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Stepping Up to Stop Sexual Assault

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 9:05am
The goal of bystander intervention programs is to block bad behavior before it crosses the line from drunken partying to rape.
    
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Students Advocate for Consensual Sex

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 9:03am
Once the stuff of “Saturday Night Live” parody, “consent” today is proudly emblazoned on T-shirts, underwear and condom wrappers.
    
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The Learning Network Blog: What Are Five Everyday Problems That Bother You, and What Can You Do About Them?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 6:11am
Do a version of the assignment students in Introduction to Creative Studies at Buffalo State College did, and tell us what you find.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Teaching Creativity

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 5:54am
Why is creativity becoming more prized in the work world and more frequently taught in schools?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, Feb. 7, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 5:17am
Can you place the correct number of commas in a sentence from the article?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | apolitical

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 1:04am
This word has appeared in 50 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Strauss: School apologizes for Black History Month lunch of watermelon, fried chicken

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:55pm

Put this in the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff category: A Catholic high school for girls in California thought it would be a good idea to mark Black History Month with a special lunch menu of fried chicken, watermelon and cornbread. Many students and parents were not amused.

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Texas Tribune: In ‘Excellence’ Push, A&M Welcomes 9 New Research Fellows

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 9:18pm
Nine renowned researchers are to arrive on Friday as part of the Institute for Advanced Study and a strategy to promote excellence at Texas A&M University.
    





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Former Md. teacher pleads guilty to having child porn

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 7:21pm

A former Maryland music teacher pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography in a Baltimore County courtroom Thursday, clearing the way for his transfer to Montgomery County, where he is accused of sexually abusing 14 elementary school students and raping a middle school girl.

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How much time do D.C. Public Schools spend testing?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 2:43pm

D.C. Public Schools do not spend as much time on testing as some other urban school districts, according to a new report from the national nonprofit Teach Plus.

Teach Plus examined school system assessment calendars in 12 large cities and found that kids spend an average of 1.7 percent of their time testing each year. But there is huge variation, with kids in high-testing districts spending five times as many hours on testing as kids in low-testing districts.

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Fairfax schools’ strategic plan diagram evokes another complex PowerPoint slide

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 2:39pm

Slide presentations largely aim to provide audiences with visual aids to help in understanding complex ideas. But sometimes, the images can just add to the complexity.

At a meeting scheduled for Monday, the Fairfax County School Board plans to discuss Superintendent Karen Garza’s top initiative for this year: A new strategic plan for the school system. Garza has said that a concrete strategy will help her administration work more efficiently and make decisions with a specific goal in mind.

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