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More Children Eat Fruit in School, Study Shows

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 4:41pm
The study found that from the time new nutritional guidelines went into effect in 2012 through last year, the percentage of students choosing fruits increased to 66 percent from 54 percent.
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The Learning Network: Atomic Dilemma: Debating How to Prevent Iran From Developing Nuclear Weapons

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:30pm
In this lesson students debate whether negotiations are an effective way to stop Iran from getting nuclear arms, and then write their own op-ed detailing their position.






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Pot is legal in the District. GWU students running for campus office want in.

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 3:25pm
Now that marijuana is legal in D.C., students at George Washington University are hoping some of the city’s new marijuana freedom trickles down to them. Two students are running for Student Association Senate seats on platforms to reform campus drug policies, calling for the private university’s administration to align its policies more with municipal government laws.Read full article >>






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Back to School, Though Not Back to Normal, in a Liberia Still Fearful of Ebola

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 2:33pm
Ebola cases have receded into the single digits in Liberia, but fear of the virus and a depressed economy have dampened a back-to-school campaign.
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At-risk funds will follow students; chancellor will have say in spending

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 12:54pm
The D.C. Council on Tuesday reaffirmed the intent of legislation to provide more funding to schools based on the number of high-needs students they serve. It also amended the law to give D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson more discretion in how the funds will be spent.Read full article >>






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New ‘Consumer Reports’ for Common Core finds learning materials lacking

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 12:32pm
A new organization calling itself the “Consumer Reports” of K-12 textbooks has issued its first analysis of classroom materials in the age of the Common Core State Standards, and it found most of the materials lacking. Read full article >>






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Most Math Curricula Found to Be Out of Sync With Common Core

Education Week - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 12:08pm
A new Consumer Reports-style review of instructional materials for K-8 math has found that 17 out of 20 series fail to fully align with the Common Core State Standards.
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Motherlode Blog: When Letting Children Take Risks Is Risky for Families

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/04/2015 - 11:38am
A group of strangers in a suburban Maryland car repair place come together to condemn a verdict against being a free-range parent.






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