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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | English, May 22, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 4:16am
Can you choose the word that best completes the sentence from the article?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | invective

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 74 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Fairfax County’s Stuart High struggles on teacher survey

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 11:49pm

More than 75 percent of teachers in Fairfax County high schools find their school’s leadership to be effective and more than 85 percent find their school to be a good place to work and learn, according to a recent 2014 working conditions survey.

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Strauss: Mayor says ‘most people’ should ‘grow a pair’ to stop bullying

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 7:44pm

Cameron Hamilton, the mayor of Porterville, California, has stirred up a ruckus by saying at a City Council meeting that the word “bullying” has become a “mantra” for “the ills of the world” and that “all most people just have to grow a pair.”

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Fairfax School Board member scales back plans after accepting student’s prom invitation

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 7:11pm

After publicly accepting an invitation to go to the James Madison High School prom with a 17-year-old student who asked him to the dance via Twitter, a popular Fairfax County School Board member has scaled back his plans for the event.

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Yellen Tells N.Y.U. Graduates to Expect Failure and Learn From It

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 5:56pm
Janet L. Yellen, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, told the graduates that her predecessor, Ben Bernanke, did not let setbacks during the financial crisis deter his effort to revive the economy.






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The Learning Network: In Search of the Win-Win Solution: Exploring Techniques in Fair Division

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 3:46pm
In this lesson, students explore the concept of fair division by researching and demonstrating the basic techniques in this modern field.






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Loudoun eighth-grader Akhil Rekulapelli wins national geography bee

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:53pm

A Loudoun County eighth-grader won first place at the 26th annual National Geographic Bee Wednesday.

Akhil Rekulapelli, 13, claimed the top honor after he correctly answered this question:

The discovery of a major shale oil deposit in the Vaca Muerta formation in 2010 has led to an expansion of oil drilling in the Neuquén province in what country?

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Ill. students' research helps WWII veteran learn missing friend's fate

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:04pm
Students in an Advanced Placement U.S.  -More
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Using students' interests to teach them about data

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:04pm
Emerging services and programs are aimed at building data-analysis skills in K-12 students by engaging their curiosity across -More
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Teacher-education redesign includes more field experiences

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:04pm
Winona State University-Rochester has reshaped its teacher-training curriculum to closely model the clinical doctors-in-train -More
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How school leaders can help teachers feel less isolated

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:04pm
School administrators must specifically set aside time for teachers to connect with one another, collaborate and share resour -More
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How librarians can help lead schools' digital transformations

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:04pm
The growing role of technology in education is opening a door for school librarians to play a larger role in schools' digital -More
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Mass. middle-schoolers campaign for safer crosswalks near school

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:04pm
A group of middle-school students in Massachusetts who have been participating in the Generation Citizen program are seeking  -More
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2 Mont. 5th-graders raise funds to buy refrigerator for food pantry

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:04pm
Two Lincoln Elementary School fifth-graders in Montana recently raised more than $600 during their "Fight for a Fridge" chall -More
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Implementing the C3 Framework: What is our Task as Social Studies Leaders?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:04pm
The College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards calls upon social studies teachers to r -More
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