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Yale Medical School Removes Doctor After Sexual Harassment Finding

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:46pm
Dr. Michael Simons, who a committee found had sexually harassed a postdoctoral researcher at the school, was removed as head of the Cardiovascular Research Center.
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Appeals Court Throws Out Suit by Columbia Professor

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:32pm
Sylvia Nasar, a journalism professor, claimed that Columbia’s journalism school had mishandled funds generated by an endowment from the Knight Foundation.
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Parents concerned about handling of inappropriate contact with students

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 9:22pm

Parents and advocates say they are increasingly concerned about how the Montgomery County school system handles incidents of inappropriate contact with students, following two recent alleged sexual offenses at county schools that went undisclosed for weeks.

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To Help Language Skills of Children, a Study Finds, Text Their Parents With Tips

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 8:48pm
Preschoolers performed better on literacy tests when their parents received text messages with tips on how to help them, a study in San Francisco found.
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For Hannah Graham’s family, ‘nightmare’ leaves enduring uncertainty and loss

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 7:30pm

Hannah Graham was a senior at West Potomac High School when she made a trip to Charlottesville to visit the University of Virginia. A straight-A student, Graham had her pick of colleges that spring, but after taking one look at the Lawn, with its white-columned porticos, brick pathways and leafy gardens, she fell in love.

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Motherlode Blog: Cooking More Tacos and Looking for Recipes for Leftover Oatmeal

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:38pm
Chicken and dumplings. Shake and Bake pork chops. Baked potatoes. If it weren’t for the night we’re having chorizo, I’d be pretty sure I’d turned into my mother.






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Strauss: Early decision angst: how one senior chose the college to apply to first

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:30pm

This is the fourth post in a continuing series about a high school senior who is attemping to navigate through the college admissions process. She is Samantha Fogel, a student at The Derryfield School, a private college preparatory day school for grades six through twelve in Manchester, New Hampshire. Samantha and her college counselor, Brennan Barnard, are documenting her application process in a series of occasional posts that include the voices of her parents, teachers, friends and others. Her story may help debunk some myths surrounding selective college admission while providing a window into a time of transition for one young woman growing up in rural New Hampshire.

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Prince George’s school board race is decided: Hernandez defeats Waller

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 4:06pm

Dinora Hernandez has defeated Amber Waller, a longtime member of the Prince George’s County Board of Education, to win the District 3 seat.

The victory comes more than a week after election night, when Hernandez and Waller were deadlocked with seven votes separating them. The vote continued to be too close to call after a first batch of absentee ballots were counted last week, with 115 votes between the candidates.

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Motherlode Blog: Bittersweet Sixteen

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 3:17pm
There are lots of milestones as kids move through adolescence: 10, when you enter double digits; 13 when you become a teenager; 18 when you finish high school. But when you are a kid with a driver’s license and access to a car, 16 is a game changer.






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Your Money Adviser: After Military Service, Taking Advantage of Educational Benefits

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 3:00pm
More than 1.4 million people have used benefits available under the Post-9/11 G.I. Bill, but there are a host of other options as well.
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Wis. students become historians by interviewing residents about the 1950s

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:48pm
Students at Memorial High School in Wisconsin recently interviewed older residents in the community to learn about what life  -More
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Ind. students build models, perform scenes from ancient Rome

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:48pm
At Greensburg Junior High School in Indiana, students recently participated in the Ancient Roman Extravaganza as part of thei -More
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How multisensory lessons can boost learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:48pm
Multisensory nutrition education may help reduce absenteeism and boost test scores, Ingrid Kohlstadt, a faculty associate at  -More
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Education Department releases NCLB waiver renewal guidelines

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:48pm
School districts can renew their No Child Left Behind waivers through the 2017-18 school year if they meet certain requiremen -More
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Schools often lack resources to help homeless students

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:48pm
There are more than 1.1 million public-school students in the U.S. without permanent homes, according to the U.S.  -More
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