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The Learning Network: Found Poem Favorite | ‘Dotted Splashes of Paint’

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 7:38am
This poem, by Aya Zaky, is one of the 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Starbucks to Provide Free College Education to Thousands of Workers

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:30am
Do you think other companies will follow Starbucks’s lead in offering to pay for employees’ college tuition? Why?






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Strauss: Summer reading list for and by teachers

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:01am

Here are books for and recommended by teachers, from  Scholastic Instructor magazine and titled the “Ultimate Summer Reading List for Teachers:”

We searched far and wide to come up with a list of great books for you to crack open during the summer break—and, most important, we asked our teacher advisers and Facebook teachers what they were looking forward to reading (or rereading!). We received an avalanche of interesting responses. It was hard to choose just a few but here are some newer releases that you can pick up at your bookstore or download to an e-reader, plus teachers’ dog-eared favorites. Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Famous Artists and Works

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 3:30am
Test your knowledge of famous artists and their works by playing our crossword and then exploring related Times and Learning Network resources.






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Degrees of Education: If Affirmative Action Is Doomed, What’s Next?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 1:00am
Two new books offer ideas on how to achieve diversity in higher education without using race-based systems.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | imply

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 322 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Critics Point to Drawbacks in Starbucks Tuition Program

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 10:19pm
According to the fine print, students might have to pay thousands of dollars out of pocket, and wait months or years before being reimbursed.






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Motherlode Blog: Climbing Out of the Darkness of Maternal Mental Illness

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 8:55pm
A community and an event for women experiencing maternal mental illness, those who have passed through it, and their family and friends.






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The last segregated class at Arlington school reunites

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 7:44pm

Standing on the edge of the football field at his all-black school in Arlington County, Dennis Turner used to gaze across the Potomac River at the Washington Monument.

It was the early 1960s. The civil rights movement was raging, but he felt stuck in time.

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Prince George’s BOE accepts feasibility study for new High Point High School

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 6:21pm

High Point High School in Beltsville, Md., is a step closer to getting a new building.

The Prince George’s County Board of Education has agreed to accept a feasibility study that provides the district guidance on “how to implement a future modernization at High Point High School.”

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Stem: Efforts to Inspire Students Have Borne Little Fruit

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 5:49pm
The Obama administration began private-public partnerships to encourage students to pursue studies in science and technology, but that goal has been an elusive one.






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Pr. George’s holds district-wide training for teachers on Common Core standards

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 4:10pm

Sandra Alberti, an educator providing training to Prince George’s County teachers on new academic standards, repeated the words of a fourth-grader who once described how his teachers taught him. He called it the “spraying and praying” method, she said.

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D.C.’s Banneker High produces two Gates Millennium Scholars

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 3:56pm

D.C. high school senior Avery Coffey set the Internet abuzz earlier this spring when he was accepted to five Ivy League universities, proving that a child’s circumstances — Coffey was raised by a single mother in one of the District’s poorest neighborhoods — don’t have to determine his future.

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St. Mary’s College forges ties with nearby Southern Maryland community college

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 3:19pm

St. Mary’s College of Maryland is joining a growing number of four-year schools that guarantee transfer admission to certain students who compile a solid academic record in a two-year community college.

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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | June 10-16, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 3:05pm
How well did you follow the news this week? How well can you do against others taking our ten-question quiz? Test yourself and find out.






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James Madison U. faces federal investigation related to sexual violence issues

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 2:55pm

The federal government is investigating how James Madison University handles reports of sexual violence, making it the third public university in Virginia to face such scrutiny.

The Education Department listed JMU last week among 62 higher education institutions nationwide that are under investigation in connection with sexual violence issues and the anti-discrimination law known as Title IX.

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Motherlode Blog: The World’s Best Father Gets a Close Shave

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 2:22pm
Daughter Alice Bee has some special pampering planned for the World’s Best Father.






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