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Hundreds of colleges and universities have openings for freshmen

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:06am

So you didn’t get into the first, second or third college of your choice.

No worries, say a chorus of admissions officers. There are still plenty of slots in respected colleges and universities three weeks after the May 1 deadline for students to accept offers from selective schools.

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Strauss: Portrait of an underfunded school district

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:02am

What does it really mean to kids when school districts are underfunded?

Here is a portrait of one such district, from the Education Law Center in New Jersey, which advocates for equal educational opportunity and education justice in the United States. Profiled is the Freehold Borough School District  in Monmouth County,  a preschool-8th grade district with a little more than 1,580 students.

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Motherlode Blog: Who Best to Plan a Surprise Party for a Teenager? Not Mom

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 10:20am
I wanted to know the right people to invite to my daughter’s 16th birthday party; the right cake to bake; the right music to play. But I didn’t. I did know enough to know who would.






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Making the most of longer school days

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 8:34am

Many school improvement ideas vie for attention these days — the Common Core standards, new online and in-class teaching combinations, more social services, better ways to rate teachers. The most promising reform, I think, is increasing the length of the school day and school year.

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Fla. Laws Aimed at Helping Understand School Progress

Education Week - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 8:16am
New laws should make it easier for parents to see how their children's schools and districts are doing compared to others in Florida, experts told the state Board of Education on Tuesday.
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The Learning Network: How Have You Handled Being the ‘New Kid’?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 5:04am
How did you make friends and learn to fit in?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Why That Video Went Viral

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:49am
What should you do, according to researchers, if you want to “melt the Internet”?






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The Learning Network: A Note About Our Test Yourself Feature

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:20am
The tool we use to create our quizzes is currently undergoing an upgrade, so we are suspending our Test Yourself feature until that work is done. In the meantime, you might visit our archive of quizzes: E.L.L. practice questions History questions Math questions English Language Arts questions Editing practice questions Full archive






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Strauss: Chicago principal publicly slams Mayor Emanuel and says he is ‘insulting’ educators

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 4:02am

A scathing letter (see below) by a Chicago school principal charging  Mayor Rahm Emanuel and his administration with ignoring and disrespecting teachers and principals has sparked a discussion in the city about school reform and how it is being implemented.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | negligence

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 285 New York Times articles in the past year.






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National Briefing | Washington: Delays Allowed on Healthier Lunches

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 10:47pm
The Agriculture Department will allow some schools to delay adding more whole-grain foods to meals this year, responding to criticism from school officials and Congress that the standards were too difficult to meet.






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Claggett Elementary in Prince George’s may close; low enrollment, poor performance cited

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 9:53pm

The Prince George’s County school system has applied for a state grant that would allow it to shut a low-performing elementary school in District Heights.

Thomas Claggett Elementary School would close at the start of the 2015-16 school year if the Maryland State Department of Education approves the application. The school would be the first in the county to close in more than five years. In 2009, when William R. Hite Jr. was superintendent, the board approved a major reorganization that closed eight schools and adjusted the boundaries of 62 others.

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Science Standards Divide a State Built on Coal and Oil

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 9:45pm
Wyoming, which has been enriched by the sale of its natural resources, was the first state to reject new national science standards for schools, but it likely won’t be the last.






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Economic Scene: For Schools, Long Road to a Level Playing Field

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 7:51pm
The United States, which lags most other industrial nations in educational performance, also has a persistent gulf in the test results between the rich and the poor.
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Start school after Labor Day? Maryland task force says yes.

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 6:18pm

A Maryland task force has recommended that the state’s public schools delay opening until after Labor Day, a proposal that seeks to extend summer vacation for a week or more in many areas.

The state task force, which has been meeting since September, voted 11 to 4 to embrace a later start date statewide, officials said Tuesday.

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History Teacher for Middle and Upper School | Millwood School

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 6:02pm
US - VA - Midlothian, Masters preferred. Position is for teaching history and govenment to middle and upper school students.
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1st Grade Teacher, Language Arts / Social Studies focus | Westminster School

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 5:30pm
US - VA - Annandale, Bachelor's degree, elementary education (or related field) + 2 years' classroom experience References, background check Professional dress code Westminster School (K-8) provides an outstanding class
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D.C. approves three new charter schools

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 5:20pm

The D.C. Public Charter School Board has approved three new charter schools: a residential school meant for children in foster care, a K-8 school targeted at students with special needs, and a middle school that emphasizes international education and foreign language.

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