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Your Money Adviser: Interest Rates for Student Loans Just Went Up

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:41pm
Undergraduates with new Stafford loans will pay 4.66 percent for the 2014-15 school year. But the rates are lower than they would have been without the student loan law passed last year.






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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week One | 21st-Century Concentration Camps

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:07pm
Week One’s winning essay is by Kerestin, who wrote about a video on Myanmar, where a Muslim minority is confined to camps and villages and deprived of medical care.






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D.C. considers special-education overhaul

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 3:51pm

The District has made progress toward complying with federal special-education law, the U.S. Education Department reported last week, but the city continues to be one of a handful of jurisdictions that lag far behind expectations for serving children with disabilities.

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Maxwell makes 25 appointments, including several principals

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 2:00pm

Some faces in the principal’s offices in Prince George’s County will change in August.

Four new principals have been named – including one who previously worked as an assistant principal in Montgomery County, at Argyle Magnet Middle School — and four current school leaders are taking administration jobs next year.

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Arlington school board member Noah Simon resigns

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 1:53pm

Arlington County school board member Noah Simon resigned Tuesday morning, effective Aug. 1, in order to spend more time with his young children.

Simon, a former Capitol Hill staffer and American Red Cross employee, joined the board in January 2013 and served as its liaison to the student advisory board.

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Garza oversaw major changes in first year as Fairfax County school superintendent

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 1:23pm

In her first year as superintendent of Fairfax County public schools, Karen Garza has overseen sweeping changes of the school system she inherited from Jack D. Dale, who served nine years as schools chief.

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Strauss: How to increase socioeconomic diversity in college

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:01am

Leaders in higher education have known for many years that low-income students are underrepresented at top institutions. How to change that? Catharine B. Hill, the president of Vassar College in New York, writes in this post about the only way that colleges and universities can expand socioeconomic diversity.

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Waiting Until Pre-K Is Too Little, Too Late

Education Week - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 9:29am
Communities should pull together organizations and resources to provide high-quality birth-to-age-5 learning programs, Vicky Schippers writes.
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Special ed revamp sparks debate

Education Week - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:50am
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Motherlode Blog: The Biological Grandparent Trap

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:40am
I’m thrilled that my parents are so excited about Tori and Kelly’s baby, but I’m the sperm donor, and not the person raising this baby. I’m working to manage their expectations.






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Common Core Will Improve Education, Most District Chiefs Say

Education Week - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:32am
A new survey conducted by Gallup in partnership with Education Week probes the views of superintendents on the common core, teacher recruitment and evaluation, and district finances, among other topics.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Key Supreme Court Decisions in 2014

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 7:58am
Which major ruling from this term do you think is most significant? Why?






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