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Prince William County students showcase their invention on the Hill

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 8:00am
Woodbridge High School senior Torger Olson drives a Ford Edge with black leather interiors, which means hot weather poses a common — and uncomfortable — problem.“When I’m wearing shorts in the summer, I hate when I have to sit down in the car,” he said. “It burns.”Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Fraternity Is Closed Over Video With Slurs

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 7:26am
Why was Sigma Alpha Epsilon ordered to vacate its fraternity house at the University of Oklahoma this week?






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How to spot a college about to go out of business

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 7:00am
The surprise announcement last week that Sweet Briar College will close at the end of the academic year caught many of its current students, their families, and alumnae by surprise. It also led to much speculation about whether such closures are about to become the norm in higher education.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Are Anonymous Social Media Networks Dangerous?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 5:09am
How often do you read or post in anonymous online social media forums? Why do you think they are so popular? Do you think that kind of online anonymity can be dangerous? Why or why not?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Hip-Hop High Fashion

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 4:32am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 5 T Magazine essay about men’s fashion, “Hooking Up.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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Strauss: How one 10-year-old reacted to her standardized test score

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 4:00am
Colette Marie Bennett is the chair of the English Department at Wamogo High School (Region 6) in northwest Connecticut, with more than 21 years of experience teaching in Grades 6-12. She has also served as the social studies department chair. In the following post, Bennett writes about the impact that the standardized testing obsession in public education has had on her young niece by explaining how the young girl reacted to her fourth-grade scores on a high-stakes standardized test. This post tells a story that has been played out in many homes around the country — and will again in the current spring standardized testing season. This post first appeared on The Educator’s Room website.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | molt

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in six New York Times articles in the past year.






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Teacher in Pornography Case Asked Students for Photos, Prosecutors Say

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 10:39pm
During a bail hearing for Jon Cruz, a teacher at the Bronx High School of Science who faces pornography charges, authorities said he also asked his own students for nude or suggestive images.






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Is SAE racist? Or did a racist chant on a bus tarnish 15,000 brothers?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 9:32pm
This story has been updated.As a racist video from the University of Oklahoma’s Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter went viral Sunday night, one comment echoed again and again: They knew all the words.The video apparently shows a bus full of SAE brothers wearing tuxedos in a celebratory mood chanting what sounds like: “There will never be a n—— SAE/There will never be a n—— SAE/You can hang ‘em from a tree, but it will never start with me/There will never be a n—— SAE.”Read full article >>






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Fraternity brothers who joined racist chant at University of Oklahoma apologize

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 9:26pm
Two fraternity members expelled from the University of Oklahoma after a racist chant was caught on video — and went viral on social media — apologized Tuesday night.[Is SAE racist? Or did a racist chant on a bus tarnish 15,000 brothers?]Read full article >>






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In U.C.L.A. Debate Over Jewish Student, Echoes on Campus of Old Biases

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 9:10pm
A student board debated whether the religion of a second-year economics major meant she would be biased in dealing with sensitive governance questions, and the discussion has upended the campus.






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Montgomery County student wins first-place in Intel science contest

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 9:03pm
A Montgomery County high school student was named one of three first-place winners in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search competition Tuesday night, earning a prize of $150,000 as one of the nation’s most promising young scientists.Read full article >>






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As Two Oklahoma Students Are Expelled for Racist Chant, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Vows Wider Inquiry

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 8:21pm
Officials said the two students with Sigma Alpha Epsilon had been identified as having played a leading role in singing a racist chant on a bus.
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | March 3-9, 2015

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 6:42pm
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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Economic Scene: Gender Gap in Education Cuts Both Ways

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 6:23pm
A report from the O.E.C.D. revives an old debate about girls’ math abilities, while it raises questions about boys’ overall educational achievements.
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Charter schools less likely to have libraries

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 5:53pm
Charter schools are far less likely than traditional schools to have libraries or librarians, surveys show. During the 2011–12 school year, 49 percent of public charter schools reported having a library media center compared to 93 percent of traditional public schools in the United States, according to a survey by the National Center on Education Statistics.Read full article >>






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