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January 28, 2013 09:37 pm

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In an effort to ensure students are ready for college and a career, Fairfax County is offering a program to educate eighth graders in money management. The Junior Achievement financial literacy exercise is offered at Finance Park. Washington Post

Teachers in Seattle are boycotting over Washington state’s mandated standardized tests. The protest is spreading and gaining support across the country, including from unions. Washington Post

The wording in a new Department of Education guidance on disability rights has some confused and questioning the intent. Did the Education Department really invent a right to wheelchair basketball? Politics K-12

One of the top Senators who handles K-12 education spending and policy is retiring. Senator Tom Harkin, a Democrat from Iowa, won’t seek re-election in 2014. Politics K-12

What if professors could know exactly what students comprehend and don’t? How would it change education? A new feature looks into the science. Inside Higher Education

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