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Starting From Behind: The Reality of Student Debt Is Different From the Clichés

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:01am
A new research paper finds that typical debt burdens have not risen significantly over the last two decades.






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Wallace Foundation aims to help school leaders get better, donates $30 million

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:01am

Fourteen school systems around the country, including the District and Prince George’s County, will receive grants totaling $30 million to improve the effectiveness of unsung middle managers in large urban districts — those who supervise principals.

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College Group Run for Profit Reaches Deal for U.S. Cash

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 8:13pm
Corinthian Colleges, long under government scrutiny, will receive $16 million and produce a transitional operating plan, outlining which schools it will sell and which it will phase out.






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Children’s Defense Fund summer literacy program opens in Prince George’s County

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:51pm

Prince George’s County on Monday became home to a new summer literacy program sponsored by the Children’s Defense Fund, one of 131 Freedom Schools operating across the country.

About 100 students began the six-week literacy program designed to address the reading and reading comprehension problems that face middle school students.

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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | June 17-23, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:37pm
How well did you follow the news this week? Test yourself to see how you do against others taking the quiz.






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DealBook: As Demand for Education Rises in Brazil, For-Profit Colleges Fill the Gap

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:09pm
Despite concerns about an emphasis on the business of education, private equity funds and investment banks are buying and merging educational institutions at a rapid pace.






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It’s Official: The Boomerang Kids Won’t Leave

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:07pm
One in five young adults lives with his or her parents. It might be a recessionary blip — or the dawn of a whole new economic age.
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Langley Park study finds students face serious challenges

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 2:19pm

Most of the children who live in Langley Park are at risk of not completing high school, as gang involvement, pregnancy and the need to work are all trumping education in the small, high-
poverty Prince George’s County community, according to a study released Monday.

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In Fairfax, Garza announces new support team at Stuart High amid low staff morale

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 1:37pm

Acknowledging concerns among parents, Fairfax County Schools Superintendent Karen Garza announced a new support team at the troubled Stuart High School, where a vast majority of staff in a survey described the leadership as ineffective.

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Motherlode Blog: Monday Quandary: When a Child’s First Friends Fade Away

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:28pm
Looking for advice for parents, from parents: how do you help a child transition from the friends and playmates you produce for her to friends of her own making, and what do you do when your child is the one who is growing away?






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Montgomery school board candidates cite top issues

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:27am

With Maryland’s primary election Tuesday, four candidates vying for an at-large seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education are making their final push with voters.

Three of the candidates have experience as parent advocates and have held PTA leadership roles in Montgomery: Merry Eisner-Heidorn, Shebra Evans and Jill Ortman-Fouse. The fourth, Edward Amatetti, was a teacher for seven years and works in finance.

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Campus Minister for Social Justice - Campus Ministry | St. Catherine University

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:56am
US - MN - St. Paul, Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required, with a preferred concentration in the liberal arts, specifically theology, religious studies or sociology. Three (3) years experience in campus mi
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Strauss: Northwestern’s journalism school misspells its name on 2014 diploma

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:40am

Northwestern University’s Medill school of journalism changed its name several years back to this unwieldly title: Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. 

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New Coursera chief stresses the ‘wow’ factor of huge audience for free online courses

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:31am

A little more than two years ago, the emergence of massive open online courses wowed the higher education world. The sheer scale of the response to free classes from star faculty at prestigious universities boggled minds. A single professor was capable of reaching more students — topping 100,000, say — with one online course than she would have drawn in an entire career of lecturing on campus.

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State Lawmakers Assert Influence Over Standards

Education Week - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 8:09am
Amid intense debate over the common core, 10 states have recently enacted laws that place new restrictions or specifications on how state boards of education adopt standards
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