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When Complexity Is the Enemy: There Is a Simpler Way for Students to Apply for Financial Aid

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:37pm
The complicated college financing process is discouraging people from applying for aid and going to college.
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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:24pm
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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Motherlode Blog: Surprisingly Good at Talking About Sex

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 11:32am
When my son first asked me a question about sex, I was surprised by how fundamentally unembarrassed I was, because it didn’t occur to him that it was something to be embarrassed about.






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Prince George’s education foundation raises $120,000 at annual golf fundraiser

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 10:09am

Business owners and Prince George’s County Public School leaders joined on the links and for lunch at the Country Club at Woodmore in Mitchellville Thursday to help raise money for the Prince George’s County public schools.

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Including Teachers in the Student Mental-Health Continuum

Education Week - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 8:04am
Because of their extraordinary access to children and teens, teachers should be trained to pick up signs of mental illness in students, Thomas J. Cottle and Jennifer Greif Green write.
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Degrees of Education: A College Major Matters Even More in a Recession

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 7:02am
Those who major in subjects like engineering and finance increase their pay advantage over those in other fields.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 2 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 7:01am
Our Summer Reading Contest enters its second week. Post here by 7 a.m. Eastern on June 27. Winners will be announced on July 8.






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Strauss: Special-needs student may be barred from graduating because of two points on standardized test

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 5:01am

Unless the Rhode Island House of Representatives goes along with a Senate-approved moratorium on the use of a standardized test as a requirement for high school graduation, Molly Coffey won’t be able to get a diploma. On that critical test, the 18-year-old, who has a form of Down syndrome,  missed the graduation cutoff by two points, and it simply isn’t enough that she passed all of her classes,  completed her senior project and plays in three sports and participates in the Special Olympics.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Dubai, Once a Humble Refueling Stop, Is Crossroad to the Globe

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 4:30am
Why is an international airport the key to Dubai’s success?






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Strauss: Superintendent: The greatest ‘crime’ committed against the teaching profession

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 4:01am

Thomas Scarice, the superintendent of Madison Public Schools in Connecticut, has been a vocal critic of high-stakes test-based school reform. Earlier this year he sent a letter to  state legislators explaining why these “reforms will not result in improved conditions since they are not grounded in research.” In the following piece, he looks at what he sees as the worst effects of the accountability movement.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Cooking

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 3:23am
Test your knowledge of cooking by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | conformity

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/20/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 115 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Signs of Trouble Preceded Fatal Stabbing at Bronx School

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 11:45pm
The lawyer for a 14-year-old boy charged with killing another student said the boy suffered months of antagonism and bullying before the deadly fight.






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New Contract for Teachers Is Altering Schools’ Hours

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 10:34pm
Because of changes in the new teachers’ contract, a number of schools are moving up the start of the school day, and more than a few parents are not happy about it.
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Motherlode Blog: Thirteen in Years, but 10 or 15 in Thoughts and Action

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 8:55pm
Some 13-year-olds are deep into teen culture, others little changed from the kids they were at a younger age. Subjective age varies, and that variation can raise a red flag for some young teens.






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In TV reports, former JMU student says assailants were given light punishment

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 8:55pm

A former James Madison University student who said she was sexually assaulted by three male students on a spring break trip has charged that the university gave the men a light punishment despite finding them responsible for misconduct, according to television reports this week.

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D.C. Public Schools will take a hiatus from test-based teacher evaluations with move to Common Core exams

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 7:21pm

D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced Thursday that test scores will not play a part in teacher evaluations next year, a move meant to alleviate anxiety and account for unexpected complications as the city shifts to exams based on the Common Core State Standards.

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Michelle Obama addresses hundreds of graduates helped by D.C. CAP

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 7:10pm

Da’Quan Jones graduated this week from the District’s Roosevelt High School and is heading off to Hampton University, where he plans to study business management and theater arts.

In earning his high school diploma, Jones already has beaten the odds — just 38 percent of African American men graduate from high school on time in the District. Now, with the help of the D.C. College Access Program — an organization that has played a key role in boosting the number of D.C. students who go to and get through college — he is seeking to become the first man in his family to pursue higher education.

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