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Cheh challenges legality of Henderson’s minority male school initiative

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 9:41pm
D.C. Council member Mary Cheh is asking the Attorney General to investigate whether it’s legal for the city to move forward with plans to invest $20 million in extra supports and programs for minority male students. Read full article >>






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Pajama-clad students rally for later bell times ahead of Montgomery vote

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 8:53pm
Students clad in pajamas and draped in sleeping bags demonstrated outside school board headquarters in Montgomery County on Monday, urging support for later high school start times that would allow them to get more rest.Read full article >>






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Study Claims Oil Divestiture May Hurt College Endowments

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 8:35pm
A report commissioned and financed by the oil industry asserts that portfolios lacking energy-sector stocks have suffered compared with those that have them.
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Montgomery middle school student dies of self-inflicted injuries

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 8:24pm
A 13-year-old boy at Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School in Silver Spring harmed himself in a locked school bathroom Monday and died of his injuries, Montgomery County school officials said.The seventh-grader was discovered by staff about 2:30 p.m., said Dana Tofig, a spokesman for Montgomery schools. “It became apparent he was in the bathroom, and they were able to break in,” he said.Read full article >>






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Charter school signs 10-year lease at Old Soldiers’ Home in D.C.

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 6:32pm
Creative Minds International Public Charter School has signed a 10-year lease on a historic building surrounded by green space at the Armed Forces Retirement Home. School officials hosted a “lease-signing ceremony” Monday afternoon at the site, also know as the Old Soldiers’ Home. Starting next fall, the charter school plans to open doors to 250 students in the Sherman building, a former dormitory used more recently as art studio space for residents. Read full article >>






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Arne Duncan presses his case for innovation grants at D.C. school

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 5:36pm
As Congress sets about rewriting the No Child Left Behind law, key Republican leaders have been clear that they want to give states much more latitude to spend federal education dollars as they see fit. To that end, leaders in both houses of Congress are seeking to do away with dozens of dedicated federal funding streams — including a signature Obama administration program called the Investing in Innovation Fund.Read full article >>






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How the Macarena helps kindergartners learn in Loudoun County

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 5:36pm
Do you remember the dance sensation “Macarena” that briefly, and inexplicably, struck the American public in the mid-1990′s? In a Loudoun County classroom, it lives on.In a Guilford Elementary full-day kindergarten class last week, about two dozen children bellowed a song about the months of the year, accompanied by the arm movements and the hip-shimmying of the iconic one-hit wonder.Read full article >>






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Sally Jewell kicks off Obama Cabinet’s Native American youth listening tour

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 2:44pm
Interior Secretary Sally Jewell is headed to Arizona on Tuesday to speak with native youths, kicking off a listening tour meant to give Obama’s Cabinet members a direct look at the challenges that young people face in Indian Country.Read full article >>






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How teachers can discuss news about terrorism

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 2:29pm
Discussing news events with middle-school students, particularly those involving terrorism, can present challenges.  -More
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Teacher: Differentiated instruction is useful, not a cure-all

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 2:29pm
Differentiated instruction has challenges, but it can be useful in the classroom without being the "magic bullet" for everyth -More
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Ga. may award diplomas to 8,000 students who failed outdated test

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 2:29pm
About 8,000 people in Georgia did not earn diplomas because they failed part of the Georgia High School Graduation Test, whic -More
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