new science-themed D.C. charter school plans to open its doors this fall across the street from a traditional school that serves the same grade levels and has the same academic focus, highlighting a lack of coordination that has drawn increasing scrutiny in recent months. Read full article >>”
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Strauss: Departing NEA president blasts ‘incredible onslaught of corporate reformers’ — including Michelle Rhee
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 06, 2014
“National Education Association President Dennis Van Roekel delivered his final keynote speech at the 2014 Representative Assembly of the nation’s largest teachers union, blasting Michelle Rhee and other corporate school reformers, and urging the organization’s more than 3 million members to work to change the course of education. “Proceed until apprehended!” he urged. Read full article >>”
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D.C. settles with former school food services director for $450,000
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 04, 2014
“The District has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the city public schools’ former head of food services, who had alleged he was fired for raising alarms about the system’s mismanagement of a money-losing contract with its largest food vendor. Read full article >>”
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Motherlode Blog: If You’re Lighting Fourth of July Fireworks, Who’s Holding the Match?
by NYT > Education

Jul 04, 2014
“When fireworks are legal, it’s up to parents to set limits and decide who should be lighting the fuse.”
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Motherlode Blog: Three Generations, One Home, One Unavoidable Future
by NYT > Education

Jul 04, 2014
“Does sharing a home with your parents or in-laws also mean spending more time thinking about death?”
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Your Money: Services Emerge to Help Out-of-State Students Pay In-State Tuition
by NYT > Education

Jul 04, 2014
“Companies like In-State Angels are trying to help students and parents avoid the high price of out-of-state tuition, but some colleges frown on it.”
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Birth Control Order Deepens Divide Among Justices
by NYT > Education

Jul 04, 2014
“The Supreme Court temporarily barred the government from enforcing against a Christian college a contraception rule under the Affordable Care Act, drawing a furious dissent from the three female justices, who said the court had broken a promise.”
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week Four | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?
by NYT > Education

Jul 04, 2014
“Our Summer Reading Contest is in its fourth week. To participate, just write in below by 7 a.m. Eastern on July 11.”
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Why we loved, hated 'Forrest Gump'
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 04, 2014
“It's a heartwarming, epic journey through defining events of the late 20th century, as seen through the eyes of a dim-witted but honorable hero whose life is a testament to small-town American values.”
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Chilling new video in sunken Concordia
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 04, 2014
“Italian police have released video showing the underwater exterior and interior of the wrecked Costa Concordia ship.”
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Lohan sues over 'Grand Theft Auto V'
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 04, 2014
“Lindsay Lohan has filed a lawsuit against the makers of "Grand Theft Auto V," claiming a character is modeled after her.”
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See giant blue whale capsize boat
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 04, 2014
“A giant blue whale capsized a boat carrying two whale watchers near San Diego. CNN affiliate KFMB reports.”
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The 'i-word' is un-American
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 04, 2014
“During the civil rights era, Alabama Gov. George Wallace was asked by a supporter why he was fixated on the politics of race. Wallace replied, "You know, I tried to talk about good roads and good schools and all these things that have been part of my career, and nobody listened. And then I began talking about n*ggers, and they stomped the floor."”
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'Full House' star Dave Coulier weds
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 04, 2014
“It was almost a "Full House" when Dave Coulier got married in Montana.”
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'Unbroken' warrior dies
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 04, 2014
“Louis Zamperini, the Olympic runner and World War II officer who survived a horrific plane crash, a seven-week journey across the Pacific in a raft, near starvation and unspeakable torture in Japanese POW camps, has died.”
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Pentagon grounds F-35 fleet
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 04, 2014
“The Pentagon has made the call to ground the F-35 fleet after a recent runway fire at Eglin Air Force Base in Florida.”
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Billionaire conservative activist dies
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 04, 2014
“Richard Mellon Scaife, the billionaire publisher and banking heir who financed conservative causes that included attempts to discredit Bill Clinton while he was president, has died.”
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What life is like now for Casey Anthony
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 04, 2014
“It was three years ago that people across the nation and around the world held their breath.”
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Police: Dad 'sexted' as son was dying
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 04, 2014
“Justin Ross Harris, facing murder and child cruelty charges, sent explicit texts to a teen girl the day his toddler son died, an officer testified.”
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College Students Outraged over Hillary Clinton’s Massive Speaking Fees
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 04, 2014
“Here’s one idea for bringing down soaring college costs: Get Hillary Clinton off the speaking circuit. By one estimate, the former secretary of state has charged eight universities and colleges – including four public institutions – a total of at least $1.8 million in speaking fees over the past year. The presumed 2016 Democratic presidential candidate has gotten a spate of bad coverage about the mega bucks she and husband Bill Clinton have raked in from their speeches after she told ABC’s Diane Sawyer last month that the couple emerged from the White House “not only dead broke, but in debt.””
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Selling Candy to Babies: The Disturbing Link Between Junk Food Brands and Childhood Obesity
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 04, 2014
“There’s a memorable scene in the 2004 documentary Super Size Me in which filmmaker Morgan Spurlock sits down with first graders in Worcester, Mass., and holds up a series of cards featuring the faces of historical figures, such as George Washington, Jesus, and then-president George W. Bush—as well as fast-food icons Wendy and Ronald McDonald. A soon-to-be-published paper by researchers from the University of Oregon, Michigan State University, and Ann Arbor Public Schools Preschool and Family Center reports that children who exhibit higher levels of brand awareness are more likely to be overweight or obese. Dr. T. Bettina Cornwell, a lead author on the paper and a marketing professor at the University of Oregon, says that kids who are overweight are likely to be overweight as adults, so their “first language of food” should be developed by parents leading in healthy practices—not by junk-food marketers. A 2011 study by the same authors found that children who had high brand knowledge tended to prefer foods high in sugar, salt, and fat.”
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Virginia, 5 other states awarded extension to ‘No Child’ waiver
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 04, 2014
“The U.S. Education Department announced Thursday that Virginia and five other states have been awarded another year of flexibility from some requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind law.
Congress has offered no legislative fix to the 12-year old education law, which includes the goal that all students should be proficient in reading and math by 2014. States falling short could risk sanctions or lose federal aid. Read full article >>”

