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My Perfect Imperfect Gap Year

Education News from NY Times - April 6, 2017 - 5:00am
Taking a break from college to surf, wash dishes and, most important, break away from Mom and Dad.
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Readers Tell Us: Is a Gap Year Worth It?

Education News from NY Times - April 6, 2017 - 5:00am
The New York Times asked readers who took a year off from college to share their experiences. Here’s what they said.
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A College Application Guide for Gap Year Students

Education News from NY Times - April 6, 2017 - 5:00am
How, when and where to ask for a year off from college.
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Proposed K-12 Cuts Could Hit Charter, Private Schools

Education Week - April 5, 2017 - 10:33am
Programs to help improve teacher quality and boost after-school programs are on the Trump administration’s budget hit list and have a footprint beyond just traditional public schools.
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Education Life: It Takes a Suburb: A Town Struggles to Ease Student Stress

Education News from NY Times - April 5, 2017 - 5:00am
Lexington, Mass., is fighting the joy-killing, suicide-inducing performance anxiety so prevalent in turbocharged high schools. It has not been easy.
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High (School) Anxiety

Education News from NY Times - April 5, 2017 - 5:00am
Seeking serenity in the pressure-cooker atmosphere of a Massachusetts high school.
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Education Life: Get Happy: Four Well-Being Workouts

Education News from NY Times - April 5, 2017 - 5:00am
Martin E.P. Seligman, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania, suggests how to cultivate a better you.
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2 Education Dept. Picks Raise Fears on Civil Rights Enforcement

Education News from NY Times - April 4, 2017 - 9:12pm
The two selections for high-profile posts, both lawyers, have legal records on sexual assault that have alarmed some advocates.
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How We Got Colorado's Teacher-Evaluation Reform Wrong

Education Week - April 4, 2017 - 4:25pm
Colorado’s new teacher-evaluation laws relied on partial data, had few supporters, and created unnecessary bureaucracy, writes CEO of A+ Colorado Van Schoales.
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In Defense of Teacher-Evaluation Reform

Education Week - April 4, 2017 - 4:25pm
Teacher-evaluation and tenure-reform laws have great potential, but transformative change takes time, says Scott Laband.
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Supreme Court Firms Up Goal Posts on Spec. Ed. Rights

Education Week - April 4, 2017 - 4:25pm
Advocates for children with disabilities cheer a high court decision setting more-ambitious academic expectations for those in special education, while district administrators have a more measured response.
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States Get Leeway on Naming 'Dropout Factories'

Education Week - April 4, 2017 - 4:25pm
A loophole created when Congress dumped Obama-era ESSA rules could allow states to avoid publicly identifying high schools in need of intensive help.
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