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At Bailey’s elementary, Fairfax County students head to class in office building

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 7:10pm

At Fairfax County’s newest school, the first buses rolled into the parking lot Tuesday at 8:23 a.m. The giggling, jittery students poured out and looked up.

The new Bailey’s Upper Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences is a five-story brick structure that nine months ago housed an office complex. Now, it’s Fairfax County’s tallest school.

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Bomb threat puts Westfield High on first-day lockdown

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 4:51pm

A bomb threat called in at Westfield High in Chantilly on Tuesday afternoon forced the school into lockdown while police swept the building, the only unusual incident in an otherwise normal first day of classes in Fairfax County.

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Prince George’s BOE creates committees to address numerous areas of work

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:38pm

The Prince George’s County Board of Education has created six committees to help carry out the work of the school board.

The formation of the new committees comes more than a year after the board was overhauled. The reconfigured board, which was a fully-elected body changed to a hybrid board with several appointed members, had a rough transition after County Executive Rushern Baker III pushed for a school takeover.

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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Winner, Week 10 | A High School Journalist on the Execution of James Foley

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:34pm
5,680 entries ago, we began our Summer Reading Contest. Today, reluctantly, we announce our final winner — congratulations DB_TZ! — and our usual long list of runners-up and honorable mentions.






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The Learning Network: How to Use Our Blog This School Year

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:11pm
Happy academic year 2014-15! Here’s what we’ve got on our blog and how you can use it, whether you’re a teacher, a student (of any age) or a parent.






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Active Role in Class Helps Black and First-Generation College Students, Study Says

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 2:15pm
A study of college students found that the trend toward more class participation, and away from a traditional lecture-based approach, raised average test scores, with bigger gains for some.






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Stanford University plans to slowly increase its undergraduate enrollment

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 2:11pm

The most selective university in the country plans to open its gates a bit wider in the next few years.

Stanford University, which turns down roughly 19 out of every 20 applicants, wants to grow its entering freshman class by an estimated 100 students in the fall of 2016. That would translate to a class of about 1,800.

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Anne Arundel County officials find cat that closed an elementary school in closet

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 1:14pm

An animal control officer captured a cat that closed an Anne Arundel County school Tuesday after two second-grade teachers discovered fur and urine inside a supply closet, a spokesmen said.

Two Richard Henry Lee Elementary School teachers contacted animal control around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, and the cat was captured by 9 a.m., said Bob Mosier, a county schools spokesman.

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State offers early childhood grants

Education Week - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 9:25am
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California Governor Appeals Teacher-Tenure Ruling

Education Week - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 9:25am
Gov. Jerry Brown has appealed the Vergara v. California ruling that found the state's teacher-tenure and -dismissal laws unfairly saddle disadvantaged students with weaker teachers.
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