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Va. committee formed to reform SOL tests
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 04, 2014
“School board members from Alexandria, Manassas and Prince William County, a new assistant superintendent in Loudoun County and a parent in Prince William are among the members of a new statewide committee tasked with charting the course of Virginia’s Standards of Learning tests. Read full article >>”
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Montgomery school officials made additional reimbursements for spending
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 04, 2014
“Newly released documents show that additional Montgomery County school officials had to make reimbursements for purchases that were improperly charged to a credit card or paid for with public funds, including for personal expenses and event tickets. Read full article >>”
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Strauss: A declaration for teachers
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 04, 2014
“There’s no better time of  year to talk about declarations than on July 4th, the day the second Constitutional Convention meeting in 1776 approved the Declaration of Independence.  Here’s a new one by Jennifer Barnett, a classroom teacher for more than 20 years who decided it was time for teachers to have a declaration of their own and wrote one. Barnett currently serves as Teacher Leader in Residence for the Center for Teaching Quality . A member of the Collaboratory and co-author of Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools … Now and in the Future , Jennifer blogs , manages a tech help wiki , and spends far too much time on Twitter . Read full article >>”
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US Ed Dept. adds 12 schools to Title IX list
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 03, 2014
“BALTIMORE (AP) — The U.S. Department of Education has added 12 colleges and universities to its growing list of educational institutions being investigated for their handling of sexual abuse allegations.”
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Advocacy Group Sues 4 Universities in Challenge to Policies It Says Curb Free Speech
by NYT > Education

Jul 03, 2014
“The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education filed complaints against four colleges it claims have stifled free speech on campus, including bans on certain T-shirts.”
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | All Jooked Up With Everywhere to Go
by NYT > Education

Jul 03, 2014
“When have you been wowed by a dance performance?”
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Harvard to Bring On Specialists to Examine Sexual Assault Claims
by NYT > Education

Jul 03, 2014
“Administrators said they would also end a fragmented approach that allowed various parts of the university to handle sexual harassment and assault complaints differently.”
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Tension Mounts After Apparent Revenge Killing in Jerusalem
by NYT > Education

