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D.C. settles with former school food services director for $450,000

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 6:08pm

The District has agreed to pay $450,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by the city public schools’ former head of food services, who had alleged he was fired for raising alarms about the system’s mismanagement of a money-losing contract with its largest food vendor.

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Moody’s downgrades Howard U.’s credit rating for second time in the past year

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 5:52pm

Moody’s Investors Service downgraded Howard University’s credit rating Thursday for the second time in less than a year, citing a “precipitous deterioration” in the financial condition of the university’s teaching hospital.

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Mortgages: College Debt and Home Buying

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 5:47pm
While homeownership is down nationally since the housing market collapse, the drop-off among younger adults, 25 to 34, is particularly striking.






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Your Money: Services Emerge to Help Out-of-State Students Pay In-State Tuition

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 5:09pm
Companies like In-State Angels are trying to help students and parents avoid the high price of out-of-state tuition, but some colleges frown on it.






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Motherlode Blog: Three Generations, One Home, One Unavoidable Future

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 4:18pm
Does sharing a home with your parents or in-laws also mean spending more time thinking about death?






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Motherlode Blog: If You’re Lighting Fourth of July Fireworks, Who’s Holding the Match?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 4:08pm
When fireworks are legal, it’s up to parents to set limits and decide who should be lighting the fuse.






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Director of Teacher Education Program – Center X | Graduate School of Education and Information Studies

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 3:48pm
US - CA - Los Angeles, UCLA’s Graduate School of Education and Information Studies Center X Center X is a community of educators working to transform public schooling to create a more just, equitable, and humane
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Strauss: How much do you know about the Declaration of Independence?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 3:01pm

How much do you really know about the history of the Declaration of Independence and events surrounding the famous date of July 4th, 1776?

When, for example, was independence actually declared by the second Continental Congress meeting in Philadelphia? Who was the first signer of the declaration? Who wrote it?

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Wash. 2nd-graders profile community's diversity on video

NCSS Smartbrief - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:44pm
Second-graders at Oak Harbor Elementary School in Washington state shared what they learned about the diverse cultures in the -More
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Educators share their experiences with blended learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:44pm
Some educators who use blended learning say the infusion of technology has helped them develop student-centered classrooms.  -More
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Iowa students learn about requirements of IB diploma in seminars

NCSS Smartbrief - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:44pm
High-school juniors in Iowa who will start the two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma program in the fall are taking wr -More
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Conn. high school to add 3 new social studies courses

NCSS Smartbrief - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:44pm
The social studies department at Southington High School in Connecticut plans to offer three new courses -- human rights, wor -More
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Edmodo hopes to improve education through social networking

NCSS Smartbrief - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:44pm
Edmodo is a social network that connects teachers, students and parents at primary and secondary schools for improvement ther -More
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Maine civics students spruce up alley with mural

NCSS Smartbrief - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:44pm
Students from a Maine high-school civics class recently painted a mural on a downtown alleyway as part of their participation -More
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4th-graders lobby for D.C. to have its own rock

NCSS Smartbrief - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:44pm
Fourth-graders in a Washington, D.C., elementary school have partnered with local officials to establish the Potomac blueston -More
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Freedom Summer's 50th anniversary: Investigating the civil rights movement

NCSS Smartbrief - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:44pm
This three-day workshop, July 30 to August 1, will provide a varied program of civil rights panelists, demonstration of the F -More
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