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For Schoolchildren, Weights Rise Along With Summer Temperatures

Education News from NY Times - November 2, 2016 - 12:51pm
Younger elementary students have a far higher chance of gaining excessive weight during the summer than when they are in school.
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Georgia has something on its mind — and a lot of people think it's a really bad idea

Education News from Washington Post - November 2, 2016 - 1:00am
Voters will decide next week on a governor-proposed plan involving public schools.
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Number of home-schooled students has doubled since 1999, new data shows

Education News from Washington Post - November 2, 2016 - 1:00am
An estimated 1.8 million children are home-schooled, or 3.4 percent of U.S. students.
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A school wanted to teach teens a lesson. So students were told their classmates died.

Education News from Washington Post - November 2, 2016 - 1:00am
The drill at Wisconsin's Brodhead High School went too far, some students and parents say.
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This 11-year-old survived cancer. Bullying drove her to suicide, her family says.

Education News from Washington Post - November 2, 2016 - 1:00am
Bethany Thompson of Cable, Ohio, was bullied over her “crooked” smile, her mother said. “I think that she was just done."
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Hiding in plain sight: The adult literacy crisis

Education News from Washington Post - November 2, 2016 - 1:00am
The consequences for individuals and society -- and solutions.
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Election's Intolerant Tone Stokes Fears for Latino Students

Education Week - November 1, 2016 - 4:57pm
Educators and advocates worry about long-lasting effects of the 2016 campaign's harsh rhetoric directed at immigrants, Muslims, and communities of color.
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African-American History Museum Gears Up for School Visits

Education Week - November 1, 2016 - 4:57pm
Official school tours don't start at the national museum until 2017 but classes are already flocking to the museum and tapping its resources.
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New Details on ESSA Funding for Healthy, Safe, Well-Rounded Students

Education Week - November 1, 2016 - 4:55pm
Guidance released Friday makes it clear that well-rounded means more than just music and arts, even though those are important. It can include everything from foreign language courses to Advanced Placement to civics education to college and career counseling.
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Conservative Group Focusing on ESSA Expands Reach

Education Week - November 1, 2016 - 4:52pm
An organization led by former U.S. Secretary of Education William J. Bennett signs up four state lawmakers and a state board member in Alabama, Colorado, Nevada, Ohio, and Wisconsin.
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