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International Education: Homegrown Help for Deserving Students in Nepal

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 1:01pm
A Nepalese group is trying to fill a gap in scholarships for poor rural students who have the ability to excel in high school but lack the money to do so.






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International Education: On U.S. Campuses, Networking and Nurturing to Retain Black Men

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 1:01pm
Dozens of colleges have started programs designed specifically to get black men enrolled and help them graduate.






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This Life: College Family Weekend Isn’t Just for Parents Anymore

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 10:56pm
The parents’ visit to campus has become a hyper-organized extravaganza filled with big events and, often, big stress.






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Honduran Youth Finds Welcome Mat at Oakland School Designed for Immigrants

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 7:41pm
Oakland International High School in California is one of a few schools in the country helping child migrants build better lives than the ones they left behind.






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Md. school system raises concerns about readiness for PARCC Common Core exams

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 7:32pm

As school districts across the country gear up for the new Common Core standardized exams this spring, school system officials in Prince George’s County have raised concerns about whether they have the technical support to handle the online tests.

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One medical school’s ultimate test carries all the chaos of the battlefield

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 6:14pm

Running away from the sound of gunfire and IED blasts toward a shelter door, 2nd Lt. Rowan Sheldon of the U.S. Army suddenly stopped dead and gasped out an expletive: It wasn’t an escape, it was a solid wall.

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D.C. schools to expand STEM courses with $2 million Lockheed Martin grant

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 5:35pm

The D.C. public school system is poised to dramatically expand its science, technology, engineering and math offerings, thanks to a multimillion-dollar grant from Lockheed Martin.

The Bethesda-based global security and aerospace company announced Friday that it has committed $6 million to Project Lead the Way, a nonprofit STEM curriculum provider, to train teachers and build programs in urban school districts, starting with D.C. Public Schools.

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Arts | Long Island: A Musical Education Full of Sweat and Sequins

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 4:27pm
“Celebrating the Music of Marvin Hamlisch,” at Molloy College in Rockville Centre, N.Y., will star several students from the college’s joint program with CAP21, a conservatory in New York City.
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Death Toll Rises to 5 in School Shooting

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 3:12pm
Andrew Fryberg, 15, died of wounds sustained when his cousin, a freshman at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, opened fire in the cafeteria two weeks ago.
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Strauss: Why so many parents are freaking out about Common Core math

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 12:30pm

Earlier this year Louis C.K. made news by tweeting about how Common Core math was making his daughters cry.

My kids used to love math. Now it makes them cry. Thanks standardized testing and common core! Read full article >>






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Strauss: A lesson for Google on gender bias

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 11/08/2014 - 11:15am

Google recently made headlines by announcing a new commitment to root out implicit gender bias through increased awareness — but the authors of the following post are wondering whether Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt got the memo. Schmidt is promoting his new bestselling book, “How Google Works,” with an online slide show presentation that has been viewed by more than half a million people — but  that Shifra Bronznick and Hillary Leone say is riddled with gender bias and show it, slide by slide.

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Amateurism Has an Influential Friend in Baylor’s Kenneth Starr

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:51pm
College sports have given Kenneth W. Starr, now president of Baylor, a second act in public life, as a major player in the debate over the compensation of athletes.






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General Theological Seminary Bringing Back Professors It Dismissed

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:54pm
Seven of the eight faculty members who were dismissed in late September from the Episcopal institution in Manhattan will return to their classrooms on Monday.






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With Deal, Staff at 2 Struggling Schools in Brooklyn Must Reapply for Jobs

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 9:20pm
The agreement between the de Blasio administration and the teachers’ and principals’ unions came just before a deadline for the city to submit plans to the state for turning around the institutions.






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Montgomery parents want answers in middle school sex offense case

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 8:32pm

Parents at a Damascus middle school angrily pressed Montgomery school officials this week about why they were not told for almost a month about the arrest of a contract worker charged with groping a 12-year-old student in a hallway.

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Motherlode Blog: A Week of the Tried-and-True

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 4:47pm
In today’s episode of “The Triumph of the Well-Stocked Kitchen,” our heroine runs out of bread and chicken broth, but is able to save the day on both occasions. The exciting weekly cooking routine of this mother of four.






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Prince George’s BOE race is still deadlocked after absentee ballots counted

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58pm

A race for a seat on the Prince George’s County Board of Education continues to be too close to call.

Election officials said Friday that Dinora Hernandez, who challenged incumbent Amber Waller for the District 3 seat, gained one vote after the first round of absentee ballots were counted on Thursday.

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