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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Currency Around the World

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 3:25am
Test your knowledge of the international currencies by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | addiction

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 921 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Financial review of D.C. charters includes new scrutiny of management contracts

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 6:35pm

The D.C. Public Charter School Board released its annual review of charter school finances this week, and for the first time, the board offered a snapshot of schools that have contracts with outside management companies, expenditures of taxpayer dollars that are difficult to track.

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Fairfax school system ends the year with millions in unspent cash, again

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 5:17pm

The Fairfax County school system ended the past fiscal year with more than $38 million in extra cash, the result of budgeted funds officials did not spend.

Each year, the school system revisits the budget to identify leftover cash that can be used at the school board’s discretion for future projects. The administration plans to use approximately $20 million of this year’s funds to address a projected shortfall of more than $55 million for fiscal 2016.

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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Disneyland Opens in 1955

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:23pm
We’re experimenting with a new weekly feature. Let us know what you think.






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Strauss: A basic flaw in the argument against affirmative action

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 4:02pm

A panel of judges from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals just issued a ruling saying that the University of Texas can continue to use race as one factor in undergraduate admissions decisions in an effort to create a diverse student body.

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Motherlode Blog: Playgrounds for Kids Who Can’t Run and Jump

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:30pm
Knowing how many ordinary pleasures were cut off from my daughter, I was angry when something as common as swinging through the air on a hot summer day was also unreachable because of broken or missing equipment.






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Motherlode Blog: Goodbye to Cloth Diapers, and Ideal Motherhood

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:29pm
Those washable diapers were part and parcel of the vision I had of myself as a woman and a mother. And when I gave them up, I didn’t know who I was any more.






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | College Knowledge

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 2:09pm
Test your knowledge of college life by playing our crossword.






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Poll: 70 percent of voters support federal preschool expansion

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:52pm

Seven in 10 voters, including six in 10 Republicans, support a plan for the federal government to expand quality early childhood programs for low- and middle-income families, according to a national poll sponsored by the First Five Years Fund, an advocacy group.

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Motherlode Blog: Easy Ways to Get More Vegetables on the Table, More Often

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:34pm
Lots of different types of vegetables and beans can fill a taco, be the excuse for a soup, or top a big bowl.






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D.C. schools hire expert to help improve outcomes for African American boys

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 1:00pm

D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson has hired Robert Simmons, a professor of urban education whose work focuses on the experiences of African American boys, for a new senior-level position as the school system’s chief of innovation and research.

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La. Governor Accuses State Ed. Dept. of Improper Contracting

Education Week - Thu, 07/17/2014 - 9:03am
Gov. Bobby Jindal's administration says the state education department appears to have repeatedly sidestepped requirements of Louisiana procurement laws on testing contracts.
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