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Top college endowments per student in 2013

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 1:13pm

There is a certain predictability to the annual story about college endowments. Harvard University has the biggest in the country, $32.33 billion. The University of Texas system has the biggest among public systems, $20.45 billion. The University of Virginia has the biggest among schools in Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia — $5.17 billion.

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High school graduation rates reach a high in Maryland

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 12:11pm

Four-year high school graduation rates have hit a high in Maryland, largely spurred by significant gains among Hispanic students, according to newly released state data for the Class of 2013.

Nearly 85 percent of students in Maryland earned a diploma on time in 2013, up from 83.6 percent in 2012. The graduation rate for Hispanic students jumped more than 2.5 percentage points in one year, rising from 72.5 percent to 75.1 percent. It was the largest percentage gain among all racial and ethnic subgroups.

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Strauss: The hype and reality of ‘school choice’

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 12:00pm

In case you missed any of the endless streams of announcements, it’s National School Choice Week, and advocates are staging thousands of events across the country to talk it up. There is even a school choice train making a whistle-stop tour across the country for rallies and other such goings-on to draw attention to a movement that has been hailed as “the” or “an” answer to what ails public education today.

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The Learning Network Blog: Reader Idea | ‘How The New York Times Saved My Class’

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 11:45am
This Reader Idea gets struggling students back on track to read and discuss literature with a unit on expressing opinions and interpreting perspectives using New York Times articles.
    





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Prince George’s report cards will be handed out late because of snow days

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 10:26am

In Loudoun County, midterm exams were canceled last week because of the snowstorm and the resulting icy roads. Now, Prince George’s County schools officials say the winter weather has affected when student report cards will be handed out.

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The Learning Network Blog: Who Does Hip-Hop Belong To?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 10:22am
Are white artists who prosper in hip-hop robbing from black musicians? Or is music fair game for all true fans?
    





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Don't Throw Money at Early-Childhood Education

Education Week - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 8:59am
Funding for prekindergarten should be tied to students, not programs, in order to encourage innovation and prevent wasteful spending, write Ben Zimmer and Daniella Rohr.
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Strauss: The reform mess -- an open letter to NY education officials

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 7:00am

Here is an open letter to New York state education officials from Richard C. Iannuzzi, president of the New York State United Teachers, and Carol Burris, the award-winning principal of South Side High School in Rockville Centre, NY.

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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | South Bronx Students May Have Found Site of Slave Burial Ground

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 5:30am
When have you been part of a learning experience at school that connected with real life?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | History, Jan. 28

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 5:15am
Answer this question about the history of the State of the Union address.
    





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Strauss: First-year teacher: 4 things that prepared me for my job

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 5:00am

What are the key things that first-year teachers need to know to be successful? Kate Miller, a first-year physics teacher at Washington-Lee High School in Arlington, Va., explains the four that worked for her.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | florid

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/28/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 56 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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