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Motherlode Blog: Charities That Inspire Kids: Water for South Sudan

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 2:21pm
When middle schooler Grady Beauregard heard a boy around his age describe his life in Sudan, it inspired Grady to reach out to others and find out what he could do to help.






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Montgomery’s portable classroom trailers mostly at elementary schools

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 1:19pm
As student enrollment has climbed in Montgomery County, many parents have expressed concerns about the growing number of portable classroom trailers located at the Maryland district’s 202 schools.More than 90 percent of portables used to relieve crowding are at elementary schools in Montgomery, the state’s largest school system. Montgomery has a total of 404, up from 382 last school year. Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Charities That Inspire Kids: Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 12:41pm
Their family needed Gift of Life Bone Marrow Foundation’s help, but found that their work to find a donor for their son helped others as well, and inspires them still.






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Motherlode Blog: With Deployment Looming, How Do You Measure a Year?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:29am
I remember us, the day our daughter was born after my husband’s return from Iraq, telling our families that he wouldn’t deploy again “until 2015.”






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Maine Gov. LePage Taps Senior Adviser as State Education Chief

Education Week - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:24am
Gov. Paul LePage on Monday appointed a new acting education chief, his second in two years.
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Maine Gov. LePage Taps Senior Advisor as State Education Chief

Education Week - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:24am
Gov. Paul LePage on Monday appointed a new acting education chief, his second in two years.
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Cuomo Vetoes Bill That Would Protect Teachers From Low Ratings

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 12:54am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, whose own administration drafted the legislation, has indicated in recent days that he wants to make the evaluation system in New York State tougher.






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An inside look at financial aid offers from private Franklin & Marshall College

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/29/2014 - 11:24pm
Here are nine examples of how Franklin & Marshall College sized up the finances of students admitted to the class of 2018. F&M’s full charge for tuition, fees, room and board is $60,799. There are also expenses for books, supplies and transportation.Read full article >>






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Colleges often give discounts to the rich. But here’s one that gave up on ‘merit aid.’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/29/2014 - 9:11pm
LANCASTER, Pa. — The open secret of higher education is that private colleges competing for students often slash prices for families wealthy enough to pay full tuition.Some dangle “merit aid” to lure academic stars. Others use discounts to ensure that they enroll enough affluent students to meet their revenue targets.Read full article >>






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Bowser’s ‘Deal for All’ aims to boost middle schools, but can programs be replicated?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/29/2014 - 7:47pm
When the bell rings at 3:15 p.m., students at Alice Deal Middle School all have somewhere they can go. If it’s Monday, it might be African drumming or calligraphy club. Tuesday means ultimate Frisbee, meditation or Science Olympiad; and Wednesday, there’s fencing, fantasy football or Model U.N. On Friday, one club closes out the week doing yo-yo tricks in the main hallway.Read full article >>






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As enrollment grows in Montgomery, more than 9,000 students in portable classrooms

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/29/2014 - 6:41pm
At Woodlin Elementary in Silver Spring enrollment is up, but expansion is still an idea in waiting. The result is a colony of portable classroom trailers clustered behind the school, an outpost of learning where 150 students in second and fifth grades spend much of their days.Read full article >>






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