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A Shifting Middle: As Demand for Welders Resurges, Community Colleges Offer Classes

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 5:00am
The demand has created an unusually close partnership between the Gulf Coast energy industry and community colleges to train people for disappearing skills.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | At Museo del Prado, Blind Visitors Can Touch Masterpieces

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 4:30am
Why is the exhibition, “Touching the Prado,” highly unusual?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | That Howling? Just New York’s Neighborhood Coyotes

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 4:15am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 6 article, “That Howling? Just New York’s Neighborhood Coyotes.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Strauss: No Child Left Behind: What standardized test scores reveal about its legacy

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 4:00am
With Congress now attempting to rewrite the No Child Left Behind law (the current version of the 1965 Elementary and Secondary School Act), it’s a good time to look at what NCLB accomplished and did not accomplish. Here’s one attempt to answer that question, and the post below is another, this one looking entirely at standardized test scores and how “achievement gaps” fared during the NCLB era.  This seems only fair, since modern school reformers have made standardized test scores the chief metric of student achievement and school effectiveness.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | philanderer

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 15 New York Times articles in the past year.






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There’s a cult ‘love-bombing’ students at the University of Arizona, former members say

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 6:30pm
Most parents worry when they send their kids off to college, but not (yet) about things as deeply weird as this:A mom in Arizona was so upset about the radical change in her son’s behavior after a couple of years at the University of Arizona that she asked the Arizona Daily Star for help extricating him from a cult’s clutches, according to an investigation by the paper. Twenty-one former members and staffers told the Daily Star that the Faith Christian Church, which has been on campus for 25 years, was operating as a cult.Read full article >>






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Unequal shelves in D.C. school libraries benefit wealthier students

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:58pm
Lafayette Elementary School, in upper Northwest Washington, has one of the largest library collections in the District’s public school system, with more than 28,000 books filling stacks on two floors. Drew Elementary, 12 miles away and east of the Anacostia River, has one of the city’s smallest inventories: 300 catalogued books lining shelves along two of the library’s walls.Read full article >>






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Readers Drawn Into Debate Over U.C.L.A. Student’s Jewish Background

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:30pm
An article on the controversy involving Rachel Beyda, a Jewish student questioned by a student council about her views, drew hundreds of comments.






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Sen. Vitter asks why the State Department is allowing Iranians to study nuclear engineering in the U.S.

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 3:43pm
Sen. David Vitter (R-La.) is asking why the State Department has changed its position on allowing Iranian students visas for graduate school in the United States.In February, the University of Massachusetts announced it would ban Iranian students from some science and engineering graduate programs, an effort to comply with U.S. sanctions which prohibit advancing Iranians’ education in nuclear engineering and energy in particular.Read full article >>






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