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International Education: Nurse Education Level Affects Death Rates, Study Says

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 12:02pm
A study found that each 10 percent increase in the percentile of a nursing staff with a bachelor’s degree was associated with a 7 percent decrease of mortality.
    





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Strauss: Common Core backer: For public schools, it’s great. For my private school, not so much.

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 11:56am

One of the big disconnects in Common Core advocacy is that a lot of the people who think the standards are vital to the future of America and want to see them implemented in public schools everywhere send their children to private schools that have not adopted the Core.

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Blossom kite festival canceled because of weather

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 10:58am

Organizers of the Blossom Kite Festival on the National Mall canceled today’s event as a result of rainy weather.

The kite festival, part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, had been scheduled for Saturday but was postponed until Sunday because of inclement weather. It was scheduled to be held near the Washington Monument.

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Blossom kite festival canceled because of weather

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 10:58am

Organizers of the Blossom Kite Festival on the National Mall canceled today’s event as a result of rainy weather.

The kite festival, part of the National Cherry Blossom Festival, had been scheduled for Saturday but was postponed until Sunday because of inclement weather. It was scheduled to be held near the Washington Monument.

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Motherlode Blog: A Sperm Donor, Uncertain of What It Is to Be ‘Bio-Dad’

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/30/2014 - 10:53am
After a request from friends, a 29-year-old gay man explored the possibility of becoming a sperm donor.
    





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Motherlode Blog: The Elaborate Replacement Teddy Bear Hoax

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 9:50pm
After my toddler’s bear toppled out of the stroller, I found a replacement and staged the great Rainbow Home for Christmas Spectacular. My daughter wasn’t fooled for a minute.
    





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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 9:49pm
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.
    





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State Budget Deal Reached; $300 Million for New York City Pre-K

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 4:35pm
The agreement will finance the expansion of prekindergarten in New York City without the tax increase on high-earning residents sought by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
    
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News Analysis: How Businesses Use Your SATs

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 3:33pm
Grades are to getting in to college as test scores are to getting a job.
    
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News Analysis: How Businesses Use Your SATs

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 3:33pm
Grades are to getting in to college as test scores are to getting a job.
    
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Strauss: Long ‘waiting list’ for Florida vouchers doesn’t actually exist

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 1:00pm

This belongs in the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff category.

The short version:

Florida’s lawmakers are considering expanding a voucher-like tax credit program because, legislators keep saying, there is a huge waiting list of families who want to participate. It turns out that there is no waiting list.

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Strauss: Long ‘waiting list’ for Florida vouchers doesn’t actually exist

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 1:00pm

This belongs in the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff category.

The short version:

Florida’s lawmakers are considering expanding a voucher-like tax credit program because, legislators keep saying, there is a huge waiting list of families who want to participate. It turns out that there is no waiting list.

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Strauss: ‘You can’t expect much success on standardized tests when students don’t even have basic supplies’ -- editorial

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 12:01pm

The editorial board of a big-city newspaper, the Philadelphia Inquirer, has gone on record as not only supporting the right of parents to have their children opt out of high-stakes standardized tests but also saying they are “right to protest” in this manner.

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Strauss: ‘You can’t expect much success on standardized tests when students don’t even have basic supplies’ -- editorial

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/29/2014 - 12:01pm

The editorial board of a big-city newspaper, the Philadelphia Inquirer, has gone on record as not only supporting the right of parents to have their children opt out of high-stakes standardized tests but also saying they are “right to protest” in this manner.

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D.C. mayoral race injects uncertainty into school boundary overhaul

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 7:43pm

As the District begins its first overhaul of school boundaries in four decades, parents have been flocking to community meetings, voicing anxiety about what the ­changes might mean for their children and their property values. The teeth-gnashing could intensify next week, when officials plan to release the first set of proposals for changing where city students attend school.

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Legislators Should Listen More to Teachers

Education Week - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 5:05pm
Author Nancy Flanagan provides a guide for legislators to making "useful" education policy.
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Legislators Should Listen More to Teachers

Education Week - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 5:05pm
Author Nancy Flanagan provides a guide for legislators to making "useful" education policy.
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Big City: Standing Up to Testing

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 4:43pm
A number of parents have taken an activist stance against annual standardized tests by having their children opt out of taking them.
    
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Big City: Standing Up to Testing

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 4:43pm
A number of parents have taken an activist stance against annual standardized tests by having their children opt out of taking them.
    
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The Lost Opportunity of the Common Core State Standards

Education Week - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 4:23pm
Whatever its potential benefits, the actual common-core package will almost certainly exacerbate the policy failures of the past decade, writes author Kevin G. Welner.
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