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Strauss: 19 states still allow corporal punishment in school

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:51pm

While a national debate roils about professional athletes whacking kids, it seems useful to remember that 19 states still allow children to be hit in public school, sometimes to the point of bruising. A federal data analysis found that on average, one child is hit in public school every 30 seconds somewhere in the United States.

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Motherlode Blog: Raising Teenagers: Protect When You Must, Permit When You Can

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 2:02pm
There’s not much we can do to rush neurological maturation along in our teens, but we can help kids practice their burgeoning skills of self-control as they emerge.






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Matchmaking through technology: The coming revolution in college admissions

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 1:08pm

INDIANAPOLIS — The old model that colleges used to recruit, through mass mailings to promising students and selective visits to key high schools, is giving way to sophisticated matchmaking tools of technology.

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Two new whooping cough cases, for total of 20, recorded in Montgomery public schools

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:58am

Two more cases of whooping cough have been confirmed in Montgomery County public schools, according to health officials, who now are reporting a total of 20 cases since an outbreak during the first week of school.

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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Happy Birthday, New York Times

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 10:25am
It cost one cent, was only four pages long, and was then called The New York Daily Times, but on Sept. 18, 1851, The New York Times published its first issue.






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Wonkblog: David Boies helped California gay couples win the right to marry. Now he’s attacking teacher tenure

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 8:00am

David Boies is an accomplished civil rights attorney who is probably best known for his Supreme Court cases, in which he has represented Al Gore and Californian gay couples seeking to marry. Now he is working on behalf of kids in urban schools, but his approach is a controversial one. He argues that teacher tenure denies students their right to an equal education, guaranteed in Brown v. Board of Education and many state constitutions.

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The Learning Network: How Much Self-Control Do You Have?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 5:00am
Would you pass the “marshmallow test”?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | ‘A National Admissions Office’ for Low-Income Strivers

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 4:31am
What are the three larger lessons of QuestBridge’s work that David Leonhardt cites in the article?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Longpoint Enthusiasts Wield Medieval Swords

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 3:40am
Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Motherlode Blog: Independence Referendum Is a Win for Scotland’s Children

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:38am
With voter turnout expected to be around 80 percent and polls predicting a thin margin, a glaring message of the referendum has been that every vote counts. For children, that lesson is a victory in itself.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | avow

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past two years.






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Girl, 15, Disappears From a Special-Needs School

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 11:10pm
The authorities said Nashaly Perez Rodriguez left the Lillian L. Rashkis School in Brooklyn on Monday and was still missing.






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Motherlode Blog: A Surrogate and a Mother: Partners in Pregnancy Share Their Story

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:45pm
After cancer, Angela Salerni couldn’t bear a child — but she had frozen embryos. She needed a surrogate: Roshael Rose. It was a perfect match, but it still wasn’t easy.






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Leaving Home, but Not the Folks

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 9:18pm
What’s that buzzing sound near your boarding school? It may be a hovering parent.
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