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The Learning Network Blog: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Jan. 27, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 9:27am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.
    





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Punishing Young Offenders Twice

Education Week - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 9:09am
In far too many cases, incarcerated youths lose out on their access to education when they go to jail for committing a crime, Lynette Tannis writes.
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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Grammy Awards Celebrate Legends, New Faces and 33 On-Stage Weddings

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 5:27am
What artists were the biggest winners at this year’s Grammy Awards?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, Jan. 27, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 4:57am
Fill in the words that go in the blanks from this passage about the changing American family.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | contrite

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/27/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 54 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Committing to Play for a College, Then Starting 9th Grade

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 11:43pm
An intensifying competition for top players has led recruiters to focus on younger girls, but many coaches and parents worry about a psychological toll.
    





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New Inquiry of Penn State Abuse Policy

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 10:56pm
The federal Education Department is looking into Penn State’s handling of sexual harassment and sexual assault complaints to see if it responded appropriately to reports of abuse in the years connected to the Jerry Sandusky child sexual abuse scandal.
    





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Lessons for de Blasio in New Jersey’s Free Pre-K

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 10:29pm
Officials across the country, including Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York, are studying successful programs in New Jersey as they seek to expand access to preschool.
    
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Intensive Small-Group Tutoring and Counseling Helps Struggling Students

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 9:26pm
A study of struggling African-American high school students in Chicago found that providing focused guidance sharply improved learning, but the approach is a costly one to replicate.
    





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Arlington organization helps Dreamers go to college

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 8:43pm

Allyson Suria was 8 years old when she came to the United States illegally from El Salvador to live with her parents. Soon after she arrived in Arlington County, her mother enrolled her in school and her father took her to get a library card.

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Teacher tenure goes on trial in California courtroom

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 7:44pm

The national debate about teacher tenure is the focus of a trial set to begin Monday in a fifth-floor Los Angeles courtroom, pitting a Silicon Valley mogul with a star-studded legal team against some of the most powerful labor unions in the country.

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Students won’t learn? Go visit their parents.

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 6:20pm

Caleb Rossiter once told his math students at H.D. Woodson High School in the District that they would not be allowed into his classroom without their homework. It didn’t work.

“The kids learn early that there are no consequences for not doing homework or even class work in high-poverty schools, since they eventually pass without doing any,” Rossiter said.

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Early call for snow day in Fairfax leads to Twitter stardom

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 5:42pm

All it took was 19 words to transform Fairfax County School Board member Ryan McElveen into a overnight Twitter sensation.

“#FCPS is closed tomorrow, Monday, December 9. Stay safe! School Board Work-session will begin at 12:30pm at Gatehouse,” McElveen tweeted at 5:47 p.m. on Dec. 8.

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Strauss: NY teachers union pulls its support from Common Core, urges removal of state ed chief

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 3:01pm

The Board of Directors of the New York State United Teachers, a union with more than 600,000 members, has approved a resolution that withdraws its earlier support for the Common Core State Standards ”as implemented and interpreted” by the New York Education Department. It also declares ”no confidence” in the policies of State Education Commissioner John King and calls for a three-year moratorium on high-stakes consequences from standardized testing.

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International Education: Raising Asian Awareness of the Holocaust

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 1:01pm
The Hong Kong Holocaust and Tolerance Center, formed in 2011, is working to promote education about the Holocaust.
    





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International Education: Librarians Protest Canada Cutbacks

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 1:00pm
Some academics fear that a budget cut will lead to a loss of data and trained personnel and damage to the country's ability to carry out research.
    





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Strauss: Poverty and the education opportunity gap: Will Obama step up in SOTU?

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 01/26/2014 - 11:30am

President Obama is expected to talk about the issue of wealth inequality in his State of the Union speech on Tuesday. The question is whether he will advocate policies that actually address it or continue to push education policies that ignore the real problems facing poor children. The following was written by Kevin Welner, director of the National Education Policy Center, located at the University of Colorado Boulder School of Education. He is the author of the 2008 book, “NeoVouchers: The Emergence of Tuition Tax Credits for Private Schooling.

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Man Charged After Student Is Shot Dead

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 01/25/2014 - 10:26pm
Justin Bernard Singleton, 19, was arrested and charged with murder in the shooting of a student outside a dormitory at South Carolina State University, law enforcement officials said.
    





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