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Parents question charter school official about revamping admission process

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:25pm

Parents on Thursday night peppered the chairman of a charter school that has ties to the University of Maryland, after they recently learned of an effort to revamp the lottery system for admissions and to reclassify the school.

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Motherlode Blog: Why This Troop Leader Quit the Girl Scouts

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:49pm
As a former Girl Scout troop leader, I have a theory about why membership is dropping. It’s not the badges. It’s not the cookies. It’s the endless, endless forms.






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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 12:13pm
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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Strauss: How many K-12 students are illegal immigrants?

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 10:48am

While President Obama’s new executive order offering protection from deportation to millions of illegal immigrants raises many questions, let’s look at how many children of illegal immigrants are attending K-12 schools in the United States, and how many of those children are illegal immigrants themselves.

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N.Y. Data on New Teacher-Licensing Exams Show Higher Failure Rates

Education Week - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 9:25am
A battery of new licensing tests in New York has led to relatively low passing rates for prospective teachers, according to data issued this week by the state education department.
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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Thanksgiving

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 8:01am
Test your knowledge of Thansgiving by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Should Millions of Undocumented Immigrants Be Allowed to Live in the U.S. Without Fear of Getting Deported?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 6:00am
Should unauthorized immigrants in the United States be allowed to apply for citizenship eventually? Or, do you believe that undocumented immigrants should be required to leave?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Middle School Debate

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:33am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Sponsor Steps Away From the Edge

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:30am
Do you think companies should sponsor high-risk sports, such as free soloing and highlining?






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Strauss: Anonymous letter claims credit for vandalism at U-Va. frat house alleged to be site of rape, vows more action

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:33am

An anonymous letter sent to the University of Virginia student newspaper takes credit in the name of unnamed students for vandalizing a fraternity house that has been at the center of a Rolling Stone magazine story about a gang rape that allegedly occurred there. What’s more, the students who took responsibility for the vandalism said they would “escalate” and “provoke” the university until its demands are met.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | escapade

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 65 New York Times articles in the past year.






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University of California to Raise Tuition Despite Protests

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:10pm
Over the objections of students and the governor, the Board of Regents of the University of California adopted increases of up to 5 percent in each of the next five years.






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