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D.C. releases school lottery results

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:03pm

It’s D.C. school lottery day, one of the most anxiety-ridden times of the year for city parents who have spent months crossing their fingers for good luck getting into a good school.

More than 17,000 students entered the lottery this year, which for the first time this year included all traditional schools and most charter schools. Parents were allowed to rank up to 12 schools in order of preference, and a computer algorithm -- similar to the algorithm used to match doctors-in-training to medical residencies -- matched families to open spots.

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D.C. releases school lottery results

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 12:03pm

It’s D.C. school lottery day, one of the most anxiety-ridden times of the year for city parents who have spent months crossing their fingers for good luck getting into a good school.

More than 17,000 students entered the lottery this year, which for the first time this year included all traditional schools and most charter schools. Parents were allowed to rank up to 12 schools in order of preference, and a computer algorithm -- similar to the algorithm used to match doctors-in-training to medical residencies -- matched families to open spots.

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K-12 Education in a Post-Literate Age

Education Week - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 8:08am
Students' inability to navigate books with ease is a painful example of the book's declining role in society, writes Christopher L. Doyle.
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K-12 Education in a Post-Literate Age

Education Week - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 8:08am
Students' inability to navigate books with ease is a painful example of the book's declining role in society, writes Christopher L. Doyle.
Categories: Education News

Pre-K Suspension Data Prompt Focus on Intervention

Education Week - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 8:08am
New data showing thousands of preschool suspensions have researchers and policymakers asking tough questions about pre-K discipline, and highlighting programs that help keep challenging children in school.
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Pre-K Suspension Data Prompt Focus on Intervention

Education Week - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 8:08am
New data showing thousands of preschool suspensions have researchers and policymakers asking tough questions about pre-K discipline, and highlighting programs that help keep challenging children in school.
Categories: Education News

The Learning Network Blog: What’s Going On in This Picture? | March 31, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 7:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: What’s Going On in This Picture? | March 31, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 7:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Should Employers Be Able to Review Job Applicants’ SAT Scores?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 5:03am
How much value should employers give to the SAT scores of prospective hires?
    





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