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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Math, March 19, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:23am
Can you calculate how long it would take a British team to break the land speed record?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | fundamental

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 5,280 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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On Race to the Top funds, D.C. stumbles

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 12:01am

Of the 12 jurisdictions that won the earliest grants under the Obama administration’s Race to the Top program, the District of Columbia has come under extra scrutiny by federal officials concerned about its ability to manage the money.

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Race to Top Reports Detail Winners' Progress, Challenges

Education Week - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 12:01am
States sharing $4 billion in the federal competitive grants are delivering on some promises, but continue to struggle on teacher evaluations, the U.S. Department of Education finds.
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Strauss: Florida moves toward school voucher expansion -- but with no accountability

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:04pm

Florida’s legislators appear to be on their way to passing legislation that will greatly expand the state’s Tax Credit Scholarship Program -- a voucher-like scheme that allows public money to be used for private school tuition. A Miami Herald editorial said the plan will “please the few” but undercut “the many,” while Frank Cerabino, a writer for The Palm Beach Post, went further, describing the legislation as an opening gambit in what “promises to be a banner year for the dismantling of public education in Florida.”

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Tense Moments in de Blasio’s TV Interview

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:11pm
On MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” Mayor Bill de Blasio faced pointed questions about his stance on New York charter schools and conceded that his public-relations efforts had to improve.
    





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D.C. Council member Catania proposes sweeping special-education legislation

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 9:48pm

D.C. Council member David A. Catania introduced a package of legislation Tuesday meant to overhaul special education services by speeding up their delivery to students and strengthening parents’ rights in disputes with schools.

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Motherlode Blog: Time to Make Up for a Missed Measles Vaccine

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 6:53pm
The measles outbreak in New York City offers an opportunity to reach out to families whose children have missed, skipped or delayed the vaccine.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Update on Our Student Editorial-Writing Contest

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 5:20pm
Thank you teachers and students for the record-setting number of submissions. Winners will be announced April 22.
    





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Motherlode Blog: The White House Pastry Chef Is Moving to a New Kitchen

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 4:30pm
Bill Yosses took the White House from the bottomless cookie plate to a granola bar without nuts, chocolate or white sugar. How does your family balance healthy eating and foods that are fun?
    





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School suspensions down in RI

Education Week - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 3:08pm
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Yolanda Adams appears in benefit concert to help school in Kenya

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 1:29pm

Award-winning gospel artist Yolanda Adams will headline a fundraiser next month to help Eleanor Roosevelt High School in Greenbelt expand its cultural exchange program with a school in Kenya.

Adams will appear at Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at the University of Maryland for two shows (3 p.m. and 7 p.m.) on April 6.

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Cheh introduces bill to provide poor D.C. children with meals on snow days

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 1:00pm

D.C. Council Member Mary Cheh (D-Ward 3) introduced a bill Tuesday that would require the District to provide free meals for poor children on days when schools are closed for snow or other inclement weather.

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Strauss: Russia’s plagiarism problem: Even Putin has done it!

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 11:41am

Russia has a really big plagiarism problem. So many businessmen, academics and high-ranking government officials -- President Vladimir Putin included -- have been found to have plagiarized their college and doctoral theses that Russia’s education minister just denounced the revelations, saying they were hurting Russia’s reputation.

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Motherlode Blog: Religious Preschool’s Appeal to the Secular Parent

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/18/2014 - 10:20am
My husband and I are both Jewish, but we’re different kinds of Jewish. I thought a Jewish preschool would help connect our daughter to her culture. He had doubts.
    





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