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Fairfax schools chief calls for $96 million in budget cuts; proposal increases class sizes

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 9:30pm

Fairfax County’s class sizes could balloon, teachers could face layoffs and parents might have to pay new testing fees next year under a budget Schools Superintendent Karen Garza unveiled Thursday. The proposal includes $96 million in cuts that would eliminate about 730 staff positions from Virginia’s largest school system.

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City Study Tracks Transfers by Charter School Students

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 9:17pm
Pupils are not more likely to leave New York City charter schools than their counterparts at traditional public schools, but that is not the case for special education students, a study found.
    





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Sonya Williams sworn in as new Prince George’s school board member

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 6:11pm

Sonya Williams, a civil engineer and the president of a parents, teachers and students association, was sworn in Thursday as the newest member of the Prince George’s County Board of Education.

Williams, who was appointed to the position by County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D), will represent District 9, replacing Donna Hathaway Beck, who resigned in August.

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Prince George’s raises tuition rates for after-school program and non-residents

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 5:26pm

The Prince George’s County Board of Education voted Thursday to raise the tuition rate for the school system’s before- and after-school program and for students who attend schools in the district, but live outside the county.

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Report: Fairfax needs school-boundary changes to alleviate crowding

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 2:45pm

The Fairfax County School Board should conduct a massive boundary study and consider abolishing all current school boundaries to help alleviate crowding issues in the coming years, according to a new report from a citizens committee.

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Prince George’s recognizes students with achievements in academics and athletics

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:59pm

Five National Merit semifinalists, a dozen International Baccalaureate diploma recipients and a cheerleading team that won a national competition were among the students celebrated this week by the Prince George’s County school system for their achievements in academics and athletics.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Literary Terms

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:39pm
Test your knowledge of literary terms by playing our crossword, either online or in print. We are slowly updating our entire Student Crossword Archive, and will be publishing occasional crosswords throughout 2014.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | ‘Ozymandias’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 12:07pm
This Poetry Pairing features Percy Bysshe Shelley’s “Ozymandias” and the Op-Ed “Goodbye, Lenin?” by Sasha Senderovich.
    





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Senior Director of Development, L&S College Relations Dept. (0463U) #17045 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 8:29am
US - CA - Berkeley, About Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generat
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Systems Administrator 2 (7303U) #17242 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 01/09/2014 - 8:29am
US - CA - Berkeley, About Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generat
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