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City Study Tracks Transfers by Charter School Students

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 9:17pm
Pupils are not more likely to leave New York City charter schools than their counterparts at traditional public schools, but that is not the case for special education students, a study found.
    





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Sonya Williams sworn in as new Prince George’s school board member

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 6:11pm

Sonya Williams, a civil engineer and the president of a parents, teachers and students association, was sworn in Thursday as the newest member of the Prince George’s County Board of Education.

Williams, who was appointed to the position by County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D), will represent District 9, replacing Donna Hathaway Beck, who resigned in August.

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Prince George’s raises tuition rates for after-school program and non-residents

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 5:26pm

The Prince George’s County Board of Education voted Thursday to raise the tuition rate for the school system’s before- and after-school program and for students who attend schools in the district, but live outside the county.

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Report: Fairfax needs school-boundary changes to alleviate crowding

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 2:45pm

The Fairfax County School Board should conduct a massive boundary study and consider abolishing all current school boundaries to help alleviate crowding issues in the coming years, according to a new report from a citizens committee.

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Prince George’s recognizes students with achievements in academics and athletics

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:59pm

Five National Merit semifinalists, a dozen International Baccalaureate diploma recipients and a cheerleading team that won a national competition were among the students celebrated this week by the Prince George’s County school system for their achievements in academics and athletics.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Literary Terms

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:39pm
Test your knowledge of literary terms by playing our crossword, either online or in print. We are slowly updating our entire Student Crossword Archive, and will be publishing occasional crosswords throughout 2014.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | ‘Ozymandias’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:07pm
This Poetry Pairing features Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Ozymandias” and the Op-Ed “Goodbye, Lenin?” by Sasha Senderovich.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Do You Worry We Are Filming Too Much?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 6:00am
Are you concerned that ubiquitous video cameras are taking away our privacy?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Energy Bars That Put a Chirp in Your Step

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 5:30am
Would you want to try one of the cricket bars described in the article?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, Jan. 9, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 5:12am
Can you choose the best word to complete the sentence from the article?
    





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