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Calif. Testing Waiver Draws Civil Rights Concerns

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 1:20pm
Advocacy groups argue the federal decision to let California bump accountability decisions to 2016 could jeopardize moves affecting key student subgroups.
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Calif. Testing Waiver Draws Civil Rights Concerns

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 1:20pm
Advocacy groups argue the federal decision to let California bump accountability decisions to 2016 could jeopardize moves affecting key student subgroups.
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Walts: Universal full-day kindergarten my greatest accomplishment

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 12:58pm

School officials in Loudoun County, the only district in the Washington region without universal full-day kindergarten, say that it would be too costly to add extra classrooms and staff in the fast-growing county. But nearby, Prince William County doubled the school day for all its kindergarten students in a few years.

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Walts: Universal full-day kindergarten my greatest accomplishment

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 12:58pm

School officials in Loudoun County, the only district in the Washington region without universal full-day kindergarten, say that it would be too costly to add extra classrooms and staff in the fast-growing county. But nearby, Prince William County doubled the school day for all its kindergarten students in a few years.

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Trying to Close a Knowledge Gap, Word by Word

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 11:15am
Several campaigns are seeking to help the young children of poor and immigrant families by urging parents to spend more time talking to them.
    
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Motherlode Blog: Baby M Grew Up, but Surrogacy Remains Controversial

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:55am
Nearly 30 years after a United States court first considered it, many questions surrounding surrogacy, legal and otherwise, remain unanswered.
    





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Motherlode Blog: Rejected From a Preschool, a Toddler Is Fine. Her Mother Is Getting There.

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:54am
I know the New York City preschool application process we’re going through is preposterous. That doesn’t mean it’s meaningless, or that rejection—of my child—doesn’t hurt.
    
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Motherlode Blog: Rejected From a Preschool, a Toddler Is Fine. Her Mother Is Getting There.

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:54am
I know the New York City preschool application process we’re going through is preposterous. That doesn’t mean it’s meaningless, or that rejection—of my child—doesn’t hurt.
    
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Motherlode Blog: I Didn’t Want My Son to Have Dwarfism. Not Really.

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 10:13am
I have rare form of dwarfism, and I never expected to be able to have a child—but once I was pregnant, part of me expected my son to share my condition. I wasn’t sure I’d know how to raise a “normal” child.
    





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Alexandria adds 14 minutes to middle school day to make up for snow days

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 9:10am

Alexandria middle schoolers will have a slightly longer school day starting next month to make up for time lost during snow days.

Instead of extending the school year or shrinking spring break, as some school districts are doing, Alexandria is adding back time minute by minute.

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Alexandria adds 14 minutes to middle school day to make up for snow days

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 9:10am

Alexandria middle schoolers will have a slightly longer school day starting next month to make up for time lost during snow days.

Instead of extending the school year or shrinking spring break, as some school districts are doing, Alexandria is adding back time minute by minute.

Read full article >>
    





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50 Years Later, Housing Programs' Reach Is Limited

Education Week - Tue, 03/25/2014 - 7:59am
The housing programs expanded through the War on Poverty provide stability for many assisted families, but their children still often grow up in concentrated poverty and struggle academically.
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