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The Learning Network: Welcome to School Year 2016-17

Education News from NY Times - September 6, 2016 - 7:45am
The Learning Network marks its 18th birthday this month. To celebrate, we’re refreshing the site, with a new look and feel we hope will make it even easier for you to teach and learn with Times content.
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The Learning Network: Picture Prompt | An Act of Kindness

Education News from NY Times - September 6, 2016 - 7:25am
When have you ever witnessed or been the recipient of a meaningful act of kindness?
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The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | implode

Education News from NY Times - September 6, 2016 - 7:24am
This word has appeared in 48 New York Times articles in the past year.
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The Learning Network: Article of the Day | ‘Kolkata Testifies to the Grace of Mother Teresa, Its New Saint’

Education News from NY Times - September 6, 2016 - 7:23am
What are some of the reactions to Mother Teresa’s canonization from people who knew her in India?
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Georgetown joins Brown, U-Va. and others in looking anew at slavery

Education News from Washington Post - September 6, 2016 - 12:04am
How schools are examining their connections to the nation's painful history of human trafficking and bondage.
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A new school year begins with changes, innovations, new facilities

Education News from Washington Post - September 5, 2016 - 12:04am
Districts across the Washington region expand to deal with growing student populations, aim to offer new programs geared toward preparation for college and careers.
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Is this volunteer parent an enemy spy? A school district treats her like one.

Education News from Washington Post - September 5, 2016 - 12:04am
A Virginia mother is told she can’t volunteer if she asks the staff too many questions.
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How can anyone take standardized test scores seriously when stuff like this happens?

Education News from Washington Post - September 5, 2016 - 12:04am
Look what happened at high-performing Wilson High School.
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How a Maryland school system lost its Head Start grant

Education News from Washington Post - September 4, 2016 - 12:04am
“For weeks, nobody would help,” said a mother who sought to report an incident involving a 3-year-old forced to mop up urine.
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Is three months enough time to find a new school district leader?

Education News from Washington Post - September 3, 2016 - 12:04am
The D.C. mayor intends to name a new chancellor in October. Some worry that is not enough time.
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New program will give some Fairfax students their own laptops

Education News from Washington Post - September 3, 2016 - 12:04am
The initiative, called FCPSOn, will furnish 7,800 students with computers.
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What went wrong at D.C.’s high-achieving Wilson High School?

Education News from Washington Post - September 3, 2016 - 12:04am
A deeper look at why one of the test scores of one of the city’s top public school dropped so dramatically.
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At Georgetown University, a family reunion 178 years after fateful slave sale

Education News from Washington Post - September 3, 2016 - 12:04am
A group of descendants of slaves sold by the university in 1838 emerges to assert its place within the community of the Catholic university.
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'Now is the time’: Descendants respond to Georgetown's efforts to confront the legacy of slavery

Education News from Washington Post - September 3, 2016 - 12:04am
In the wake of Georgetown's pledge to apologize for its role in the slave trade, at a time of racial tensions in the United States, descendants of those enslaved people reflect on the past and the future.
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The future of public universities is in jeopardy, and this documentary explains why

Education News from Washington Post - September 3, 2016 - 12:04am
A new documentary says the ideal of higher education as a public good is being supplanted by a market-based ideology that views education as a commodity to be consumed by students at their own expense.
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Pa. students start yearlong study of Holocaust

NCSS Smartbrief - September 2, 2016 - 12:54pm
Students at a Pennsylvania high school have started learning about the Holocaust in a yearlong course taught by history teach -More
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