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Facebook -- for rich people (for just $9,000)

CNN - Tecnology - September 16, 2014 - 11:24am
Would you enjoy social media more without all those pesky 99-percenters complaining about their mortgage payments and high cable bills?

Strauss: One senior’s story: Starting college admissions process is like ‘being sent out to sea by myself with 20 different maps’

Washington Post Education News - September 16, 2014 - 11:00am

With the 2014-15 school year now in full swing, many high school seniors are finding that they have two jobs: keeping up with classes and filling out college applications. This blog will follow one senior as she navigates the college search and application process. She is Samantha Fogel, a student at The Derryfield School, a private college preparatory day school for grades six through twelve in Manchester, New Hampshire. Samantha and her college counselor, Brennan Barnard, will document her experience applying to college in occasional posts that will include the voices of her parents, teachers, friends and others. Her story may help debunk some myths surrounding selective college admission while providing a window into a time of transition for one young woman growing up in rural New Hampshire.

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Options Public Charter School reopens with new leadership and new mission

Washington Post Education News - September 16, 2014 - 8:48am

Options Public Charter School, marred by allegations of financial misconduct last year, was made over “almost from scratch” before it reopened last month under new leadership and with new staff members, according to the school’s court-appointed receiver.

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The NPR Ed Mailbag: Alternative Teacher Certification

NPR on Education - September 16, 2014 - 8:03am

Our readers had strong feelings, pro and con, on the many ways for teachers to enter the profession.

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