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GlassLab Opens Opportunity for Education-Game Makers

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:51pm
Developers hoping to transform digital learning games from lightweight classroom fun to serious instructional tools could soon have access to new technologies to help make that happen.
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Beyond the 'Model Minority' Stereotype

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:45pm
Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders represent a wide range of individuals with varying educational strengths and needs, Rich Lee says.
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More States Create Independent Charter-Approval Boards

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:40pm
Some see the independent, statewide panels as a way to improve the quality of charters; others aren't so sure.
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Congress Making Headway on Higher Education Act

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:33pm
Renewal of the higher education law offers a rare change for bipartisan cooperation in Congress, even as the House and Senate are charting different courses.
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Strauss: Teacher raises nearly $80,000 to feed Ferguson kids who can’t get meals at shuttered schools

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:27pm

A teacher in North Carolina has raised nearly $80,000 to feed students from low-income families in Ferguson, Mo., who would ordinarily be getting free lunches at public schools in the St. Louis suburb but can’t because the start of the 2014-15 school year has been delayed twice as a result of civil unrest.

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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Should Siblings Spectate?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:18pm
Is sibling attendance at a brother or sister’s sports or other events part of being a supportive family, or “dragging them along?”

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At-Risk Students

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:43pm
Having a parent in prison can be more stressful for a child than having parents die or become divorced, according to a new study.
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Motherlode Blog: And Then The Dog Died: Things You Can’t Plan for When Planning a Move

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:53am
I thought I’d planned for all the changes coming our way when my family moved to a new city. Then — silly me — I realized you can’t plan for the unexpected.

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Strauss: Ferguson public schools won’t open this week as planned

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:17am

Public schools in the 11,000-student Ferguson-Florissant School District in Missouri were supposed to open on Aug. 14 but did not as a result of the civil unrest sparked after a policeman shot and killed teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9. The new date for the opening of the 2014-15 school year was supposed to be Monday, Aug. 18, but authorities decided to keep the schools closed as disturbances continued. Now school is planned to begin next Monday, on Aug. 25. Here’s the note posted on the school district’s Web site, and following that is a letter to the community from the district’s acting superintendent:

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