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Housing Dispute Puts Quaker University at Front of Fight Over Transgender Issues

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:52pm
George Fox University near Portland, Ore., has become the latest front in the fight over what defines a person’s gender, and who gets to decide.
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Army War College Starts Plagiarism Inquiry of Senator John Walsh’s Thesis

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:25pm
The United States Army War College determined in a preliminary review on Thursday that Mr. Walsh appeared to have plagiarized his final paper to earn a master’s degree from the institution.

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Motherlode Blog: Your Teenager on Vacation — and on Social Media

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:43pm
Some parents want their teenagers to put their phones down on vacation and connect with their families. But their teenagers might have a different, and valid, sense of what it means to be connected.

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Strauss: Pay for veteran teachers ‘painfully low’ in states like Colorado, where truckers earn more — new report

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 1:43pm

A new report on teacher pay finds that base salaries in some states are so “painfully low” for mid- and late-career teachers that truckers and sheet-metal workers earn more.

The report by the nonprofit Center for American Progress, titled “Mid- and Late-Career Teachers Struggle With Paltry Incomes,” says that many veteran teachers must work a second job to earn enough money to meet their basic needs.

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Georgia releases student growth tool

Education Week - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:29pm
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Fairfax teen is fifth in the world in biology competition

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 11:36am

A Fairfax County teenager finished fifth in the world and was the top U.S. finisher in an international biology competition for high school students earlier this month in Bali, Indonesia.

William Long, a rising senior at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, bested 233 other competitors at the 25th annual International Biology Olympiad, which ran from July 5 to July 13.

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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Happy Birthday, Amelia Earhart

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:54am
August 24 would have been the 117th birthday of Amelia Earhart, who disappeared over the Pacific Ocean on July 2, 1937 as she attempted to become the first woman to fly around the world.

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D.C. names Height charter school as defendant in fraud case

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:17am

This story has been updated.

D.C. government lawyers have filed court documents naming Dorothy I. Height Community Academy Public Charter School as a defendant in an ongoing civil case, citing the school’s failure to stop making allegedly improper payments to its management company.

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Oklahoma Board Votes Again to Delay Standards-Adoption Plan

Education Week - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:06am
Oklahoma's State Board of Education voted on Wednesday for a second time to delay a formal plan for adopting new education standards in math and English amid opposition to the proposal from three education groups that represent public school boards and administrators across Oklahoma.
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Schools Must Abandon Zero-Tolerance Discipline

Education Week - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:11am
A new report lists tools to better address students' behavioral and emotional needs and steer schools toward fair discipline, says Kavitha Mediratta of the Atlantic Philanthropies.
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Race to the Top at 5: States' Spending Plans

Education Week - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:08am
With hundreds of millions of dollars left in the Obama administration's signature education-redesign program, here's a look at how much grant money the 12 biggest winners still have in their coffers.
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