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Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:02am
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Anti-gay Westboro Baptist Church has a new target: D.C.’s Wilson High

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:21pm

Westboro Baptist Church, the Kansas-based organization best known for anti-gay picketing at military funerals, has chosen a new target: Wilson High School in Northwest Washington, where students are holding a Pride Day next month.

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About New York: In Schools Where Sports May Be Most Vital, New York City Offers Least Help

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 10:08pm
The Small Schools Athletic League was created with virtually no city money when new high schools found themselves with few or no sports programs available through the official league.
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Dollars and Diplomas: The Value of College: It’s Not Just Correlation

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 9:00pm
A long line of academic research, comparing otherwise similar people, finds that those who graduate from college do better.
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | May 19-27, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 6:25pm
See how much you know about the 10 news stories in this quiz. To find the answers, click each blank and you’ll be taken to the original Times article from which the excerpt came.






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Obama Meets Scientists, One Age 6

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 5:20pm
More than a hundred students displayed their projects and inventions at what President Obama, who has been promoting the STEM subjects, called one of his favorite events.
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First Lady Rebuts Effort to Weaken School-Lunch Rules

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 4:04pm
Pushing back against a measure pending in the Republican-controlled House, Michelle Obama met with school officials who attested to the success of the new standards.
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Fairfax school staffers earn recognition

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 1:25pm

Five Fairfax County schools employees received awards during the annual ceremony for outstanding staffers.

The 2014 FCPS Honors event, held May 21 at the George Mason University Center for the Arts, are the school system’s equivalent of the Academy Awards, allowing the administration the opportunity to recognize employees for notable work.

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Strauss: Is Boston’s school district eliminating history department as part of Common Core?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 1:13pm

The Boston public schools district found itself in the position of having to issue a public statement denying that it was eliminating its history and social studies department after someone posted on the Web that it was and the news went viral in the education world. Historians assumed it was true and rightly flipped out.

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High school graduations under way in Montgomery, with some big-name speakers

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:58pm

Montgomery County’s Class of 2014 is expected to hear from a line-up of prominent graduation speakers, including Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D), U.S. Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.), Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and Donald B. Verrilli Jr., solicitor general of the United States.

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Prince George’s adds another college grad to its school board: Edward Burroughs III

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 12:01pm

With two of its eight members holding bachelor’s degrees, the Prince George’s County Board of Education had fewer college graduates two years ago than any other school system in the Washington region.

But the number of college graduates has changed dramatically over the past year since a new law went into effect that gave County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) and the County Council the authority to appoint members to the board.

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Bits Blog: Federal Regulators Seek to Stop Sale of Students’ Data

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 11:31am
ConnectEDU, a college and career planning site that collected student data, has proposed selling information as part of bankruptcy proceedings.






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Motherlode Blog: When a Family Move Falls Through: ‘Who Died and Made Me Not Boss?’

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 10:06am
When finances fall through, a planned move home to the United States falls through as well.






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Children, Parents Are Embracing the Walking School Bus

Education Week - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 8:19am
For a growing number of children in some states, the school day starts and ends in the same way—they walk with their classmates and an adult volunteer to and from school.
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Contentious Battle Brews for California's K-12 Chief

Education Week - Tue, 05/27/2014 - 8:04am
Incumbent Tom Torlakson and top rival Marshall Tuck are fighting to set themselves apart in the heated June 3 primary race for California's top schools post.
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