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Women in Tech: Some Universities Crack Code in Drawing Women to Computer Science

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 7:05am
Brochures, mentorship programs and the training of high school teachers are some of the tools being used to reverse a trend.
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Your Money Adviser: Not All Community Colleges Offer Federal Student Loans

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:21am
Many community colleges choose not to participate in federal student loan programs, because it could raise the school’s default rate.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Rogue Sport Lacks Sand but Has Style and Speed

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:30am
How is the Chinatown version of volleyball different from standard volleyball?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | comestible

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past year.






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Amid Common Core debate, North Carolina opts to tweak, not abandon, standards

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:51pm

Lawmakers in North Carolina agreed Wednesday to come up with an alternative to the Common Core State Standards in math and reading.

Sort of.

The House and Senate agreed to a compromise that creates a commission to reexamine the Common Core standards and find ways to improve on them.

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The Trials of Graham Spanier, Penn State’s Ousted President

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:00pm
For 16 years, Spanier oversaw the school’s growth from remote outpost of American higher education to top-tier public university. Now he is facing felony charges. How much should anyone pay for a sin of omission?
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Early education should be integral part of elementary schools, foundation says

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:38pm

Preschool programs should be integral parts of elementary schools with comparable funding levels and school hours; child-care professionals should be trained as teachers, not babysitters; and state data systems should include information about early education, according to a blueprint for speeding up improvements in early education.

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Why I was wrong to trash poster boards

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 1:26pm

Several teachers and parents have been eviscerating me, rightfully, for my thoughtless dismissal of poster-board projects — those visual assignments we’ve all had to do — as homework. My column on that subject cited an expert — former national high school principal of the year, Mel Riddile — who thought poster boards were often misused. But I failed to emphasize something Riddile and I both know: These days poster boards can be vital for the presentation skills all children should learn.

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Deirdre Lavery is new principal of Fairfax’s Lee High School

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:18pm

Veteran Fairfax County administrator Deirdre Lavery has been named principal of Springfield’s Lee High School.

Lavery succeeds Abe Jeffers, who left Lee in May to serve as a top administrator in Richmond city schools. Lavery had most recently served as the director of the old Cluster 3.

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Motherlode Blog: Simplifying Measuring Medication for Children

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 11:23am
Parents trying to administer medicine to children younger than 12 are often baffled by measuring options and confusing labels.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Ticking Viral Bombs, Left in Boxes

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 8:25am
Should the United States and Russia destroy all stocks of the smallpox virus, or should they keep samples in case they are needed for further research? Why?






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