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Motherlode Blog: Eavesdropping on the Seventh Grade ‘Instagram Show’

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 11:05pm
As a parent, I hate the app, and I too can’t quit it. When my daughter stops following some kid I know, it’s like she has killed off a character on my soap opera.






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At Princeton, Women Make Strides at Clubs That Once Barred Them

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 9:50pm
Recent elections of female presidents in eating clubs, student government and the newspaper may signal a significant shift on the Ivy League campus.
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Nobel Winner Is Quitting as Head of Revived University in India

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 9:47pm
Amartya Sen, the Nobel-winning economist, said he would quit as chancellor of Nalanda University this summer, saying the government wanted him to leave.






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Poll: Widespread misperceptions about the Common Core standards

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 7:44pm
Many Americans are confused about the Common Core State Standards, according to a new poll that finds widespread misperceptions that the academic standards — which cover only math and reading — extend to topics such as sex education, evolution, global warming and the American Revolution.Read full article >>






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Teens really are more exhausted, why taste matters, and the science behind post-joint munchies

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 6:46pm
A neuroscientist at the University of Virginia who studies the sense of taste is most fascinated, according to the university, by how quickly it can be regained: Taste cells regenerate in just about a week and a half.Read full article >>






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University of Tennessee responds to an allegation of rape

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 5:46pm
In a week when two University of Tennessee football players were charged with aggravated rape, a report in the Tennessean about yet another rape allegation against a football player got a lot of attention.Read full article >>






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The Saturday Profile: A French Education Minister Who Knows Immigrants’ Struggles

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 3:18pm
Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, the first woman in her post, is a product of France’s schools whose family history is familiar to many disaffected youths.






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How service learning goes beyond academics

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:53pm
Service-learning projects can help students identify causes that are important to them and guide their personal growth, accor -More
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Why teachers should learn to let go sometimes

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:53pm
Teachers should feel comfortable loosening the reins on classroom management to address content, asserts Lily Jones, a former -More
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Okla. bill concerning AP U.S. history will be rewritten

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/20/2015 - 2:53pm
A bill in Oklahoma calling for the elimination of Advanced Placement U.S.  -More
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