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D.C. mayoral candidates sound off on future of charter and traditional schools

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:13pm

D.C. mayoral candidates faced a math problem of sorts Wednesday night at the campaign’s only major forum devoted to education: In 1966, the District had about 147,000 students in 196 schools. Now, there are 86,000 students in 213 neighborhood and charter school buildings, yet the city continues to open charter schools.

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Motherlode Blog: Preparing to Lose My Mind After Giving Birth

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 1:14pm
Putting a plan in place does not guarantee that you will have a postpartum mood disorder, or that you won’t. It does guarantee you will know how to get help if you need it.






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Motherlode Blog: Motherlode in Your (e)Mailbox

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 12:14pm
Like Motherlode? You can get the week’s best posts, a preview of what’s coming up and links to the most interesting news on family from the Times and around the Web in your inbox every Thursday night—free. Click to subscribe.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Happy Birthday, iPod

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:55am
The iPod turns 13 today, and we mark the occasion with the 2001 Times article that reported its debut.






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Average Prince George’s SAT score declines

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 11:15am

The average SAT score for the Class of 2014 in Prince George’s County was 1197, down 10 points from the year before, according to figures released by county school system officials.

This year’s students in Prince George’s County also fared worse on the SAT test than students nationally, who scored an average of 1497 on the college admission test that has a perfect score of 2400 for critical reading, math and writing.

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Strauss: Read the report: 18 years of academic fraud at UNC for athletes, other students

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 10:28am

For nearly 20 years, employees at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill perpetrated an academic fraud involving fake classes and grades that permitted at least 3,100 students — many of them athletes — to graduate, according to a newly released report (which you can read in full below). While a number of employees have been fired or under disciplinary review, there are still big questions about who knew what and when that the report doesn’t directly answer.

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Motherlode Blog: For Trick or Treaters, Skip the Candy and Give Cash

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 9:46am
A few houses hand out cash directly to kids. More often, families and dentists buy back the candy for cash. Some parents even haggle for the best stuff.






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Strauss: Texas textbook review: ‘I’d like a Biblical check on that’

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:39am

The Texas Education Agency held a special meeting this week at which members asked  publishers to respond to criticisms of proposed textbooks in social studies, fine arts and mathematics in advance of next month’s vote on approval of next texts. Earlier this year after publishers submitted textbooks for adoption next month, critics pored over them and found what they said were numerous inaccurate, distorted and biased material in history, geography, government, religion and other subjects.

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The Learning Network: What Are Your Fears and Phobias?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:08am
It’s almost Halloween, so we thought we would ask you to write about something scary: your fears and phobias.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Canadian Soldier Dead After Attack Near Parliament in Ottawa

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:30am
Why did Canadians have heightened concerns about terrorist attacks even before the shooting spree occurred?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Honoring 30 Years of Def Jam

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:13am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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