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Motherlode Blog: Homework and Consequences

Education News from NY Times - 8 hours 6 min ago
I didn’t have to ground him. I just had to carry out our deal. Incomplete homework preparation, no author visit.






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Strauss: A former university president gets schooled on sexual assault and drinking

Former George Washington University president Stephen Joel Trachtenberg was at the center of an international debate recently when he appeared on a radio show and made some comments about sexual assault and drinking on college campuses. My colleague Nick Anderson wrote this article about it:

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Strauss: Back to school 2014-15 — by the numbers

Here is everything you didn’t know you didn’t know about the 2014-15 school year, getting under way in earnest around the country this week. This information comes directly from the U.S. Education Department’s Nation Center for Education Statistics:

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The Learning Network: What Are the Best Things You Did This Summer?

Education News from NY Times - 12 hours 11 min ago
What interesting, adventurous, challenging or just plain fun things did you do this summer, whether you were miles from home or in your own backyard? Tell us in our comments section.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The ‘Sailing Stones’ of Death Valley

Education News from NY Times - 12 hours 38 min ago
What makes rocks move across a dry river bed in Death Valley National Park?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Electric Zoo Concert

Education News from NY Times - 13 hours 11 min ago
Below are three paragraphs from “A Bit of Caution Beneath the Thump,” the Aug. 31 review of last week’s Electric Zoo concert in New York City. Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | transcendent

Education News from NY Times - 17 hours 10 min ago
This word has appeared in 169 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Often-absent students score lower on NAEP

Education News from Washington Post - 17 hours 12 min ago

A state-by state analysis released Tuesday shows that students who were frequently absent from school did worse on the National Assessment of Educational Progress than those who were not.

Fourth-grade students who reported that they had missed three or more days of school prior to the 2013 test had reading scores that were 12 points lower than students with no absences. That is the equivalent of more than a full grade level, according to the test’s scale.

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On Sidelines, Researchers See C.E.O.s

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:15pm
A new study by researchers at Vanderbilt found that college coaches who command robust salaries are worth the money because of the value they bring to their universities.






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Policymakers hail STEM education as a strong foundation, pushing innovation

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:01pm

Although a recent study found that almost 75 percent of those who have science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) bachelor’s degrees have jobs in other fields, policymakers, advocates and executives continue to push STEM education as a way to close achievement gaps and produce U.S. innovation.

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