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Prince George’s BOE plans health and fitness walk

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 1:06pm

Members of the Prince George’s County Board of Education are calling it “The Boardwalk.”

But students, parents and staff are invited to join them.

The school board is sponsoring a health and fitness walk on Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Tucker Road Athletic Complex in Fort Washington.

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AP exams in Montgomery: Which tests get the most takers?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 12:41pm

With high school students across the country steeped in Advanced Placement exams this month, some may wonder exactly what they are being tested on.

In Montgomery County, the most popular AP exam appears to reflect a little of the Washington region itself: U.S. government and politics. For each of the last three years, it has been the only AP exam given in Montgomery with more than 4,000 takers, according to district figures.

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Motherlode Blog: When Your Teenager Wants a Car: The Money Conversations

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:39am
Four questions to ask before agreeing to let a teenager have a car and four possible approaches to paying for it.






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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘Diluvian Dream’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 11:06am
“Diluvian Dream” by Wilmer Mills and the article “Saying Goodbye to the Farm” by Anne Raver appear in this Poetry Pairing.






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Bits Blog: Senators Intend to Amend Federal Student Privacy Law

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:21am
To protect the personal information about students that school technology vendors can acquire, two lawmakers are pushing to modernize a longstanding federal law on education privacy.






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Strauss: Charter schools ‘must’ comply with U.S. civil rights laws, Education Dept. says (finally)

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 10:00am

The Obama administration has just released through the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights what it says is “new guidance confirming that the same federal civil rights laws that apply to other public schools apply equally to public charter schools.”

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The Learning Network: Do You Read for Pleasure?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 5:06am
A recent study shows teenagers don’t read for pleasure much anymore. Do you? What books would you recommend to others looking to read for fun?






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Who Gets to Graduate?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 5:00am
Rich students complete their college degrees; working-class students like Vanessa Brewer usually don’t. Can the University of Texas change her chances of success?
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Sept. 11 Memorial Museum at Ground Zero Prepares for Opening

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:57am
How does the interior design of the museum honor the emotional weight of Sept. 11 and the days that followed?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | English, May 15, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/15/2014 - 4:12am
Can you choose the word that correctly completes the sentence?






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