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The Learning Network: Article of the Day | ‘Georgetown University Plans Steps to Atone for Slave Past’

Education News from NY Times - September 2, 2016 - 5:00am
Do companies and organizations that thrived from slavery in the United States owe a debt of responsibility to the descendants of those slaves?
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The Learning Network: Picture Prompt | Staycations

Education News from NY Times - September 2, 2016 - 4:00am
What could you do on a staycation in your area?
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The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | gratuity

Education News from NY Times - September 2, 2016 - 2:02am
This word has appeared in 14 New York Times articles in the past year.
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Prince George’s takes disciplinary action against staff in troubled Head Start program

Education News from Washington Post - September 2, 2016 - 12:04am
Schools chief Kevin Maxwell says six staff members “will no longer be in front of any child” in the district’s schools.
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Michelle Obama visits the District’s Howard University with host of NBC’s ‘Late Night’

Education News from Washington Post - September 2, 2016 - 12:04am
It’s her last back-to-school season as first lady.
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Moody's warns that graduate student unions could hurt private universities, but not the ones you might think

Education News from Washington Post - September 2, 2016 - 12:04am
Operations at private universities could take a hit if schools are forced by graduate student unions to raise pay or lighten workloads, but the brunt of the impact would be felt at midsize institutions.
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Georgetown plans to apologize for its role in slavery

Education News from Washington Post - September 2, 2016 - 12:04am
A report on slavery and the Catholic university examines how the school benefited from the sale of 272 slaves in 1838.
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Maryland Jesuits grateful for Georgetown slavery report

Education News from Washington Post - September 2, 2016 - 12:04am
The Maryland Province of Jesuits, addressing its ties to slavery, says it wants to understand more deeply "the sins and failures of our past."
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Almost the entire D.C. school district is ignoring its PE requirements

Education News from Washington Post - September 2, 2016 - 12:04am
The failure is a factor of time, money and priorities, one assistant superintendent said.
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George Washington University hires a former al-Qaeda recruiter

Education News from Washington Post - September 2, 2016 - 12:04am
A former Islamic extremist turned informant for U.S. law enforcement and intelligence has joined George Washington University as a research fellow
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Editorial: Georgetown Confronts Its Ugly Past

Education News from NY Times - September 1, 2016 - 8:28pm
The university’s efforts to acknowledge its role in enslaving African-American men, women and children are a good start, but more should be done.
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‘Private Hell’: Prep School Sex Abuse Inquiry Paints Grim Picture

Education News from NY Times - September 1, 2016 - 8:19pm
An investigation commissioned by St. George’s School in Rhode Island found that at least 51 students were abused by staff members in the 1970s and ’80s.
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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Thinking Critically About How We Engage With News Events Online and in Social Media

Education News from NY Times - September 1, 2016 - 8:30am
This Reader Idea centers on teaching students how to generate — and foster — thoughtful inquiry in responding to events in our world.
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Georgetown University Plans Steps to Atone for Slave Past

Education News from NY Times - September 1, 2016 - 8:00am
The school, which in 1838 profited from the sale of 272 slaves, plans to award preferential status in the admissions process to descendants of slaves.
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