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Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 12:04am
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Montgomery schools differ in recent Algebra 1 final exam failures

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 7:52pm

A little more than half of Montgomery County’s 25 high schools had failure rates of more than 70 percent for the final exam in Algebra 1 in June, even after the district added 15 percentage points to exam grades, according to newly released district data.

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Missing U-Va. student’s father: ‘This is every parent’s worst nightmare’

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 6:56pm

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The parents of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham said Sunday that they are holding out hope for their daughter’s safe return but fear that her disappearance was the result of “foul play.”

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Op-Ed Contributor: Why Poor Students Struggle

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 6:54pm
The price of success in college is often their own identities.






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President of Prince George’s NAACP branch demands Largo principal resign or be fired

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 4:53pm

The president of the Prince George’s County branch of the NAACP is demanding that a high school principal who has been accused of harassing and bullying former employees resign or be terminated.

Bob Ross said he is joining county council member Mary A. Lehman (D-Laurel) in calling for Largo High School Principal Angelique Simpson-Marcus to be removed as head of the 1,100-student school.

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Mathews: In D.C. mayor’s race, vote for candidate who supports schools chief Kaya Henderson

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 3:55pm

Both of the leading mayoral candidates — D.C. Council members Muriel Bowser and David A. Catania — have the right attitude about the city’s struggling public schools. Improving education is the most significant challenge, they say. The District government cannot improve the lives and livelihoods of its residents without that.

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AmeriCorps volunteers play a big role in D.C. schools

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 3:37pm

The District is increasingly turning to another pool of labor to support its efforts to improve literacy, reduce dropout rates and turn around schools: AmeriCorps volunteers.

Twenty years after the national service program started, the $665 million federal program helps fund corps members in 1,500 organizations around the country. In the District, about 800 AmeriCorps volunteers are working in public schools — both traditional and charter — and in community organizations that support education.

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AmeriCorps celebrates 20th anniversary this month

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 3:31pm

AmeriCorps celebrates its 20th anniversary this month. The national service program, created as a kind of domestic Peace Corps, was signed into law by then-President Bill Clinton.

During an inaugural swearing-in ceremony he told the first volunteers: “You’re what is right with America.”

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George Washington U. student dies

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 1:53pm

A George Washington University student who died late last week was identified Sunday.

William Gwathmey, 20, died Friday, of causes yet undetermined, said Officer Paul Metcalf of the D.C. Metropolitan Police Department.

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International Education: Campus Police Acquire Military Weapons

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 12:35pm
At least 124 colleges have acquired military equipment through a federal program that transfers military surplus to law-enforcement agencies across the country.






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Motherlode Blog: From Lymphoma Mom to Just Mom, and Holding

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 09/21/2014 - 8:30am
During chemotherapy, my cancer shifted from being a sad thing to being a sad and annoying thing. No one wanted anything to change, but almost everything did.






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The Texas Tribune: Questioning an Ambitious Chancellor’s Vision

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 7:29pm
While the aggressive transformation of the University of Houston has drawn praise, it has also prompted questions about the college’s role in both the community and the university system.






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The Texas Tribune: Candidate’s Vow to Kill Tuition Law Makes Some in His Party Squirm

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 7:28pm
State Senator Dan Patrick, who is running for lieutenant governor in Texas, wants to repeal the Dream Act, just as Republicans are trying to appeal more to Hispanic voters.






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When no gender fits: A quest to be seen as just a person

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 6:11pm

Kelsey scans the wall of T-shirts in Five Below, one of the few stores to qualify as “quirky” in this conservative part of western Michigan. “Let’s Have a Party,” a shirt reads, near displays of body glitter and $5 leggings. “Warning: Prone to Shenanigans,” reads another, and after less than a minute, it’s clear the store doesn’t have what Kelsey is looking for, because no place ever does, at least not around here.

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State says Prince George’s schools CFO committed insurance fraud, placed on leave

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 6:02pm

The top budget official for Maryland’s second-largest school system was placed on administrative leave with pay Friday after school officials learned of an order from the Maryland Insurance Administration finding that he committed insurance fraud.

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Police name person of interest in hunt for missing U-Va. student Hannah Graham

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 3:59pm

Police on Saturday publicly identified a Charlottesville man as the person of interest in the case of the missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham.

Capt. Gary Pleasants said that police believe the man was the last person to see Graham before she disappeared early in the morning Sept. 13. Police searched the man’s car Friday and found evidence that led investigators to pursue a second search warrant to enter his Charlottesville-area apartment. Police would not publicly elaborate on what that evidence was.

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Economic View: Why Federal College Ratings Won’t Rein In Tuition

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 3:24pm
An ambitious plan to create a better-informed marketplace for education doesn’t take into account how public universities are funded.






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Strauss: Why a kindergarten teacher is running for Congress

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 09/20/2014 - 3:17pm

Janet Garrett is a veteran kindergarten teacher in Oberlin, Ohio. She just started her 35th year of teaching — which will be her last. She is running as a Democrat for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives from the 4th Congressional District of Ohio, challenging the conservative Republican incumbent, Jim Jordan. In this post she talks about the fads in education that she has seen come and go, and her concerns about what is happening in kindergarten classes today and the huge amount of testing being given to 5- and 6-year-old students.

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New Jersey Teacher Is Charged With Sexual Assault of 5 Students

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:58pm
Nicole Dufault, a teacher at Columbia High School in Maplewood, who was arrested this week for having sex with three students, is charged with sexually assaulting two more students.






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Twitter Erupts as Nicki Minaj’s Offer to School Is Declined

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:15pm
Students at the rapper’s alma mater, Fiorello H. LaGuardia High School, post their dismay after a visit falls through.






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