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Montgomery leader named superintendent of schools in Hartford, Conn.

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:41pm

One of Montgomery County’s top school leaders has been named superintendent of schools in Hartford, Conn.

The Hartford board of education voted 8 to 1 Monday night to select Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, one of three deputy superintendents in Montgomery County, for the top job in Hartford, according to Hartford schools spokesman David Medina.

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Sex education faces budget cuts in Loudoun County

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:10pm

Budget cuts being considered by the Loudoun County School Board this week are far-reaching. They could affect class size, foreign language offerings and the availability of full-day kindergarten.

They could also affect sex education.

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Equipped to Dive, Students Make Aquarium Their Classroom

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:23am
Some students at the Urban Assembly New York Harbor School, which has a focus on marine science and technology, are doing an internship that takes them to the New York Aquarium in Coney Island.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Boston Runs Again

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:59am
How was Monday’s running of the Boston Marathon different from other years?






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Obama Administration to Face Hurdles on Vulnerable Programs

Education Week - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:52am
Some of the president's high-profile K-12 programs may have an uncertain future without strong patrons in Congress or a formal anchor in federal law.
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Bits Blog: InBloom Student Data Repository to Close

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 7:21am
The student data warehousing venture that became a lightning rod for some parents’ data privacy and security concerns, announced it would close.






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The Learning Network: What Are Your Longtime Interests or Passions?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:05am
How old were you when you first got into the team or other pursuit you hold dear today?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | History, April 22

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:15am
Answer this question about American history.






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Strauss: 11 problems created by the standardized testing obsession

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:00am

Ron Maggiano is a veteran teacher who won the Disney Teacher Award for innovation and creativity in 2005 and the American Historical Association’s Beveridge Family Teaching Prize for outstanding K-12 teaching in 2006. After a 33-year teaching career, he resigned last year from West Springfield High School in Fairfax County, Va., where he taught social studies. In this post last year, he explained why he was leaving a job he had long loved:

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | suffragist

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 28 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Student Loans Can Suddenly Come Due When Co-Signers Die, a Report Finds

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 12:01am
Even borrowers with spotless records are facing demands for early repayment of their loans, and some are being forced into default, a federal consumer protection agency said.






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National Briefing | Plains: Kansas: Governor Signs School Funding Bill

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 11:48pm
Gov. Sam Brownback signed a school funding bill on Monday that increases aid for poor districts to satisfy a portion of a State Supreme Court ruling and that also ends the state’s mandate for teacher tenure.






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Waiting Lists for Kindergarten Drop by Half, New York City Says

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:13pm
In some neighborhoods, the process of applying for kindergarten has come to resemble a mini-Ivy League, with parents hiring consultants, touring scores of schools and inundating online forums.






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Fairfax teens could get extra hour of sleep on school days

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 7:33pm

Teens in Fairfax County would get an extra hour of sleep under new proposals to push back high school start times following a year-long study by researchers at Children’s National Medical Center.

The study, which began in April 2013, was commissioned by the Fairfax County School Board to determine options for delaying the first bell in high schools until after 8 a.m. Some teenagers across the county board buses at 5:45 a.m. to make it to their first high school classes of the day, which begin at 7:20 a.m.

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Motherlode Blog: In Defense of Chocolate Milk

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 7:06pm
When schools took chocolate milk off the menu, children drank less milk and purchased fewer school lunches, a study found.






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Enrollment in Prince George’s schools increases

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 6:01pm

The Prince George’s County school system has experienced a slight bump in enrollment for the first time in a decade, with nearly 2,000 more students attending the county’s schools this year than last.

County leaders have trumpeted the increase as a sign that the long-struggling school system, which has lost an average of 1,000 students a year during the past 10 years, is moving in the right direction. Increased enrollment means increased funding, and, they said, the additional resources will help as the district continues to turn itself around.

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The new SAT: Aptitude testing for college admissions falls out of favor

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/21/2014 - 5:14pm

There’s a reason the College Board scrubbed “aptitude” from the name of its big admission test two decades ago. The idea of a Scholastic Aptitude Test left the organization open to criticism that it believed some people were born to go to college and some weren’t.

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