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Motherlode Blog: A Single Adoptive Mother — in 1937

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 9:24am
In 1937, the editors of Ladies Home Journal published an essay, “I Just Adopted a Baby!” It was just another piece about the joys and challenges of family life — but this time, from the perspective of a single working parent.






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The Learning Network: Guest Post | Get Ready for College Writing by Learning to Revise

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 8:30am
Do you have your students revise their essays? In this post a guest blogger from Haverford College offers advice to bridge the gap between high school and college writing by teaching students the process of revision.






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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | Why I, a Heterosexual Teenage Boy, Want to See More Men in Speedos

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 8:16am
We’re publishing one of the Top 10 winners of our Student Editorial Contest each day. This essay is by Noah Spencer.






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The Learning Network: How Common Is Drug Use in Your School?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 8:07am
Do you think your school’s administrators and teachers should be alarmed?






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Strauss: AFT asks Pearson to stop ‘gag order’ barring educators from talking about tests (update)

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 6:00am

(Update: Pearson responds to Weingarten)
American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten is sending a letter (see below) to the executives of Pearson, the world’s largest education company, asking them to stop a ”gag order” that is part of their $32 million contract with New York state to design new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core. The “gag order” bars teachers and principals from talking publicly about what’s on the exams, including any mistakes that educators find.

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Obama administration wants better-trained teachers

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 6:00am

The Obama administration is making a second attempt to regulate the way the country prepares its classroom teachers, saying training programs should be held accountable to improve the quality of K-12 teachers.

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Obama administration wants better trained teachers

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 6:00am

The Obama administration is working on new regulations aimed at improving the quality of K-12 teachers by requiring the colleges and universities that train them to prove their programs are effective, officials said.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The American Middle Class Is No Longer the World’s Richest

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 4:30am
Are you concerned by the results of The Times’s analysis? Should the United States be worried that its middle and low income families are not fully sharing in the benefits of the country’s economic growth? Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, April 25, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 4:14am
Does “which” or “that” correctly complete the sentence from the article?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | nebulous

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 69 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Reframing Career and Technical Education

Education Week - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 12:01am
Students who want to work with their hands should not be subjected to a bias against technical education, writes Mike Rose.
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Reframing Career and Technical Education

Education Week - Fri, 04/25/2014 - 12:01am
Students who want to work with their hands should not be subjected to a bias against technical education, writes Mike Rose.
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National Briefing | Northwest: Washington: State Loses Control of Some School Funds

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:38pm
Washington has become the first state to lose its federal waiver for some requirements of the federal No Child Left Behind education law as well as control over how $40 million is spent to improve student performance in its public schools.






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Labor Board to Review Northwestern Football Case

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 9:52pm
As expected, the National Labor Relations Board said it will examine the question of whether scholarship athletes should be considered university employees.






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An Ivy League Newspaper May Be Going Mostly Online

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 9:52pm
The Columbia Daily Spectator, the university’s student-run newspaper, will stop printing daily and switch to a weekly edition beginning in the fall.






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Students File Complaints on Sexual Assaults at Columbia University

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 8:43pm
Twenty-three students signed onto three separate complaints, each alleging violations of a different federal law, against the university and the affiliated Barnard College.






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Op-Ed Contributor: End College Legacy Preferences

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 7:38pm
There is no moral or legal justification for favoring alumni children.
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Northwestern University football players to vote on union amid debate over labor rights

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 7:38pm

Northwestern University football players are scheduled to vote Friday whether to join a union, part of a labor battle that is drawing intense scrutiny from colleges with major athletic programs, national union leaders and higher education lobbyists in Washington.

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Strauss: Arne Duncan brings hammer down on Washington state, pulling its ‘No Child’ waiver

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 6:08pm

The Education Department is for the first time yanking one of the waivers it gave to states that exempts them the most onerous parts of the flawed No Child Left Behind law.

As a result, Washington state will now have to comply with all parts of No Child Left Behind. Because of the peculiarities of the law, this means that virtually all of the state’s public schools will be seen as failing because they didn’t not meet set performance goals.

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Archive Dive: When the Seven Sisters Had a Bigger Welcome Mat

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 5:13pm
A dive into the 1964 Times archive shows a stark change in college admissions rates.






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