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Motherlode Blog: Holiday Concerts and the Anatomy of Melancholy

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 3:04pm
Every year, I try to find a way to embrace the ephemeral, cherry-blossom nature of December, and the way it wallops you over the head with the passage of time.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | 25 Years of ‘The Simpsons’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 2:40pm
What has “The Simpsons” meant to you? What are your favorite episodes? If you are a teacher, do you teach with it? Let us know






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Strauss: Why kindergarten teachers don’t want to give this test to their students

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 2:20pm
The state of Maryland has developed a new Common Core-aligned “kindergarten readiness assessment” for teachers to administer to young kids to see, rather obviously, if they are “ready” for kindergarten. Now hundreds of kindergarten teachers who used the computer-based test for the first time this fall are pushing back, saying the assessment is not appropriate and won’t help them teach.Read full article >>






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In an After-School Program, Juggling and Plate-Spinning Are Serious Business

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 1:55pm
A program run by the Big Apple Circus features plenty of clowning around, but also a strong focus on learning life skills.
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Early admission rates for Class of 2019

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:02pm
The first wave of admission decisions is in for the Class of 2019.Here are admission rates for the early round at some highly selective schools. We’ll update as we get more data. These are culled from news releases.Read full article >>






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Miss. Loses Out on Federal Pre-K Grant—Again

Education Week - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 9:31am
Last week, Mississippi was passed over for a federal preschool grant that would have tripled the number of children enrolled in early-education classes in four years, according to the state’s application.
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Motherlode Blog: When a Classmate Takes On Santa

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 8:43am
When a student decides to declare Santa a fraud, there’s little a teacher or parent can do.
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The Learning Network: Are You a Good Storyteller?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:00am
What’s a favorite story you like to tell?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Obama Announces U.S. and Cuba Will Resume Relations

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:30am
What is your reaction to the change in policy? Do you support the United States normalizing relations with Cuba? Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Saying Goodbye to ‘The Colbert Report’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 4:15am
Here are six paragraphs from a Dec. 16 article, “Goodbye, Nation. Goodbye, Blowhard Self.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | collation

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past year.






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U-Va.: Outside review of sex assaults will be public when the investigation ends

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:33pm
University of Virginia administrators said Wednesday that the findings of an outside review of sexual assaults on campus will be made public when the investigation is completed.A statement issued Wednesday by Board of Visitors Rector George K. Martin said that the Washington law firm O’Melveny & Myers will serve as an independent counsel to review the university’s sexual assault policies and procedures. Martin said that when the investigation is completed, the findings of the independent counsel will be publicly available.Read full article >>






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