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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-31 05:40:13 -0700 | education-news

Currently the schools must seek authorization from each prospective student's home state.  Under the new deal, students from other states can sign up for the course so long as the class is approved by that state's higher education organization. Lumina...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-30 15:36:09 -0700 | education-news

Most high school graduates who are heading off to college will be facing newfound freedom for the first time, and, along with that comes responsibility, especially where money is concerned...These students have about three years to learn what they need...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-30 05:56:54 -0700 | education-news

My professional career began in the late 1960s, when I joined the staff of the California Teachers Association...It was also a time of significant tension within the teaching profession: The National Education Association and the American Federation of Teachers were...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-29 22:25:54 -0700 | education-news

A letter from Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman to Union County Superintendent Jimmy Carter earlier this month suggested the district may want to limit the number of students enrolled at the academy to only those who had previously attended due to...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-29 15:46:03 -0700 | education-news

Texas (AP) The number of troubled charter schools that are forced to close is accelerating because of a new state law that makes it easier to shutter poorly performing ones. The Texas Education Agency has revoked the license of five...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-29 12:30:22 -0700 | education-news

In the Springfield area, there is help in the form of school supply drives run by local organizations, such as the Salvation Army and community churches. It's really helpful to get the school supplies that we need, said [grandmother of...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 14:54:40 -0700 | education-news

The state won't use the scores, said Valorie Foy, director of statewide assessment for the Nebraska Department of Education. Fourth graders who took the exam [...] According to Nebraska education officials, there were enough problems with the state writing tests...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 14:54:37 -0700 | education-news

Almost half of the class of 2014, 758 students, completed the survey, reports Katherine Timpf for Campus Reform. Those surveyed guessed the numbers were [...] According to a survey completed by a Harvard University newsletter, 17% of the school's graduating...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-28 06:24:05 -0700 | education-news

Education Secretary Arne Duncan's plan to give schools a break from student-testing mandates in the federal No Child Left Behind law appears to be working in 42 states and the District of Columbia. When the past school year began, four...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-25 07:32:25 -0700 | education-news

The 30-year-old instructor, identified only as Mustafa was arrested after the police found child pornography on his laptop, reports Rama Lakshmi from the Washington Post. The act allegedly [...] Amid protestors outside of Vibgyor High in southern India, police arrested...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-24 08:40:05 -0700 | education-news

The board voted 5-1 to delay action on the plan, despite concerns from State Superintendent Janet Barresi that the education groups were trying to "hijack the process." Barresi cast the lone dissenting vote on the motion to table approval of...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-24 07:14:18 -0700 | education-news

Walmart has announced that for the first time it is offering teachers across the country a 10% discount on any classroom supplies purchased during Walmart's Teacher Appreciation Week, July 25-31. The company says that 53% of US teachers received less...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-24 07:14:15 -0700 | education-news

Teachers who utilize the site will now be able to make bitcoin payments in addition to credit, debit and Paypal options that already existed, reports Eric Calouro for News BTC. The decision [...] Skilljar, a tech company that allows third...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-23 16:24:36 -0700 | education-news

Powers had been asked to resign or face termination by the UT Chancellor Francisco Cigarroa, who insisted the move came from a breakdown of communication, and not due to pressure from the school's governing [...] University of Texas President Bill...
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Washington :: DC :: USA | updated 2014-07-23 16:24:36 -0700 | education-news

Noel Estevez fatally stabbed Timothy Crump in June after suffering months of allegedly being tormented by Crump's bullying, which included urinating on [...] A new investigation into the stabbing death of a 14-year-old Bronx youth has found that Education and...
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