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The Learning Network: How Often Do You Engage in ‘Fat Talk’?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 5:08am
How often do you complain about your body or overhear others doing so? Have you been known to say, “I’m so fat” to friends? What effect do you think public body self-disparagement like this has on the person complaining? On those who are part of the conversation?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Alcohol or Marijuana? A Pediatrician Faces the Question

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:57am
What question comes up “again and again” for this pediatrician, and what does he say is “the easy answer”?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | bawdy

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 123 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Graduation rates up in D.C. public schools, down for charter schools

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 10:26pm
D.C. Public Schools’ graduation rate increased last school year by two percentage points, to 58 percent, but the city’s public charter schools recorded a drop of nearly seven points, to 69 percent, according to new data.Read full article >>






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Charter School in Miami Fails, but Proves Useful on Jeb Bush’s Résumé

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 9:17pm
The Liberty City Charter School, the first of its kind in Florida and a pioneer in what became a national movement, is now defunct.






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Penn State Fraternity’s Secret Facebook Photos May Lead to Criminal Charges

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 8:46pm
A clandestine website — with images of drugs, hazing and nude, unconscious women — was the subject of a police inquiry that led to the suspension of a fraternity’s chapter at Penn State.






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D.C. auditor finds improvements in financial oversight of charter schools

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:36pm
Financial oversight of public charter schools has significantly improved in recent years, but agencies monitoring the schools need to continue improving how they track contracts and enrollment verification, according to a D.C. auditor report released Tuesday.Read full article >>
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