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The Learning Network: Skills and Strategies | Enlivening Reading Clubs With Tech Tools and More

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 8:00am
This week Sarah Gross suggests a few strategies for rethinking student book and reading clubs, with or without technology.






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The Learning Network: Teenagers in The Times | April 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 7:51am
Ten articles published in April that feature teenagers demonstrating bravery, entrepreneurship or an indomitable spirit.






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InBloom's Collapse Shines Spotlight on Data-Sharing Challenges

Education Week - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 7:50am
With the rapid demise of the nonprofit data-management company, the daunting technical hurdles for better and safer use of educational data are again front and center.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Behind Focus on College Assaults, a Steady Drumbeat by Students

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 4:30am
Why do you think sexual assault is such a problem on both college campuses and in the military?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, May 2, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 4:16am
Can you put the sentences from the paragraph of a New York Times article in the correct order?






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Strauss: 6 reasons to reject Common Core K-3 standards — and 6 rules to guide policy

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 4:02am

The Common Core State Standards for students in kindergarten through Grade 3 have come under severe criticism by early childhood education experts who say that they are not developmentally appropriate. Even some supporters of the Core initiative, including American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, have called for a revamping of these early education standards. Weingarten made her call in conjunction with early childhood expert Nancy Carlsson-Paige of Lesley University in Cambridge, a senior advisor to Defending the Early Years, a non-profit project of the Survival Education Fund, Inc. — a 501(c) 3 educational organization — that is dedicated to rally educators to take action on policies that affect the education of young children.

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Michigan Affirmative-Action Ruling May Have Modest K-12 Effect

Education Week - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 3:11am
The U.S. Supreme Court upholds a Michigan initiative barring race-based preferences in admissions at the state’s universities, but no one opinion commanded a majority.
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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | incarnation

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 331 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Florida Advances Tuition Aid for Children Brought to U.S. Illegally

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 8:45pm
The legislation’s passage is a sign that Florida’s conservative Legislature and Republican governor are intensifying efforts to woo Hispanic voters.






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Teacher Accord Gives City a Map for Other Deals

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 8:37pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced a labor deal with New York City’s largest teachers’ union that will grant $3.4 billion in back pay to the union in exchange for a reduction in health care costs and an easing of classroom work rules.






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55 Colleges Named in Federal Inquiry Into Handling of Sexual Assault Cases

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 8:29pm
The Obama administration identified dozens of institutions, including public, private, obscure and elite schools, that are being investigated for possible violations of anti-discrimination laws.






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News Analysis: Behind Focus on College Assaults, a Steady Drumbeat by Students

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 4:54pm
Successful lawsuits by women, a stepped-up enforcement of civil rights and the political savvy of student groups have converged to tackle the problem on campuses.






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The Learning Network: Our Fifth Annual New York Times Summer Reading Contest

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 3:54pm
Our Summer Reading Contest is back! From June 13 through Aug. 15, any teenager anywhere in the world can answer the question, “What interested you most in The Times this week?” to be entered into our weekly competition.






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55 colleges under Title IX inquiry for their handling of sex violence claims

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 3:15pm

The release Thursday of a federal list of 55 colleges with open “sexual violence investigations” underscores that the twin problem of how to prevent and respond to sex assaults on campus has become a national question, touching schools from elite privates to large publics to small regional schools.

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Motherlode Blog: Eight Tips for Parents Who Have Saved Nothing for College

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 2:31pm
Plenty of parents don’t manage to set aside money, but that doesn’t mean their children will be shut out of degrees from great schools.






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List of 55 colleges, universities under Title IX investigations over handling of sexual violence

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 2:06pm

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights on Thursday released a list of 55 colleges and universities under investigation for possible Title IX violations over the handling of sexual violence and harassment complaints.

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Motherlode Blog: Kids Need More Structured Playtime, Not Less

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/01/2014 - 2:05pm
Kids today, either because they’re continually entertained by digital devices or continually ferried from lesson to practice to playdate, don’t know how to handle unstructured time unless we teach them.






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