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Montgomery County will stay open Easter Monday and get waiver of four snow days

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:37am

Maryland education leaders granted Montgomery County a four-day waiver of instructional days lost to snow, as part of a plan that would open schools on Easter Monday and make the final day of classes June 13.

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Strauss: Walton Foundation’s pours $164 million in 2013 education grants. Who won?

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:00am

The Walton Family Foundation spent more than $164 million in 2013 to promote its corporate-influenced education reform agenda in 2013, according to a new list (see below) of grants that went to dozens of organizations. The foundation’s priorities are evident in who won the biggest amounts. Among the winners are:

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Strauss: Walton Foundation’s pours $164 million in 2013 education grants. Who won?

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:00am

The Walton Family Foundation spent more than $164 million in 2013 to promote its corporate-influenced education reform agenda in 2013, according to a new list (see below) of grants that went to dozens of organizations. The foundation’s priorities are evident in who won the biggest amounts. Among the winners are:

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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | With the Thrills Come Extreme Risks

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:37am
How many injuries attributed to extreme sports occurred between 2000 and 2011?
    





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Strauss: Why the SAT drives us N.U.T.S.

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:00am

What is it about the SAT that drives people nuts? Ned Johnson explains. Johnson is president and self-described tutor geek at Prep Matters, a tutoring and test prep company with offices in Bethesda, Md., McLean, Va., and Washington D.C.

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Strauss: Why the SAT drives us N.U.T.S.

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 9:00am

What is it about the SAT that drives people nuts? Ned Johnson explains. Johnson is president and self-described tutor geek at Prep Matters, a tutoring and test prep company with offices in Bethesda, Md., McLean, Va., and Washington D.C.

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The Learning Network Blog: What Makes a Good TV Show Finale?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:20am
Are you a “How I Met Your Mother” fan? What did you think of Monday night’s finale? What other television show finales have been memorable for you? Why? In general, what do you think a finale should — and shouldn’t — do?
    





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Strauss: 10 things wrong with what kids learn in school

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:00am

The debate over the Common Core State Standards overlooks the broad problems inherent in the core curriculum that has been taught in schools for decades. Below Marion Brady explains. Brady has worked as a teacher, administrator, college professor, contributor to academic journals, textbook and professional book author, consultant to publishers and foundations, newspaper columnist.

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Strauss: 10 things wrong with what kids learn in school

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:00am

The debate over the Common Core State Standards overlooks the broad problems inherent in the core curriculum that has been taught in schools for decades. Below Marion Brady explains. Brady has worked as a teacher, administrator, college professor, contributor to academic journals, textbook and professional book author, consultant to publishers and foundations, newspaper columnist.

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