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The Learning Network: What Have You Learned Playing Video Games?

Education News from NY Times - 2 hours 6 min ago
What are your favorite video games? What do you think they have taught you? Do you think video games can help inspire social change? Have you ever played one that helped you understand a serious global problem?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Math, April 23, 2014

Education News from NY Times - 3 hours 3 min ago
Can you calculate the approximate percentage of Martin Brodeur’s wins as goalie for the New Jersey Devils that were shutouts?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | quack

Education News from NY Times - 7 hours 12 min ago
This word has appeared in 36 New York Times articles in the past year.






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L. Jay Oliva, Who Led the Rise of N.Y.U., Dies at 80

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:34pm
In 1991, Professor Oliva became the first N.Y.U. faculty member to rise to the presidency and began a marketing campaign that helped triple the number of applicants during his 11-year tenure.
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Paul Takes His School-Choice Message to Chicago

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 11:05pm
Senator Rand Paul spoke of the importance of giving parents more flexibility to decide where their tax dollars go, and labeled those who stand in the way of greater choice “dead-enders.”






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Prosecutors Describe an Extensive Drug Ring in Affluent Pennsylvania Schools

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:44pm
Two former students of a private school outside of Philadelphia took on an ambitious business venture to control the marijuana trade at local high schools in the wealthy corridor of towns known as the Main Line.






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Offensive e-mails at American University spark probe of potential student misconduct

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 9:44pm

American University is investigating potential student misconduct after the disclosure of a string of e-mails and other documents laced with expletives and slurs and referring to assault, raucous parties and rape.

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Colleges Seek New Paths to Diversity After Court Ruling

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:58pm
Many people in the affirmative action debate envision admissions criteria moving away from race and toward factors such as income.






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Court Backs Michigan on Affirmative Action

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:36pm
The Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a Michigan voter initiative that banned racial preferences in admissions to the state’s public universities.






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Fairfax spending plan includes tax increases, pay raises

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 8:23pm

The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors approved a spending plan Tuesday that includes tax increases, raises for county employees, more money for schools, and higher sewer fees and fees for adopting pets.

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The Learning Network: Making the Argument: Student Winners From Our Editorial Contest

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 6:19pm
We selected from almost 5,000 entries to choose our favorite student editorials.






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Google Amends Terms for Scanning User Data

Education Week - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:33pm
With a federal lawsuit pending, and more scrutiny about its practices, Google updated its terms of service and privacy policies about how it uses private data.
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Schools Explore Benefits of Peer Counseling

Education Week - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:32pm
Program shows promise in boosting student attendance, engagement, and leadership.
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Teacher Education: No Longer 'Business as Usual'

Education Week - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:30pm
Twenty years after an article appeared in Teacher Magazine about the state of teacher education at one university, Ellis Hurd and Gary Weilbacher weigh in on where the program and teacher education stand today.
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Upsetting the Gentility That the South Lays Claim To

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:23pm
Two rancorous and still-evolving disputes involving race and sexual orientation have shaken the university in recent months.
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School Stabbings Signal Need for Broad Safety Plans

Education Week - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 5:18pm
After a recent knife attack at a Pennsylvania high school, experts say educators should be prepared to respond to a range of potentially dangerous situations.
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For Challenged Readers, Custom-Tailored Texts

Education Week - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:43pm
Specialized texts serve older students reading many levels below their peers, but some ask how they jibe with requirements of the common core.
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Strauss: Here’s the very first SAT, from 1926. Can you pass it?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:24pm

Below is the original SAT, from 1926, which you can read about in the post below this.

If you want to see it in a document form on which you can enlargen the test, click here.

Alas, the College Board couldn’t find the answer code.

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Strauss: What does the SAT measure? Aptitude? Achievement? Anything?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/22/2014 - 4:24pm

Back in the day, the day being June 23, 1926, the very first Scholastic Aptitude Test was given to some 8,000 young people, most of them male, who labored for three hours and 45 minutes on problems in nine areas: definitions, math problems, classification, artificial language, antonyms, number series, analogies, logical inference, and paragraph reading. (The post above this will have the test for you to try.) A week before they took the test, they were each given a packet filled with practice questions to familiarize themselves with the format and content of the exam. Even then, 88 years ago, folks knew the benefits of test prep!

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