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NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 1:12pm
Too hot to go outside?  -More
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Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 1:12pm
Henry Ford, American industrialist -More
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Strauss: Will the FCC ignore educators in modernizing key U.S. technology program?

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:31pm

This post is a rebuttal to one that I published a few days ago about the federal “E-Rate” program — which offers discounts for schools and libraries to get Internet access and telecommunications — under the headline “A watershed moment for technology in education.” The earlier piece was co-written by Julius Genachowski, managing director of The Carlyle Group and former chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, and Jim Coulter, a commissioner of the bi-partisan Leading Education by Advancing Digital Commission, and co-founder and chief executive officer of TPG Holdings. Genachowski and Coulter urged the Federal Communications Commission to approve at its meeting this Friday a plan to start to modernize the E-Rate program. Genachowski and Coulter wrote that the proposal “is a first step in this modernization, which redirects over $2 billion in existing E-Rate funds out of unnecessary reserves and into classroom Wi-Fi installations and upgrades” and that this “first step would positively impact six million students in the coming year.”

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Motherlode Blog: Stir-Fries, Mastered. Next Up, the Easy Vegetarian Gratin

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:07pm
Looking for an easy way to incorporate vegetables into a simple summer meal? This week, the meat-loving Ruder family tries a gratin.






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Connecting school spending and student achievement

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 6:00am

In the roiling national debate about the best ways to improve public education, one aspect gets scant attention: the relationship between the tax dollars school systems spend and academic results.

In a report released Wednesday, the left-leaning Center for American Progress looks at how much “bang for the buck” taxpayers are getting from public schools.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Animal Whisperer

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:31am
When have you wondered if a zoo animal or pet was depressed or unhappy?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Bodies of Water

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:35am
Test your knowledge of bodies of water by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | fallow

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 82 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Departure of Official Is Sought by Teachers

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 9:53pm
Long ties between the Democratic Party and teachers’ unions are fraying, as seen by the National Education Association’s resolution calling for the resignation of the secretary of education, Arne Duncan.






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Growing number of kindergarteners are Hispanic

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 9:28pm

At least one in five kindergarten students were Hispanic in 17 states, according to an analysis of 2012 census data by the Pew Research Center. That’s up significantly from 2000, when just eight states reached the same threshold for kindergarten enrollments.

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About New York: For Those in the Digital Dark, Enlightenment Is Borrowed From the Library

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:59pm
For most of New York City, two companies, Time Warner and Verizon, provide broadband access at an annual cost of close to $1,000 per home. But for many houses, that means no access at all.






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National Briefing | Plains: Kansas: Data From School Tests Will Not Be Released

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:30pm
Kansas will not issue any report cards this year on how its public school students performed on standardized reading and math tests after cyberattacks and other problems this spring, the State Board of Education decided Tuesday.
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U.S. colleges have worked to address ties to slavery, Confederacy

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 7:47pm

With Washington and Lee University’s announcement Tuesday that it will remove historic Confederate battle flags from the main chamber of Lee Chapel and its acknowledgement of regret for the school’s ties to slavery, the college in Lexington, Va., joined numerous other U.S. colleges that have worked to address their ties to slavery and the Confederacy. Here is a list of prominent schools that are among those that have publicly addressed the issue during the past decade, in chronological order.

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