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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | mnemonic

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 16 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Alleging Bias, Employees Sue School Official in Westchester

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:07pm
Ronald O. Ross, superintendent of the Greenburgh Central School District, is charged in a federal lawsuit with using racial, ethnic and other slurs.






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Motherlode Blog: A Mother’s Instinct, a Daughter’s Need

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 10:03pm
My mother’s unexpected appearance at a moment when I needed her more than I knew was more than luck.






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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Educators Charged in Cheating Scandal

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 9:59pm
A principal and four teachers at Cayuga Elementary School in Philadelphia promoted cheating on standardized tests for five years by providing answers to students and improperly reviewing questions before administering the tests, the state’s attorney general said.
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The Learning Network: 12 Ways to Learn Vocabulary With The New York Times

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 6:07pm
Twelve ideas for teaching with The Times about language — from the new SAT to slang, clichés, root words and more.






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Districts Told Not to Deny Students Over Immigration

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 5:44pm
The Justice and Education Departments said schools “may be in violation of federal law” if they turn children away because they or their parents do not have immigration papers.
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Davidson College is folding a rare student perk: Full-service laundry

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 5:10pm

Generations of students have learned that with all the freedoms of leaving home for college comes at least one hassle: They must do their own laundry.

Except at Davidson College.

Students at the private liberal arts school in North Carolina for the past 90 years have enjoyed the rare perk of full-service laundry. They drop off a bag of dirty clothes at the laundering center. A day or two later, they pick up their laundry all clean and folded. The service is included in mandatory student fees.

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Wise High junior elected to Prince George’s Board of Education

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 4:39pm

Jeffrey Taylor, a junior at Henry A. Wise Jr. High School, will serve as the newest student member of the Prince George’s County Board of Education.

Taylor, 17, was recently elected to the post by members of the Prince George’s Regional Association of Student Governments. Taylor, who is president of his school’s student government association, currently serves as PGRASG’s treasurer.

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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘To My Mother’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 4:17pm
This Poetry Pairing features “Muddling Through Mother’s Day,” an Op-Ed column by Frank Bruni and “To My Mother” by Edgar Allan Poe.






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College commencement speakers in 2014

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 2:53pm

Here are commencement speakers at selected colleges and universities this month in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

American University : May 10, Katie Couric, journalist

Bowie State University: May 19, Norman R. Augustine, businessman/former defense official

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Fairfax County schools to hold meetings on high school start time options

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 2:37pm

Fairfax County school administrators will host eight meetings with parents in coming weeks to discuss plans to delay high school start times.

A year ago, the Fairfax County school board commissioned Children’s National Medical Center experts to conduct a study and devise a plan to delay start times to help teenagers get more sleep. In April, the board approved four possible options. Under the current plans, classes may be delayed to 8 a.m., 40 minutes after the current opening bell at 7:20 a.m.

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Motherlode Blog: Where to Turn When the School Wants to Have Your Child ‘Tested’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 12:19pm
Our son’s teacher recently asked that we have him tested. I am hazy on the details of this, and would like to know what “testing” for behavioral or cognitive issues entails. Could you explain the process?






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Strauss: Report: Right-wing extremists use Common Core attacks to undermine public education

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:03am

A year ago I wrote about how extreme right-wing rhetoric against the Common Core State Standards was clouding a substantive debate about  the Common Core State Standards initiative. Now a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center details how right-wing extremists are using Core opposition are using conspiracy theories and misinformation to undermine the very notion of public education.

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Montgomery County seeks to add new police positions at its high schools

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 10:06am

All 25 of Montgomery County’s high schools may soon have a police officer on campus.

With a final budget vote expected soon, county officials say there is strong support from both the Montgomery County Council and County Executive Isiah Leggett for beefing up Montgomery’s ranks of school resource officers (SROs).

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