National Education News

Charlottesville police ask property owners to search for signs of U-Va. student

Washington Post Education News - September 25, 2014 - 2:22pm

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Police are asking property owners in this city and throughout nearby rural Albemarle County to look for any signs of missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham, hoping that they can locate her after nearly two weeks of searching.

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Is the iPhone 6 Plus bendable?

CNN - Tecnology - September 25, 2014 - 2:18pm
Some iPhone 6 Plus users reported that the new Apple device bends after being carried in a pants pocket for a long time.

Motherlode Blog: The Wage Gap Starts With Less Knowledge, and Lower Expectations

NYT Education News - September 25, 2014 - 11:27am
The girls of America seem to know less about money than boys, earn less and have lower expectations for their earnings going forward. And their parents may be partly to blame.






The Learning Network: Text to Text | The Bill of Rights and ‘The Bill of Rights We Deserve’

NYT Education News - September 25, 2014 - 9:23am
In this Text to Text, we pair the United States Bill of Rights with Sam Apple’s satirical “The Bill of Rights We Deserve.”






Florida Judge Throws Out Voucher Expansion Lawsuit

Education Week - September 25, 2014 - 7:50am
A Florida judge on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit aimed at blocking a significant expansion of the state's main private school voucher program.

Q&A: The Mis-Education Of African-American Girls

NPR on Education - September 25, 2014 - 7:03am

A new report digs through the research and finds a daunting list of challenges facing black girls in the classroom.

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D.C. asks court to end long-running special education litigation

Washington Post Education News - September 25, 2014 - 6:41am

The District of Columbia is asking a U.S. District Court judge to dismiss an 18-year-old special education lawsuit and end judicial oversight of how it responds to families awaiting services.

The motion, filed Friday by Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan, says that the system has improved significantly and the city is ready to resume full control of the administration of its program.

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Strauss: Chicago mayor admits naming elite new school after Obama, his former boss, was a mistake

Washington Post Education News - September 25, 2014 - 5:00am

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who once served as chief of staff in the White House for President Obama, just acknowledged that his plans to name a new $60 million high school located in a wealthy mostly white area of the city were a mistake.

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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | 1976 Book Bans

NYT Education News - September 25, 2014 - 4:46am
In honor of Banned Books Week, we feature this 1976 article from the Times archive in which Kurt Vonnegut, Bernard Malamud and Desmond Morris write about having their books banned from school libraries that year.






The Learning Network: What Television Shows Have Mattered to You?

NYT Education News - September 25, 2014 - 4:01am
What television shows have mattered most to you? Why? Which old shows would you say “still matter” because of how they influenced television and popular culture in general?






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