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Top-performing schools with elite students

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 4:29pm

The Washington Post’s America’s Most Challenging High Schools list is designed to recognize schools that challenge average students. These top-performing schools, listed in alphabetical order, were excluded from the list because, despite their exceptional quality, their admission rules and standardized test scores indicate they have few or no average students. Non-neighborhood schools with SAT or ACT averages above the highest averages for neighborhood schools nationally are placed on this list. Our sampling of private schools is exempt from this rule so that readers can see how they compare to schools on the main list.

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Va. Gov. McAuliffe vetoes school prayer bill, saying it could lead to ‘religious messaging’

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 4:21pm

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) vetoed a school prayer bill on Friday, saying it could lead to “coercive prayer” or “religious messaging” at school events.

The bill attempted to codify students’ right to pray in school; organize prayer groups, or religious clubs or events; wear clothing or accessories with religious messages; and express religious views at school events.

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Alternatives to the Challenge Index

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 4:20pm

The Washington Post’s Challenge Index, which began in 1998, is not the only way to rank high schools. Here is a quick survey of some others:

In 2007, U.S. News & World Report launched a high school list as part of its expanded rankings of several American institutions, inspired by its popular college rankings that began in 1983.

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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 3:49pm
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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Big City: Books, and Compassion, From Birth

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:24pm
Some experts on early education say efforts focused on 4- and even 3-year-olds come too late.
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Motherlode Blog: Seeking College Application Essays About Money From This Year’s Seniors

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 2:19pm
Ron Lieber, the Your Money columnist for The New York Times, is looking for college application essays about money, work and social class from this year’s high school seniors.






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Motherlode Blog: The Case Against Savings Accounts (but Not Savings)

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:54pm
Is a savings account a teaching tool, or a “black hole that swallows birthday checks”?






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Motherlode Blog: I Refuse to Be Busy

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:52pm
Most of the time, being “busy” is a choice, and it’s a choice I refuse to make.






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Motherlode Blog: One Word That Should Never Follow ‘I Love You’

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:50pm
Let’s be honest, when you add this word, the purpose of the statement is to communicate everything except “I love you.”






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Common Sense: A Bold Bid to Combat a Crisis in Legal Education

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:38pm
Brooklyn Law School said it would cut tuition and abandon what has become a widespread obsession with climbing the ladder of national law school rankings.
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Re-enactors bring history of Bleeding Kansas to school's 7th-graders

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:31pm
Seventh-graders at Washburn Rural Middle School in Kansas recently learned a lesson about their state's history when re-enact -More
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How project-based learning teaches 21st-century skills

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:31pm
Some educators at a school district in North Carolina are adopting project-based learning in their classrooms.  -More
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Students develop speech, social skills through film project

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:31pm
Some students with disabilities from a school in Staten Island, N.Y., recently put their filmmaking skills to the test.  -More
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Significant racial disparities exist in U.S. children's well-being, report says

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:31pm
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Educators design schools of the future

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:31pm
Innovative school districts looking to offer engaging, interactive learning experiences for students increasingly are adoptin -More
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Mich. high-school students launch voter-registration drive

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:31pm
Student council members from Fenton High School in Michigan recently set up a booth as part of a drive to encourage eligible  -More
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N.M. 6th-graders learn civics by studying district's reorganization plan

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/04/2014 - 1:31pm
Sixth-graders at a New Mexico school have spent recent weeks studying their school district's reorganization plans as part of -More
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