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Strauss: Comparing college costs: a primer

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:00am

It’s the season for colleges to accept students and then students to accept colleges. Part of the decision for many students is price, but comparing the actual cost of attending different colleges can be tricky. Here to help is Mark Kantrowitz, senior vice president and publisher of Edvisors.com, a group of web sites about planning and paying for college. He has written three bestselling books about financial aid, including “Filing the FAFSA: The Edvisors Guide to Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.” This book is available for free download in PDF format for students and parents who register (also for free) on Edvisors.com. The book is also available for purchase in paperback and Kindle formats on Amazon.com.

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U.S. Students Strong at Problem Solving, but Trail Other Nations

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:00am
Countries including Japan, Canada and Britain all outperformed the United States in exams that tested the practical thinking skills of 15-year-olds.
    





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American Students Test Well in Problem Solving, but Trail Foreign Counterparts

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:00am
Countries including Japan, Canada and Britain all outperformed the United States in exams that tested the practical thinking skills of 15-year-olds.
    





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Maryland rejects Montgomery County’s snow-day waiver request

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 2:54am

Maryland education leaders on Monday rejected Montgomery County’s request for a five-day waiver of instructional days lost to inclement weather, but said that the school district can submit a new request that does more to compensate for the missed class time.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | magisterial

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 78 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | magisterial

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 78 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Joy and anguish for parents as D.C. releases school lottery results

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 9:49pm

District officials released the results of the city’s school enrollment lottery late Sunday night, capping one of most anxiety-ridden times of year for thousands of parents who have been hoping to be lucky enough to get their children into a good school.

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Joy and anguish for parents as D.C. releases school lottery results

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 9:49pm

District officials released the results of the city’s school enrollment lottery late Sunday night, capping one of most anxiety-ridden times of year for thousands of parents who have been hoping to be lucky enough to get their children into a good school.

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Police find pellet gun at Stevenson U., no sign of a shooting

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 7:08pm

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Baltimore County police found a pellet gun in a vehicle Monday afternoon at Stevenson University in Owings Mills while they were investigating a report of a person with a long gun on campus.

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Police find pellet gun at Stevenson U., no sign of a shooting

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 7:08pm

This story has been updated.

Baltimore County police found a pellet gun in a vehicle Monday afternoon at Stevenson University in Owings Mills while they were investigating a report of a person with a long gun on campus.

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

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 5:00pm
After a request from friends, a 29-year-old gay man explored the possibility of becoming a sperm donor.
    





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Steve Staples to become Virginia’s next superintendent of public instruction

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:40pm

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced Monday that Steve Staples, a veteran school district leader and vocal advocate for testing reform, will become Virginia’s next superintendent of instruction.

Staples most recently served as executive director of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents, where he represented more than 130 district leaders and led an effort to rally state educators around a campaign for a revamped testing program.

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Steve Staples to become Virginia’s next superintendent of public instruction

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:40pm

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced Monday that Steve Staples, a veteran school district leader and vocal advocate for testing reform, will become Virginia’s next superintendent of instruction.

Staples most recently served as executive director of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents, where he represented more than 130 district leaders and led an effort to rally state educators around a campaign for a revamped testing program.

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Strauss: New Virginia education superintendent advocated for less testing

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:29pm

The man that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe tapped to be the state’s new superintendent of public instruction has been a vocal advocate for reducing the amount of testing required of students as well as creating a new accountability system for teachers and schools.

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Strauss: New Virginia education superintendent advocated for less testing

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:29pm

The man that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe tapped to be the state’s new superintendent of public instruction has been a vocal advocate for reducing the amount of testing required of students as well as creating a new accountability system for teachers and schools.

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The Learning Network Blog: Weekly News Quiz | March 25-31, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:02pm
A Supreme Court argument, a Facebook purchase, climate change and more: How many of the 10 questions in this week’s news quiz can you answer correctly?
    





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