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D.C. teachers share tips for implementing Common Core standards

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 5:20pm

More than 100 educators in the District met for a day-long training Thursday on implementing the new Common Core academic standards.

The “Ahead of the Curve” conference, organized by the D.C. Public Charter School Board and nonprofit organization Fight for Children, offered an unusual opportunity for teachers and school leaders from charter and traditional schools to work together.

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The Learning Network: 50 Ways to Teach With Current Events

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 5:06pm
In honor of National News Engagement Day, here are 50 ideas to help teachers bring current events into the classroom.






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Motherlode Blog: It’s 3 O’Clock. You’re at Work. Where Are Your Kids?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 2:24pm
Many parents have grown so accustomed to the need to cobble together an after-school plan that we overlook the challenge those hours present to families who are already over-stretched.






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Prince George’s residents ask for resources to increase parental engagement in schools

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 1:43pm

Fewer than 10 people attended a recent community forum to get input from residents about the 2016 budget that will be crafted in coming months.

But many of those who testified advocated for money to help parents become engaged.

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Motherlode Blog: Want to Ace That Test? Get the Right Kind of Sleep.

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 1:25pm
Sleep is learning, of a very specific kind. “Sleep Study Skills” can help our teenagers game the system—and get enough sleep.






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Strauss: The link between housing policy and student achievement

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:51pm

It may seem intuitive that school reform should be focused on what goes on inside schools — but, in fact, such a singular focus isn’t enough, as current reform efforts have sadly shown. It is impossible to divorce a student’s life outside of school with how well he or she does in class. Most children who are sick, tired, anxious, depressed, hungry, distracted or homeless aren’t likely to be high academic achievers.

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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | The 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:36am
What lessons can we learn from past outbreaks in controlling epidemics today?






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Anti-bullying policies fall short for 30 percent of D.C. charter schools, report says

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:53am

About 30 percent of public charter schools have anti-bullying policies that are not compliant with District law, according to a report released this week by the city’s Office of Human Rights.

The District’s Youth Bullying Prevention Act of 2012 requires all schools and libraries and other organizations that serve children and teens to adopt and implement bullying prevention programs.

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Motherlode Blog: The Mid-Semester Organization Regroup

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:15am
An inspection of a fifth grader’s backpack shows that student organization is a work in progress.






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Strauss: Did you know it’s ‘Bring Your Bible to School Day’?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:56am

Today, you may not know, is  national “Bring Your Bible to School Day,” so declared by a Christian ministry called Focus on The Family. Here’s what a Web site promoting the event says:

Did you know that students have recently been ordered to stop reading their Bibles during free time at school? Here at Focus on the Family, we believe the Bible is a powerful message of hope and love for humanity—something to be celebrated, not banned. We also believe in the cherished religious freedoms our Founding Fathers fought to protect. Read full article >>






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International Education: Online Magazine Brings New Life to Arab Studies

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:06am
Jadaliyya, a publication run mostly by dedicated volunteers, allows for a broad range of opinions on the Middle East.






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