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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Liberty and the World Trade Center, 1983

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:42am
“On that day — the Sept. 11 that requires no year — the sun set on crushed buildings in a reimagined world. It set on a recontoured skyline and a haunted city. The equations of life no longer worked. That’s the way it seemed.”






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The Learning Network: Are Parents Violating Their Children’s Privacy When They Share Photos and Videos of Them Online?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:55am
Should parents be concerned about leaving an unwanted “digital footprint” for their child?






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Strauss: Kindergarten teacher: ‘There is a good possibility I will be fired but…’ (update)

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 5:00am

(Update:  Statement from superintendent of district in which teacher works has been added)

Teachers are increasingly speaking up about the onslaught of standardized tests that students in all grades — including  kindergarten — are required to take in public schools today. Some are refusing to administer the tests, which can result in a teacher being dismissed for a breach of contract. Here is a letter that a Florida kindergarten teacher, Susan Bowles of Lawton Chiles Elementary School in Gainesville, Florida, posted on Facebook to the parents of the students in her class, detailing the tests she is expected to give to 5-year-olds and problems that have developed in administering the tests. She also explains why she will no longer give the Florida Assessments for Instruction in Reading, or FAIR, tests to her students anymore — even if it cost her her job. She gave me permission to publish it.)

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Foundation Sends Kin of 9/11 Victims to College

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 4:31am
What is the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund?






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Strauss: Education Dept. offers 9/11 teaching materials — but won’t guarantee their accuracy

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 4:00am

Teachers looking for materials to help them devise lesson plans on the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks can find a lot of them on the Internet. There are lesson plans on the website of the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, as well as materials on Scholastic. org and  on the New York City schools website, and on The National History Clearing House at George Mason University, created with U.S. Department of Education funds.

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Bicycling to 9,500 Feet Above Sea Level

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:43am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | pre-empt

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 315 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Two Howard County students show up to school draped with Confederate flags

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 9:58pm

Days after a Howard County student unfurled a Confederate flag at a football game, two high school students showed up at Glenelg High School on Wednesday with Confederate flags draped over their shoulders.

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