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Experiment with StoryCorps in schools yields more than 50,000 interviews

Education News from Washington Post - December 17, 2015 - 8:23am
High schoolers' intimate interviews with relatives are revealing, and as much about the interview experience as the recordings themselves.









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College card dealer to sell off business after government crackdown

Education News from Washington Post - December 17, 2015 - 8:23am
Higher One Holdings is selling off its student checking and refund disbursement business to Customers Bancorp in light of new government regulations.









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The Learning Network: What Kind of Tourist Are You?

Education News from NY Times - December 17, 2015 - 5:06am
How do you behave when you travel? Do you go a little wilder than at home? Do you take risks to get the perfect photo for social media?









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Don't blame George W. Bush for what President Obama did to public schools

Education News from Washington Post - December 17, 2015 - 4:32am
What Obama did was go well beyond the reach of NCLB.









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Fed Raises Key Interest Rate for First Time in Almost a Decade

Education News from NY Times - December 17, 2015 - 4:30am
Do you think the Fed made the right decision in raising rates? Why?









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The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | fecundity

Education News from NY Times - December 17, 2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 13 New York Times articles in the past year.









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Judge Lets Cooper Union Levy Tuition in Short Term

Education News from NY Times - December 16, 2015 - 10:51pm
A state judge approved a settlement on Wednesday that lets Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art charge students now while pursuing a potential return to its tuition-free tradition.









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Success Academy Schools, in Shortening Their Day, Shed a Distinction

Education News from NY Times - December 16, 2015 - 9:49pm
Eva S. Moskowitz, the head of the charter network, said the move to reduce class time was made because improved teaching and training had enabled students to achieve mastery faster.









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Alfred C. Snider, Prominent Teacher of Debating, Is Dead at 65

Education News from NY Times - December 16, 2015 - 9:31pm
Professor Snider was a scholar, rhetorician and evangelist who sought to heal the world through debate and in the process turned Vermont into the argumentative center of the world.









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Walter J. Leonard, Pioneer of Affirmative Action in Harvard Admissions, Dies at 86

Education News from NY Times - December 16, 2015 - 9:22pm
Mr. Leonard was the architect of an influential affirmative-action formula at Harvard that was emulated across the country and also served as president of Fisk University.









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Arlington okays new elementary school at Thomas Jefferson site

Education News from Washington Post - December 16, 2015 - 7:34pm
County board reverses January decision after citizen input.









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The provision in the budget agreement that could radically change student loan servicing

Education News from Washington Post - December 16, 2015 - 4:14pm
Congress wants the Department of Education to give nonprofit companies a better shot at managing more loans.









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Task force to study D.C. charter and traditional public schools

Education News from Washington Post - December 16, 2015 - 3:43pm
Twenty-six educators, parents and others named to committee formed to improve local educational options.









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Los Angeles Schools Reopen With Many Parents on Edge

Education News from NY Times - December 16, 2015 - 2:15pm
Even though the threat from the previous day had been deemed a hoax, many parents were wary of sending their children back to class.









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Wheaton College Professor Is Put on Leave After Remarks on Islam

Education News from NY Times - December 16, 2015 - 1:47pm
Dr. Larycia Hawkins, an associate professor at the Christian college who also donned a headscarf, wrote on social media that “Christians and Muslims worship the same God.”









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Virginia governor proposes funding increase to hire additional teachers

Education News from Washington Post - December 16, 2015 - 12:53pm
Gov. Terry McAuliffe announces a proposal to add a teacher to ever K-12 school in the state.









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