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Motherlode Blog: H Is for Helicopter, G Is For Guilt — What’s Your Modern Parent Letter?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:47pm
If Q is for Quinoa, E is for Equipped (for Everything) and M is for Meltdown, what’s your nominee for the modern parent’s alphabet?






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The Learning Network: Ideas for E.L.L.s | Teaching About Food

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 2:40pm
The topic of food has the potential to fulfill all the prerequisites necessary for creating an engaging and effective language-development lesson. Here are many ideas and resources for teaching the topic.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘Why Is This Happening in Your Life?’ Parents in the Child Welfare System Need to Be Heard

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:32pm
The news tends to dwell on the tragedies, but most children who enter foster care go home to parents—like me—who repair their families and refuse to give up hope.






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Teachers seek help on pension plans

Education Week - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:06pm
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Strauss: Good luck understanding how they will score the Common Core

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:01pm

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium — one of the two multi-state consortia that, with some $360 million in federal funds, were tasked with designing new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards — just put out a news release with a big announcement and an accompanying release with an “interpretation” of that announcement.

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Degrees of Education: Student Debt: A Calculator Focused on College Majors

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:30am
Most college graduates earn enough to repay their student loans. The bigger problem is that they’re asked to do so when they are earning the least.
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Jeb Bush offers nuanced defense of Common Core education standards

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:27am

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) offered a nuanced defense of the Common Core State Standards during a speech Thursday in Washington, trying to mend the divide within the GOP over the standards as he weighs a 2016 presidential bid.

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Motherlode Blog: Conversation Starters for Beyond the Thanksgiving Table

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:54am
Talking about gratitude and giving around the Thanksgiving table is a great time to start a new family tradition: jump starting better conversations every night.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Thanksgiving at Times of National Turmoil

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:17am
Times archival articles about Americans celebrating Thanksgiving even as they coped with Great Depression, World Wars I and II, the wars in Vietnam and Afghanistan, Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.






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Strauss: Principal suspended after armed officers conduct live shooter drill during school

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:18am

Public schools in Polk County, Fla., are supposed to routinely stage lockdown drills so that students, teachers and staff know what to do in the event of a real emergency. But one recent exercise got a little out of hand  — and now a school principal has been suspended and changes in drill protocol have been ordered.

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Schools benefit from Ohio foresting

Education Week - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:06am
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Achievements, Dissension Marked Tenn. Chief's Tenure

Education Week - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:24am
Kevin Huffman gained prominence for policy positions as Tennessee's education commissioner, but he also clashed with state lawmakers and local superintendents.
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