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Strauss: Guess the subjects deemed too ‘sensitive’ for new Common Core test

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 4:00am
Millions of students are taking Common Core tests known as the SBAC, but they may not realize that long before they sat down for the exams, certain subjects were deemed either too sensitive for inclusion or permitted on the exam in very specific ways. What subjects?  Would you believe:Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Coloring Books for Grown-Ups

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 3:31am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 29 article, “Grown-Ups Get Out Their Crayons.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | congruent

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/31/2015 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 10 New York Times articles in the past year.






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National Briefing | South: Virginia: Suit Seeks to Prevent College From Closing

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 9:35pm
State authorities filed suit to block the closing of Sweet Briar College, giving a boost to alumnae and faculty who are fighting to save the 114-year-old women’s liberal arts institution.






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Supreme Court Leaves Intact New York’s Ban on Religious Services in Schools

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 8:18pm
The court declined to review a case involving the Education Department’s longstanding policy barring religious organizations from using public school facilities.
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Detroit Group Calls for Overhaul of Schools

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 8:14pm
The proposal by city leaders would end emergency management and return control to an elected school board.






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Montgomery to end school year one day late, after state waives lost time

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 8:06pm
Montgomery County’s school year will end June 15, one day later than planned, following the approval of a state waiver that forgives the school district for two days of instruction lost to the winter’s snow and ice. Read full article >>






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Students continue to fail math final exams in Montgomery high schools

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 8:05pm
Montgomery County’s high school students failed their most recent final exams in key math classes at rates similar to previous semesters, according to new data that shows there has been little progress in boosting scores.Read full article >>






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Md. and Va. students place 1st and 3rd in AP scores

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 7:17pm
Maryland again had the highest percentage of high school seniors in the country pass Advanced Placement tests, the ninth consecutive year the state’s students have topped their peers.The College Board, which administers the university-level exams for high school students, said 31.8­­ percent of Maryland’s graduating seniors received a 3 or better on at least one test in 2014 to earn college credit.Read full article >>






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Lawsuit seeks to stop Sweet Briar College from closing

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 6:56pm
This post has been updated. A lawsuit seeking to stop Sweet Briar College from closing was filed Monday by the Amherst County Attorney, charging that a closure would violate the terms of the will under which the school was founded and that charitable funds have been misused in violation of state law.Read full article >>






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Justice Dept. sues a university for firing a professor who switched gender

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 5:14pm
The U.S. Justice Department is suing an Oklahoma university, charging that school officials discriminated against a professor who changed gender during her time working there.Rachel Tudor was hired as a tenure-track assistant professor in the English department at Southeastern Oklahoma State University in 2004, after applying as a man with a traditionally male name, according to the lawsuit  filed Monday. Then in 2007, Tudor told school officials that he would become a woman during that academic year, took the name Rachel, and began wearing women’s clothes and a traditionally female hairstyle.Read full article >>






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La. court tosses out Jindal-backed lawsuit to kill Common Core

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 3:02pm
In a blow to opponents of the Common Core State Standards in Louisiana, a Baton Rouge judge on Monday dismissed a lawsuit filed by a Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) and a group of lawmakers who argued that state officials violated Louisiana law when they adopted the controversial K-12 academic standards in 2010. Read full article >>






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D.C. teens heading to Croatia for youth exchange program

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 2:30pm
Ten juniors from D.C. Public Schools are heading to Zagreb later this month for a cultural exchange program that could become a model for future excursions.The teens will take part in a youth exchange program run by Step Afrika!, a D.C. based professional dance company that promotes the tradition of stepping in the United States and abroad.Read full article >>






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Tenn. students' history project brings Tuskegee Airman to school

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/30/2015 - 2:02pm
Two Tennessee high-school students, Logan Miller and Maya Harris, recently spent the day with Lt. Col.  -More
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