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Strauss: Can we stop obsessing on the Ivy League?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:32pm

Have you heard yet about 17-year-old Kwasi Enin of Shirley, N.Y., who applied to all of the eight schools in the Ivy League and got into every single one? If not, you are, by now, the only one.

The William Floyd High School senior told Newsday that he couldn’t believe it when, one right after the other, the Ivy League schools -- Harvard University, Yale University, Princeton University, Columbia University, Cornell University, Dartmouth College, the University of Pennsylvania and Brown University -- all welcomed him into the class of 2018.

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Loudoun science prodigy leaves college to launch tech company

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:13pm

Ari Dyckovsky has never exactly followed a traditional path. As a second-grader, he completed complex math worksheets for fun. By the time he was an 18-year-old student at the Loudoun Academy of Science, the young prodigy was already experimenting in the field of quantum physics, securing his place as a top winner in the world’s largest high school science research contest.

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Loudoun science prodigy leaves college to launch tech company

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:13pm

Ari Dyckovsky has never exactly followed a traditional path. As a second-grader, he completed complex math worksheets for fun. By the time he was an 18-year-old student at the Loudoun Academy of Science, the young prodigy was already experimenting in the field of quantum physics, securing his place as a top winner in the world’s largest high school science research contest.

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The Learning Network Blog: Do The Right Thing: Making Ethical Decisions in Everyday Life

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:11pm
In this lesson, we explore ethical dilemmas that face normal people around the world, in all walks of life. Each example features individuals who followed the guidance of their own moral code, often risking personal injury or community censure to do so. We’ll ask students to examine the underlying characteristics of such episodes, and consider whether some acts are more deserving of support than others.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Do The Right Thing: Making Ethical Decisions in Everyday Life

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 4:11pm
In this lesson, we explore ethical dilemmas that face normal people around the world, in all walks of life. Each example features individuals who followed the guidance of their own moral code, often risking personal injury or community censure to do so. We’ll ask students to examine the underlying characteristics of such episodes, and consider whether some acts are more deserving of support than others.
    





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Education Week - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 3:40pm
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Education Week - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 3:40pm
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Motherlode Blog: Federal Funding for Maternal and Infant Visits Extended — Briefly

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 1:35pm
The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs enjoy bipartisan support. Locally run programs successfully reduce infant mortality and increase longer term family success. So Congress has extended the funding for the federal-state partnership — for six months.
    





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Motherlode Blog: Federal Funding for Maternal and Infant Visits Extended — Briefly

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 1:35pm
The Maternal, Infant and Early Childhood Home Visiting Programs enjoy bipartisan support. Locally run programs successfully reduce infant mortality and increase longer term family success. So Congress has extended the funding for the federal-state partnership — for six months.
    





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Strauss: Did Matt Damon write this?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:53pm

You’ve gotta love April Fools’ Day.

This morning I got an e-mail reacting to a post I wrote -- except I didn’t write the post. The reaction, though, turns out to be real. Let me back up a minute

Some background: I recently published a post about how a call for congressional hearings about over-testing of students by education historian and activist Diane Ravitch was supported by, of all people, Peter Cunningham, the former director of communications for Education Secretary Arne Duncan and still an unofficial Duncan adviser who has been a fierce Ravitch critic. In a Huffington Post column last year he started by saying:

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Strauss: Did Matt Damon write this?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:53pm

You’ve gotta love April Fools’ Day.

This morning I got an e-mail reacting to a post I wrote -- except I didn’t write the post. The reaction, though, turns out to be real. Let me back up a minute

Some background: I recently published a post about how a call for congressional hearings about over-testing of students by education historian and activist Diane Ravitch was supported by, of all people, Peter Cunningham, the former director of communications for Education Secretary Arne Duncan and still an unofficial Duncan adviser who has been a fierce Ravitch critic. In a Huffington Post column last year he started by saying:

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Motherlode Blog: If Ivy League Is the Endgame, I’m Not Sure I Want to Play

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 11:21am
“Exmissions” is the opposite of “admissions,” and the other parents working to get their offspring into preschool in Manhattan all seemed to have the kind of clear long-term plans that make a school’s “top tier hit rate” matter. I wasn’t even sure which preschool I liked best, let alone where I hoped Zee would go next.
    





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