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Motherlode Blog: When It Takes a Dentist’s Chair to Disconnect

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:23am
If I could lie in a dentist’s chair for several hours, why not a lounge chair?






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Motherlode Blog: Charities That Inspire Kids: The Family & Youth Initiative

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 11:04am
Teenagers in foster care need the meaningful connections with adult friends and mentors that this organization provides. Sometimes those relationships become something more.






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Motherlode Blog: Charities That Inspire Kids: The African Library Project

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 10:27am
Two families describe the fun they’ve had working with the African Library Project, which works with donors to start school libraries in Africa.






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S.C. Gov., Lawmakers Ask Court to Rehear School Equity Case

Education Week - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 10:25am
Gov. Nikki Haley and state lawmakers are fighting a court order aimed at improving the state’s school system in rural, poor districts.
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Strauss: 2014 posts you should read at least once

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 9:30am
To all of you who have stayed tuned to this space for this past year or for any part of it, I thank you. Here are some posts of the last year that help tell the education reform story in 2014. Some were very popular with readers but all speak to some aspect of what happened in 2014 and, I think, are worth your time. This is NOT a “best of” list because there are many others I could have included but didn’t simply for the sake of keeping this from becoming the list version of “War and Peace.”Read full article >>






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Strauss: 2014 posts you should read at least once

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 9:30am
To all of you who have stayed tuned to this space for this past year or for any part of it, I thank you. Here are some posts of the last year that help tell the education reform story in 2014. Some were very popular with readers but all speak to some aspect of what happened in 2014 and, I think, are worth your time. This is NOT a “best of” list because there are many others I could have included but didn’t simply for the sake of keeping this from becoming the list version of “War and Peace.”Read full article >>






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Inside a Chinese Test-Prep Factory

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/31/2014 - 8:59am
Thousands of students travel to Maotanchang to spend 16 hours a day, seven days a week, studying for the biggest test of their lives.
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Cuomo Veto Highlights Difficulties of Firing a Teacher

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 11:03pm
Fewer than 1 percent of the state’s teachers were rated ineffective last year; those so rated can appeal and even go on to win their case before an arbiter.






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The Neediest Cases: From Struggling High Schooler to College Freshman

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 10:34pm
Terrell Dixon, 18, had a poor freshman year of high school in the Bronx, but after discovering motivational videos on YouTube, he is now in his first year of college.






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Personal Health: Why Cafeteria Food Is the Best

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 9:39pm
Many parents undoubtedly think they are doing the best for their children by having them bring lunch from home instead of eating the lunches served in school. But recent studies clearly prove them wrong.






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What Made College Football More Like the Pros? $7.3 Billion, for a Start

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 9:26pm
College football has become so awash in money that some observers believe it increasingly resembles professional football more than higher education.
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School Cash Insufficient in Kansas, Court Finds

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 7:26pm
The judges did not say that lawmakers had to increase K-12 funding to a particular amount, but suggested that the spending per pupil should be increased.
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Motherlode Blog: Charities That Inspire Kids: BlinkNow

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 4:33pm
A student is inspired by Blink Now, and her social studies teacher, to work for change for women in Nepal.






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Motherlode Blog: Charities That Inspire Kids: Water for South Sudan

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/30/2014 - 1:21pm
When middle schooler Grady Beauregard heard a boy around his age describe his life in Sudan, it inspired Grady to reach out to others and find out what he could do to help.






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