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College Costs: Lowering Interest Rates on Loans Isn’t the Best Way to Help College Students

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 4:25pm
Increasing college attendance and reducing defaults are worthy goals, and there are effective methods to do it.






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Maryland awards nearly $7 million to help pay for school breakfasts

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:26pm

The Maryland State Department of Education has awarded $6.9 million in state funds to allow more students — regardless of family income — to start their school day eating breakfast.

The money for the Maryland Meals for Achievement Program will be given to 481 schools throughout the state, including 84 schools in Prince George’s County and 74 schools in Montgomery County.

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Strauss: ‘Is it winter break yet?’ and other first-day-of-school tweets

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:15pm
#FirstDayOfSchoolThoughts don’t walk into the wrong classroom

It’s raining on the first day of class. Better stay home. #FirstDayOfSchoolThoughts — Dylan Rockafellow (@D_Rockafellow) August 25, 2014

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Generation Later, Poor Are Still Rare at Elite Colleges

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 3:04pm
Surveys of top colleges found virtually no change from the 1990s to 2012 in enrollment of students who are less well off despite a huge increase in the number of such students going to college.






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Baltimore's Teacher-Pay Experiment Gains Foothold

Education Week - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:52pm
The school district, along with the local teachers' union, has worked to transform the traditional pay schedule into one emphasizing professional accomplishments over credentials and seniority.
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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Revisiting Limits on Screen Time

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 2:16pm
It’s a constant quandary. A parent writes “I feel like my biggest parenting challenge is the battle against screens taking over my children’s lives.”






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D.C. school year starts with a dance party at Eastern Senior High School

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 1:48pm

Students at Eastern Senior High School were met with balloons and a dance party Monday morning on their first day of school.

They lined up on the sidewalk on the bright, sunny morning to pick up their course schedules. Every senior at the Capitol Hill school was given a crown.

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Strauss: Superintendent tells parents what matters most — and it’s not Common Core

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 1:39pm

Here’s a rather unusual back-to-school letter.

It was written by Superintendent Mark R. Cross to the parents of students attending Peru Elementary School District 124, which serves the community of Peru in north-central Illinois with three schools: Northview Elementary School (grades PreK — 1), Washington Elementary School (grades 2 — 4), and Parkside Middle School (grades 5 — 8). There are about 1,000 students in the district.

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Assistant/ Associate/ Full Professor | Stony Brook University

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 12:24pm
US - NY - Stony Brook, Campus Description: Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is
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Mo. educators to examine lessons of Ferguson as school reopens

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:44am
As school starts in Ferguson, Mo., today, some educators plan to use the civil unrest that unfolded there as an opportunity t -More
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N.J. teachers learn student-engagement techniques

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:44am
Nearly 2,000 New Jersey teachers have attended Department of Education-sponsored workshops to learn techniques to engage thei -More
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Tenn. mandates cursive handwriting instruction in schools

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:44am
While the trend nationwide has been to reduce the focus on cursive handwriting instruction, schools in Tennessee will work du -More
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Colo. high school launches program to teach work ethics

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:44am
A Colorado high school has added work-ethics lessons to its curriculum.  -More
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Mobile apps to assist with parent-teacher communication

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 11:44am
This article provides a list of several mobile applications to help parents and teachers connect and communicate during the s -More
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