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In Pr. George’s County, momentum builds against cellphone towers at school sites

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 11:38am

The president of the Prince George’s County chapter of the NAACP wants the county school system to halt the construction of cellphone towers on school property until school officials review information about the possible dangers that the towers could pose.

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The Learning Network: Will What Happened in Ferguson Change Anything?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:56am
Did you follow the news about the death of Michael Brown and the protests in Ferguson, Mo.? If so, what reactions did you have? Do you think anything will change — either in St. Louis or nationally — as a result of the protests? Why or why not?






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Motherlode Blog: Creating a Homework Habit

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:38am
The real point of homework doesn’t lie in the completion of the homework. It lies in learning how to sit yourself down and get it done.






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H.D. Woodson Senior High School in D.C. closed after air-conditioning outage

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 8:54am

D.C. Public Schools closed a Northeast high school Wednesday because of an air-conditioning outage.

The building-wide outage shut the doors of H.D. Woodson Senior High School on 55th Street NE, according to a Wednesday morning alert.

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Big Year Looms for Common-Core Testing

Education Week - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 8:29am
This is the academic year when nearly every state must give assessments aligned to their "college- and career-ready" standards. But there are questions about how well those tests will measure mastery of the standards.
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