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Schools Weigh Impact of New Challenge to Health Law

Education Week - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 9:29am
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that takes issue with the use of subsidies under Obamacare, and a ruling could have "enormous" ramifications for many K-12 school districts.
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D.C. State Board of Education to consider early vote on new graduation requirements

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:00am
The D.C. State Board of Education will consider voting on revised proposed regulations Wednesday that would dramatically change the way students can earn high school credit and earn a diploma in the District, regulations that are still under public review.Read full article >>






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Sororities call U-Va. freeze on Greek system a violation of student rights

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:00am
A national organization representing 26 sororities says that the ongoing ban on all Greek system activities at the University of Virginia is a violation of students’ rights.“We believe it does not serve the goal of changing campus culture and eliminating sexual assault to shut down the business activity of our fraternity and sorority chapters,” the National Panhellenic Conference said in a statement provided to The Washington Post.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: What Were the Best and Worst Things About 2014?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 5:54am
You can put anything you like on your lists — the movies, music, TV or books you liked best ; the news stories or viral videos or sporting events that you thought were great or terrible; the aspects of your personal, family or academic life that were most notable for being bad or good; or a mix.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Pakistani Taliban Attack on Peshawar School Leaves 145 Dead

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 5:30am
How should the Pakistani government respond to this school attack?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Young Grandmasters Try to Make Chess Cool

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 5:15am
Here are several paragraphs from a Dec. 12 article, “Young Grandmasters Try to Make Chess Cool.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | tempestuous

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 63 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Johns Hopkins mistakenly says ‘yes’ to hundreds of rejected applicants

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:13am
Sam Stephenson was steeling himself for another round of college applications after his first choice, Johns Hopkins University, turned him down. Then the 17-year-old from Culpeper County in Virginia received an e-mail from Hopkins on Sunday afternoon that suggested he might still have reason to hope.Read full article >>






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D.C. judge dismisses 18-year-old special education lawsuit, giving control to schools

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:32pm
A U.S. district judge on Tuesday dismissed an 18-year-old special-education lawsuit against the District’s public school system, ending judicial oversight of how school administrators respond to families awaiting services for students with disabilities.Read full article >>






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New York City Teachers Score Highly Under New Evaluation System

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:16pm
The system was created to make it easier to identify which teachers performed the best so their methods could be replicated, and which performed the worst, so they could be fired.






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Howard County schools consider Lunar New Year and Muslim holiday requests

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:36pm
The focus on how public schools handle religious and cultural holidays continued Monday night in Howard County, with requests to accommodate the Lunar New Year and a Muslim holy day on next year’s calendar.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Pausing for Hanukkah While Everything Else Keeps Going

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 6:05pm
Celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas has made me aware of how much easier the outside world makes it to protect one tradition over the other.
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Assistant / Associate Professor - Social Work | University of Mary Hardin-Baylor

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:42pm
US - TX - Belton,   Qualifications:  Master of Social Work degree with a minimum of two years of social work practice experience and a doctoral degree in social work or related field is required (ABD will be
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Motherlode Blog: A Foreskin in the Right Place at the Right Time

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:29pm
Proposed CDC guidelines would have doctors promote the benefits of circumcision in newborns, teenagers and adults, but parents will still make their own decisions—sometimes for unexpected reasons.






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