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Days Could Be Numbered for No Child Left Behind

Education Week - November 25, 2015 - 8:07am
A bipartisan deal awaiting action in the House and the Senate would rewrite the law to give states lots of leeway on accountability, school turnarounds, and teacher evaluation, while keeping such “transparency” provisions as annual student testing.
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The Learning Network: What Are You Grateful For?

Education News from NY Times - November 25, 2015 - 5:05am
Do you sometimes find it hard to be grateful? Why?









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Cuomo, in Shift, Is Said to Back Reducing Test Scores’ Role in Teacher Reviews

Education News from NY Times - November 25, 2015 - 5:00am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who in January called for standardized exams to determine 50 percent of the ratings, is quietly seeking a reduction, even to zero.









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Chicago Braces After Video of Police Shooting Is Released

Education News from NY Times - November 25, 2015 - 4:53am
This article points out that charges against this officer come “amid a national debate over race, police shootings and a growing number of encounters captured on video showing police conduct.” What examples can you list? Which of those news stories had the biggest impact on you? Why?









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The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | noisome

Education News from NY Times - November 25, 2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in two New York Times articles in the past year.









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‘White Student Union’ Groups Set Off Concerns at Campuses

Education News from NY Times - November 24, 2015 - 6:05pm
Facebook groups dedicated to the perceived struggles of whites have emerged claiming links to more than 30 universities, although the authenticity of many of the pages is uncertain.









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The venerable spork’s days are numbered as school cafeterias move on

Education News from Washington Post - November 24, 2015 - 5:40pm
New York City and five major school districts use collective buying power to shake up food quality and utensils.









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Teacher: A student told me I 'couldn’t understand because I was a white lady.' Here's what I did then.

Education News from Washington Post - November 24, 2015 - 5:25pm
Award-winning educator: 'I’ve decided to stand unflinching when it comes to the real issues facing our children today, I’ve decided to be unafraid to question injustice, unafraid to take risks in the classroom — I am changed. And so has my role as a teacher.'









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New college application will help students in financial need

Education News from Washington Post - November 24, 2015 - 4:54pm
An access advocate from Dallas supports a coalition that aims to create a new point of entry for college admissions.









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A debate over a mascot, a racially charged threat and another college cancels classes

Education News from Washington Post - November 24, 2015 - 3:52pm
Western Washington University officials and law enforcement explore whether debate over the school mascot, a Viking, and whether it was offensive to people who aren't white, triggered threats









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Why Massachusetts is creating its own student debt counseling unit

Education News from Washington Post - November 24, 2015 - 3:37pm
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said her office had to take action because student loan servicers are failing to stem the rise of scam artists.









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A dozen unconventional ways to improve college admissions

Education News from Washington Post - November 24, 2015 - 2:20pm
Some are serious, and some, not so much.









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How 'twisted' early childhood education has become - from a child development expert

Education News from Washington Post - November 24, 2015 - 1:34pm
Early childhood development expert Nancy Carlsson-Paige: 'Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that we would have to defend children’s right to play."









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Irving Teen Ahmed Mohamed Seeks $15 Million in Damages for Clock Incident

Education Week - November 24, 2015 - 10:24am
Ahmed Mohamed, the Irving teenager who made national news after he was suspended for bringing a clock to school, is seeking $15 million in damages from the city of Irving and the Irving school district.
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Towson University diving coach indicted in videotaping incident

Education News from Washington Post - November 24, 2015 - 9:58am
A diving coach at Towson University was charged with interception of communication and peeping Tom.









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