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Montgomery County releases school-specific grade data for algebra final exams

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 1:10pm

Failure rates on recent Algebra 1 final exams varied widely across Montgomery County’s middle schools and high schools, according to newly released figures that provide a fuller picture of performance on tests that led to a mass grade recalculation.

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Motherlode Blog: How to See More of Your Best Friends? Move Away

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:48am
When the demands of parenthood, career, and general midlife busy-ness made it tough to see friends as much as we wanted to, we moved away, and saw them more.

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Motherlode Blog: Ordering Abortion Drugs for Her Daughter Earns a Mother Jail Time

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:01am
On Sept. 12th, Jennifer Whalen, a 39-year-old mother of three, went to jail to begin serving a 9-to-18-month sentence. Whalen’s crime was, in effect, ordering pills online that her older daughter took in the first several weeks of an unplanned pregnancy, when she was 16, to induce a miscarriage. The drugs have been available from a doctor with a prescription in the United States since 2000 and are used around the world to induce miscarriage. Read more.

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Assistant Professor (Tenure Track) | SUNY Potsdam

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:58am
US - NY - Potsdam, Must possess commitment to excellence in undergraduate teaching, and have an active research program that complements existing departmental strengths with potential for undergraduate student involveme
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The Common Core Is Working in My Classroom

Education Week - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 8:35am
Jeff Baxter, the Kansas State Teacher of the Year, writes that the standards have made him a better educator.
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Financing a Hurdle in Charters' Hunt for Space, Says Report

Education Week - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 8:28am
Public and private financing is not keeping up with demand for charters, says the report, which also highlights how states can make it easier for the schools to pay for facilities.
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