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Your Weekly Recommendations Wednesday, April 25, 2018
 
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College’s First Test: How to Pay for It
The New York Times • Ann Carrns
Schools can’t work miracles. But with a little help, parents can | Gaby Hinsliff
The Guardian • Gaby Hinsliff
Ky. Teachers Storm Capitol After Governor's Veto of Ed. Budget
Education Week • Madeline Will
Can Hiring Ed. School Students Help Solve Substitute Teacher Shortages?
Education Week • Brenda Iasevoli
Teachers at California’s Largest Virtual Charter School Unionize
Diane Ravitch's Blog • Dianeravitch
Didn't get as much financial aid as you'd hoped? You can negotiate for more
CNBC
Watch out for these scams when figuring out how to pay for college
CNBC • Lorie Konish
How Lawrence University is pushing to meet students' full financial need
Inside Higher Ed • Marjorie Valbrun
Music education should be inclusive. So where are the disabled teachers?
The Guardian • Carien Meijer
Campaign underway in California to elect a ‘children’s governor’
EdSource • Louis Freedberg
 
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Colleges & Universities, Education
College’s First Test: How to Pay for It
The New York TimesAnn Carrns
As students weigh their college acceptance offers ahead of the traditional May 1 deposit deadline, some may be struggling with how to compare the real costs of each school. Don’t be dazzled by fat offers of financial aid if the cost of...
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Education, Education Reform
Schools can’t work miracles. But with a little help, parents can | Gaby Hinsliff
The GuardianGaby Hinsliff
This is a tale of two boys. Jack is 15, casually racking up detentions and in danger of flunking his GCSEs. Tharush is the same age, but sits conscientiously doing extra maths on a Friday night while his classmates are out partying....
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Education, Education Policy
Ky. Teachers Storm Capitol After Governor's Veto of Ed. Budget
Education WeekMadeline Will
Updated More than 30 districts in Kentucky canceled classes on Friday, as teachers stormed the state capitol to urge lawmakers to override the governor's budget veto and invest more money into public education. And hours later, lawmakers did vote to override Republican...
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Education, Education Policy
Can Hiring Ed. School Students Help Solve Substitute Teacher Shortages?
Education WeekBrenda Iasevoli
Aspiring teachers in the education program at Midland University in eastern Nebraska can now gain some extra classroom experience and get paid for their work. They're part of a new effort to help alleviate the area's substitute teacher shortage. The new program,...
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Charter Schools, Education
Teachers at California’s Largest Virtual Charter School Unionize
Diane Ravitch's BlogDianeravitch
Uh-oh. This wasn’t in the business plan. Teachers at the K12 Inc. virtual charter school in California created a union. They threatened to “logout” if management didn’t recognize them and agree to their demands. Management caved at CAVA. While CTA welccomed the...
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Paying for College
Didn't get as much financial aid as you'd hoped? You can negotiate for more
CNBC
Maximize your offer by taking these three steps.
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Colleges & Universities, Paying for College
Watch out for these scams when figuring out how to pay for college
CNBCLorie Konish
As students commit to a college this spring, they face yet another hurdle: Finding the money for four years of tuition payments. With the cost of college and student loan balances climbing, some parents and their children will clamor for any and...
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Colleges & Universities, Paying for College
How Lawrence University is pushing to meet students' full financial need
Inside Higher EdMarjorie Valbrun
Lawrence University embarked on an ambitious plan in 2014 to join the exclusive ranks of so-called full-need colleges -- those that provide financial aid to cover all tuition and fees for admitted students with “demonstrated financial need.” Entering a space occupied by...
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Education, Education Reform
Music education should be inclusive. So where are the disabled teachers?
The GuardianCarien Meijer
For Kris Halpin, a disabled musician who delivers music lessons in schools, the thought of being in front of a room full of students used to be terrifying. But he knew what it would have meant to him at 14 to see...
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Early Childhood Education, Early Childhood Education Policy
Campaign underway in California to elect a ‘children’s governor’
EdSourceLouis Freedberg
As California’s governor’s race accelerates toward the June 6 primary, a range of interest groups are trying to ensure that the candidates take up the issues they care about — and that, more importantly, whoever gets elected carries out their agenda once...
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