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Here's how one student answered the essay questions on her college applications

Education News from Washington Post - January 20, 2016 - 8:25am
A high-school senior offers samples of her essays as she waits for answers to her college applications.









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Baring my soul in 500 words: How I survived 16 essays and the college application process

Education News from Washington Post - January 20, 2016 - 8:25am
A high-school senior writes about the agony of answering questions about herself -- in college-application essays that are supposed to be insightful, disarming, surprising, and erudite -- over and over and over.









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The Learning Network: Student Question | Do We Need More Diverse Superheroes?

Education News from NY Times - January 20, 2016 - 5:04am
How do you feel about comics and superheroes, now or when you were younger? What is your reaction to new characters who are “no longer primarily straight, white and male under their masks”?









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | How the Epidemic of Drug Overdose Deaths Ripples Across America

Education News from NY Times - January 20, 2016 - 4:30am
Why have deaths from drug overdoses surged in nearly every county across the United States?









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The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | fructify

Education News from NY Times - January 20, 2016 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past three years.









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University president allegedly says struggling freshmen are bunnies that should be drowned

Education News from Washington Post - January 19, 2016 - 7:35pm
A campus newspaper reports that Mount St. Mary's president sought to dismiss freshmen unlikely to succeed early in the semester in order to improve reported retention rates









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Police investigate threats against schools in six states

Education News from Washington Post - January 19, 2016 - 6:33pm
Many of the threats were delivered via computer-generated robo-calls.









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How Jeb Bush wants to shake up education from pre-K through college

Education News from Washington Post - January 19, 2016 - 5:47pm
Bush’s plan calls for market-driven policies, block grants, choice, private school vouchers.









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Open Education Resources Get Major Boost From ESSA

Education Week - January 19, 2016 - 4:58pm
The sweeping federal law contains specific language that allows states and local education agencies to channel block grant money focused on technology toward open materials.
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State of the States: Ariz., Fla., Ga., Idaho, Iowa, Ind., Kan., N.J., N.Y., S.D., Vt., Va., Wash., W.Va.

Education Week - January 19, 2016 - 4:57pm
Here are summaries of recent annual addresses by governors around the country.
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The NCAA's Hidden Influence on High Schools

Education Week - January 19, 2016 - 4:56pm
The NCAA's onerous eligibility requirements for student athletes has a stranglehold on precollegiate schooling, writes James Lytle.
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What Is Driving the Student-Debt Crisis?

Education Week - January 19, 2016 - 4:55pm
To slow skyrocketing higher education debt, colleges and universities must have "skin" in the student-loan game, writes Donald M. Feuerstein.
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College Admission 2.0: Service Over Self

Education Week - January 19, 2016 - 4:55pm
In a new report, Ivy League admissions deans and others rethink what matters in prospective students, writes Richard Weissbourd.
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In Home Stretch, Obama Vows to Push On Education Priorities

Education Week - January 19, 2016 - 4:54pm
The president uses his final State of the Union address to make clear he will press Congress and his successor to continue unfinished pieces of his education agenda.
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Unions on Defensive As High Court Hears Union-Fees Case

Education Week - January 19, 2016 - 4:52pm
Conservative justices on the U.S. Supreme Court appear open to overruling a key precedent that lets public-employee unions collect fees from non-members for collective bargaining.
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Education Department Gets Feedback on Preparing ESSA Rules

Education Week - January 19, 2016 - 4:51pm
Advocates sound off on the first of two hearings how federal officials should go about coming up with rules to implement the Every Student Succeeds Act.
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Teach Like a Champion Author Tackles Reading in New Book

Education Week - January 19, 2016 - 4:50pm
With his co-authors, Doug Lemov blends best practice and research into a book on teaching reading in a common-core era.
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Square Feet: Developers Give New Meaning to College Towns

Education News from NY Times - January 19, 2016 - 4:18pm
Near campuses around the country, developers are building housing for the staff, tapping into the desire among some younger workers to live in walkable, urban communities.









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