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NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:12pm
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Motherlode Blog: Lasagna with Red Chard Satisfies a Meat-Loving Family

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:43pm
As they enter their second week of adding two vegetarian meals weekly, a meat-loving family finds a lasagna they love, and prepares to try a Big Bowl with black beans, greens, avocado and salsa fresca.






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Motherlode Blog: Who’s Your Mommy? We Don’t Know — Yet

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:39pm
Although Kelly is carrying their daughter, we won’t know until she arrives who the biological mother is. For now, it’s father’s baby; mother’s maybe.






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Strauss: A silver lining in the Vergara decision?

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:32pm

A decision by a California judge on Tuesday to strike down — pending appeal — five state statutes that provide job protections to teachers has deeply troubled many teachers and teacher activists concerned about the effect on the profession should the ruling stand. Here is a detailed look on what might be a silver lining in the ruling for those concerned about equity in public education. It was written by Kevin Welner, the director of the National Education Policy Center, is an attorney and a professor education policy at the University of Colorado Boulder.

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The Learning Network: Found Poem Favorite | ‘collapsed’

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:46am
This poem, by Emily Rigby, is one of the 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest. It comes from two articles: “A Playwright Seeks Healing With His Work” and “Surviving the Finish Line.”






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Schools Brace for Launch of Federal Snack Rules

Education Week - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 11:14am
For a few districts, the school nutrition rules set to take effect July 1 are just too tough to swallow.
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Teacher Protections Violate Student Rights, Calif. Judge Finds

Education Week - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 8:56am
The ruling, which the state's teachers' unions have vowed to appeal, finds that California laws governing teacher tenure and dismissal violate the constitutional rights of students.
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White House Threatens Veto of GOP School Meal Bill

Education Week - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 8:30am
A House bill that would allow some schools to opt out of healthier meal standards drew a veto threat Tuesday from the White House.
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The Learning Network: Does the Way Your Classroom Is Decorated Affect Your Learning?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 5:00am
If you were a teacher trying to create a positive learning environment for students, how would you decorate your classroom?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Sunni Militants Drive Iraqi Army Out of Mosul

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:30am
How does the conflict in Iraq connect to the civil war raging in Syria?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Math, June 11, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:11am
Can you calculate how long it will take for student loan debt to reach $10 trillion?






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Strauss: Assessing learning without tests

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 4:01am

In this era in which standardized tests are the be-all and end-all of accountability, it may seem impossible to imagine a teacher evaluating how well students are learning without giving them a test. Joanne Yatvin actually did it and she explains it in this post. Yatvin is a past president of the National Council of Teachers of English who now supervises student teachers for Portland State University. She also writes books for teachers.

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Strauss: Is this the beginning of the end of teacher tenure?

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 2:45am

Teachers’ unions just got whacked by a California judge who bought the specious argument offered in the “Vergara trial” that state laws giving tenure, seniority and other job protections to public school teachers deprive students of their constitutional right to an adequate education.  Though he stayed his Tuesday decision striking down five state statutes on teacher employment until an appeal could be made, more such lawsuits will now be filed in other states.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | transition

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 9,040 New York Times articles in the past year.






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DealBook: Endowment Chief to Exit at Harvard

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 10:42pm
Jane L. Mendillo will exit from her role as manager of the $32.7 billion nest egg by the end of the year; its performance has fallen behind those of other Ivy leagues.
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Success Academy Seeks 14 More Charter Schools in New York City

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 10:36pm
The city may have to house the new schools or help pay for their space.






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