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Economic View: Why Federal College Ratings Won’t Rein In Tuition

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 3:24pm
An ambitious plan to create a better-informed marketplace for education doesn’t take into account how public universities are funded.






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Strauss: Why a kindergarten teacher is running for Congress

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 3:17pm

Janet Garrett is a veteran kindergarten teacher in Oberlin, Ohio. She just started her 35th year of teaching — which will be her last. She is running as a Democrat for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from the 4th Congressional District of Ohio, challenging the conservative Republican incumbent, Jim Jordan. In this post she talks about the fads in education that she has seen come and go, and her concerns about what is happening in kindergarten classes today and the huge amount of testing being given to 5- and 6-year-old students.

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New Jersey Teacher Is Charged With Sexual Assault of 5 Students

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:58pm
Nicole Dufault, a teacher at Columbia High School in Maplewood, who was arrested this week for having sex with three students, is charged with sexually assaulting two more students.






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Twitter Erupts as Nicki Minaj’s Offer to School Is Declined

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:15pm
Students at the rapper’s alma mater, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, post their dismay after a visit falls through.






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New effort to get more students in Maryland eating breakfast

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:32pm

There’s a new push to get more school kids in Maryland to eat breakfast, so advocates, educators and parents gathered at a public school in Silver Spring on Friday to bring attention to the idea.

They talked about better student performance, improved attendance, fewer visits to the health room and better chances of high school graduation for children who start their days with a morning meal.

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Police scrutinize ‘person of interest’ seen with missing U-Va. student Hannah Graham

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:09pm

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Police pleaded with the public Friday to come forward with information about a man who they believe was in a bar with University of Virginia student Hannah Graham about the time she went missing last Saturday, saying they know who he is and have spoken with him but don’t have enough information to arrest him.

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College admissions chiefs worry: How will students find them?

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:27pm

INDIANAPOLIS — Every year, high school students stress over whether they’ll get into their top-choice college. But this week, college admission officers from across the country are gathered here to contemplate their own big worries.

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Future Tense: Disrupting the Playground

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:53pm
To see technology’s future, look no further than nursery school.
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College Recreation Now Includes Pool Parties and River Rides

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:36pm
In the university recreation center arms race, the latest idea is to turn a piece of campus into something approaching a water theme park.
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Amy Cuddy Takes a Stand

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:25pm
A successful pose has helped Ms. Cuddy become a leading voice on TED Talks.
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William Deresiewicz Tours the Colleges of ‘Excellent Sheep’

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 5:12pm
William Deresiewicz, who’s caused a stir in Ivy League circles with his book “Excellent Sheep,” is on a tour of those colleges to discuss his critique of them and his advice.
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Retiring: A 50th High School Reunion, and a Generation to Follow

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:27pm
The Class of 1964 is the first graduating class of the post-World War II baby boom and the leading edge of the generation retreating to retirement.
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Obama Unveils Push for Young People to Do More Against Campus Assaults

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:26pm
The campaign will feature celebrities and television ads in an effort to enlist students in the fight to end violence against women on campus.
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4th-graders explore the past at Living Idaho History Day

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:20pm
Fourth-graders in Idaho recently took their study of state history to the county fairgrounds for Living Idaho History Day.  -More
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How comic books can enhance history, STEAM lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:20pm
Comic books can be valuable educational tools that engage students in reading and help explain abstract concepts across subje -More
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