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Strauss: Chicago charter schools expel many more kids than district schools — new data

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:41pm

New data released by the Chicago Public School system reveals that the city’s public charter schools — whose expansion has been pushed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for several years — expelled about 12 times the number of students last year than did traditional public schools.

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Pr. Geo Board of Education approves proposed schools budget

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:37pm

The Prince George’s County Board of Education, which has had a rocky start adjusting to the school system’s new governance structure, was united on Tuesday night, voting unanimously to approve the $1.75 billion budget proposed by Schools Chief Executive Officer Kevin M. Maxwell.

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Pr. George’s school board sets later start for 2014-2015 school year

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:04pm

It’s official. Prince George’s parents, mark your calendars.

Schools in Prince George’s County will start one week later for the 2014-15 school year.

The Prince George’s County Board of Education approved the school calendar Tuesday night, and one of the biggest changes is the delayed start.

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Fairfax school board members react with disappointment to proposed county budget

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 1:53pm

On Tuesday, members of the Fairfax County school board took part in a rally before county executive Ed Long presented the proposed budget for next year. Long’s budget calls for a 2 percent increase in local funds to the schools, significantly lower than new superintendent Karen Garza’s original 5.7 percent request.

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Fairfax budget meetings ahead this week

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 1:45pm

Fairfax County School Board members will host two budget meetings this week to discuss strategies for addressing the upcoming decision by the Board of Supervisors to set the tax rate limits for next year.

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Fairfax schools band directors win honors

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 1:16pm

Two Fairfax County band directors received honors this month for exemplary leadership in musical education.

Jane Morgan, who teaches at Stratford Landing and Waynewood elementary schools, and Linda Gammon, of Rachel Carson Middle, were named the 2013-2014 band directors of the year by the Fairfax County Band Directors Association.

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Alternative education gets a remake in Montgomery schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:38pm

School board members in Montgomery County got their first detailed look this week at a new plan to turn around the district’s beleaguered alternative education program for students in middle and high school.

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The Learning Network Blog: Is Your Generation Really ‘Postracial’?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:07pm
Do you agree with a recent Times article that says, though many believe that millennials are growing up in a colorblind society, “racial tensions are playing out in new ways among young adults”? Why or why not?
    





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Loudoun School Board approves pilot musical theater magnet

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 9:25am

The Loudoun County School Board has approved a musical theater pilot program that is scheduled to start next fall at Heritage High School.

As many as 32 talented high school juniors or seniors will be selected for the part-time magnet program, designed to give them an edge when applying for specialized arts programs in college or pursuing work in the field.

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Strauss: Education reform and the corrosion of community responsibility

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 7:00am

The law of unintended consequences essentially states that individual and government actions always have some unintended consequences. In the following post, Arthur H. Camins writes about the unintended consequences of many education reform policies. Camins is the director of the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. The ideas expressed in this article are his alone and do not represent Stevens Institute. His other writing can be found at www.arthurcamins.com .

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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | The ‘Star Quality’ of Jennifer Lawrence

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 5:48am
What examples does this writer use in the first few paragraphs to show that Jennifer Lawrence was “no ordinary starlet” even before she was famous?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Math, Feb. 26, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 5:13am
Can you calculate the difference in a year of minimum wage earnings in Oregon and in Idaho?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | cant

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in six New York Times articles in the past 10 years.
    





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Suit Seeks Relief for Trade School Students With Years of Debt but No Career

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:36pm
The suit contends that the government should stop trying to collect on some loans since it was aware that a nationwide chain of beauty schools routinely falsified student eligibility.
    





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In a first, Agriculture Dept. plans to regulate food marketing in schools

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 11:10pm

For the first time, the federal government plans to regulate how food is marketed in public schools, part of first lady Michelle Obama’s efforts to reduce the allure of unhealthy foods to the nation’s children.

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Christian University Resumes Inquiry in Handling of Sexual Abuse Reports

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 10:21pm
An investigation into the handling of sexual abuse complaints has resumed at Bob Jones University after it was suspended in late January.
    





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De Blasio Says New York Can Add 29,000 Pre-K Seats

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 10:01pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio was trying to answer skeptics who questioned whether he could create enough prekindergarten seats to justify an income tax increase.
    





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Economic Scene: The Bane and the Boon of For-Profit Colleges

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/25/2014 - 9:19pm
As these institutions play an indispensable role in helping low-income students, new regulations should look to improve the sector, not shrink it.
    





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