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Prince George’s adds another college grad to its school board: Edward Burroughs III

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:01pm

With two of its eight members holding bachelor’s degrees, the Prince George’s County Board of Education had fewer college graduates two years ago than any other school system in the Washington region.

But the number of college graduates has changed dramatically over the past year since a new law went into effect that gave County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) and the County Council the authority to appoint members to the board.

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Bits Blog: Federal Regulators Seek to Stop Sale of Students’ Data

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:31am
ConnectEDU, a college and career planning site that collected student data, has proposed selling information as part of bankruptcy proceedings.






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Motherlode Blog: When a Family Move Falls Through: ‘Who Died and Made Me Not Boss?’

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 10:06am
When finances fall through, a planned move home to the United States falls through as well.






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Children, Parents Are Embracing the Walking School Bus

Education Week - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 8:19am
For a growing number of children in some states, the school day starts and ends in the same way—they walk with their classmates and an adult volunteer to and from school.
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Contentious Battle Brews for California's K-12 Chief

Education Week - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 8:04am
Incumbent Tom Torlakson and top rival Marshall Tuck are fighting to set themselves apart in the heated June 3 primary race for California's top schools post.
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The Learning Network: How Has Exercise Changed Your Health, Your Body or Your Life?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 7:10am
What benefits does physical exercise offer?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Boat With a History in Letters and Science Awaits Its Next Chapter

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:27am
Where is the Western Flyer? Why is there a conflict about its location?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | History, May 27

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:15am
Answer this question about India’s history.






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Everyday Economics: Is College Worth It? Clearly, New Data Say

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:12am
The pay gap between college graduates and everyone else rose to a record high last year, suggesting there are too few graduates.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | precipitous

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 85 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Campus Killings Set Off Anguished Conversation About the Treatment of Women

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 11:48pm
Friday’s fatal rampage in Southern California has given rise to anguished talk about the ways women are perceived sexually and the violence against them.
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Unlikely Allies Uniting to Fight School Changes

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 10:15pm
Teachers, lawmakers and parents from the left and right are banding together to fight against new high-stakes standardized tests and other hot-button policies in public education.






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Need Scholarship? Join Scrum

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 9:37pm
A growing number of high school students have discovered an alternative route to college through fringe sports like rugby.






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Strauss: No. 1 Shanghai may drop out of PISA

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 5:20pm

First in 2009 and then in 2012, Shanghai’s 15-year-old students (or, rather, a supposed representative group)  were No. 1 in the world on the recent Program for International Student Assessment reading, math and science exams. But now, according to a popular Shanghai newspaper, Shanghai is considering dropping out of PISA. Why?

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D.C.’s School Without Walls reopens admissions after failing to fill freshman class

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 5:02pm

The School Without Walls, a selective D.C. public high school consistently ranked among the nation’s best, failed to fill its incoming freshman class despite receiving a record number of applications this year.

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