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Connecticut Family Sues Over School's Ebola Fears

Education Week - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:59am
The father of a Connecticut third-grader filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday saying his daughter has been unfairly barred from school amid fears she may have been exposed to the Ebola virus while in Africa.
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UNC-Chapel Hill chief speaks out on ‘paper class’ scandal

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 8:51am

Carol L. Folt became chancellor of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in July 2013, well after the emergence of an academic scandal involving student-athletes had tarnished the prestigious public flagship known nationwide for its Tar Heels.

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Just Say No, Yes or Maybe

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:00am
Parents’ perspectives on marijuana use are as disparate as the nation’s mandates. Here, how five parents talk to their children about smoking pot.
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Legally High at a Colorado Campus

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:00am
Smoking pot, some say, is now just part of everyday life at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
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This Is Your Brain on Drugs

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:00am
New studies show that the effects of marijuana on young people may be greater than we thought. One has found brain differences even in casual smokers.
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Meet the Ward 1 candidates for D.C. State Board of Education

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:00am

Five candidates are vying for an open seat on the D.C. State Board of Education this year.  Patrick Mara, who was elected in 2010, is not seeking another term. It’s a competitive race that has spurred far more fundraising than the other two State Board elections.

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Notebook | Online Education: Demystifying the MOOC

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 6:00am
O.K., so massive open online courses didn’t change the world. Professional development is far less inspirational. But that doesn’t mean they’re failures.
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The Learning Network: What Are Your Opinions on Cosmetic Surgery?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:06am
What are your thoughts about cosmetic surgery in general? Why do you think people seemed to care so much about how Renée Zellweger looks?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Tracking Sea Turtles as They Swim for Their Lives

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:45am
How are scientists tracking the journey of some baby sea turtles on their first swims out to sea?






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Strauss: Cuomo calls public school system a ‘monopoly’ he wants to bust

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:00am

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, who is running for re-election, has angered teachers, parents and education activists by telling the New York Daily News editorial board that he views the K-12 public education system as a “monopoly” and that teachers are opposed to be evaluated.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | pallet

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 46 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Your Money Adviser: Another College Expense: Preparing for the SAT and ACT

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:50pm
Test-preparation tutors and classes can be expensive, but there are less costly alternatives.
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Colleges’ Shift on Four-Year Scholarships Reflects Players’ Growing Power

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:13pm
The one-year scholarship has come to be viewed as similar to an employment contract, while four-year awards are seen as more in the spirit of amateurism.
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New Jersey schools promise to correct racial disparities

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 7:35pm

A school district serving two suburban communities in New Jersey has agreed to expand access to Advanced Placement classes and other higher learning opportunities to African American students, following an investigation by the U.S. Department of Education.

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Montgomery schools chief proposes $221 million in additional construction funding

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 7:24pm

Montgomery County’s schools chief on Tuesday called for nearly $221 million in added funding for the district’s school construction plan as student enrollment continues to surge in Maryland’s fastest-growing school system.

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