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Does this 81-year-old hold the key to teaching kids how to understand math?

Education News from Washington Post - January 24, 2016 - 6:26pm
Meet Mary Johnson, a lifetime educator who says she knows how to reach struggling students.









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Report says Virginia is shortchanging public schools $800 million each year

Education News from Washington Post - January 24, 2016 - 6:11pm
Funding formulas, changed to save money in the recession, need to be adjusted, Commonwealth Institute says.









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Millions take AP courses, but percentage of schools offering them drops

Education News from Washington Post - January 24, 2016 - 2:35pm
Although more public schools have Advanced Placement, some small and rural schools have dropped it.









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Report: Why California's teaching shortage could worsen — and how to reverse it

Education News from Washington Post - January 24, 2016 - 12:48pm
Linda Darling-Hammond co-authors the report.









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Parent: No, my kindergartner won't be doing that homework assignment

Education News from Washington Post - January 24, 2016 - 11:30am
'I just can’t imagine prioritizing homework with my 5-year-old son when I feel it’s more important we spend time together as a family, nurture our children, or let the kids play together.'









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Can we stop saying 'take a listen'?

Education News from Washington Post - January 24, 2016 - 11:15am
What grammar experts have to say. (No, it's not a big problem but it's annoying nevertheless.)









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A protest over trees is the latest example of this high school’s activism

Education News from Washington Post - January 23, 2016 - 4:01pm
Maryland high school has tradition of speaking out, with students creating video, organizing demonstrations.









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What you have to do to forecast the weather (and do it well)

Education News from Washington Post - January 23, 2016 - 2:44pm
Meet Jason Samenow, the Capital Weather Gang's founder. And learn how meteorologists get their expertise.









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Florida finds yet another way to waste millions of dollars

Education News from Washington Post - January 23, 2016 - 11:55am
This one involves school uniforms.









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Detroit teacher: 'Why is separate and unequal okay in 2016?'

Education News from Washington Post - January 23, 2016 - 10:37am
Detroit teachers, prevented by law from striking, have been staging a series of “sick outs” in recent weeks to call attention to the miserable conditions in which they work and students are forced to come and supposedly learn. As my colleague Emma Brown wrote in this story: Teachers say they are fed up with working […]









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Technophoria: An App Helps Teachers Track Student Attendance

Education News from NY Times - January 23, 2016 - 9:45am
Kinvolved, whose users include a Harlem school, lets teachers take attendance and inform parents by text message if a student is absent or late.









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Four Killed in Saskatchewan School Shooting

Education News from NY Times - January 22, 2016 - 10:46pm
Others were wounded in the shooting in the northern Saskatchewan town of La Loche, but the police offered few details.









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Success Academy Founder Defends Schools Against Charges of Bias

Education News from NY Times - January 22, 2016 - 9:48pm
Eva S. Moskowitz says her network of charter schools has room to improve in how it serves students with disabilities but does not discriminate against them.









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Some Charges Against Former Penn State Officials Thrown Out

Education News from NY Times - January 22, 2016 - 4:55pm
A Pennsylvania appeals court dismissed some serious criminal charges against three administrators over their handling of the Sandusky child molestation scandal.









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Pearson, world's largest education company, laying off 10 percent of workforce

Education News from Washington Post - January 22, 2016 - 3:54pm
The largest education company in the world and a big target of school reform critics has run into trouble. Here's why.









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Why the price tag of a college degree continues to rise

Education News from Washington Post - January 22, 2016 - 3:23pm
There is much speculation about what is exactly to blame for college costs that tick up more and more every year above the rate of inflation and well above lagging family incomes.









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Tour group to N. Korea takes people places 'your mother would rather you stayed away from'

Education News from Washington Post - January 22, 2016 - 3:07pm
Some college students like to explore places the U.S. government says they should avoid -- like Pyongyang.









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