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Holder, Duncan announce national guidelines on school discipline

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 4:10pm

BALTIMORE — Bringing new attention to harsh punishments in schools, federal officials Wednesday urged educators across the country to move away from practices that suspend students for minor infractions and disproportionately affect minorities.

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The Learning Network Blog: Teach the Cold: Science Ideas for Working With Winter Weather

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 3:28pm
In honor of this week’s weather — and to teach about the cold anytime — we offer ideas for exploring climate and weather patterns, human adaptations to temperature extremes, scientific research in the world’s frostiest regions, and winter-weather science fun.
    





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Prince George’s County’s Kevin Maxwell is finalist for national superintendent of the year

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 1:39pm

Prince George’s County schools chief Kevin M. Maxwell has been selected as a finalist for the 2014 National Superintendent of the Year for his work in his previous job as head of the Anne Arundel County school system.

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Fairfax seeks a few good teachers

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 1:02pm

Fairfax County is looking for a few good teachers.

The school system will host two job fairs in coming months to recruit new educators for next year with “a strong academic background and a passion to make a difference in the lives of students,” according to a statement.

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Building Blocks: Bronx Landmark, Under City’s Care, Is on Brink of Demolition

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 12:55pm
As an abandoned school faces emergency demolition, the landmarks commission calls New York’s stewardship of the building “disgraceful” and “despicable.”
    
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Former GWU president Trachtenberg on why university presidencies are derailed

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 12:48pm

After a long run as president of George Washington University, Stephen Joel Trachtenberg turned his thoughts to leaders whose time was cut short.

“Presidencies Derailed: Why University Leaders Fail and How to Prevent It,” published in August by Johns Hopkins University Press, takes on a subject of irresistible interest to those who track higher education.

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In Fairfax, ‘cold day’ didn’t mean day off for all high school students

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 12:36pm

Cold temperatures and resulting school closings didn’t stop Fairfax teacher Ken Halla from holding class Tuesday.

For students enrolled in one section of his Advanced Placement Government class, Halla had posted a video online for the teenagers to watch, take notes on and prepare for a quiz later in the week on landmark Supreme Court cases.

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Analyst: More reforms needed of federal education loans to parents

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 12:20pm

For the past two years, many colleges have scrambled to help students find the money they need to stay in school because the federal government tightened standards for lending to parents.

The flux was especially intense for historically black colleges and universities, including Howard and Morgan State universities, which serve a large share of students in financial need.

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The Learning Network Blog: How Do You Handle the Cold?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/08/2014 - 10:10am
Temperatures that were 20 to 40 degrees below average were reported in the central parts of the country on Monday, and on the East Coast on Tuesday. How cold has it been where you live? How have you been handling it?
    





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