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College Costs: Amherst College and Financial Aid

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:59am
The published price at Amherst has soared in recent years. The actual price is virtually unchanged.
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Montgomery task force on cyber civility extends its work into the fall

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:53am

A Montgomery County schools task force looking into how to boost online civility will extend its work into the fall, continuing to meet through late October, the group decided.

The task force was announced last December after Superintendent Joshua P. Starr was zinged with offensive tweets as he and other district officials weighed whether to close schools for snow and icy weather. Some tweets included cursing or racial epithets.

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Motherlode Blog: Telling the Kids: ‘We’re Moving.’

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:15am
Telling my children we were moving from Atlanta to Nashville was easier than I thought it would be. Getting over worrying about how the move would affect them was not.






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Strauss: Michelle Rhee has a new position

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:02am

Michelle Rhee just got a new position.

According to the Sacramento Bee she was just named interim board chairwoman of St. Hope Schools, a small group of Sacramento charter schools. The new position gives “Rhee a powerful new role in the charter school system founded by her husband, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.” But she isn’t giving up her day job, which is running the advocacy group StudentsFirst.

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Multigenerational Programs Aim to Break Poverty Cycle

Education Week - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:32am
New efforts are looking to help both children and their parents get a leg up and a better education.
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Born Amid Tumult, Head Start Deeply Rooted in Mississippi

Education Week - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:31am
Community connections forged during the civil rights era have helped sustain Head Start as a powerful presence for generations of Mississippians.
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School Meal Programs Extend Their Reach

Education Week - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:27am
Fifty years after the War on Poverty, child hunger persists, despite deepened understanding of the problem and growing efforts to eradicate it.
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How We Can Strengthen Schools Serving Low-Income Children

Education Week - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:19am
Three innovative and durable programs offer lessons in how to build the supportive school communities that can help low-income children thrive, Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane say.
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Head Start Endures, Evolves as 50-Year Milestone Nears

Education Week - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:17am
The ambitious early-childhood program launched in 1965 as part of the War on Poverty is going through dramatic—and sometimes painful—changes, while continuing to pursue its mission.
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Emoji

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 6:43am
Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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Strauss: School reforms that actually work

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 6:01am

For years now education leaders have been pushing onto school districts school reforms that don’t show any sign of working while giving short shrift to those that have a track record of working. Gary Ravani, a 35-year public school teacher and president of the California Federation of Teachers’ Early Childhood/K-12 Council, explains in this post.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Metal’s Next Great Hope?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:46am
What is unique about the Brooklyn band Unlocking the Truth?






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Strauss: If this isn’t school reform failure, what is?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:02am

School reformers have made student standardized test scores the most important measure of how public schools are doing, so it seems only fair to measure their performance by their own definition of success. The newly released 2014 high-stakes test scores tells us that D.C. Public Schools doesn’t have a great deal to show for its reforms since Michelle Rhee became chancellor in 2007 and her deputy, Kaya Henderson, succeeded her in 2010.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Mathematics

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 3:26am
Test your knowledge of mathematics by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | diverge

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 86 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Osteopathic Schools Turn Out Nearly a Quarter of All Med School Grads

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:53pm
With a looming shortage of M.D.s, osteopathic medicine is shedding its second-tier image. And yes, D.O.s are real doctors.






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