Jul 03, 2014
“How should Israeli and Palestinians authorities deal with the escalating tension?”
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They live with bound feet
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 03, 2014
“Jo Farrell speaks to Kristie Lu Stout about her mission to document China's last surviving women with bound feet.”
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Girl barred from graduation kills self
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 03, 2014
“Gary Tuchman asks why a school did not allow a teen to attend graduation, which her parents say contributed to her suicide.”
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Hundreds of sharks spotted in Fla.
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Jul 03, 2014
“Hundreds of sharks were spotted gathering off the coast of Pensacola, Florida. WKRG reports.”
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What's new on Netflix and Amazon
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 03, 2014
“Netflix and Amazon are adding new titles to their streaming options in July.”
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Protecting Incompetent Teachers Fosters Income Inequality
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 03, 2014
“The ground shook in California recently, and for once, it had nothing to do with shifting tectonic plates. This decision will not mean an overnight change in the pernicious defense of our dismal public schools by unions and their Democrat backers. Judge Rolf Treu’s ruling in Vergara v. California declared that union protections of incompetent teachers were a violation of a student’s constitutional right to an education – a right affirmed in the landmark Brown v. Board of Education case that ordered the desegregation of U.S. schools. Teachers in California receive tenure after less than two years on the job, a practice former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger tried, and failed, to change.”
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4 Changes Coming to Student Loan Interest Rates, Rules
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 03, 2014
“Most regulatory changes, including changes to student loan interest rates, are effective on July 1, despite the fact that the federal fiscal year doesn't begin until October 1. This is partially due to a requirement that the Department of Education give advance notice of any proposed regulatory changes, including those dealing with student loans. Federal law mandates that the Department of Education set aside times for the public and affected to comment on the proposed changes. Interest rates: Last year, Congress changed the law that dictates interest rates on federal student loans.”
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Study: Joining the Top Echelon of Best Colleges Rankings Costs
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 03, 2014
“A new research paper advises schools looking to move up in the U.S. News Best Colleges rankings that getting near the top would be "extraordinarily" expensive. The paper "can serve as a basis for frank discussions within a university about the likelihood of significant changes in rank and provide valuable insight when formulating strategic goals," according to the study's authors, Shari L. Gnolek of consulting firm Scannell & Kurz, Vincenzo T. Falciano of the University of Rochester and Ralph W. Kuncl of University of Redlands. This research paper -- titled " Modeling Change and Variation in U.S. News & World Report College Rankings: What would it really take to be in the Top 20?" -- is the latest in a rapidly expanding body of academic literature that takes a scholarly, analytic approach to the study of academic rankings and their impact on higher education and the broader society. -- "U.S. News college rankings play a role in student decision making," the study states.”
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Top elementary school in Prince George’s County faces criticism
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 03, 2014
“Heather Hills Elementary School in Prince George’s County, which was designated a National Blue Ribbon School in 1990 and a Maryland Blue Ribbon School in 2007, has a clear history of student achievement. Read full article >>”
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A graduation conundrum for students with disabilities
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 03, 2014
“Rarely has the education field produced a set of initials as necessary but as troublesome as these: IEP. They stand for individualized education program, the plan that governs how each child with a disability should be taught and what he or she should learn. Read full article >>”
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Morgan State now part of federal probe of handling of sexual-violence reports
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 03, 2014
“Morgan State University in Baltimore is among dozens of colleges and universities under federal investigation for possible violations of anti-discrimination law in handling reports of sexual violence.
The investigation of Morgan State began June 26, according to a document that the U.S. Education Department made public Wednesday. Read full article >>”

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Strauss: Why we still need affirmative action for African Americans in college admissions
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 03, 2014
“Affirmative action in college admissions for African Americans has been losing support in the United States for some time, with new “colorblind” methods of ending gaining ground in the courts. In this powerful defense of affirmative action, Richard Rothstein explains why pretending color doesn’t matter doesn’t actually work and why it is unfair. Rothstein is a research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, a non-profit created in 1986 to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers. He is also senior fellow of the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California (Berkeley) School of Law, and he is the author of books including  “Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right,  and “Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap.” He was a national education writer for The New York Times as well.  This first appeared in t he American Prospect . Read full article >>”
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Starting Out Behind: A Closer Look at Simplifying Financial Aid Applications
by NYT > Education

Jul 01, 2014
“Concerns that ignoring assets would result in families with low income but high wealth getting aid are valid, but it is the lesser of two evils.”
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Key Supreme Court Decisions in 2014
by NYT > Education

