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Obama announces public and private investments for high-speed Internet in schools

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 1:42pm

Visiting an innovative Prince George’s County middle school where each child has a tablet computer, President Obama spoke Tuesday about his plan to give 20 million more students access to high-speed Internet connections at the nation’s schools and libraries.

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James J. Gallagher, Child Development Expert, Is Dead at 87

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 1:40pm
Dr. Gallagher’s work expanded educational opportunities for disabled and gifted children nationwide, and he championed the education of both groups as a civil rights issue.
    
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New bikes help Fairfax teens burn calories while reading a book

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 1:26pm

Students at Falls Church high school could soon break a sweat while studying. The school recently moved stationary bikes into the library to allow students more time to burn calories while also cramming for tests.

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State of the States: Maryland

Education Week - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 12:49pm
In his final State of the State address after two terms in office, Gov. Martin O'Malley focused on economic and health-care issues, but also pledged to help spearhead an effort to expand universal preschool education.
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State of the States: Utah

Education Week - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 12:41pm
Saying he wants more high school students to complete computer science and information technology courses, Gov. Gary R. Herbert called for $4.5 million in new funds for science, technology, engineering, and math education.
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State of the States: Illinois

Education Week - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 12:25pm
Illinois needs a new "birth to 5" initiative that would provide more access to early-learning programs, connect expectant mothers with prenatal care, and expand home-visiting programs and community partnerships, Gov. Pat Quinn said in his State of the State speech.
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Cummings spurs edit of college aid Web sites

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 12:03pm

Rep. Elijah E. Cummings (D-Md.) spurred a quick edit of the financial aid Web sites of some universities when he charged this week that schools were misleading students about what forms were needed to apply for federal student aid.

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Strauss: Charter experiment ‘spinning out of control’ in Durham County

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 12:00pm

What is happening in Durham County, N.C., is exactly what charter school critics have long feared: the destabilization of the traditional district system.

Ned Barnett, the editorial page editor of the News & Observer wrote in this piece that the spread of charter schools in the county since the state legislature lifted the cap on new charters in 2011 is out of control, serving to “undermine” the traditional system that educates most of the region’s children -- without the kind of accountability that school reformers say they love.

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D.C. high school lottery deadline extended one day due to technical glitch

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 11:52am

The deadline for D.C. high school students to enter the city’s new enrollment lottery for both traditional and charter schools has been extended one day because of a technical glitch with the lottery Web site, officials said.

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Latest Job Postings - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 11:31am
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Graduation rate gains for African American and Hispanic students in Montgomery

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 10:53am

Four-year graduation rates in Montgomery County show a slight narrowing of the achievement gap that separates white and Asian students from their African American and Hispanic peers, according to the latest state figures.

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Congressman: Many colleges are misleading students about financial aid requirements

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 10:41am

A prominent House Democrat charged Monday that more than 100 colleges and universities, including some in the nation’s capital, are providing students with unclear or potentially misleading information about what forms they must submit to apply for federal financial aid.

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DCPS hires prominent labor relations lawyer as senior adviser to Kaya Henderson

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 10:08am

D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson has hired Kenneth Slaughter, a prominent labor-relations lawyer, to serve as her senior adviser.

In the newly created position at D.C. Public Schools, Slaughter will work on labor and D.C. Council relations as well as “broad strategy,” Melissa Salmanowitz said in response to a request for a job description. He will earn $150,000 for the full-time job.

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Strauss: J.K. Rowling, please keep Harry Potter revisionist history to yourself

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 9:49am

Shortly after the last Harry Potter novel -- “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” -- was published in 2007, author J.K. Rowling revealed that one of the main characters, Hogwarts headmaster and master wizard Albus Dumbledore, was gay. There was no indication in the books that this was the case, so her disclosure left one wondering why she hadn’t let her readers know that when they were actually reading the books. She had seven novels in which she could have let her readers know her full vision for Dumbledore.

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