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Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 89 New York Times articles in the past year.

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D.C.’s autonomy may be tested by suit over charter school funding

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 12:09am
A lawsuit that seeks to equalize funding between charter schools and traditional public schools could be an important test of the District’s authority to govern its own budget and affairs.An association of D.C. charter schools alleges that the city has failed to provide uniform funding to its two types of public schools, effectively underfunding charter schools by hundreds of millions of dollars in violation of the federal School Reform Act of 1995. Last fall, then-D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan asked a federal court to dismiss the lawsuit on the grounds that decisions the D.C. Council has made about school funding are within its powers delegated by Congress through the Home Rule Act two decades earlier, which gave the District broad authority to self-govern.Read full article >>

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National Briefing | South: Florida: 5 High School Students Are Accused of Gang Rape

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 9:18pm
Five football players were charged Tuesday with raping a fellow student near their high school in Winter Springs, and investigators say the student captured part of the attack on video.

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National Briefing | South: North Carolina: Duke Suspends Fraternity in Sexual Assault Inquiry

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 9:16pm
Duke University says it has suspended Alpha Delta Phi while the police investigate allegations that a woman was assaulted at a party at a house leased by fraternity members.

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The President is talking about making college more affordable. Skip to what you need to know

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 8:20pm
Do you like acronyms and financial aid forms and the footnotes to federal tax policy?If yes, you are in luck, and will surely enjoy financing your own and your children’s college educations.If no, but you want to know what President Barack Obama proposes to do to make college more affordable in tonight’s State of the Union address, look no further. The Post’s Danielle Douglas-Gabriel breaks down some key points here.Read full article >>

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Parents Confront Obstacles as School Choice Expands

Education Week - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 7:29pm
High-choice cities such as New Orleans and Denver have tried to simplify the school-selection process for families, but challenges remain.
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Doctors Enlisted to Deliver Early-Literacy Message

Education Week - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 7:25pm
Pediatricians join the Too Small to Fail campaign's push to encourage parents to talk, read, and sing to their infants and toddlers as a key precursor to literacy.
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Educators Often Overlook Student Grief, Experts Say

Education Week - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 7:19pm
A coalition of education organizations has developed resources that aim to help educators properly support students dealing with death and loss.
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Louisiana Slow in Rolling Out New Authority for Spec. Ed. Teams

Education Week - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 7:16pm
Worries over federal compliance slow implementation of a new law giving school-based teams the power to develop course-completion and graduation standards for some special education students.
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Charters Need Policy and Community Support

Education Week - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 7:15pm
Good laws are important, but they aren't the only key to successful charter schools, Nina Rees and Todd Ziebarth say.
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Four Ways to Improve Student Mental-Health Support

Education Week - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 7:14pm
Improving school-community collaboration is one way to help students get the mental-health treatment they need, S. Brock and H.T. Brant say.
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Make K-12 Skills Relevant to Students

Education Week - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 7:11pm
Making the connections clear between academics and work will benefit many students, says Jonathan Hasak.
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Idaho Schools Face Potential Tech Crisis Over Broadband Issue

Education Week - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 7:06pm
State officials are scrambling to make sure their broadband network provides service to school districts, following a legal battle that has left the network's future in limbo.
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Obama Calls for Stronger Protections on Student-Data Privacy

Education Week - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 7:06pm
A proposed new federal Student Digital Privacy Act would put new restrictions on how companies use student data, but hurdles abound.
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Manassas City schools to start before Labor Day

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 6:57pm
Manassas City schools will begin its next school year a week early, joining two other northern Virginia school districts in bucking a longtime Virginia tradition of starting after Labor Day.Under the amended calendar, students will be back in classrooms on Aug. 31, 2015. They are scheduled to finish the school year on June 16.Read full article >>

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Changing school hours: Is 20 minutes later a good idea? Montgomery asks the public.

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 5:41pm
Should public schools in Montgomery County start 2o minutes later in the morning to help weary teenagers get a little more sleep?Or perhaps the youngest children should start their school day earliest, with high schoolers heading to classes afterward.Read full article >>

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Who will sit with Michelle Obama at the State of the Union address?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 4:59pm
First lady Michelle Obama has invited a handful of students and educators to sit in her viewing box Tuesday night for the State of the Union address. Among them are several people who personify themes of the Obama administration, including improving outcomes for young black men, a push to expand access to college for low-income students, job retraining for adult workers and opportunities for “dreamers,” or undocumented students brought to the United States as children.Read full article >>

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Motherlode Blog: 43 and Pregnant

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 4:37pm
My pregnancy’s viability is still very much in limbo. As am I. I am readying myself for whatever happens, but I am split in a way I have never felt before.

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Strauss: Teacher refuses to give Common Core test to kids — with her superintendent’s support

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 4:26pm
This may be a first: A Long Island teacher has decided to refuse to administer the state’s mandated Common Core-aligned test to students — and the superintendent of the district in which she works supports her.Read full article >>

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