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Motherlode Blog: An Open Egg Donor, Now Reversing the Role

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 8:51am
I chose my son by clicking and unclicking a series of boxes, looking for a sperm donor. Fifteen years ago, the roles were reversed: I was an egg donor.






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Montgomery leaders urge support for school construction funding

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 2:48am
Montgomery County leaders and parents are urging state lawmakers to support a bill that would provide $20 million a year in state funds to help enable the issuance of almost $700 million in school construction bonds for the fast-growing school district.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | migrant

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 1:13am
This word has appeared in 926 New York Times articles in the past year.






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A Bid for Guns on Campuses to Deter Rape

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 10:55pm
As lawmakers in 10 states push for so-called campus carry laws, an argument is taking shape: Arming female students will help reduce sexual assault.






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New York Compels 20 School Districts to Lower Barriers to Immigrants

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 8:44pm
The districts, which were found to be illegally blocking enrollment of undocumented immigrant children, will stop requests to prove residency and train enrollment officials.
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Strauss: Florida Gov. Scott concedes that kids are over-tested, drops 11th-grade standardized exam

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 6:49pm
After years of calls by educators and parents for a reduction in standardized tests, Florida Gov. Rick Scott said Wednesday that yes, in fact, students in public schools in the state are being over-tested (such as in Duval County, where kids in K-5 take 14 assessments), and he issued an executive order eliminating one statewide 11th grade standardized assessment for English Language Arts.Read full article >>






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We’re Sorry, Applicants. We Accepted You in Error.

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 6:39pm
About 800 candidates for Carnegie Mellon’s well-respected graduate school of computer science were told they had been admitted in error.
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D.C. area universities among top providers of Peace Corps volunteers

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 5:16pm
This story has been updated.Three Washington area universities were among the top providers of volunteers for the Peace Corps this year, sending students across the globe as part of the service organization’s mission of spreading peace and understanding.Read full article >>






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D.C. area universities among top providers of Peace Corps volunteers

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 5:16pm
Three Washington area universities were among the top providers of volunteers for the Peace Corps this year, sending students across the globe as part of the service organization’s mission of spreading peace and understanding.Read full article >>






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UMass reverses ban on Iranian students in science graduate programs

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 4:12pm
After significant pushback from within and beyond the campus community, University of Massachusetts at Amherst officials on Wednesday reversed a decision to ban Iranian students from some science and engineering graduate programs.Read full article >>






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