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Yale Medical School’s Request to Expand Campus Program Online Is Denied

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 9:13pm
A program by the Yale University School of Medicine and 2U, an education technology company, is to offer the same Ivy League degree online that is available on campus.






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Parents rally around ‘free-range family’ with petitions, protest plans

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 8:10pm
The public has rallied in support of Maryland’s widely known “free-range” parents on a Facebook page, on news sites and in at least two online petitions calling for changes in how government agencies get involved in decisions by parents about what is best for their children.Read full article >>






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Suicide at William & Mary, fourth student death this year, triggers concern

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 8:04pm
Thursday was supposed to be opening night, when Paul Soutter, a sophomore at the College of William & Mary, would be on stage in a student-written play about how the stresses college students face can break them.Read full article >>






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New brain science shows poor kids have smaller brains than affluent kids

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 7:27pm
New research that shows poor children have smaller brains than affluent children has deepened the national debate about ways to narrow the achievement gap.Neuroscientists who studied the brain scans of nearly1,100 children and young adults nationwide from ages 3 to 20 found that the surface area of the cerebral cortex was linked to family income. They discovered that the brains of children in families that earned less than $25,000 a year had surface areas 6 percent smaller than those whose families earned $150,000 or more. The poor children also scored lower on average on a battery of cognitive tests.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Writing for Change: Student Winners From Our Second Annual Editorial Contest

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 5:13pm
We selected from over 4,000 entries to choose our favorite student editorials.






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New principal takes over at Stuart High

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:59pm
The principal of Fairfax County’s J.E.B. Stuart High School in Falls Church resigned Wednesday to take a new position in the district’s administration.Prosperanta Calhoun wrote in a letter to Stuart families Wednesday afternoon that she had accepted a new role in the school system’s department of instructional services, effective immediately. Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Are There Topics That Should Be Off-Limits to Comedy?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 4:08pm
Are there any topics that are just too offensive to be joked about? Is 9/11 too serious a topic for comedy? What about rape? Cancer? Hitler or the Holocaust? Why or why not?






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Performing Math and Mime, for Fun and Profit

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 3:00pm
A math professor and his wife, both trained by Marcel Marceau, stage mime skits to teach the principles, and joys, of math to students of all ages.






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During G.E. Deal, Blackstone’s Schwarzman Focused on a Scholarship Fund

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 2:59pm
The G.E. deal “was easy for me,” Stephen A. Schwarzman said in an interview, but the welter of details for his Schwarzman Scholars program required creative thinking.
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Minn. social studies teacher: Minecraft is "not just a game" for students

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:53pm
Minnesota middle-school social studies teacher Dan Sederquist created an after-school Minecraft Club to help some of his sixt -More
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5 ways to find focus, balance as the school year ends

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/15/2015 - 1:53pm
The pace of the school year often accelerates for teachers and students, even as the school year draws to a close, writes Eli -More
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