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Strauss: Live online chat today at 1 p.m.

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 10:08am

I’ll be doing a live chat on washingtonpost.com at 1 p.m.EDT  today, so if you have any questions or comments about anything in education (or even marginally related), send them in here:

http://live.washingtonpost.com/the-answer-sheet-20140430.html

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Test Prep Endures in New York Schools, Despite Calls to Ease It

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 9:47am
New York City’s schools chancellor said in December that she would limit state exams’ role in measuring student progress, but test prep, and the anxiety it causes, is as robust as ever.






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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | National Parks: Ecology and Economy

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 9:40am
Another winning essay from our Student Editorial Contest, this one by Matty H.






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Strauss: America’s best teachers got a B on this quiz

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 8:47am

The 62-year-old National Teacher of the Year Program is the oldest national honors program that focuses on teaching excellence, and this week, the 2014 winners from each state, the District and U.S. territories are in the nation’s capital’s for the annual celebration.

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Strauss: Maryland educator named 2014 National Teacher of the Year

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 8:31am

The 2014 National Teacher of the Year is 30-year-old Sean McComb of Maryland, an accomplished English teacher who started a program at Patapsco High School & Center for the Arts in Baltimore County Public Schools to help students in the “academic middle” stretch themselves so they can succeed in college.

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NCLB Waiver Loss Puts Washington State on Uncertain Ground

Education Week - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 7:55am
The Evergreen State now faces a potentially messy transition back to accountability provisions of the outdated No Child Left Behind Act.
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The Learning Network: Do We Need New Ways to Identify Gender and Sexuality?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 5:07am
Do you think we need new ways to identify gender and sexuality differences beyond the binary choice “male” and “female,” whether on social media or on official forms like driver’s licenses and passports?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Formal Breakup With Prom Wear

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:41am
Who, interviewed in this article, wants to “punch prom in the face by wearing pants”?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Math, April 30, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:12am
Can you calculate the amount a family spends on average for a child to go to Boston College, and what percentage of their income this amount represents?






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Fairfax schools chief unveils new budget plan

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:20am

Teachers will receive salary increases and students taking advanced classes won’t have to pay testing fees under a new budget plan presented by superintendent Karen Garza late Monday to the Fairfax County school board.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | grate

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 126 New York Times articles in the past year.






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East Silver Spring pupil wins Google doodle contest; will go to Calif. to vie for grand prize

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 10:08pm

Ten-year-old Shashi Arnold is a self-proclaimed doodler who wants to become an author and illustrator when she grows up.

In the meantime, some of her artwork might soon be available for all the world to see.

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Newest Fairfax schools budget includes cuts, salary raises

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 9:07pm

When Fairfax County’s school superintendent, Karen Garza, took office in July, she faced a dire outlook for fiscal 2015, with some internal projections showing a $140 million budget shortfall.

In her first months as leader of the school system, Garza often described the situation she had inherited as a “crisis.”

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Virginia Attorney General Opens In-State Tuition to Students Brought to U.S. Illegally

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 8:48pm
Attorney General Mark R. Herring, a Democrat, issued the legal opinion after Republicans in the General Assembly killed a state Dream Act early this year.






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D.C.’s Hospitality High to convert from charter to traditional school

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 8:37pm

Leaders of Hospitality High, a D.C. charter school backed by some of the Washington area’s largest hotel companies, have decided to relinquish their charter to join the city’s traditional school system.

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