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Motherlode Blog: 5 Ways to Teach Kids About Money at the Grocery Store

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 1:43pm
We all want things. It’s not a character flaw. But financial savvy starts with understanding the difference between “want” and “need.”






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Montgomery County unveils initiative to put 40,000 laptops and tablets in schools

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:54pm

Montgomery County plans to launch a major technology initiative in its public schools in August, providing 40,000 laptops and tablets to students as part of a project that will expand quickly in coming years, officials said Thursday.

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Motherlode Blog: We Tell Kids to ‘Go to Sleep!’ We Need to Teach Them Why.

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:14pm
Sleep does so much more for our bodies than preventing us from being tired tomorrow, but most parents don’t tell our children that. Educating kids about the importance of sleep leads them to sleep more.
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Strauss: What 4 teachers told Obama over lunch

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:02pm

President Obama sat down this week for lunch at the White House with Education Secretary Arne Duncan and four teachers to talk about education, teaching and school reform. What the teachers said to Obama is explained in the following post by Justin Minkel, the 2007 Arkansas Teacher of the Year, a board member of the National Network of State Teachers of the Year, and a member of the Center for Teaching Quality’s Collaboratory. He writes two blogs, Teaching for Triumph and Career Teacher. Follow him on Twitter:  @JustinMinkel

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | This Is Our Youth

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 4:30am
Why do you think there has been such a pronounced drop over the past 10 years in the physical fitness of young people?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | The 50 States

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 3:35am
Test your knowledge of the 50 states by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | disgorge

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 13 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Critics of D.C. education policies question test score gains

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:01am

A group of education advocates is calling on the District to release more information about students’ performance on city tests, arguing that the limited data released in years past has overstated city schools’ progress.

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Ex-Inmate Threatens Columbia’s Paper, Police Say

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:26pm
Daniel Mingues, who was involved in the fatal stabbing of a professor in 1972, recently showed up at the office of The Columbia Daily Spectator, which had published articles about the case.






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National Briefing | Washington: Survey Finds Low Rate of Sexual Assault Inquiries at Colleges

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:20pm
A survey of American colleges and universities found that many had gone years without investigating a sexual assault.






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Deal Allows University of Texas President to Keep Job for Now

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 7:49pm
Under the agreement, William Powers Jr., who was threatened with firing in a long-simmering clash over turf, personality and ideology, will keep his job until he formally resigns next June.






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Biggest influence on a child’s education may be the mother’s education

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 2:28pm

It’s long been known that a mother’s education status has a sizable influence on her children’s academic lives. But a report released Wednesday enumerates many of the ways a mother’s education plays out in the next generation’s economic, social and health outcomes as well.

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Motherlode Blog: Parent on a Smartphone, With Almost No Guilt

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 2:14pm
Smartphones can make us more present as parents—or not.






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