Jul 01, 2014
“Which major ruling from this term do you think is most significant? Why?”
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week One | 21st-Century Concentration Camps
by NYT > Education

Jul 01, 2014
“Week One’s winning essay is by Kerestin, who wrote about a video on Myanmar, where a Muslim minority is confined to camps and villages and deprived of medical care.”
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Your Money Adviser: Interest Rates for Student Loans Just Went Up
by NYT > Education

Jul 01, 2014
“Undergraduates with new Stafford loans will pay 4.66 percent for the 2014-15 school year. But the rates are lower than they would have been without the student loan law passed last year.”
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Nutrition Group Lobbies Against Healthier School Meals It Sought, Citing Cost
by NYT > Education

Jul 01, 2014
“The School Nutrition Association has done an about-face as it lobbies Congress to allow schools to opt out of the very nutrition rules it helped to create in 2012.”
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Public Schools in New York City Are Poorer and More Crowded, Budget Agency Finds
by NYT > Education

Jul 01, 2014
“Total enrollment has not risen, but average class sizes are up and federal and state aid have fallen, a report by the Independent Budget Office said.”
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Fighter jets drop into watery grave
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 01, 2014
“Two fighter jets take their last flight, landing in the bottom of the Gulf of Mexico to become artificial reefs.”
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Bystanders help cop fight suspect
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jul 01, 2014
“Bystanders help an Ohio police officer fight off and arrest a burglary suspect. CNN affiliate WLWT reports.”
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International Impact of MOOCs Still Up in the Air
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jul 01, 2014
“Advocates and creators of massive open online courses -- the free courses open to anyone with an Internet connection -- have high hopes for how the classes can help those hungry for a U.S.-style education. "We envision a future where everyone has access to a world-class education," Coursera, one of the largest massive open online course providers, says on its website. While the number of students taking MOOCs has exploded in the past few years, experts are divided on what impact the courses have had on international education opportunities. "There were big promises made about how MOOCs would democratize access to quality higher ed," says Ben Wildavsky, director of higher education studies at the State University of New York's Rockefeller Institute of Government and a policy professor at University at Albany--SUNY.”
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Arlington school board member Noah Simon resigns
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 01, 2014
“Arlington County school board member Noah Simon resigned Tuesday morning, effective Aug. 1, in order to spend more time with his young children.
Simon, a former Capitol Hill staffer and American Red Cross employee, joined the board in January 2013 and served as its liaison to the student advisory board. Read full article >>”

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Maxwell makes 25 appointments, including several principals
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 01, 2014
“Some faces in the principal’s offices in Prince George’s County will change in August.
Four new principals have been named – including one who previously worked as an assistant principal in Montgomery County, at Argyle Magnet Middle School — and four current school leaders are taking administration jobs next year. Read full article >>”

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D.C. considers special-education overhaul
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 01, 2014
“The District has made progress toward complying with federal special-education law, the U.S. Education Department reported last week , but the city continues to be one of a handful of jurisdictions that lag far behind expectations for serving children with disabilities. Read full article >>”
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Strauss: U.S. teachers have harder job than counterparts in industrialized world — survey
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 01, 2014
“New results from an international survey shows that U.S. public school teachers work harder under more difficult conditions than teachers elsewhere in the industrialized world, and they don’t have the same kind of supports, such as enough useful feedback and professional development. In this post, Linda Darling-Hammond explains the results and their importance to the teaching profession. Darling-Hammond is Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education at Stanford University and Faculty Director of the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education . She is also the founding director and a member of the National Commission on Teaching & America’s Future, which hosted the release of the TALIS results last week in collaboration with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development. This appeared on Huffington Post . Read full article >>”
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Fairfax’s Terri Breeden to serve as administrator in Loudoun County schools
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 01, 2014
“Loudoun County’s new superintendent of schools, who began his job Tuesday, has selected a new assistant superintendent for instruction, taking a top schools official from neighboring Fairfax County.
Terri Breeden, who has been in Fairfax since 2006, most recently served as assistant superintendent for professional learning and accountability. Breeden will succeed Sharon Ackerman, who is retiring after 15 years overseeing instruction in Loudoun. Read full article >>”

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Under pressure, D.C. school system gets more aggressive about selling itself
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jul 01, 2014
“The District’s traditional public school system is sending principals out to knock on doors in a campaign to sell itself to city families, an aggressive move to boost enrollment and maintain market share after years of ceding ground to charter schools. Read full article >>”
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Amid de Blasio’s Pre-K Push, a Bid to Boost Learning at a Weak Point in the Pipeline
by NYT > Education

