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FCPS’s chief financial officer works behind the scenes to help students

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 05/11/2014 - 5:13pm

Since 2008, Fairfax County Public Schools Chief Financial Officer Susan Quinn has been in charge of perhaps the most arduous challenge facing the administration every year: crafting the school system’s $2.5 billion budget.

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What our most famous private school is hiding

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 05/11/2014 - 4:22pm

Since President Obama’s daughter Malia attends the Sidwell Friends Upper School and her Sidwell Middle School sister Sasha will too, I would argue it is our most famous private high school.

Sidwell has many great teachers and splendid facilities on a lovely campus stretching out along the 3800 block of Wisconsin Ave. in Northwest. Tuition is $36,264, but applications pour in.

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‘Angry Birds’ creator develops preschool program to promote learning through fun

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 05/11/2014 - 2:52pm

The Finnish company that created Angry Birds is marketing an early childhood curriculum around the world that is meant to make learning more fun.

Rovio Entertainment is hoping to combine the popularity of the game — one of the nation’s best-known exports with more than 2 billion downloads — with the international prestige of the nation’s education system for its new early childhood learning program, called Angry Birds Playground.

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International Education: In New Textbook, the Story of Singapore Begins 500 Years Earlier

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 05/11/2014 - 12:01pm
"Singapore: The Making of a Nation-State, 1300-1975" allows secondary-school students to "explore Singapore's origin as a port of call, and her connections to the region and the world."






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International Education: Germany Taps Universities in Its Push for Green Energy

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 05/11/2014 - 12:01pm
As part of its goal to run the economy entirely on renewable energy by 2050, the government is pushing institutions to develop new courses, degrees and departments.






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Music mogul Sean Combs receives honorary doctorate from Howard University

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 05/10/2014 - 6:48pm

You can call him Dr. Combs.

Rap and music mogul Sean Combs electrified Howard University’s Class of 2014 on Saturday with a commencement speech that was thoughtful, funny and, surprisingly, sentimental.

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Scoreboards and butterfly gardens: Is parent fundraising equitable in Montgomery?

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 05/10/2014 - 6:20pm

Parent fundraising and private donations have produced enviable results at some Montgomery County schools: athletic scoreboards, artificial turf, a nearly $250,000 elementary school improvement project.

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