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It should be easier for community college students to transfer to selective private schools

Education News from Washington Post - January 28, 2016 - 6:37am
Many private colleges accept community college transfers, but the bad news outweighs the good.









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The Learning Network: Student Question | Do You Wish Your Conversations Were Less Small Talk and More ‘Big Talk’?

Education News from NY Times - January 28, 2016 - 5:06am
Do you wish there was less small talk in the world and more “big talk” about meaningful things? Would you be willing to jump right in and answer a profound question posed by a stranger?









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Colleges That Ask Applicants About Brushes With the Law Draw Scrutiny

Education News from NY Times - January 28, 2016 - 5:00am
Auburn is one of 17 universities in the South that a civil rights group says include broad questions about contact with the legal system on admissions forms.









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Familiar Faces Lend Star Power to Video Game Voices

Education News from NY Times - January 28, 2016 - 4:56am
Why is finding the right voice for a character increasingly “crucial to the narrative” for video games?









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The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | augury

Education News from NY Times - January 28, 2016 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past year.









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New York Will Shed Clock for Some Statewide Tests

Education News from NY Times - January 27, 2016 - 9:54pm
The English and math exams given to third- through eighth- grade students will no longer be timed, the State Education Department said, ending the call of “pencils down.”









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This little piggy, rescued from Snowzilla, is spared a trip to market

Education News from Washington Post - January 27, 2016 - 6:33pm
Wee Wee, a piglet a family rescued from the weekend's blizzard, arrived home at Poplar Springs Animal Sanctuary on Wednesday.









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Duke suspends all sorority events after a student is hospitalized

Education News from Washington Post - January 27, 2016 - 5:32pm
After a new member is hospitalized for alcohol-related problems, Duke University suspends all sorority activities.









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Another school closing? Sing it! This Maryland school system did.

Education News from Washington Post - January 27, 2016 - 5:16pm
Anne Arundel schools spokesman created a robocall that puts his school closing news to Adele song “Hello.”









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The Learning Network: Lesson Plan | Election 2016: Understanding Primaries and Caucuses

Education News from NY Times - January 27, 2016 - 4:01pm
In this lesson, we provide a primer on the presidential nomination process using resources from The New York Times and around the Web, so students won’t just understand how candidates get nominated, but they will be challenged to think deeply about how the system works.









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Three predictions about the future of higher education

Education News from Washington Post - January 27, 2016 - 2:42pm
Law schools are in trouble, the strongest universities must have diversified revenue, and most public colleges won't be able to survive without strong state funding.









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Parents told to stop wearing pajamas when they come to school. Really.

Education News from Washington Post - January 27, 2016 - 1:55pm
In northern England, it turns out a good number of parents liked to drop off and pick up their kids in pajamas.









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Fact-checking Trump's new anti-Common Core video

Education News from Washington Post - January 27, 2016 - 1:40pm
Are U.S. schools as bad as Trump claims?









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Walton family steps up support for school choice with $1 billion pledge

Education News from Washington Post - January 27, 2016 - 1:25pm
The family foundation has been accused by critics of seeking to privatize public education.









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