Jun 30, 2014
“With prekindergarten classes set to grow under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ambitious plan, the ad hoc in-home day care providers that serve thousands of city children are getting fresh attention.”
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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Women Novelists
by NYT > Education

Jun 30, 2014
“Test your knowledge of women novelists by playing our crossword.”
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Motherlode Blog: Monday Quandary: Nothing Left at the End of the Day
by NYT > Education

Jun 30, 2014
“Parent seeking advice from other parents: by six or seven o’clock, I’m fried, but my children are needier than ever. How do you cope with the end of the day when the day’s been especially tough?”
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | June 24-June 30, 2014
by NYT > Education

Jun 30, 2014
“Iraq, the World Cup, the Supreme Court and Facebook: How well did you follow the news this week?”
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Motherlode Blog: I Think About Divorce a Lot, But Not Because I Want One
by NYT > Education

Jun 30, 2014
“I think a lot about divorce. Not because I want one, but because I want to avoid getting one.”
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Minaj vs. Azalea: Where's the beef?
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jun 30, 2014
“It's not hip-hop without beef, right?”
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Surfers come within feet of giant whale
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jun 30, 2014
“Australian surfers had an unexpected guest: a huge Southern white whale. CNN affiliate News 7 has more.”
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The upside of Pippa's backside
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jun 30, 2014
“Pippa takes a bum question and doesn't say butt out. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports we finally hear a peep out of Pippa.”
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See crippled jet's incredible landing
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jun 30, 2014
“U.S. Marine Corps. Captain William Mahoney describes initiating a controlled landing after a landing gear malfunction.”
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Lightning as you've never seen it
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jun 30, 2014
“Astronaut Reid Wiseman captured this video of a lightning storm over Houston, Texas.”
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Car thief gets backseat surprise
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jun 30, 2014
“A 2-year-old girl was kidnapped as the car she sat in was stolen from a New Orleans gas station pump.”
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Gov. office break-in caught on tape
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jun 30, 2014
“CNN affiliate KOMO reports on a pair's daring attempt to enter the office of Washington Governor Jay Inslee.”
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Bride jumps out of burning building
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jun 30, 2014
“A bride and her maid of honor were injured after jumping from a burning building just days before the wedding.”
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4 Ways Teens Can Use Summer Vacation for Self-Discovery
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jun 30, 2014
“For most teens, having fun is the main item on the agenda for summer vacation, not learning. "It can be a really important time of self-discovery," says Stephanie Diozzi, a guidance counselor at Burlington High School in Massachusetts. Not all high school students know what they want to study in college, she says, so they can use the summer to cultivate interests in a low-stress manner. These four activities can allow students to develop those new interests and skills, whether they are spending the summer at grandma's house or in their hometown.”
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Boost College Applications With a Positive Online Presence
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jun 30, 2014
“Increasingly, colleges and universities turn to the Internet while screening applicants -- they check Facebook and Twitter, conduct Google searches and more. While not all schools participate in this practice, and while even those that do may not screen all potential incoming students, you can never be truly certain of who may be searching for your online presence, as well as when and for what purpose. Many high school students believe that the most important thing they can do is scrub their online accounts of all material, including images, posts and videos, that is either embarrassing or paints them in a negative light. Applicants may spend hours combing through their social media accounts and deleting all potentially negative comments, images, posts, tags and so on.”
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Community College Students: Budget for These 4 Unexpected Costs
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jun 30, 2014
“Attending community college is a smart financial decision for many students. Tuition and fees at two-year colleges are often significantly lower than those at four-year universities, and flexible course schedules allow many students to work either full or part time while earning their degree. But tuition is not the only expense to consider when planning for the cost of community college, says Cynthia Grunden, who oversees financial aid at City Colleges of Chicago, a system of seven community colleges. Most colleges use estimates for these costs when awarding financial aid, but community college students typically do not pay room and board directly to their school, unlike many students at four-year universities.”
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Washington faces difficulties launching legal pot
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jun 30, 2014
“SEATTLE (AP) — Pete O'Neil saw Washington's legalization of marijuana in 2012 as a path to retirement, or at least to his kids' college tuition.”
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Senate signals support for Philly cigarette tax
by Education News Headlines - Yahoo! News

