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Motherlode Blog: 43 and Pregnant

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 4:37pm
My pregnancy’s viability is still very much in limbo. As am I. I am readying myself for whatever happens, but I am split in a way I have never felt before.

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Strauss: Teacher refuses to give Common Core test to kids — with her superintendent’s support

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 4:26pm
This may be a first: A Long Island teacher has decided to refuse to administer the state’s mandated Common Core-aligned test to students — and the superintendent of the district in which she works supports her.Read full article >>

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Strauss: Ten obvious truths about educating kids that keep getting ignored

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 2:31pm
There is no end to the debate about school reform, but there are certain things about education that seem like no-brainers. The problem is that they continue to be ignored by policymakers and in schools. Alfie Kohn lists 10 of them in the following post, which he first published in the American School Board Journal in 2011, but which holds as true today as it did then. Kohn (, who gave me permission to republish this piece, is the author of 13 books, the most recent titled “The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom About Children and Parenting.”Read full article >>

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Motherlode Blog: Meeting the Baby, Becoming a Family

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 12:39pm
From the moment we met our daughter, weighing two-and-a-half pounds and wearing a red bow pasted on her head, we could tell she was the fighter and “rock star” we’d been told about.

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Research Agency Awaits New Chief, Legislation

Education Week - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:17am
There's no end in sight to the Institute of Education Sciences' long wait to fill top leadership vacancies and get a reauthorization.
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Education Week - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 11:06am
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Cuomo’s Education Agenda Sets Battle Lines With Teachers’ Unions

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 10:45am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo is expected to seek changes to teacher evaluations and charter school limits, putting him in direct conflict with teachers’ unions.
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Skepticism, Hope Greet President's Community College Plan

Education Week - Tue, 01/20/2015 - 9:41am
The big questions are how to pay for the $60 billion initiative proposed by President Barack Obama and whether the Republican-controlled Congress will approve it.
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