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More Students—But Few Girls, Minorities—Took AP Computer Science Exams

Education Week - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:29am
While the numbers of students taking Advanced Placement computer science exams skyrocketed in 2014, participation for many groups of students remained low, an Education Week analysis shows.
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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Winter Weather

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:28am
Test your knowledge of winter weather by playing our crossword.






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Rating Plan Would Put Colleges Into One of Three Categories

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 6:09am
A report offers the first glimpse into the Obama administration’s plan to grade colleges, placing them into three categories of performance.






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The Learning Network: Was Sony Right to Cancel ‘The Interview’ After Receiving a Threat Against Theaters?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 6:00am
Many in Hollywood expressed dismay that hackers could force a studio to cancel a movie. Does Sony’s decision threaten First Amendment freedoms?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Makeover for Archie and the Gang

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 5:32am
Here are several paragraphs from a Dec. 14 article, “As Archie Nears 75, Riverdale Gets a Youthful Infusion.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Degrees and Difficulty: Raising Ambitions: The Challenge in Teaching at Community Colleges

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:24am
Two-year colleges enroll nearly half of all undergraduates in the United States. How to better educate them is critical to increasing economic mobility.
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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | metaphysical

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:01am
This word has appeared in 108 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Vote on more flexible D.C. high school graduation requirements delayed for input

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:01pm
The D.C. State Board of Education on Wednesday night voted unanimously to table a vote on proposed revisions to graduation requirements that would create more flexible routes to a high school diploma, citing the need to give the community more time to respond.Read full article >>






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Cuomo Signals Changes for Education Next Year

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:58pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s goals include making it easier to fire low-performing teachers and increasing the number of charter schools.
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Motherlode Blog: In an Orphanage, but Not Orphaned, in Sierra Leone

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 8:42pm
I thought overseas adoption would be my route to parenthood, but when I visited Sierra Leone, I found the situation there more complex than it seemed.






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Op-Ed Contributor: Your Waitress, Your Professor

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 8:40pm
Why do we draw a line between blue-collar and white-collar work?
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Four charter schools selected to lease former D.C. Public School buildings

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:28pm
Four charter school operators have been selected to lease space in two surplus D.C. public school buildings, according to an announcement this week by Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Deputy Mayor for Education Abigail Smith.Read full article >>






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Pr. William to start school before Labor Day, using waiver from ‘Kings Dominion’ law

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:26pm
While many children in Northern Virginia are lazing away the last days of summer next year, students in Prince William County will head to school before Labor Day for the first time, officials said.The county School Board on Wednesday voted unanimously to approve a school calendar for the 2015-2016 academic year that has classes starting on Monday, Aug. 31. The decision will give students a two-week winter vacation, an earlier end to the academic year in June and more time for teachers to prepare students for standardized tests, according to a school system statement.Read full article >>






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Arlington Public Schools chief named finalist for superintendent of the year

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:40pm
Patrick Murphy, who has overseen unprecedented growth at Arlington Public Schools, was named one of four finalists for national superintendent of the year by AASA, the School Superintendents Association.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Holiday Concerts and the Anatomy of Melancholy

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:04pm
Every year, I try to find a way to embrace the ephemeral, cherry-blossom nature of December, and the way it wallops you over the head with the passage of time.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | 25 Years of ‘The Simpsons’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:40pm
What has “The Simpsons” meant to you? What are your favorite episodes? If you are a teacher, do you teach with it? Let us know






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