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Georgia State student art project shut down an Atlanta highway and evacuated a nearby downtown. Whoops!

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:13pm
If the goal of art is to disrupt, to shake people out of their routines, force onlookers to stop and think, then these Georgia State students really (albeit inadvertently) nailed it. Their class assignment shut down an Atlanta highway for almost three hours on Monday, when police responded to a report of a suspicious package affixed to a major bridge, sealed off the area and blew it up.Read full article >>






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Howard U. Middle School responds to allegations on teacher departures

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:35pm
Nearly a week after allegations surfaced at a charter middle school on the campus of Howard University that three teachers were terminated because they wanted to teach more black history, the school’s board of directors issued a statement denying the claims.Read full article >>






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Are charter schools public or private?

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 1:29pm
Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.), who is leading the Senate’s effort to overhaul the nation’s main federal education law, committed something of an education-reform faux pas Wednesday morning when he pushed back against the suggestion that all charter schools are public schools.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Our Second Annual Student Editorial Contest: Write About an Issue That Matters to You

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 12:00pm
Back by popular demand, our Student Editorial Contest runs until March 9. Here you can find an overview, the rules, some resources that might help and a few ideas from teachers who taught with it last year.






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Wis. Governor’s Budget Would Remove Cap on School Vouchers

Education Week - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 11:32am
An unlimited number of Wisconsin students could use taxpayer dollars to attend private schools in the statewide voucher program, under Gov. Scott Walker's proposed two-year budget.
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