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Strauss: How to increase socioeconomic diversity in college

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 11:01am

Leaders in higher education have known for many years that low-income students are underrepresented at top institutions. How to change that? Catharine B. Hill, the president of Vassar College in New York, writes in this post about the only way that colleges and universities can expand socioeconomic diversity.

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Waiting Until Pre-K Is Too Little, Too Late

Education Week - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 9:29am
Communities should pull together organizations and resources to provide high-quality birth-to-age-5 learning programs, Vicky Schippers writes.
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Special ed revamp sparks debate

Education Week - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:50am
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Motherlode Blog: The Biological Grandparent Trap

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:40am
I’m thrilled that my parents are so excited about Tori and Kelly’s baby, but I’m the sperm donor, and not the person raising this baby. I’m working to manage their expectations.

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Common Core Will Improve Education, Most District Chiefs Say

Education Week - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 8:32am
A new survey conducted by Gallup in partnership with Education Week probes the views of superintendents on the common core, teacher recruitment and evaluation, and district finances, among other topics.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Key Supreme Court Decisions in 2014

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 7:58am
Which major ruling from this term do you think is most significant? Why?

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Starting Out Behind: A Closer Look at Simplifying Financial Aid Applications

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 7:23am
Concerns that ignoring assets would result in families with low income but high wealth getting aid are valid, but it is the lesser of two evils.
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Assistant Professor in Energy and Innovation Management | University of Neuchâtel

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 4:35am
CHE - Neuchâtel, Job requirements : Candidates should have a PhD in management, economics or in a related field and good teaching abilities. The successful candidate should demonstrate a strong research potential thr
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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Economics Basics

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 3:30am
Test your knowledge of the fundamentals of economics by playing our crossword.

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Community Financial Centers Financial Services Manager | Cleveland Neighborhood Progress

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 3:29am
US - OH - Cleveland, Community Financial Centers (CFC), a region wide initiative seeks to improve the economic security of residents by providing high quality, professionally delivered one-on-one financial consultation t
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Motherlode Blog: I Think About Divorce a Lot, But Not Because I Want One

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 1:38am
I think a lot about divorce. Not because I want one, but because I want to avoid getting one.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | politic

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/01/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 32 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Math Under Common Core Has Even Parents Stumbling

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 9:18pm
Parents feeling helpless when confronted with first-grade math work sheets are adding to the political debate about whether the Common Core is another way in which Washington is taking over people’s lives.

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N.C.A.A. Is Reopening Inquiry Into Academic Violations at North Carolina

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 8:46pm
The investigation involves academic violations at the University of North Carolina.

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Hearing examiner rules against boy who chewed his pastry into a gun shape

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 6:47pm

A hearing examiner affirmed the suspension of an Anne Arundel County boy who chewed his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun in what many have come to know as “the Pop-Tart case.”

In a 30-page opinion, hearing examiner Andrew W. Nussbaum supported a principal’s assertion that the suspension was based on a history of problems, not the pastry episode. “The evidence is clear that suspension is used as a last resort,” Nussbaum wrote.

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