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E-mail text: The Johns Hopkins admissions misfire

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:20pm
Here is the sequence of communication from Johns Hopkins University to Sam Stephenson, a Virginia student who applied for early admission to the class of 2019 in the prestigious private institution in Baltimore. First, Sam was directed, like all other “Early Decision” applicants, to a secure Web site to see the verdict. Those notifications were posted at 3 p.m. Friday. Sam and several hundred others were denied. Then he received two emails on Sunday, the first one a mistake and the second an apology. In all, 294 applicants who had not been admitted received the mistaken email Sunday. Of those, 285 had been denied and 9 deferred for consideration in the regular admission cycle.Read full article >>






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Strauss: How not to bomb the dreaded college application essay

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:15pm
This is the fifth post in a continuing series about a high school senior attemping to navigate through the college admissions process. She is Samantha Fogel, a student at The Derryfield School, a private college preparatory day school for grades six through twelve in Manchester, New Hampshire. Samantha and her college counselor, Brennan Barnard, are documenting her application process in a series of occasional posts that include the voices of her parents, teachers, friends and others. Her story may help debunk some myths surrounding selective college admission while providing a window into a time of transition for one young woman growing up in rural New Hampshire.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: With Three Adults, Two Jobs and One Baby, a Family Is Barely Getting By

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:10pm
The house is paid for. The car is paid for. Everything else, we’re barely covering. I can’t find a job for the life of me—and if I do, who will look after the baby?






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Schools Weigh Impact of New Challenge to Health Law

Education Week - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 9:29am
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that takes issue with the use of subsidies under Obamacare, and a ruling could have "enormous" ramifications for many K-12 school districts.
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D.C. State Board of Education to consider early vote on new graduation requirements

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:00am
The D.C. State Board of Education will consider voting on revised proposed regulations Wednesday that would dramatically change the way students can earn high school credit and earn a diploma in the District, regulations that are still under public review.Read full article >>






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Sororities call U-Va. freeze on Greek system a violation of student rights

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:00am
A national organization representing 26 sororities says that the ongoing ban on all Greek system activities at the University of Virginia is a violation of students’ rights.“We believe it does not serve the goal of changing campus culture and eliminating sexual assault to shut down the business activity of our fraternity and sorority chapters,” the National Panhellenic Conference said in a statement provided to The Washington Post.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: What Were the Best and Worst Things About 2014?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 5:54am
You can put anything you like on your lists — the movies, music, TV or books you liked best ; the news stories or viral videos or sporting events that you thought were great or terrible; the aspects of your personal, family or academic life that were most notable for being bad or good; or a mix.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Pakistani Taliban Attack on Peshawar School Leaves 145 Dead

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 5:30am
How should the Pakistani government respond to this school attack?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Young Grandmasters Try to Make Chess Cool

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 5:15am
Here are several paragraphs from a Dec. 12 article, “Young Grandmasters Try to Make Chess Cool.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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