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The Learning Network Blog: Should College Football Players Get Paid?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 9:42am
Should they be regarded as student athletes and amateurs, or as the labor force in a multibillion-dollar commercial enterprise?
    





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NJ Gov to sign immigrant tuition act

Education Week - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 9:28am
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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | History, Jan. 7

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 5:16am
Answer this question about Cambodian history.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | shimmer

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/07/2014 - 1:01am
This word has appeared in 82 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Test Scandal in Atlanta Brings More Guilty Pleas

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 11:00pm
The focus is shifting to the former schools superintendent, who is being portrayed as the mastermind of a scheme that led to charges against 35 educators accused of manipulating test scores.
    





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Germany Adds Lessons in Islam to Better Blend Its Melting Pot

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 9:55pm
Public schools for the first time are offering classes in Islam to primary school students to better integrate Germany’s large Muslim minority and to try to counter the influence of radical religious thinking.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Weekly News Quiz | Dec. 31, 2013-Jan. 6, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 7:46pm
New Year’s resolutions, freezing temperatures and more: how many of this week’s 10 questions can you answer correctly?
    





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Prince George’s County lost 500 student assessment tests

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 7:38pm

Approximately 500 Prince George’s County first-graders had to retake an assessment test used to identify students for the county’s gifted and talented program after the original exams went missing on their way to be scanned.

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Can a breast cancer bracelet be ‘lewd’?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 5:52pm

National groups representing school boards, superintendents and principals are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a lower court ruling against a Pennsylvania middle school that tried to ban students from wearing bracelets stamped with the slogan “I (heart) boobies! (KEEP A BREAST)” as part of breast cancer awareness.

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University leaders in Washington region denounce academic boycott of Israel

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 5:21pm

Many university leaders in the Washington region and elsewhere are denouncing a movement to boycott academic institutions in Israel, an issue that in the past few weeks has seized the attention of higher education.

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Bowser noncommittal on Kaya Henderson

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 5:11pm

Would a Mayor Muriel Bowser keep Chancellor Kaya Henderson at the helm of D.C. Public Schools?

Bowser, one of four D.C. Council members challenging incumbent Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) in April’s Democratic primary, faced that question twice on Friday during WAMU-FM’s Politics Hour with Kojo Nnamdi and Tom Sherwood.

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Pa. student's research project leads teacher to seek historical marker

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:19pm
Eighth-grader Dylan Haney's history research project has uncovered details of a little-known massacre that is believed to hav -More
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Students study Montana's ties to China, design tangram puzzles

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:19pm
Victor Elementary School's fifth- and sixth-graders who have been studying China's cultural influence on western Montana rece -More
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Ill. teachers co-author book on state highway

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/06/2014 - 3:19pm
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Bring the Prohibition Era alive — Free Lesson Plan Download
January 16th marks the 95th anniversary of the ratification of the 18th Amendment and the beginning of the Prohibition Era. Download our totally free lesson plan on the Prohibition Era. Students will learn about the background of the 18th Amendment, the individuals who fought for and against Prohibition, and its eventual repeal — on December 5, 1933.

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