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Motherlode Blog: Read This Before You Buy Another Holiday Gift (or Goat)

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 12:41am
We cannot use seasonal charitable giving to put a fig leaf over the ways our passion for cheap clothes and toys contributes to the problems we try to help solve with our donations.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | tarry

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 12 New York Times articles in the past year.

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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Delaware: Former School Headmaster Is Convicted in Child Pornography Trial

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 9:41pm
A former headmaster of a prep school in Wilmington faces at least 50 years in prison after being convicted Monday of dealing in child pornography.

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Labor Ruling Could Allow More Faculty to Unionize

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 7:34pm
The National Labor Relations Board has issued a broad ruling that could potentially bolster organized labor on campuses at a time when unions are pushing to represent the growing number of adjunct professors.

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Accounts of ‘unwanted sexual advances’ and other incidents roil two private schools

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 7:05pm
Teenagers at the all-girls National Cathedral School in Washington recently created an online document to share anecdotes about “negative social and sexual experiences,” a school official said. Their goal was to brainstorm ideas for joint educational programs with the neighboring St. Albans School for boys.Read full article >>

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Strauss: Bowdoin College to pay tuition for slain officer’s son

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 6:19pm
Bowdoin College in Maine said it was would pay tuition and other expenses for the son of one of the slain New York City police officers to continue attending the school.Yankee Silver Shield Foundation, which was founded decades ago by late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, said it would pay for the education of the children of the two officers who were killed Saturday in an execution-style slaying. Officer Rafael Ramos leaves a 13-year-old son who goes to a middle school in Brooklyn, as well his son, Justin, a sophomore at Bowdoin,  the New York Daily News reported.Read full article >>

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Motherlode Blog: Last-Minute Gifts: Monthly Box Subscriptions for Children and Teenagers

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 2:06pm
Maybe the perfect gift is one that arrives later, in the form of a monthly delivery of books, geek toys, craft supplies or more.

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Strauss: Teacher: What I don’t have time to do anymore — and what I’d do if I had it

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 11:34am
Teachers need a lot of things: more respect, higher salaries, etc. But  one teacher says there’s something they need more than anything. Time. This was written by Jake Miller, who teaches seventh-grade U.S. history in Pennsylvania and who has taught several subjects in all grades from sixth through twelfth. He is also a music lover, a public education advocate and a prolific writer who blogs here. This post first appeared on The Educators Room website, and I am republishing it with permission. Note that the bold-faced words were in the original, done by Miller.Read full article >>

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Advocates Cheer White House Spending on Early-Ed.

Education Week - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 10:31am
The rollout of some $1 billion in new federal money to states, along with private-sector and philanthropic commitments, is welcomed as adding momentum to the push for even bigger investment.
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Grosso wants to focus on mental health issues in schools as new education chair

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 9:25am
D.C. Council member David Grosso (I- At large) has been appointed chairman of a stand-alone education committee starting in 2015.In an interview, he said he would continue to focus on student discipline, early childhood education, and attendance issues, and that he wants to bring a new focus to improving mental health services for students.Read full article >>

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