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The Learning Network: What Issues in the 2016 Presidential Race Are Most Important to You?

Education News from NY Times - October 22, 2015 - 5:08am
Which of the issues mentioned here — abortion, climate change, gun violence, the economy, immigration, same-sex marriage — are most important to you? What other issues — whether education, health care, foreign policy or anything else — do you care about?









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In Utah, evolution is under siege in science standards

Education News from Washington Post - October 22, 2015 - 4:35am
Media reports have said that Utah is trying to change its science standards to deny climate change. A climate change expert says it isn't true -- but there are big problems with the state's standards on the teaching of evolution.









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Gender Gap: A Disadvantaged Start Hurts Boys More Than Girls

Education News from NY Times - October 22, 2015 - 3:30am
Poverty and related problems hurt all children in things like school readiness, but a study finds boys are more sensitive to such factors.









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

Education News from NY Times - October 22, 2015 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 281 New York Times articles in the past year.









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National Briefing | West: Hawaii: Third Observatory to Be Shut on Mauna Kea

Education News from NY Times - October 21, 2015 - 11:14pm
The University of Hawaii said that a third observatory would be taken from Mauna Kea, fulfilling the governor’s request to reduce the number of telescopes from a mountain many consider sacred.









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House GOP passes D.C. private school vouchers; White House objects

Education News from Washington Post - October 21, 2015 - 7:49pm
The bill would expand the country’s only such federal voucher program but adds new requirements.









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D.C. adopts national proficiency level for its new PARCC tests

Education News from Washington Post - October 21, 2015 - 7:49pm
First results of rigorous standardized test are scheduled to be released next week.









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Mayor announces grants for two new community schools in the District

Education News from Washington Post - October 21, 2015 - 7:18pm
The model, now funded in eight schools, will provide more wraparound services for families.









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Federal investigation into the way a university handled social-media threats

Education News from Washington Post - October 21, 2015 - 6:31pm
Members of the Feminists United group at the University of Mary Washington say they faced hundreds of anonymous harassing messages.









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Suburban school board race attracts focus from anti-LGBT activists

Education News from Washington Post - October 21, 2015 - 6:00pm
A conservative newsletter with ties to anti-LGBT activists is circulating widely among suburban Virginia voters, riling the heated race for the school board.









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Students take racist comments and spread them all over campus

Education News from Washington Post - October 21, 2015 - 5:30pm
American University students angry about racist posts on social media publicize the comments in an effort to force change on campus









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The student loan scandal that just won't die

Education News from Washington Post - October 21, 2015 - 5:14pm
An appeals court reversed a decision in a case that dredges up the misdeeds of former student lenders.









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North Carolina teacher exodus rises — despite efforts to halt attrition

Education News from Washington Post - October 21, 2015 - 2:24pm
It's not just low pay driving the exodus.









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School enrollment surges in Clarksburg, Silver Spring, N. Bethesda

Education News from Washington Post - October 21, 2015 - 1:53pm
Biggest increases in school enrollment since 2007 seen at elementary schools in three areas.









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South African Students Clash With Police in Cape Town Over Tuition

Education News from NY Times - October 21, 2015 - 12:52pm
Hundreds of students protesting a planned 6 percent tuition increase tried to force their way into the Parliament building during a speech by the finance minister.









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