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BESE to consider career courses

Education Week - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 8:20am
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Amid Bumps, New School Funding System Rolls Out in California

Education Week - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 7:53am
Despite frustrations, the state's new school funding structure is winning praise for providing more money and spending autonomy for schools serving needy students.
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Thrill Seeking in Utah

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 6:04am
Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Fears Rise Over Wealth Gap as Top College Conferences Push Overhaul

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 4:30am
What evidence does the article cite to show how college athletics have become a multimillion-dollar enterprise at some universities?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Physical Fitness

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 3:34am
Test your knowledge of physical fitness by playing our crossword.






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Strauss: ‘Nothing But Tears’ baby shampoo (because ‘it’s never too early’ to toughen up kids for school)

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 2:25am

From the hilarious (and satirical) newspaper The Onion, a story with this headline: Johnson & Johnson Introduces ‘Nothing But Tears’ Shampoo to Toughen up Newborns.

This tweet from the satirical newspaper says it all:

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | seminal

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/08/2014 - 12:06am
This word has appeared in 272 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Princeton Is Proposing to End Limit on Giving A’s

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:29pm
The president endorses an approach that would encourage individual academic departments to set their own grading standards.






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Loudoun Valley football parents fight for helmet sensors, but administrators decline

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 5:36pm

Amid widespread debate about head trauma and the safety of playing football, parents of the athletes at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville, Va., were thrilled when a Bethesda, Md., company offered to place impact sensors on team helmets. A light would turn on when a helmet took a big hit, an indicator that trainers should check for a concussion.

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Motherlode Blog: If We Link Boys With Bedlam, What Does That Say to Our Girls?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:14pm
Our hosts this summer, all parents of girls, shook their heads ruefully as my sons romped. If I hear disapproval of my sons’ behavior in their comments, surely their daughters hear approval of more placid ways.






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Strauss: Ten ways to fix the mess that is kindergarten

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:05pm

I’ve posted a number of pieces recently about how kindergarten has been changing over the last decade or so. (See here, here, here and here.) Once a time for socialization and learning through play, school reformers have turned it into an academic exercise that, in some classrooms, leaves little or no time for play, recess or even snack for children as young as 5-years-old. Here is a vision of what kindergarten actually should be. It was written by Laurie Levy, founder and executive director of Cherry Preschool in Evanson, Illinois, and a writer on early childhood education. This first appeared on AlterNet.org.

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Motherlode Blog: Simple Solutions for Back-to-School Student Organization (Sorry, No Trapper Keeper)

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:28am
Once, the Trapper Keeper promised to solve your organizational woes while simultaneously elevating you to cool-kid status. Today’s organizational systems should be even simpler (no gadgets required).






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