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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Street Image Helps a Young Rapper, Until It Doesn’t

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 5:30am
Should Epic Records pay Ackquille Pollard’s bail? Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Raw Eggs and No Husband Since ’38 Keep Her Young at 115

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 5:15am
Here are several paragraphs from a Feb. 14 article, “Raw Eggs and No Husband Since ’38 Keep Her Young at 115.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Strauss: ACLU questions legality of D.C.’s plan to open prep school for black, Latino boys

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 5:00am
D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced last month that she was spending $20 million for new programs to support black and Latino male students — who make up 43 percent of enrolled district students — and would open an all-boys college prep high school in the District. Now her plans are being questioned by the American Civil Liberties Union.Read full article >>
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Strauss: ACLU questions legality of D.C.’s plan to open prep school for black, Latino boys

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 5:00am
D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced last month that she was spending $20 million for new programs to support black and Latino male students — who make up 43 percent of enrolled district students — and would open an all-boys college prep high school in the District. Now her plans are being questioned by the American Civil Liberties Union.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | derision

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 146 New York Times articles in the past year.






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More Conflict Over Cutting Federal Role in Education

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/24/2015 - 1:01am
Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Monday produced data that he said showed that poorer districts would suffer under a Republican plan expected to clear the House of Representatives this week.






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12 at Wesleyan University Are Hospitalized for Drug Overdoses

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 9:53pm
The police said it was likely that the overdoses were a result of a “bad batch” of Molly, a party drug similar to MDMA or Ecstasy that has recently gained popularity.






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National Briefing | South: South Carolina: A State University Puts Its President on Administrative Leave

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 9:21pm
Trustees of financially troubled South Carolina State University unanimously voted Monday to place President Thomas Elzey on administrative leave.






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D.C. charter school executive salaries vary widely, Post analysis shows

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 9:12pm
Two of the District’s charter school leaders earned about as much as or more than D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson in 2013, though she runs a city school system that, with 45,000 students, is much larger than either of their organizations.Read full article >>






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Chegg Is Shifting Its Services to Focus on Digital Push

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 7:12pm
The company will hand off the management of physical books that it rents to students to the Ingram Content Group.
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Suspended students lose millions of days of instruction while out of school

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 7:00pm
Suspension rates dropped for many of the nation’s school districts — including some in the Washington region — but U.S. students still lost about 18 million days of instruction to out-of-school punishments in the 2011-2012 school year, according to research released Monday.Read full article >>






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Strauss: ‘Live with Kelly and Michael’ Top Teacher is quitting: I can’t ‘drill ‘em and kill ‘em’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:13pm
Stacie Starr is a mother and a ninth grade intervention specialist in Elyria City Schools in Ohio who was selected as “Top Teacher” last year in a national search by the popular television show “Live with Kelly and Michael.” Now, though she still loves to teach, she is quitting.Read full article >>
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Strauss: ‘Live with Kelly and Michael’ Top Teacher is quitting: I can’t ‘drill ‘em and kill ‘em’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 6:13pm
Stacie Starr is a mother and a ninth grade intervention specialist in Elyria City Schools in Ohio who was selected as “Top Teacher” last year in a national search by the popular television show “Live with Kelly and Michael.” Now, though she still loves to teach, she is quitting.Read full article >>






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Struggles of minority students in Montgomery: “I, Too, Am B-CC”

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/23/2015 - 5:24pm
The words were piercing. Makdes Hailu had just won a coveted spot on an academic team at Bethesda-Chevy Chase High School when she inadvertently overheard a classmate’s put-down: “Oh, she only got in because she’s black.”Read full article >>






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