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In Denver, Charters and District Team Up on Special Education

Education Week - November 30, 2015 - 8:31am
An atypical partnership is tackling one of the most persistent challenges for the charter sector—serving students with disabilities.
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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Nov. 30, 2015

Education News from NY Times - November 30, 2015 - 5:30am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by commenting on what you see and why. A live discussion is offered that day from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern.









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The Learning Network: Who Are the People–Famous or Not–You Admire Most?

Education News from NY Times - November 30, 2015 - 5:02am
Who are the role models who inspire you?









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Algebra Scores Prompt Second Look at Revamped Regents Exams

Education News from NY Times - November 30, 2015 - 5:00am
The New York State Board of Regents has established a committee to study the Algebra I test results to determine whether the bar for passing was set too high.









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Gunman Attacks Outside a Planned Parenthood Clinic in Colorado

Education News from NY Times - November 30, 2015 - 4:33am
What is known about the incident that the Colorado governor has called “an act of terrorism”?









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The Learning Network: E.L.L. Practice | The 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference

Education News from NY Times - November 30, 2015 - 3:32am
In this post, students learn about the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference and answer questions that test their comprehension of two excerpts from articles about it.









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The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | caricature

Education News from NY Times - November 30, 2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 30 New York Times articles in the past year.









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University of Chicago Cancels Classes After Online Threat

Education News from NY Times - November 29, 2015 - 10:34pm
The university president said that F.B.I. officials warned that “an unknown individual” had threatened gun violence on the main campus on Monday.









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Woodrow Wilson’s Legacy Gets Complicated

Education News from NY Times - November 29, 2015 - 5:25pm
Student protesters at Princeton have touched off a wide debate about racism and the former president’s proper place in history.









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Cautionary tale in one district shows how others get special education right

Education News from Washington Post - November 29, 2015 - 3:58pm
Parents argue that when one school underserved their daughter, Montgomery County stepped up.









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Rethinking 'ultra-safe' playgrounds: Why it's time to bring back 'thrill-provoking' equipment for kids

Education News from Washington Post - November 29, 2015 - 10:51am
When equipment no longer presents an age-appropriate challenge for the children, they quickly become bored and indifferent to the plastic play pieces. Or worse, they use them in ways that they were never intended for – making the situation unsafe in today’s standards. However, this problem goes even deeper than simply offering an appropriate level of challenge and letting children take risks.









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Peyton’s Awesome Virtual Self, a robot that allows girl with cancer to attend school

Education News from Washington Post - November 28, 2015 - 5:54pm
Advanced robot gives 10-year-old a chance to be a part of daily elementary school classes, remotely.









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With Diversity Comes Intensity in Amherst Free Speech Debate

Education News from NY Times - November 28, 2015 - 3:30pm
Minority students at Amherst, like campus activists elsewhere, have made demands of administrators, and were met with not only sympathy, but criticism that they sought to stifle free speech and intellectual dissent.









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To build a better teacher, Harvard launches program aimed at quality

Education News from Washington Post - November 27, 2015 - 7:35pm
The fellowships are funded with $18 million from private donors and focus on classroom practice.









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Principal to N.Y. Gov. Cuomo: Stop spreading a false narrative about public education

Education News from Washington Post - November 27, 2015 - 10:21am
'Mr. Governor, you, like many of your elected colleagues, are lawyers, not educators. I am an educator. I have been throughout my professional life. I do not know the law, and would never try to speak with any conviction about what should happen in a courtroom.'









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