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Amateurism Has an Influential Friend in Baylor’s Kenneth Starr

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:51pm
College sports have given Kenneth W. Starr, now president of Baylor, a second act in public life, as a major player in the debate over the compensation of athletes.






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General Theological Seminary Bringing Back Professors It Dismissed

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:54pm
Seven of the eight faculty members who were dismissed in late September from the Episcopal institution in Manhattan will return to their classrooms on Monday.






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With Deal, Staff at 2 Struggling Schools in Brooklyn Must Reapply for Jobs

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 9:20pm
The agreement between the de Blasio administration and the teachers’ and principals’ unions came just before a deadline for the city to submit plans to the state for turning around the institutions.






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Montgomery parents want answers in middle school sex offense case

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 8:32pm

Parents at a Damascus middle school angrily pressed Montgomery school officials this week about why they were not told for almost a month about the arrest of a contract worker charged with groping a 12-year-old student in a hallway.

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Motherlode Blog: A Week of the Tried-and-True

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 4:47pm
In today’s episode of “The Triumph of the Well-Stocked Kitchen,” our heroine runs out of bread and chicken broth, but is able to save the day on both occasions. The exciting weekly cooking routine of this mother of four.






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Prince George’s BOE race is still deadlocked after absentee ballots counted

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:58pm

A race for a seat on the Prince George’s County Board of Education continues to be too close to call.

Election officials said Friday that Dinora Hernandez, who challenged incumbent Amber Waller for the District 3 seat, gained one vote after the first round of absentee ballots were counted on Thursday.

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Motherlode Blog: Slower Cabs, and Safer Children: New York City Reduces Speed Limit to 25

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 3:33pm
The families of young victims of traffic violence advocated for a slower speed limit in New York City, and won. Not everyone is happy about it.






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Zombie lesson calls on Alaska 7th-graders to use geography skills

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:22pm
Seventh-graders at Eielson Junior-Senior High School in Alaska recently participated in a lesson in which they used their kno -More
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Educator: Trust needed between teachers, students

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:22pm
Teachers should establish a connection with students and think deeply about what students need, asserts Jim Dillon, director  -More
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Sen. Alexander to help lead national education efforts

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:22pm
Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, who served as U.S.  -More
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Neb. to apply for NCLB waiver

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:22pm
The Nebraska State Board of Education is preparing to apply for a waiver from parts of No Child Left Behind.  -More
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5 takeaways from L.A.'s botched attempt at a one-to-one iPad program

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:22pm
There are five lessons that educators nationwide can learn from the controversial iPad initiative launched by Los Angeles sch -More
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Students in D.C. get a taste of Thai food, culture

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:22pm
Students at a Washington, D.C., elementary school were recently visited by officials from the Royal Thai Embassy and served T -More
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Elementary-school students in Canada encourage city to mandate recycling

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:22pm
The Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, City Council has heard from elementary-school students promoting citywide recycling.  -More
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NCSS Annual Conference phone app

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:22pm
Attending the conference?  -More
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