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6 HOURS AGO - Seattle Times

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A new start for early education in Washington

The article “?‘It’s just math’: Preschoolers can do more than we might think” [Education Lab, Aug. 3] presented a compelling case for high-quality early-learning programs that maximize the potential of the first three to five years when a child’s brain is developing so rapidly. Play-based, hands-on science and math programs are nurturing the natural curiosity […]

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11 HOURS AGO - Forbes

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Scheme to Take Education Funding Authority From Legislators Spells Trouble For Mississippi Taxpayers

K-12 education is the top recipient of state government spending in the U.S., accounting for over 35 percent of all state general funds. Given the large amount of taxpayer dollars at stake and the importance of training the future workforce, taking education spending authority away from elected legislators who collectively [...]

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12 HOURS AGO - The Guardian

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Wales' new plans for RE: classes with less religion in them

Religious education is often badly taught and out of date – but could lessons be reinvigorated with the help of one of Britain’s leading philosophers? For a long time, religious education has been about as unloved and neglected as a crumbling old church. Several people and organisations (some, admittedly, with a vested interest in its continuation) have warned in recent ...

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14 HOURS AGO - Huffington Post

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How An Arab Art Museum Is Sparking Dialogue In A Small Israeli Town

To some, contemporary art may seem like an afterthought to politics and economics -- something to tack on once ideological kinks have been worked out in modernized cities. But sometimes the process goes the other way, and art actually enables dialogue and social betterment. Such is the case with Israel’s first Arab modern art museum, which opened last month in ...

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16 HOURS AGO - Seattle Times

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Gay Catholic school teacher shut out at archdiocese offices

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — The suburban Philadelphia Catholic school teacher fired over her same-sex marriage was shut out after attempting to bring a box of petitions asking for her reinstatement to the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports (http://bit.ly/1N6vQ4Z ) Margie Winters, former director of religious education at Waldron Mercy Academy in Merion, was told […]

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