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School lunch worker quits after being forced to refuse hot meal to poor student

Education News from Washington Post - September 21, 2016 - 12:04am
"There's enough wealth in this world that no child should go hungry, especially in school," the Pennsylvania school cafeteria worker said.
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Montgomery Blair High School given all-clear after bomb threat

Education News from Washington Post - September 21, 2016 - 12:04am
Students and staff were evacuated for about 90 minutes after the second-hand threat.
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Record number of colleges now have ACT/SAT 'optional' or 'flexible' admissions policies

Education News from Washington Post - September 21, 2016 - 12:04am
A new analysis of college admissions policies found that half of the top 100 national liberal arts colleges on the U.S. News & World Report rankings now have test-optional or test-flexible policies. In addition, a record number of more than 870 colleges and universities now report having changed their admissions policies on requiring the ACT […]
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D.C. would have more oversight over student loan debt collectors under council proposal

Education News from Washington Post - September 21, 2016 - 12:04am
D.C. Council member David Grosso (I-At Large) wants to establish a student loan ombudsman to regulate education loan servicers doing business in the District.
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When should school start? One Md. school system looks to create two calendars.

Education News from Washington Post - September 21, 2016 - 12:04am
Montgomery County schools could open in September. But maybe in August. Two calendars are in the making.
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DeVry voluntarily dials back revenue from federal student aid

Education News from Washington Post - September 21, 2016 - 12:04am
DeVry Education Group will cap the amount of revenue it receives from federal student aid, getting in front of a controversial issue as the for-profit industry buckles under economic and regulatory pressure.
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Want to be able to buy a house in California? Don't become a teacher.

Education News from Washington Post - September 21, 2016 - 12:04am
Just 17 percent of homes for sale were affordable for the average California teacher.
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At the country’s most elite colleges, some Trump supporters stay quiet

Education News from Washington Post - September 21, 2016 - 12:04am
Students supporting Donald Trump say they are frustrated by what they see as political correctness at some colleges, appreciate Trump's frank words and really dislike Hillary Clinton.
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Education Department beefs up effort to help ITT Tech students

Education News from Washington Post - September 21, 2016 - 12:04am
The federal agency announced a set of online resources for students affected by the abrupt closure of ITT Technical Institutes.
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She remembers the Virginia Tech massacre. Here's what she wants to say to the person who just threatened the school.

Education News from Washington Post - September 21, 2016 - 12:04am
After dozens of people on campus received the same threatening email message — a message also sent to other colleges — a Virginia Tech student writes a heartfelt response.
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Obama's Legacy for Male Principals of Color

Education Week - September 20, 2016 - 4:18pm
Students of color need more teachers and leaders with whom they share a cultural background, writes Winston C. Cox.
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Mayors Have Role in Improving Education

Education Week - September 20, 2016 - 4:16pm
Mayors must work across party lines to build education partnerships and capacity in their communities, write two Arizonian mayors.
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Ten 'Super Schools' Win $100 Million

Education Week - September 20, 2016 - 4:04pm
The winning high school redesign projects get $10 million each to bring their ideas to life.
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State Ed-Tech Leaders Outline Ambitious Broadband Goals

Education Week - September 20, 2016 - 3:56pm
Despite major strides in getting schools connected to the internet, state ed-tech leaders are calling for redoubled efforts to provide equitable access to technology.
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Teachers Seize On 'Growth Mindset,' But Crave More Training

Education Week - September 20, 2016 - 3:53pm
An Education Week Research Center survey highlights teachers' enthusiasm for the concept and their desire for more professional development on how to effectively use it in their classrooms.
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Fresh Policy Leverage Waits as Governors' Contests Heat Up

Education Week - September 20, 2016 - 3:36pm
A dozen states pick governors Nov. 8, and they'll play a crucial role in setting the education agenda under the new Every Student Succeeds Act.
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Cameras in Special Ed. Classrooms a Complex Issue

Education Week - September 20, 2016 - 3:28pm
A new Texas law requiring such cameras at the request of parents and teachers raises questions about cost, privacy, and even whether they’ll help protect children.
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Flashpoints Emerge as States Step Up ESSA Planning

Education Week - September 20, 2016 - 3:26pm
Tight timelines and the requirement for a summative rating for schools are among the issues officials must navigate as they craft accountability plans under the new federal law.
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