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Eight new questions parents should ask at back-to-school night

Education News from Washington Post - August 26, 2016 - 12:04am
They aren't the standard "what is your homework policy" questions.
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New book: Obama's Education Department and Gates Foundation were closer than you thought

Education News from Washington Post - August 26, 2016 - 12:04am
"Policy Patrons" provides unusual detail into the thinking of four big foundations involved in education.
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Bloomberg gives Harvard $32 million to teach mayors and aides

Education News from Washington Post - August 26, 2016 - 12:04am
New York City's former mayor aims to help other mayors tackle urban problems.
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The law requires gym class for all students, but this charter school is refusing

Education News from Washington Post - August 26, 2016 - 12:04am
BASIS DC tells parents that exercise isn’t for everyone.
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Dropped off at the wrong bus stop? Find out what this pre-K student did next

Education News from Washington Post - August 26, 2016 - 12:04am
The 4-year-old Prince George’s Co. girl crossed a street with the help of a Good Samaritan.
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ITT College Chain Barred From Enrolling Students With U.S. Aid

Education News from NY Times - August 25, 2016 - 11:12pm
The for-profit chain also faces a series of other measures, including a payment of $153 million to the Department of Education.
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National Parks at 100: Outdoor Classrooms for Experiential Learning

Education Week - August 25, 2016 - 8:14am
Our national parks offer educational opportunities to narrow the "experience gap," write Milton Chen and U.S. National Park Service director Jonathan B. Jarvis.
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A majority of Maryland students fall short, again, on state Common Core tests

Education News from Washington Post - August 25, 2016 - 12:04am
Pass rates were low for a second year, math scores inched up and English remained flat.
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Black students file civil rights complaint against Richmond schools over discipline practices

Education News from Washington Post - August 25, 2016 - 12:04am
In the majority-black school district, black students with disabilities faced suspension at 13 times the rate as white peers without disabilities.
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Federal lawsuit seeks to establish a constitutional right to education

Education News from Washington Post - August 25, 2016 - 12:04am
The lawsuit alleges that Connecticut's limits on magnet and charter schools have trapped poor students in failing schools.
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How things would change if he were U.S. education secretary — Part 1

Education News from Washington Post - August 25, 2016 - 12:04am
'Arne Duncan was the reform secretary. What the United States now needs is a learning secretary who promotes challenging and joyful learning for all students...' — Andy Hargreaves
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Labor board ruling on graduate student employment rankles universities, lawmakers

Education News from Washington Post - August 25, 2016 - 12:04am
A National Labor Relations Board decision granting graduate students the legal protection to unionize now forces private universities to bargain with organized graduate groups, a new reality that's not sitting too well with schools.
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ACT scores show a smaller share of students are 'college-ready'

Education News from Washington Post - August 25, 2016 - 12:04am
But participation reaches a record high for the nation's most widely used college admission test.
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