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Prince George’s school system schedules 2016 budget forum

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:52am

The Prince George’s County Public School System will hold a forum Tuesday night to get input from the community about priorities for the 2016 budget.

The meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at the school district’s administration building.

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Motherlode Blog: The ‘Save the Princess’ Message Hurts Boys, Too

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:08am
Do all princes just sort of wander around, hoping for a dragon to slay and a damsel in distress to kiss? What if they are not the rescuing type? What if they are scared of the dragon?

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Ogden Superintendent Chosen as State Schools Chief

Education Week - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 9:01am
Ogden School District Superintendent Brad Smith has been selected as the new chief of Utah schools.
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Where Do Biases Start? A Challenge to Educators

Education Week - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:27am
Teachers should consider how biases about minority-student fashion and style may influence their actions, Darius Prier says.
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Push to Limit Federal Test Mandates Gains Steam

Education Week - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:26am
Legislation in Congress would open the door to "staggered testing," letting states give summative exams only in certain grades in a departure from the NCLB testing regime.
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The Learning Network: We’re Off for Columbus Day

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 6:35am
We’ll be back on Tuesday, Oct. 14, with all our usual content.

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Economic Scene: Why Aid for College Is Missing the Mark

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 9:40pm
The government strategy to subsidize higher education is failing at its core task: giving less privileged Americans a real shot at a college degree.

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California Prep School Shaken by Arrests of Headmaster and Woman, 21, on Drug Charges

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 9:37pm
Thomas Woodrow Price, headmaster of Branson School in Marin County, Calif., was found with heroine, cocaine and enough methamphetamine for the pair to be accused of possession of that drug for sale.

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Focus on ninth-grade promotion rate helps Maryland district see dramatic gains

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 10/12/2014 - 5:47pm

Tiny slips of paper are stuck to a board in a small conference room next to Principal Gorman Brown’s office at Charles H. Flowers High School, each bearing the name of a ninth-grader.

If a student’s name appears on a green slip, the student has a high probability of passing the ninth grade. A yellow piece of paper means a student is likely to make it to the 10th grade on time. If a student’s name is on red, the child is at risk of failing.

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