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Police scrutinize ‘person of interest’ seen with missing U-Va. student Hannah Graham

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:09pm

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Police pleaded with the public Friday to come forward with information about a man who they believe was in a bar with University of Virginia student Hannah Graham about the time she went missing last Saturday, saying they know who he is and have spoken with him but don’t have enough information to arrest him.

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College admissions chiefs worry: How will students find them?

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:27pm

INDIANAPOLIS — Every year, high school students stress over whether they’ll get into their top-choice college. But this week, college admission officers from across the country are gathered here to contemplate their own big worries.

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Future Tense: Disrupting the Playground

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:53pm
To see technology’s future, look no further than nursery school.
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College Recreation Now Includes Pool Parties and River Rides

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:36pm
In the university recreation center arms race, the latest idea is to turn a piece of campus into something approaching a water theme park.
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Amy Cuddy Takes a Stand

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:25pm
A successful pose has helped Ms. Cuddy become a leading voice on TED Talks.
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William Deresiewicz Tours the Colleges of ‘Excellent Sheep’

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 5:12pm
William Deresiewicz, who’s caused a stir in Ivy League circles with his book “Excellent Sheep,” is on a tour of those colleges to discuss his critique of them and his advice.
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Retiring: A 50th High School Reunion, and a Generation to Follow

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 3:27pm
The Class of 1964 is the first graduating class of the post-World War II baby boom and the leading edge of the generation retreating to retirement.
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Obama Unveils Push for Young People to Do More Against Campus Assaults

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 2:26pm
The campaign will feature celebrities and television ads in an effort to enlist students in the fight to end violence against women on campus.
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4th-graders explore the past at Living Idaho History Day

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:20pm
Fourth-graders in Idaho recently took their study of state history to the county fairgrounds for Living Idaho History Day.  -More
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How comic books can enhance history, STEAM lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:20pm
Comic books can be valuable educational tools that engage students in reading and help explain abstract concepts across subje -More
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Mo. civics initiative seeks to give U.S. citizenship exam to high-school students

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:20pm
The Missouri Civics Education Initiative seeks to increase civic education in the state by giving the U.S.  -More
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N.Y. Regents considers allowing career test instead of history exam

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:20pm
The New York State Board of Regents is considering allowing high-school students to skip a final history test in favor of tak -More
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Which mobile apps are being used by teachers?

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:20pm
School technologists and teachers are using digital tools and mobile applications to improve teaching and collaboration.  -More
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Wyo. 4th-graders learn about agriculture, food production

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:20pm
About 700 fourth-grade students in a Wyoming district are to learn about agriculture, where their food comes from and other t -More
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2 Mich. students sell lemonade, collect donations to help charity

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:20pm
Two fifth-grade girls in Michigan recently presented a donation to Habitat for Humanity.  -More
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