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The Learning Network Blog: 200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 5:40pm
For a coming student contest in which teenagers are invited to write on an issue they care about, we have gathered a list of 200 writing prompts on a wide range of issues.

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Strauss: Parent of dying boy has to prove her son can’t take standardized test

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 4:53pm

Andrea Rediske’s 11-year-old son Ethan, is dying. Last year, Ethan, who was born with brain damage, has cerebral palsy and is blind, was forced to take a version of the Florida Comprehensive Assessment Test over the space of two weeks last year because the state of Florida required that every student take one. His mom has to prove that Ethan, now in a morphine coma, is in no condition to take another test this year.

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Unfazed, Houston Pushes Ahead on 1-to-1 Computing

Education Week - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 4:35pm
Undeterred by problems experienced by other school systems attempting to equip students with digital devices, the district began distributing more than 18,000 laptops.
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How We Created a Network of STEM Teachers

Education Week - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 1:53pm
Creating a national network of teachers with subject-matter expertise encourages them to commit to the profession and embrace leadership roles, writes Nicole Gillespie.
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Obama announces public and private investments for high-speed Internet in schools

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 1:42pm

Visiting an innovative Prince George’s County middle school where each child has a tablet computer, President Obama spoke Tuesday about his plan to give 20 million more students access to high-speed Internet connections at the nation’s schools and libraries.

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James J. Gallagher, Child Development Expert, Is Dead at 87

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 1:40pm
Dr. Gallagher’s work expanded educational opportunities for disabled and gifted children nationwide, and he championed the education of both groups as a civil rights issue.
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New bikes help Fairfax teens burn calories while reading a book

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 1:26pm

Students at Falls Church high school could soon break a sweat while studying. The school recently moved stationary bikes into the library to allow students more time to burn calories while also cramming for tests.

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State of the States: Maryland

Education Week - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 12:49pm
In his final State of the State address after two terms in office, Gov. Martin O'Malley focused on economic and health-care issues, but also pledged to help spearhead an effort to expand universal preschool education.
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