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Maryland education officials reject Anne Arundel’s request for snow day waiver

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 4:01pm

Maryland education leaders on Friday denied Anne Arundel County’s request for a waiver of five instructional days that were lost to snow-related school closings, a decision that will mean an extended school year for Maryland’s fifth-largest school system.

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Khan Academy, Open Ed. Providers Evolve With Common Core

Education Week - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 3:47pm
Khan Academy's unveiling of interactive and adaptive math resources tied to the common core represents a critical step for the field of "open education resources," observers say.
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Khan Academy, Open Ed. Providers Evolve With Common Core

Education Week - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 3:47pm
Khan Academy's unveiling of interactive and adaptive math resources tied to the common core represents an important step for the field of "open education resources," observers say.
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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 3:39pm
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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Prince George’s schools ask state to waive four instructional days because of snow

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 3:28pm

The Prince George’s County Public School System has asked for a state waiver of four instructional days lost to inclement weather this winter.

Maryland requires students to attend school 180 days during a school calendar year. So far, Prince George’s has canceled classes eight times for snowy weather.

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Prince George’s schools ask state to waive four instructional days because of snow

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 3:28pm

The Prince George’s County Public School System has asked for a state waiver of four instructional days lost to inclement weather this winter.

Maryland requires students to attend school 180 days during a school calendar year. So far, Prince George’s has canceled classes eight times for snowy weather.

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Inspired by Vanilla Ice, Jefferson Academy gets pumped for city tests

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 3:11pm

It’s D.C. CAS time, and Jefferson Academy has done it again.

Last spring in the runup to the city’s springtime standardized test, students at the Southwest D.C. middle school spent countless hours working after class with seventh-grade math teacher Greg Dohmann to produce “Rock that CAS,” an unforgettable music video parody of “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore.

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Inspired by Vanilla Ice, Jefferson Academy gets pumped for city tests

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 3:11pm

It’s D.C. CAS time, and Jefferson Academy has done it again.

Last spring in the runup to the city’s springtime standardized test, students at the Southwest D.C. middle school spent countless hours working after class with seventh-grade math teacher Greg Dohmann to produce “Rock that CAS,” an unforgettable music video parody of “Thrift Shop” by Macklemore.

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For abused children in Fairfax, a new place to stay

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 2:01pm

Fairfax County child protective services received more than 2,300 referrals of child abuse in 2013. Soon, youths in the county who need a way to escape harm at home will have a new place to stay.

On April 2, the doors will officially open at the SafeSpot Children’s Advocacy Center located at 3913 Old Lee Highway in Suite 81-C.

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For abused children in Fairfax, a new place to stay

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 2:01pm

Fairfax County child protective services received more than 2,300 referrals of child abuse in 2013. Soon, youths in the county who need a way to escape harm at home will have a new place to stay.

On April 2, the doors will officially open at the SafeSpot Children’s Advocacy Center located at 3913 Old Lee Highway in Suite 81-C.

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Teen sleep: Tweet from education secretary seen as boost for changing school hours

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:44pm

Maryland advocates concerned about teen sleep are cheering a tweet this week from Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who again signaled support for the idea of shifting the opening hours of schools.

In his tweet, Duncan linked to a U.S. News & World Report story examining the early hours of the high school day and wrote: “Would love to see more districts consider later starting times, particularly for high school students.”

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Teen sleep: Tweet from education secretary seen as boost for changing school hours

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:44pm

Maryland advocates concerned about teen sleep are cheering a tweet this week from Education Secretary Arne Duncan, who again signaled support for the idea of shifting the opening hours of schools.

In his tweet, Duncan linked to a U.S. News & World Report story examining the early hours of the high school day and wrote: “Would love to see more districts consider later starting times, particularly for high school students.”

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Prince George’s board of education delays vote on charter school lease

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:37pm

The Prince George’s County Board of Education delayed a vote on whether to allow a charter school operated by Imagine Foundation to lease a vacant elementary school owned by the school system for the 2014 school year.

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Prince George’s board of education delays vote on charter school lease

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:37pm

The Prince George’s County Board of Education delayed a vote on whether to allow a charter school operated by Imagine Foundation to lease a vacant elementary school owned by the school system for the 2014 school year.

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Pa. 8th-graders choose African-Americans for Mount Rushmore-like monument

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
Nearly 300 eighth-graders from Mars Middle School in Pennsylvania recently worked together in social studies and language art -More
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Teacher ties literature lessons to events in the Ukraine

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
Sixth-grade teacher Kevin Hodgson writes in this blog post about how he was able to use Dr.  -More
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Race to the Top's successes touted by Obama administration

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
The White House this week released data on progress under Race to the Top, noting gains on the National Assessment of Educati -More
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