Education News

Help Wanted: Prince George’s searches for full-time registered nurses for schools

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:20pm

The Prince George’s County Public School System is aggressively trying to recruit school nurses to build up its compliment of trained professionals to handle medical emergencies and other needs as it heads into a new school year in two weeks.

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Johns Hopkins U. faces federal probe related to handling of sex assault reports

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 6:15pm

The federal government has begun an investigation of Johns Hopkins University related to its response to reports of sex assault, the school said Tuesday.

The announcement from university President Ronald J. Daniels, in an e-mail to students, faculty and staff, means that the prestigious private university based in Baltimore joins dozens of other colleges and universities nationwide that face similar federal probes.

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Montgomery schools project highest one-year enrollment jump since 2000

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 5:05pm

With school starting in less than two weeks, Montgomery County has firmed up its enrollment forecast: Its student population will surge by 2,864, the largest one-year jump in more than a decade.

Projections call for a record-high student enrollment of 154,153 for the coming school year, said Bruce Crispell, director of long-range planning for Montgomery schools.

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Strauss: Readers’ questions for Education Secretary Arne Duncan

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:48pm

I recently published a post about a teacher in Charleston, S.C., who asked Education Secretary Arne Duncan a gutsy question during a video chat Duncan had with educators. Here are some questions that readers have since sent in that they would like to see Duncan answer.

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Square Feet: A University’s Partnership Reshapes Bowling Green, Ky.

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 4:37pm
Western Kentucky University, a performing arts center and a medical complex have helped transform Bowling Green.






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Strauss: Mourning Robin Williams and ‘teacher John Keating’

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 3:04pm

Education historian and activist Diane Ravitch wrote the following in memory of Robin Williams.

By Diane Ravitch

We have become accustomed in recent years to seeing films in which teachers are shown as lazy, greedy slugs. This fits nicely with the corporate reform narrative that seeks to strip all honor, dignity, and rights from teachers. Teachers don’t deserve those mean-spirited caricatures, nor the treatment they receive from legislatures.

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Motherlode Blog: Helping Children Find Friends in a New Town (That Aren’t Your Friends, Too)

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 3:03pm
My children say they’ve made plenty of friends in our new town. Trouble is, they’re all my co-workers. And as awesome as their grown-up friends are, children need kid friends, too.






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The Learning Network: Teenagers in The Times | July 2014

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:12pm
Our monthly collection of stories about young people in the news.






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Motherlode Blog: Baby Pictures at the O.B.’s Office? No More.

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:02pm
Because of privacy and legal concerns, there will be no more “baby walls” of patient and family photos in doctors offices.






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Wise High School receives ‘Best High School’ award from Steve Harvey

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:47pm

Students and teachers at Henry A. Wise Jr. High School in Upper Marlboro will return to school in celebration mode later this month.

Wise received the Best High School award from the Steve Harvey Neighborhood Awards during a star-studded program at Philips Arena in Atlanta on Saturday.

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Strauss: Kids can have depression, too, even toddlers. Here’s how to tell.

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:26pm

The death of Robin Williams, who was reported to be suffering from severe depression and is believed to have committed suicide, brings into stark relief the very serious but too-often-ignored issue of depression in people of all ages, including teenage students and toddlers.

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