Jun 30, 2014
“The Republican-controlled state Senate is poised to approve legislation allowing Philadelphia to help fund its public schools with a cigarette tax increase.”
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Strauss: The segregation of kindergartners — by the numbers
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jun 30, 2014
“Here, from the non-profit Economic Policy Institute , is a snapshot of how segregated public schools are, starting in kindergarten. It was written by  Elaine Weiss and Emma García . Weiss  has served as the national coordinator for the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education since 2011. García,  who joined the Economic Policy Institute in 2013, specializes in the economics of education and education policy.  EPI was created in 1986 to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers. Read full article >>”
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Fairfax School Board approves softer discipline rules, shorter suspensions
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jun 30, 2014
“The Fairfax County School Board voted unanimously late Thursday to reduce punishments and shorten most suspensions by half for students who commit certain offenses, beginning next fall.
The comprehensive revision of the school system’s discipline policies will likely lead to fewer suspensions overall, cutting the number of infractions that require time out of school. Read full article >>”

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Supreme Court ruling on unions reverberates
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jun 30, 2014
“The Supreme Court ruling Monday against an Illinois requirement regarding union dues for home health aides could ease the way for another, broader legal challenge aimed at teachers unions.
In a 5 to 4 decision Monday , the Supreme Court found that home health-care workers in Illinois cannot be compelled to pay union dues — a practice that the majority said violated the free speech rights of health workers who disagree with the union’s political activity. Read full article >>”

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Barack Obama Elementary School principal in Prince George’s County is transferred
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jun 30, 2014
“After four years at the helm at Barack Obama Elementary School in Prince George’s County, Pearl Harmon is being replaced as principal.
Harmon sent a June 13 letter to the school community notifying them that she was “asked to assume another position as Senior Human Resources Partner” with the school system. Read full article >>”

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Hearing examiner rules against boy who chewed his pastry into a gun shape
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jun 30, 2014
“A hearing examiner affirmed the suspension of an Anne Arundel County boy who chewed his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun in what many have come to know as “the Pop-Tart case.”
In a 30-page opinion, hearing examiner Andrew W. Nussbaum supported a principal’s assertion that the suspension was based on a history of problems, not the pastry episode. “The evidence is clear that suspension is used as a last resort,” Nussbaum wrote. Read full article >>”

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Catholic U. student recounts her struggles after reporting a sex assault
by Education: DC Area Education News, Education Policy, School Information - The Washington Post

Jun 29, 2014
“Erin Cavalier downed a couple of glasses of wine and a­ few shots of tequila, grabbed a water bottle filled with vodka and Sprite, and headed out from her dormitory to celebrate the end of her first semester at the Catholic University of America . Read full article >>”
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Behind Ivy Walls: Americans Think We Have the World’s Best Colleges. We Don’t.
by NYT > Education

Jun 29, 2014
“The United States may have many of the best elite colleges, but over all, our higher-education system has many of the same problems found in K-12.”
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Op-Ed Columnist: Stopping Campus Rape
by NYT > Education

Jun 29, 2014
“There are changes colleges could make in campus life that would address the root causes of sexual assaults.”
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Motherlode Blog: The Battle Over Vaccinating Grandparents
by NYT > Education

Jun 29, 2014
“Before the birth of my first baby, I asked my parents and my in-laws to get the T.D.A.P. vaccine. My mother and in-laws agreed. My father refused.”
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International Education: Many Teachers Feel Undervalued, Survey Finds
by NYT > Education

Jun 29, 2014
“Yet overall job satisfaction was high, the survey said, with nine out of 10 teachers positive about their work.”
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Amy Adams gives up seat for soldier
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jun 29, 2014
“Actress Amy Adams gave up her seat on an airline for a soldier. HLN's Lynn Berry has more.”
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'Designing Women' actor dies
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jun 29, 2014
“Another familiar Hollywood face bid farewell late Saturday -- actor Meshach Taylor. He died at age 67 at his Los Angeles area home, his agent Dede Binder said.”
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Routine traffic stop turns physical
by CNN.com - Top Stories

Jun 29, 2014
“Police video shows how an ordinary traffic stop resulted in a driver scuffling with an officer and a tow truck driver.”
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