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NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:44pm
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NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:44pm
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Mathews: KIPP gives the old college try to its graduates, watching over their success

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:42pm

Notre Dame de Namur University, founded in 1851, sits amid lush lawns and big pines in an affluent neighborhood of Belmont, Calif., about two miles from the little house where I grew up. My younger son and I sneak onto the campus to play Frisbee golf when visiting my mother and brother. I assumed from the look of the place that it catered to rich kids, but I was wrong.

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Mathews: KIPP gives the old college try to its graduates, watching over their success

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:42pm

Notre Dame de Namur University, founded in 1851, sits amid lush lawns and big pines in an affluent neighborhood of Belmont, Calif., about two miles from the little house where I grew up. My younger son and I sneak onto the campus to play Frisbee golf when visiting my mother and brother. I assumed from the look of the place that it catered to rich kids, but I was wrong.

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The Learning Network Blog: Student Crossword | Stargazing

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:34pm
Test your knowledge of astronomy by playing our crossword — or find crosswords on topics across the curriculum in our archive.
    





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Strauss: One more thing there isn’t time for in kindergarten anymore

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:28pm

I’ve published a number of posts about the transformation -- some would say the destruction -- of kindergarten in this era of standardized test-based accountability. Play has been replaced with academic work, and young kids are tested ad nauseam and given little or no time for fanciful things like recess or art. But as bad as that sounds, it could be worse -- and in some places it is.

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Strauss: One more thing there isn’t time for in kindergarten anymore

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:28pm

I’ve published a number of posts about the transformation -- some would say the destruction -- of kindergarten in this era of standardized test-based accountability. Play has been replaced with academic work, and young kids are tested ad nauseam and given little or no time for fanciful things like recess or art. But as bad as that sounds, it could be worse -- and in some places it is.

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The gender factor in college admissions

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:45am

For 35 years, women have outnumbered men in American colleges.

Federal data show that female students became the majority in 1979 and for the past decade have accounted for about 57 percent of enrollment at degree-granting institutions. This gender gap holds true for many kinds of students at many kinds of schools, from part-timers in community college to full-timers in private, nonprofit colleges.

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The gender factor in college admissions: Do men or women have an edge?

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:45am

For 35 years, women have outnumbered men in American colleges.

Federal data show that female students became the majority in 1979 and for the past decade have accounted for about 57 percent of enrollment at degree-granting institutions. This gender gap holds true for many kinds of students at many kinds of schools, from part-timers in community college to full-timers in private, nonprofit colleges.

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Maryland‘s private schools may seek state waivers to ease fallout from snow day closings

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 9:59am

It’s not just public schools in Maryland that are eligible to request state waivers for days of instruction lost to the winter’s frequent snow days.

The Maryland State Board of Education passed a separate measure Tuesday that allows private schools in Maryland to request waivers that may help them avoid lengthy weather-related extensions of the school year.

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Maryland‘s private schools may seek state waivers to ease fallout from snow day closings

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 9:59am

It’s not just public schools in Maryland that are eligible to request state waivers for days of instruction lost to the winter’s frequent snow days.

The Maryland State Board of Education passed a separate measure Tuesday that allows private schools in Maryland to request waivers that may help them avoid lengthy weather-related extensions of the school year.

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