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The Learning Network: Do You Ever Write About Challenges You Face in Life?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 6:00am
Have you found that writing about life has helped you feel better or helped make a situation or relationship more clear?






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Sorority Anti-Rape Idea: Drinking on Own Turf

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:46am
For decades, national sororities have banned alcohol, but amid debate over how to address sexual assaults, many of them at fraternity parties, female students are questioning that policy.






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Strauss: What Obama didn’t mention in his State of the Union speech

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 1:23am
President Obama talked about a lot of things in his State of the Union message on Tuesday night, but what was striking was what he didn’t mention — at least in the education world.The big debate at the moment in education centers around No Child Left Behind and how Congress, which is taking up a rewrite of the law, will address growing concerns about annual standardized testing that the law requires in Grades 3 — 8, and once in high school. Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Republican from Tennessee who has taken over leadership of the Senate education committee, is holding his first hearing on NCLB on Wednesday.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | saline

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 77 New York Times articles in the past year.






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D.C. schools to invest $20 million in efforts to help black and Latino male students

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 10:36pm
D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced a plan Wednesday to invest $20 million in new support programs for black and Latino male students in the District, including opening an all-boys college preparatory high school east of the Anacostia River.Read full article >>
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Motherlode Blog: When Measles Spreads From Disneyland, It’s a Small World After All

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:58pm
A current measles outbreak, now at 48 confirmed cases, began with a visitor to Disneyland, and quickly spread beyond those directly exposed there.






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Cuomo Recasts Social Agenda for a New Term

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 9:44pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, delivering his State of the State address along with a budget proposal heavy on infrastructure, said New York State must take the lead in solving national problems.
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At Senate education hearing, ties between panel, witnesses

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 7:59pm
It’s trivia time for all those in education circles who were riveted by Wednesday’s well-attended Senate hearing on standardized testing. And the question is: Name the two pairs of men in the hearing room who crossed paths as teenagers or young adults. Read full article >>
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Motherlode Blog: Free of Gluten, but Not of Arsenic (or of Guilt)

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 6:24pm
For gluten-free families, the increasing concerns about arsenic and rice are a source of worry and guilt. But how much should parents blame themselves?
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Strauss: New cheating concerns raised about SAT being given in Asia on Jan. 24

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 6:11pm
(Update: College Board says it is aware of reports of possible cheating on Jan. 24 SAT in Asia)The College Board was forced to withhold some scores on the SAT in Asia in October, November and December  because of allegations that some students cheated, and now, there are new concerns that the integrity of the exam being administered in Asia on Saturday has been compromised.Read full article >>
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Senate begins debate on education law, focuses on testing

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 6:09pm
The Senate began its most serious attempt in years to rewrite the country’s main education law with a hearing Wednesday focusing on an issue that has caused an uproar nationwide: Whether states should be required to test students every year.Read full article >>
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Brown and Duke crack down on illegal activities at parties

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:43pm
Brown and Duke universities — two of the nation’s elite schools — are cracking down on illegal behavior at parties this semester, with each college sanctioning fraternities in the past week as part of an effort to curb excessive drinking and address sexual assault.Read full article >>
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NYU waited months to tell police that a student allegedly set fire to a bed with a girl in it

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:37pm
A New York University student set fire to the bed in his dorm room — where a 19-year-old woman was fast asleep and intoxicated, according to the New York Daily News. The attacker allegedly filmed this all on Snapchat, singing as the flames spread, the newspaper reported.Read full article >>
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What are the odds that Congress actually rewrites No Child Left Behind? 50-50, Arne Duncan says.

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 5:31pm
Education Secretary Arne Duncan gives Congress a 50-50 chance of reaching a deal to rewrite No Child Left Behind, the federal education law that expired in 2002.“We would love to find a way to fix it. We think obviously much of it is outdated,” Duncan said Wednesday, speaking at the winter meeting of the U.S. Conference of Mayors in Washington. “The only way we’re going to fix it is if folks in Washington work in a bipartisan way. There’s a chance that will happen, but it’s not a guarantee.”Read full article >>
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The Learning Network: Ideas for E.L.L.s | Teaching About Weather and Seasons

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 4:40pm
The weather is a great topic for English Language Learners — it’s an issue that affects them every day. There are opportunities to discuss it all the time. Praising a nice day is nice, but who doesn’t love to complain about a bad one? And the topic provides easy reading, writing, speaking and listening opportunities






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Strauss: Diane Ravitch, former adviser to Lamar Alexander, sends him new NCLB advice

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 3:09pm
You may not remember (if you knew at all) that education historian and activist Diane Ravitch, who as much as anybody else led the movement in recent years against No Child Left Behind and Race to the Top, once worked for Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander, who now chairs the Senate education committee but was once the U.S. secretary of education.Read full article >>
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Mont. high-school students share former slave's story

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 2:49pm
Four 11th-grade Advanced Placement American studies students in Montana recently worked on projects about Harriet Jacobs, who -More
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Groundhog Day provides hook for lessons across subjects

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/21/2015 - 2:49pm
There are several ways that teachers can incorporate Groundhog Day in lessons aligned with the Common Core State Standards, k -More
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