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John G. Sperling, For-Profit College Pioneer, Dies at 93

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:16pm
Mr. Sperling founded a multibillion-dollar enterprise in the University of Phoenix, and became “an unintentional entrepreneur and an accidental C.E.O.”






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Strauss: School district bans classroom discussion on Michael Brown, Ferguson

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:02am

The superintendent of a school district in Illinois has issued a directive banning any discussion in classrooms of Michael Brown, the unarmed black teen killed Aug. 9 by a white police officer, or the civil unrest that followed in Ferguson, Mo.

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L.A. Unified halts contract for iPads

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:54am
Los Angeles schools won't be getting iPads after records showed schools superintendent John Deasy had developed a relationship with the vendors two years prior to the bidding.
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Fiscal Recovery Buoys K-12 Budgets as School Year Opens

Education Week - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:52am
Most states are feeling a modest funding lift, experts on education finance say, but revenue streams remain unstable.
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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Telling Stories With Data

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 8:02am
The idea: Learning to tell stories with data through creating infographics, after first observing effective examples from The New York Times and elsewhere.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Michael Brown’s Funeral Draws Large Crowds

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:32am
What message did speakers at Michael Brown’s funeral have for the large crowd that gathered there?






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Strauss: The problem with the ‘problem with tenure’ for teachers

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 4:02am

Attacking tenure and job protections has become the rage in school reform circles. In recent years some states have either eliminated tenure or cut back on teacher job protections by legislative means, and the courts have become a new battleground since a California judge last month declared unconstitutional state statutes that give job protections to teachers. There are two similar lawsuits in New York state and more are expected to be filed in other states.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Life in Colonial America

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:31am
Test your knowledge of life in Colonial America by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | gesticulation

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past year.






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Op-Ed Contributor: To Keep Poor Students in School, Provide Social Services

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 9:12pm
Poor students don’t just need teachers. They need social workers.






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School year begins in D.C. and Montgomery County

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 8:19pm

Students at Eastern High School found balloons and a dance party Monday morning when they arrived for their first day of school. Students waited on the sidewalk on the bright, sunny morning to pick up their course schedules, and every senior at the Capitol Hill school received a crown.

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School year opens in Montgomery with new initiatives and expected record enrollment

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 6:42pm

Thousands of students returned to classes in Montgomery County Monday, as the school year opened with a new technology initiative, a new student code of conduct and a record-high projected enrollment.

Maryland’s largest school system - with more than 154,000 students expected this year — also added a new school, its 202nd: Wilson Wims Elementary, on Blue Sky Drive, in Clarksburg.

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New teachers, nervous as kindergartners, prepare for the first day of school

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 6:35pm

Along with the hundreds of thousands of students heading back to school across the region this week and next, there are hundreds of new teachers, some of them leading a classroom for the first time.

And some of those teachers are just as nervous as the students.

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College Costs: Lowering Interest Rates on Loans Isn’t the Best Way to Help College Students

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:25pm
Increasing college attendance and reducing defaults are worthy goals, and there are effective methods to do it.






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Maryland awards nearly $7 million to help pay for school breakfasts

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:26pm

The Maryland State Department of Education has awarded $6.9 million in state funds to allow more students — regardless of family income — to start their school day eating breakfast.

The money for the Maryland Meals for Achievement Program will be given to 481 schools throughout the state, including 84 schools in Prince George’s County and 74 schools in Montgomery County.

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