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Why we wrongly freak out over AP

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 11:37am

Amy Brecount White, a former Advanced Placement English teacher, has written for Arlington Magazine one of the best pieces ever on high school academic pressure. Her most chilling discovery is that many students are making bad decisions because of a widespread misunderstanding of the college admissions system.

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Motherlode Blog: Civil Disorder, Out of the Curriculum and Into the Streets

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 6:58am
Denver students protesting a proposed anti-protest curriculum-review committee appear to have learned lessons about the value of questioning authority, and irony.






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Eastern Senior High School in Capitol Hill reopens Wednesday after crews restore power

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 6:05am

Eastern Senior High School will reopen Wednesday morning after power was restored to the building, according to an alert from D.C. public schools.

The power outage closed the Capitol Hill high school to its 783 students on Tuesday. School officials said late Tuesday there would be an early morning update on the progress crews were making to get the lights back on in the newly renovated green building, which conserves energy and water.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Obama, After Airstrikes in Syria, Says U.S. Will ‘Take the Fight’ to ISIS

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:46am
Why will the participation of five Arab countries in the operation bolster the president’s argument that this campaign does not pit the United States against the Sunni Muslim world?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Derek Jeter’s Final Games

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:30am
Below are the first six paragraphs of a Sept. 19 article, “Right Up to Retirement, Derek Jeter Is Still Playing the Game.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | depose

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 31 New York Times articles in the past year.






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New report reveals surprising facts about Hispanic children and teens

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:01am

Hispanic children, the largest minority group in public schools as well as the fastest growing, are increasingly showing up in preschool programs,  have made significant gains on national math tests, and are posting record high school graduation rates, according to a new study released Wednesday. But they still lagged behind their white peers in academic achievement and were more likely to live in poverty and not finish college.

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National Briefing | Washington: Washington: Ban Sought on Indian Nicknames

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:28pm
A Washington City Council member introduced a bill Tuesday that would force five schools in the District of Columbia to change their American Indian nicknames.






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In Colorado, a Student Counterprotest to an Anti-Protest Curriculum

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:54pm
Hundreds of high school students left class in response to a Jefferson County school district proposal to oversee a curriculum that would promote patriotism and respect.






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D.C. Council considers bill to ban Indian mascots at schools

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:14pm

The Anacostia High School Indians might soon have to change their name if the D.C. Council approves a new bill that would prohibit the city’s public schools from using Native American mascots.

The bill, introduced Tuesday by council members Kenyan R. McDuffie (D-Ward 5) and David Grosso (I-At Large), would alter the Human Rights Act to ban the use of any race-based nicknames, logos, mascots or team names. It would bring the policy in line with a resolution the council passed last year that called on the Washington Redskins to change its name.

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National Briefing | South: Florida: Politician to Lead University

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 9:36pm
Florida State University’s board voted 11 to 2 on Tuesday to hire State Senator John Thrasher as its next president despite significant campus opposition.






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For High School Football Coaches and Fans, a New Digital Blitz

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 9:00pm
Several websites and apps are transforming the way that players and coaches practice, scout other teams and analyze their own performance.
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