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Multigenerational Programs Aim to Break Poverty Cycle

Education Week - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:32am
New efforts are looking to help both children and their parents get a leg up and a better education.
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Born Amid Tumult, Head Start Deeply Rooted in Mississippi

Education Week - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:31am
Community connections forged during the civil rights era have helped sustain Head Start as a powerful presence for generations of Mississippians.
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School Meal Programs Extend Their Reach

Education Week - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:27am
Fifty years after the War on Poverty, child hunger persists, despite deepened understanding of the problem and growing efforts to eradicate it.
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How We Can Strengthen Schools Serving Low-Income Children

Education Week - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:19am
Three innovative and durable programs offer lessons in how to build the supportive school communities that can help low-income children thrive, Greg Duncan and Richard Murnane say.
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Head Start Endures, Evolves as 50-Year Milestone Nears

Education Week - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:17am
The ambitious early-childhood program launched in 1965 as part of the War on Poverty is going through dramatic—and sometimes painful—changes, while continuing to pursue its mission.
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Emoji

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 6:43am
Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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Strauss: School reforms that actually work

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 6:01am

For years now education leaders have been pushing onto school districts school reforms that don’t show any sign of working while giving short shrift to those that have a track record of working. Gary Ravani, a 35-year public school teacher and president of the California Federation of Teachers’ Early Childhood/K-12 Council, explains in this post.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Metal’s Next Great Hope?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:46am
What is unique about the Brooklyn band Unlocking the Truth?






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Strauss: If this isn’t school reform failure, what is?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:02am

School reformers have made student standardized test scores the most important measure of how public schools are doing, so it seems only fair to measure their performance by their own definition of success. The newly released 2014 high-stakes test scores tells us that D.C. Public Schools doesn’t have a great deal to show for its reforms since Michelle Rhee became chancellor in 2007 and her deputy, Kaya Henderson, succeeded her in 2010.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Mathematics

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 3:26am
Test your knowledge of mathematics by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | diverge

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 86 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Osteopathic Schools Turn Out Nearly a Quarter of All Med School Grads

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 11:53pm
With a looming shortage of M.D.s, osteopathic medicine is shedding its second-tier image. And yes, D.O.s are real doctors.






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De Blasio’s Prekindergarten Expansion Collides With Church-State Divide

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 9:59pm
Racing to secure space to accommodate 53,000 full-day prekindergarten seats, New York City is asking religious schools to house more public school students.






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Literacy Laws Challenge Third Graders and Schools

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 9:18pm
Educators question whether new classes can help students meet literacy rules that could force them to stay back a year in school.
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Chegg Finds Partner to Handle Its Textbooks

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:23pm
The move by Chegg, a textbook rental company, is an attempt to answer investors who may be wary that its signature business is becoming obsolete.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | July 22-Aug. 4

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:23pm
Because we were on hiatus last week, the quiz below covers two weeks of news. How many of these stories have you followed? Take the quiz to see what you know, and to find links to more information.






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College application cycle for 2015 begins

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:50pm

In these lazy days of early August, many rising high school seniors no doubt relish a few more carefree weeks before classes resume. But some are now plunging deep into their college applications.

Indeed, a few have already filed.

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