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Wonkblog: David Boies helped California gay couples win the right to marry. Now he’s attacking teacher tenure

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:00am

David Boies is an accomplished civil rights attorney who is probably best known for his Supreme Court cases, in which he has represented Al Gore and Californian gay couples seeking to marry. Now he is working on behalf of kids in urban schools, but his approach is a controversial one. He argues that teacher tenure denies students their right to an equal education, guaranteed in Brown v. Board of Education and many state constitutions.

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The Learning Network: How Much Self-Control Do You Have?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:00am
Would you pass the “marshmallow test”?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | ‘A National Admissions Office’ for Low-Income Strivers

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:31am
What are the three larger lessons of QuestBridge’s work that David Leonhardt cites in the article?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Longpoint Enthusiasts Wield Medieval Swords

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:40am
Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Motherlode Blog: Independence Referendum Is a Win for Scotland’s Children

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:38am
With voter turnout expected to be around 80 percent and polls predicting a thin margin, a glaring message of the referendum has been that every vote counts. For children, that lesson is a victory in itself.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | avow

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past two years.






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Girl, 15, Disappears From a Special-Needs School

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:10pm
The authorities said Nashaly Perez Rodriguez left the Lillian L. Rashkis School in Brooklyn on Monday and was still missing.






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Motherlode Blog: A Surrogate and a Mother: Partners in Pregnancy Share Their Story

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:45pm
After cancer, Angela Salerni couldn’t bear a child — but she had frozen embryos. She needed a surrogate: Roshael Rose. It was a perfect match, but it still wasn’t easy.






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Leaving Home, but Not the Folks

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:18pm
What’s that buzzing sound near your boarding school? It may be a hovering parent.
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Fairfax County School Board to vote on ‘portrait of a graduate’ concept

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:45pm

The Fairfax County School Board is scheduled to vote Thursday on a final version of the school system’s “portrait of a graduate” concept, which describes the skills students should have by the time they earn their diplomas.

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Police release surveillance videos showing Hannah Graham before she disappeared

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 7:00pm

Police investigating the disappearance of a University of Virginia student have focused their search in an area of downtown Charlottesville where she was last seen on surveillance video walking alone in the early morning hours Saturday.

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Georgetown says student’s meningitis death is ‘isolated case’

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:23pm

Georgetown University in an e-mail to students and staff Wednesday said the meningitis that killed a college sophomore on Tuesday is not considered a risk to other students.

The e-mail, sent from James Welsh, assistant vice president of student health services, said that Andrea Jaime, a student in the School of Nursing and Health Studies, died of “an isolated case of meningitis.”

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Strauss: More students are illegally downloading college textbooks for free

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:07pm

It’s hard (if not impossible) to know just how prevalent this practice is, but some college students around the country are uploading their expensive college textbooks onto the Internet so other students can download them for free and avoid the hefty fees that are sometimes more than $200 a book.

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Motherlode Blog: 20 Years After ‘It’s Perfectly Normal,’ What’s Changed?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:58pm
If you’re looking to start a conversation about sexuality with your child, “It’s Perfectly Normal,” with its science-based, rigorously researched approach, makes for solid footing on which to begin.






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