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Motherlode Blog: College Admissions Season: When the Answer Is No

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 12:30pm
Some people say that students should entirely drive the college application process. But what parent would let a 17-year-old make such a big decision without help, and what parent wouldn’t share the disappointment when the dream college doesn’t come true?
    





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Prince William delays SOL testing for a week

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 10:55am

Prince William School officials earned state approval to push back Standards of Learning tests in elementary and middle schools by as much as a week to give students more time to prepare.

The suburban district has canceled school 13 times this year, including Monday, due to snow and ice, one of the highest snow day records in the region.

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Lisbon Journal: Student Deaths Spark Debate Over Hazing at Portugal’s Universities

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 6:02am
Some credit the ritual with building esprit de corps among students, while others say it has grown increasingly dangerous.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Have You Ever ‘Paid It Forward’?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 5:01am
When have you been the recipient of kindness from a stranger? When have you done something generous for someone you didn’t know? What could you do to start a “pay it forward” chain at your school?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Space Ripples Reveal Big Bang’s Smoking Gun

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 4:30am
How does the theory of inflation explain how the universe expanded so uniformly and so quickly in the instant after the Big Bang?
    





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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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