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Maryland physics phenom ‘tried not to faint’ upon winning national award

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 7:56pm
Michael Hofmann Winer is a physics phenom who has won awards and studied how fundamental quasi-particles of sound, called phonons, interact with electrons. His research could potentially be applied to complex electronic materials, such as superconductors.Read full article >>






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A father’s pressing question: How many AP courses are enough?

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 4:11pm
Last year, I wrote a pieceentitled “Why we wrongly freak out over AP.” Three to five Advanced Placement courses in high school would satisfy most selective colleges, I said: “Taking six, seven, eight or 20 AP courses will almost never make you more attractive to those colleges that reject more students than they accept.”Read full article >>
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Motherlode Blog: ‘I Miss My Daddy. Divorce Stinks.’

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/15/2015 - 8:09am
My ex-husband and I are over, and that’s as it should be. But there’s one person who’s not buying that this divorce is “for the best”: our daughter.






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Davidson Math Students Lend a Hand to Basketball Team

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 5:43pm
A math professor and his students presented a way to show the efficiency of every five-man lineup that No. 24 Davidson used in games this season.






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Breaking Silence, Survivor Sets Out to Meet Holocaust Past

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 5:33pm
Tomi Reichental, who was sent to a concentration camp as a child, has mesmerized students in Ireland with his stories of wartime atrocities.






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Strauss: Pearson monitoring social media for security breaches during PARCC testing

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/14/2015 - 11:15am
Updated with response from superintendent; Pearson revises statement to make clear it is working with PARCC states; more about social media monitoring during testing.Pearson, the world’s largest education company, is monitoring social media during the administration of the new PARCC Common Core test to detect any security breaches, and a spokeswoman said that it was “obligated” to alert authorities when any problems were discovered.Read full article >>






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Videos replace essays and test scores for some kids’ college applications

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 10:21pm
Mitchell Moran-Kaplan did the usual drill for most of his college applications. But for Goucher College, the 18-year-old grabbed a digital camera last fall and went for a drive, gathering footage for a two-minute video that aimed to explain what he’s all about.Read full article >>






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Barred Fraternity’s Lawyer Seeks to Alter Punishment

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 8:24pm
Video of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at the University of Oklahoma has helped draw attention to racially tinged incidents on other campuses.






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California: Teenagers Accused of Sexual Assaults

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 7:59pm
Fourteen teenagers are under investigation for a series of sexual assaults against two students at a Los Angeles high school, the police said Friday.






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Rand Paul Focuses on Criminal Justice in Talk to Black Students

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 5:06pm
The senator discussed inequities in the judicial system in remarks at Bowie State University, a historically black college in Maryland.
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U-Md president jumps right into angry Twitter debate over a racist email

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 3:46pm
After an ugly e-mail got posted to the Internet and went viral, sparking tensions at the University of Maryland, its president took an unusual step Friday afternoon: He turned to social media to open up the debate, writing frankly of his own struggle with the issue and asking others on campus to weigh in.Read full article >>






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A U-Md. fraternity brother’s e-mail full of racial slurs has something to offend just about everyone

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 2:24pm
For the second time this week, university officials are investigating complaints of racist language by fraternity members — this time at the University of Maryland.An e-mail dated January 2014 from a U-Md. undergraduate who was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity was posted to the Internet this week, just as an incident at the University of Oklahoma had ignited tensions nationally over race relations and Greek life.Read full article >>






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Fairfax County School Board moves forward with salary raise proposal

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:48pm
Fairfax County School Board members have moved forward with a proposal to raise their salaries by more than 85 percent as the school district faces a tough budget year ahead.At a forum meeting Thursday night, 10 members of the board discussed raising their salaries to $37,500 from $20,000. A majority of the members attending the meeting approved bringing the measure to a vote before the full 12-member board in early April.Read full article >>
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Mass. middle-school students study local river's past, present

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:28pm
Seventh- and eighth-graders at River Valley Charter School in Massachusetts are studying the Merrimack River and how it has e -More
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