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Strauss: At least 44 school shootings since Newtown -- new analysis

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 1:09am

There have been at least 44 school shootings on K-12 or college campuses in 24 states -- an average of more than three a month -- since the deadly 2012 attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., according to a new analysis. Twenty-eight people have died and 37 have been injured.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | domineer

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 1:05am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles since 2001.
    





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Free Online University Receives Accreditation, in Time for Graduating Class of 7

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 9:45pm
The University of the People, built to reach underserved students around the world, announced Thursday that it had received accreditation.
    





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Power stayed on throughout D.C. region despite the snowstorm

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 9:19pm

The same snowstorm that grounded airplanes, shuttered hundreds of schools and emptied the region’s streets Thursday somehow left the lights on throughout the Washington region.

In recent years, similarly colossal storms have severed power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses, leaving them without heat or air conditioning, shutting off televisions and darkening streetlights. Violent thunderstorms in June 2012 cut power to more than a million customers in the region. But by mid-afternoon Thursday, fewer than 500 outages were reported in the Washington area, including 390 in Frederick County.

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Snow Day? That’s Great. Now Log In. Get to Class.

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 8:47pm
Public schools around the country are exploring whether they can use virtual learning as a practical solution to unpredictable weather, effectively transforming the traditional snow day into a day of instruction.
    





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The Learning Network: Teaching the Sochi Olympics | English Language Arts, Journalism and Fine Arts

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 4:20pm
Ideas for using the Sochi Games to teach literature, journalism, media studies, and fine arts and English-language learning classes.
    





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Disadvantaged children can hurt achievement of others in their classrooms, study finds

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 3:56pm

Large numbers of low-income children who begin formal schooling with many disadvantages - poor medical care, homelessness, an uneducated mother, for example - not only struggle with schoolwork but hurt the achievement of other children in their classrooms, according to a new study.

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Strauss: Why boy born without complete brain has to take 2014 standardized test

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 3:42pm

Michael is a boy born with a brain stem but not a complete brain with cognitive ability. He can hear, but he can’t see or talk or understand basic information. Yet last year, when he was 9, he had to take an alternative version of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test -- and he is going to have to do it again this year.

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The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | ‘I have to tell you’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 12:03pm
“I have to tell you,” a poem by Dorothea Grossman and the article “The Memory Lady’s Daughter Tries to Fill the Gaps” by Beth Thompson appear in this Poetry Pairing.
    





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Strauss: ‘Ice is back and the road won’t listen’ -- school declares snow day by rap video

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 12:00pm

“Ice is back and the road won’t listen,” raps Michael Ulku-Steiner, the head of private Durham Academy in North Carolina, and Lee Hark, assistant head of school, as they announce a snow day for Thursday to the tune of “Ice, Ice, Baby,” by Vanilla Ice.

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Cafeteria Incident Renews Debate on School Lunch Debt

Education Week - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 9:53am
A Salt Lake City cafeteria worker's decision to take school lunches away from students with unpaid lunch bills has prompted a call for federal guidance on how to handle students' debts.
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