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The Learning Network: Student Contest Winners | The 2013 Year in Rap

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 2:35pm
Announcing five winners and 13 runners-up in our December 2013 contest.
    





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Dukes, special education teacher in Prince George’s, being placed on leave

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 1:37pm

A special education teacher in Prince George’s County is being placed on administrative leave after school officials learned Wednesday that he pleaded guilty to overbilling the District for bus rides that his company never provided to students.

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Visiting Assistant Professor of Anthropology | Colgate University

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 1:02pm
US - NY - Hamilton, The Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Colgate University invites applications for a one-year visiting position (with possibility of a second year) in cultural anthropology at the level of A
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The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | ‘Winter: A Dirge’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 1:01pm
This Poetry Pairing features “Winter: A Dirge” by Robert Burns and the Opinion article “A Year in Trees” by Bill Hayes.
    





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School in India Ensnared in U.S. Diplomatic Spat

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 1:00pm
The American Embassy School, popular with expatriates in New Delhi, is facing questions from the Indian government in the latest volley in its diplomatic spat with the United States.
    





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Prince George’s County wants MGM Resorts to use vacant school property

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 12:36pm

The Prince George’s County government wants a vacant school near National Harbor to be used by the company that is building a Las Vegas-style casino in the county.

The county has asked the school system to declare Thomas Addison Elementary School as surplus property and to transfer the deed to the county government. The county would then make the property available to MGM Resorts, which plans to open a casino along the banks of the Potomac in 2015. The school property is valued at $2.8 million.

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Montgomery school board to begin debate over $56 million budget increase Thursday

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 12:32pm

Amid public concern about the number of guidance counselors and bilingual staff in Montgomery County’s schools, elected leaders will begin a discussion of budget priorities Thursday evening.

The session, delayed by two days because of the week’s severe weather conditions, is the first of two school board work sessions on the proposed operating budget for the next fiscal year. It will be followed by a session Jan. 28, with a Feb. 11 vote planned.

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Data on community college enrollment drop

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 12:07pm

Community colleges, the low-priced gateway to higher education for many Americans, are losing enrollment as the economy recovers from a steep recession.

On Wednesday, The Post reported on the declining number of students at public two-year colleges in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

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In Fairfax, schools chief hires new nonprofit leader, seeking closer bonds to private sector

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/23/2014 - 12:06pm

Seeking to make stronger connections with the private sector, Fairfax County public schools chief Karen Garza announced that the administration’s nonprofit foundation had hired its first full-time executive director.

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