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The Learning Network: Do You Know How to Code? Would You Like to Learn?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:27am
Boot camps to teach coding are popping up all over, and most graduates are finding well-paying jobs, according to an article in The Times.






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Rocketship encounters opposition; chosen location is near halfway house

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:23am

Rocketship, a highly regarded California-based charter school operator, is encountering community opposition as it moves to open its first school in the District.

Opponents say that the school’s chosen location in Anacostia is unsafe — across the street from a halfway house for returning felons — and that the charter operator did not make sufficient efforts to reach out to its new neighbors. In letters to the D.C. Public Charter School Board, 11 people cited safety and other concerns.

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Strauss: Campbell Brown, Wendy Kopp donate to D.C. school board candidate

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 11:06am

You might not think that a school board race in Washington D.C., where the Board of Education lost most of its power years ago, would be all that interesting to anybody but Washingtonians — and then again only to those who live in a particular district. But, mirroring a trend in once-invisible school board races elsewhere around the country, outsiders have taken an interest in a candidate running for Ward 1 State Board of Education representative in the Nov. 4 elections.

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Motherlode Blog: Saying it Loudly: I Had a Miscarriage

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:49am
Why do we rarely talk about pregnancy loss, though the statistics are staggering? Sharing our stories may be the best way to help other families with their grief.






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The Learning Network: Happy Birthday to Us: A Look Back at Our Most Popular Posts

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:41am
To celebrate our fifth birthday, we take a look back at our most popular posts and most-commented-on Student Opinion questions this year.
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When Women Become Men at Wellesley

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 10:24am
Can women’s colleges survive the transgender movement?
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Strauss: Ten things not to do when your child is applying to college

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 5:00am

If you are a parent trying to help a child apply for college, you know how hard the process can be. Figuring out what to do and not do can be bewildering. In this post, Liz Willen, editor of The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news website focused on inequality and innovation in education, offers some help. This post was produced by The Hechinger Report.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | How the Country Roots for College Football

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:45am
What does this map show about college football fans where you live?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Scary New Pumpkin

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:04am
Here are the first seven paragraphs from the Oct. 12 article “It’s Alive! And It Grows Into a Jack-o’-Lantern.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Strauss: Education Department investigating three school civil rights complaints

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:00am

(Correction: Earlier version mislabeled who protested at high school. It was community members, not students.)

The Education Department’s Office of Civil Rights is investigating three complaints filed on behalf of African American parents in New Orleans, Chicago and Newark alleging racial discrimination in the closing of scores of neighborhood public schools in those three cities.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | jurisprudence

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 47 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Report finds wide disparities in local per-pupil spending; D.C. charters spend most

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 12:01am

Charter schools in the District spent $18,150 per student during the 2011-2012 school year, while Prince George’s County Public Schools spent $10,408 on each child it served, a significant difference between the highest and lowest spenders in the Washington region, according to a study released Wednesday by the Thomas B. Fordham Institute.

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Motherlode Blog: My Son, the Live Peanut Allergy Science Experiment

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 11:03pm
Our son is allergic to peanuts, and medically supervised experimentation—a byproduct of desperation, and fear—is the best we have to offer him.






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Philadelphia Teachers Hit by Latest Cuts

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 8:23pm
The state-appointed board that oversees the city’s school district canceled the teachers’ union contract and required them to contribute to health care premiums.






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School bus cameras spot hundreds of drivers illegally passing stopped buses

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 6:21pm

Drivers in Montgomery County have received 825 citations this year for illegally passing school buses that were stopped to drop off and pick up children, according to data from buses equipped with enforcement cameras.

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