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Strauss: SAT cheating in Asia: More scores are withheld, but College Board won’t say how many

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 4:21pm
For the third straight month, some SAT scores in Asia are being withheld because of allegations of widespread cheating, this time on the December administration of the college entrance exam.The same thing happened in November, and in October, and in September. After each administration in those three months, scores on the college admissions test were withheld while cheating allegations were investigated; then some scores were released, and others were invalidated. Some students missed early-decision college application deadlines as a result.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Saving the Images of a Perfect Childhood and Deleting the Rest

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 1:22pm
For my daughter’s fifth birthday, I put together a book of photos that I thought captured her short life. And then I realized that every picture I had chosen made it all look perfect.






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DealBook: A Steep Slide in Law School Enrollment Accelerates

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 1:15pm
The 37,924 full- and part-time students who started classes this fall represent a 30 percent decline from just four years ago, when enrollment peaked at 52,488.






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Motherlode Blog: Dear Santa, Please Bring Daddy

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:59am
This year, my husband will return from his predeployment work-ups to spend Christmas with us, and my daughter will get her wish. Next year, there will be nothing even Santa can do.






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The Learning Network: Happy Holidays

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:53am
The blog will be on vacation through Jan. 4, but we’ve left you with lots to do.






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Columbia Journalism School to Scrutinize Rolling Stone Rape Article

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 8:13am
The magazine has asked the Columbia University School of Journalism to conduct an independent review of an article about an alleged gang rape at the University of Virginia.






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The Learning Network: Do You Look Forward to New Year’s Eve?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 6:00am
Do you feel society puts too much pressure on everyone to have an amazing night?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Facebook Angers Russian Opposition by Blocking Protest Page

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 5:30am
Does Facebook have a responsibility to protect First Amendment rights in other countries like Russia?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Cat Cafes

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 5:22am
Here are the first seven paragraphs from a Dec. 15 article, “To Spur Adoptions, an Oakland Cafe Puts Cats Among the Patrons.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Motherlode Blog: Read This Before You Buy Another Holiday Gift (or Goat)

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 1:41am
We cannot use seasonal charitable giving to put a fig leaf over the ways our passion for cheap clothes and toys contributes to the problems we try to help solve with our donations.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | tarry

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 12 New York Times articles in the past year.






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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Delaware: Former School Headmaster Is Convicted in Child Pornography Trial

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 10:41pm
A former headmaster of a prep school in Wilmington faces at least 50 years in prison after being convicted Monday of dealing in child pornography.






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Labor Ruling Could Allow More Faculty to Unionize

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 8:34pm
The National Labor Relations Board has issued a broad ruling that could potentially bolster organized labor on campuses at a time when unions are pushing to represent the growing number of adjunct professors.






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Accounts of ‘unwanted sexual advances’ and other incidents roil two private schools

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 8:05pm
Teenagers at the all-girls National Cathedral School in Washington recently created an online document to share anecdotes about “negative social and sexual experiences,” a school official said. Their goal was to brainstorm ideas for joint educational programs with the neighboring St. Albans School for boys.Read full article >>






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Strauss: Bowdoin College to pay tuition for slain officer’s son

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 7:19pm
Bowdoin College in Maine said it was would pay tuition and other expenses for the son of one of the slain New York City police officers to continue attending the school.Yankee Silver Shield Foundation, which was founded decades ago by late New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, said it would pay for the education of the children of the two officers who were killed Saturday in an execution-style slaying. Officer Rafael Ramos leaves a 13-year-old son who goes to a middle school in Brooklyn, as well his son, Justin, a sophomore at Bowdoin,  the New York Daily News reported.Read full article >>






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