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H.D. Woodson Senior High School in D.C. closed after air-conditioning outage

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 8:54am

D.C. Public Schools closed a Northeast high school Wednesday because of an air-conditioning outage.

The building-wide outage shut the doors of H.D. Woodson Senior High School on 55th Street NE, according to a Wednesday morning alert.

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Big Year Looms for Common-Core Testing

Education Week - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 8:29am
This is the academic year when nearly every state must give assessments aligned to their "college- and career-ready" standards. But there are questions about how well those tests will measure mastery of the standards.
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Teenagers Favor Tech Over Clothes

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:45am
Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Brothers Convicted in 1983 North Carolina Murder Are Freed After DNA Tests

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 4:30am
What responsibility does the state of North Carolina have to Henry McCollum and Leon Brown now that they have been declared innocent?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | comprehensive

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 9,810 New York Times articles in the past year.






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New York Cancels or Postpones Opening of 45 Pre-K Programs

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 8:49pm
Nine sites that would have served 265 students will not open because of safety concerns or other issues, officials announced two days before the first day of school.






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Sherwood mourns student killed in crash, police say driver had odor of alcohol

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 8:30pm

Sherwood High School was a sad but unified place Tuesday, as students wore their school colors to show a common bond while struggling with the death of a 15-year-old schoolmate killed in a teen car crash over the holiday weekend.

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U.S. Colleges Advised to Tighten Ebola Precautions

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 7:50pm
The new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came as thousands of foreign students and workers, and Americans who have been traveling abroad, began arriving on campuses to start a new school year.
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At Bailey’s elementary, Fairfax County students head to class in office building

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 7:10pm

At Fairfax County’s newest school, the first buses rolled into the parking lot Tuesday at 8:23 a.m. The giggling, jittery students poured out and looked up.

The new Bailey’s Upper Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences is a five-story brick structure that nine months ago housed an office complex. Now, it’s Fairfax County’s tallest school.

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Bomb threat puts Westfield High on first-day lockdown

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 4:51pm

A bomb threat called in at Westfield High in Chantilly on Tuesday afternoon forced the school into lockdown while police swept the building, the only unusual incident in an otherwise normal first day of classes in Fairfax County.

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Prince George’s BOE creates committees to address numerous areas of work

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:38pm

The Prince George’s County Board of Education has created six committees to help carry out the work of the school board.

The formation of the new committees comes more than a year after the board was overhauled. The reconfigured board, which was a fully-elected body changed to a hybrid board with several appointed members, had a rough transition after County Executive Rushern Baker III pushed for a school takeover.

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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Winner, Week 10 | A High School Journalist on the Execution of James Foley

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:34pm
5,680 entries ago, we began our Summer Reading Contest. Today, reluctantly, we announce our final winner — congratulations DB_TZ! — and our usual long list of runners-up and honorable mentions.






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