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Meet the Ward 3 candidates for D.C. State Board of Education

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:52am

The Ward 3 seat for the D.C. State Board of Education is wide open this fall. After seven years on the board, Laura Slover decided not to run for another term.

The board’s main function is to set policies around graduation requirements and academic standards. It no longer plays a role in decisions about school system facilities, operations and budget, since the D.C. Council established mayoral control over the schools in 2007. But many of the candidates also see the position as a key advocate for school issues in their part of the city. Here are the Ward 3 candidates. Their responses here are based on interviews.

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Two States Revisit NCLB Tangles After Losing Waivers

Education Week - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:22am
For now, Oklahoma and Washington are navigating a bumpy transition back to life under the outdated No Child Left Behind Act.
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No, Teachers Should Not Carry Guns

Education Week - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:22am
Educators shouldn't be allowed to carry firearms, writes school principal and licensed gun owner Russ Moore.
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Oct. 21-27, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 7:29am
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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The Learning Network: How Do You Get Your News?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:48am
How do you decide what news sources to trust?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Chocolate Candy in the Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bag

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 4:30am
What is your favorite chocolate candy? What do you like about it?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Ghost-Hunting Tours at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 4:19am
This week, in honor of Halloween, we’ll be publishing only scary editions of Test Yourself, using articles like this one from 2013, which was written by a man who spent the night at an old mental hospital rumored to be haunted.






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Degrees of Education: A New Push to Get Low-Income Students Through College

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:30am
Michael Bloomberg’s charity announced an effort to reduce the number of poor students who excel in high school and fail to get through college.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | cupidity

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:07am
This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past year.






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U.S. News rolls out global university rankings, with some surprises

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:01am

U.S. News & World Report put Princeton atop its list of the nation’s best universities last month. On Tuesday, the magazine declared Harvard best in the world — one of nine U.S. and three British universities listed ahead of the Ivy League school in New Jersey.

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An heiress’s surprise $40 million gift pumps life into Virginia’s all-girls Foxcroft School

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:01am

In a life that ended at age 99, Ruth T. Bedford served with the Red Cross during the London Blitz, worked on Broadway as a Rodgers and Hammerstein production hand, raced thoroughbreds that won stakes at Saratoga and Belmont, and was a skilled aviatrix who flew a seaplane. ¶ But few people who knew Bedford in recent years were aware of her glamorous history. For much of the past half-century, Bedford lived modestly, volunteering at a hospital, driving an Oldsmobile station wagon and wearing jeans to muck out barn stalls.

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Karlos Williams, Florida State’s Top Rusher, Is Accused of Domestic Abuse

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 9:16pm
Williams, a senior, is the third Seminoles starter to face an abuse claim in the past two years.






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Towson University changes policy on tuition for undocumented immigrants

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 9:04pm

After inquiries from the Baltimore Sun, Towson University has changed its policies for undocumented immigrants seeking to pay in-state tuition under two programs. And that’s good news for Cindy Kolade.

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Judge orders D.C. charter to stop payments to company founded by school leaders

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 8:37pm

A Superior Court judge ordered a D.C. public charter school to stop payments to a private management company set up by the school’s founder, who has been charged with diverting millions of dollars in taxpayer money for his personal gain.

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Rare Survey Examines Sexual Assault at M.I.T.

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 8:11pm
M.I.T. revealed that among undergraduates who replied to a survey, at least 17 percent of women and 5 percent of men said they had been sexually assaulted.






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Washington School Gunman Used Texts to Gather Victims at Lunch, Police Say

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 8:10pm
Jaylen Ray Fryberg’s final moments were etched into greater clarity Monday when the Snohomish County medical examiner’s office said he had committed suicide.
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