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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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