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Cornell arts and sciences dean: Colleges must foster good citizenship

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 2:10pm
In this post, Gretchen Ritter, the dean of arts and sciences at Cornell University in Ithaca, N.Y., writes about what she believes the purpose of college should be. Ritter is scheduled to speak in Washington on Monday, discussing the role of higher education in training and preparing future public servants and government leaders, as part of a free event sponsored by the Cornell in Washington program.Read full article >>






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Economic View: We’re Frighteningly in the Dark About Student Debt

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:51pm
A $1 trillion portfolio threatens taxpayers because the Education Department can’t properly analyze its loans and doesn’t let other agencies do so.
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Strauss: ‘You do not speak for our children’

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 10:46am
Earlier this year, 19 organizations, including the American Civil Liberties Union and the United Negro College Fund, issued a joint statement about what they would like to see in a newly written No Child Left Behind law, an exercise Congress is now attempting to complete.  The statement (which you can read here) surprised many parents and educators because of its embrace of faulty thinking about teaching and learning.Read full article >>






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Strauss: Ohio superintendent: ‘I am profoundly concerned’ about new Common Core tests

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 9:29am
Steve Kramer is the superintendent of Madeira City Schools in Ohio. He recently wrote a letter to Ohio Superintendent Richard Ross expressing his concern that new Common Core tests students in his state are taking are “neither relevant nor important to the high quality instruction Madeira City Schools has been proud to provide for over 80 years.”Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 9:07am
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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The Learning Network: NYTLNreads | Being 12

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 8:21am
Some of our favorite responses to our recent Student Opinion question, “What Do You Remember Best About Being 12?”






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No Child Left Behind Law Faces Its Own Reckoning

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 7:23am
A rewrite could collapse in partisan disarray. But it could also herald a new era of education, keeping some testing but eliminating prescriptive punishments.
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The Learning Network: What Woman Would You Want to See on the $20 Bill?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 5:00am
Do you support the campaign to put a woman on the $20 bill? Why?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Next Frontier: The Great Indoors

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:30am
When have you discovered an interesting organism inside your house? Describe what you found.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Wake Up and Dance

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 3:51am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 13 article, “The Rise of Early-Morning Dance Parties.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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