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Louisiana parents, teachers, charters sue to get the Common Core back on track

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:19pm

A group of parents, teachers and a foundation that runs charter schools filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) lacks the authority to withdraw his state from the Common Core national academic standards.

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Two Prince George’s County students take home awards at NAACP convention

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:52pm

As Alfred A. Dudley III, who recently graduated from Suitland High School, sat in the ballroom of the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas last weekend, he said he couldn’t help but be grateful to the African American heroes he depicted in his drawing and to his high school art teachers who helped him hone his craft.

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Montgomery County panel proposes cutting schools-issued credit cards for board

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:39pm

Montgomery County Board of Education members should discontinue their use of school system credit cards for travel and other expenses, a board committee recommended Tuesday.

The panel proposed replacing the cards with a per-diem allowance for members attending professional conferences and establishing a list of preapproved public events members may attend at taxpayer expense. The group also recommended that board members receive supplies to maintain home offices but that the school system no longer reimburse home office Internet service.

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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 4 | A Millennial on Patriotism

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:34pm
Congratulations to this week’s winner, someone who goes by the handle MSDHAP2014, and to this week’s guest judge, the author Ally Condie.






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Strauss: ‘Say this, not that’: A slick PR guide to selling charter schools by key charter group

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:12pm

It appears as if the charter school sector believes that it needs to better hone its public messaging. At its recent annual convention, the National Alliance for Public Charter School handed out an 18-page “Charter School Messaging Notebook” that actually has sections that include, “Say This, Not That,” and “Who Are ‘Our People?’ ” (See below for the entire notebook).

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Strauss: New state rankings on how America’s children are faring

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:12pm

A new report on how America’s children are faring, just released by the  nonprofit Annie E. Casey Foundation, found that Massachusetts is doing the best job and Mississippi the worst in four areas: economic well-being, education, health and family/community indicators.

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Wayne A.I. Frederick named 17th president of Howard University

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:01pm

Howard University’s Board of Trustees has named interim leader Wayne A.I. Frederick, a cancer surgeon who holds three Howard degrees, as the school’s 17th president.

His appointment comes at a tumultuous time for the historically black university, which in the past year has faced allegations of fiscal mismanagement, two credit downgrades amid concerns about the financial health of a university-owned hospital, and a drop in a major national ranking of higher-education institutions.

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Motherlode Blog: Putting the ‘Known’ in Known Sperm Donor

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 9:45am
The adult daughter of two mothers and a known sperm donor is candid: Much of it was great, but it is complicated.






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