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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘November for Beginners’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 12:30pm
Rita Dove’s poem “November for Beginners,” and the article “Heavy Autumn Snowstorm Barrels Across Northeast,” by Al Baker, Elizabeth A. Harris and Sarah Maslin Nir, appear in this pairing.






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GOP Wave to Sap Obama's Clout on Education

Education Week - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 11:24am
A midterm election that vastly favored Republicans at virtually every level leaves President Barack Obama with far fewer allies in states and in Congress to champion his policy priorities.
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Feds Want Gov. Jindal's Common-Core Lawsuit Dismissed

Education Week - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 9:39am
The Obama administration wants a federal judge to throw out Gov. Bobby Jindal's lawsuit accusing it of illegally coercing states to adopt the common core standards.
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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Election Days of the Past

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 8:28am
The New York Times Archives Twitter feed has been celebrating Election Days of the past all week with tweets like the two we feature here. Scroll through the whole feed for many more.






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The Learning Network: Do You Consider Yourself a Republican, Democrat or Independent?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 8:10am
What do you think is the biggest influence on your political identity? Your family, friends, community or values? Or is there another influence? Why?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Where Riding and Wrangling Beat Virtual Adventures

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 5:46am
Where is youth rodeo “as much of a way of life … as it is an extracurricular activity”?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | New York City Doughnuts

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 5:09am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | suavity

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 13 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Randi Weingarten's Response to a Critic

Education Week - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 1:01am
AFT President Randi Weingarten counters Peter Cunningham's "open letter" to her that recently appeared in Education Week.
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Study Gauges 'Risk Load' for High-Poverty Schools

Education Week - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 1:01am
Educators and researchers in several of the nation's largest districts are trying to look at schools based on a fuller picture of children’s experiences.
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The Neediest Cases: The 2nd Act in His Unlikely Pursuit: A College Degree

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 11:31pm
Derrick Lawson, 21, raised in a public housing development in Queens, felt “lost” in college the first time around. But now he hopes to have an associate degree by 2016.
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Teachers unions spent $60 million for the midterms but still lost many elections

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 8:42pm

The nation’s major teachers unions suffered losses across the country Tuesday, despite pouring about $60 million into federal, state and local races in the midterm elections.

“We knew this was going to be an uphill battle,” said Lily Eskelsen García, president of the National Education Association, the country’s largest labor union. “But I don’t think anybody on our side, and we’ve got some very savvy people, anticipated going over the falls like this. Tectonic plates have shifted. And we’re going to have to come back with a new way of organizing for these kinds of races.”

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