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Motherlode Blog: Helping a Perfectionist Child Worry Less and Do More

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 12:16pm
Perfectionism can take a high toll on children who see it as the only route to living up to their own and their parents’ high standards.






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Motherlode Blog: Helping a Perfectionist Child Worry Less and Do More

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:44am
Perfectionism can take a high toll on children who see it as the only route to living up to their own and their parents’ high standards.






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Strauss: Teacher: I see the difference in educational privilege every day. I live it. I am disgusted by it.

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:30am
Here is a post by a Colorado teacher who vividly explains the difference in the lives of fortunate students and the less fortunate students whom she teaches. Her last post on this blog was a nuanced look into the psyche of some students of color who live in poverty, which you can read here. This public school teacher often blogs anonymously under the name Shakespeare’s Sister at Daily Kos. She teaches 11th grade AP Language and Composition in the Denver area.Read full article >>
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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Using an Op-Doc Video to Teach Argumentative Writing

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:24am
In addition to serving as a great conversation piece for discussing technology and social media, the Op-Doc “China’s Web Junkies” also serves as a tool for introducing students to the language of argumentation — specifically to the types of evidence writers use to support a position.






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U-Va. sorority sister: We’ve been reduced to objects of sexual pleasure

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:08am
Erin Dyer, a sorority sister and a junior at the University of Virginia, wrote this (very lightly edited) piece after she was told that she and other sorority members on campus would not be allowed to attend fraternity parties on Saturday night. It reminded her of the lyrics to a Beyoncé song:Read full article >>
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How job licensing increases the cost of college

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 11:00am
One proposal in President Obama’s budget, which is scheduled for release on Monday, has nothing to do with higher education, but it might make a dent in the rising cost of college tuition. According to the New York Times, the fiscal plan will include $15 million for states to study the costs and benefits of their licensing rules for occupations that range from emergency medical technicians to cosmetologists to interior designers.Read full article >>
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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | The Blizzard of 1888

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 8:49am
Though the great blizzard of 2015 mostly missed New York City in the end, it had New Yorkers, and the New York Times Archives Twitter feed, remembering storms of the past — and none more dramatic than the Great White Hurricane of 1888.






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Arlington schools officials urge students to #keepitclean on Twitter

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/29/2015 - 7:00am
Friendly reminder to be respectful when tweeting to us — we remove followers who don’t. Our technology policies apply in the Twitterverse.For the second time this year, Arlington school officials took to Twitter to urge students keep it civil online after their decision to keep schools open during bad weather made them a target for vulgar missives.Read full article >>
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