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Motherlode Blog: Last-Minute Gifts: Monthly Box Subscriptions for Children and Teenagers

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 3:06pm
Maybe the perfect gift is one that arrives later, in the form of a monthly delivery of books, geek toys, craft supplies or more.






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Strauss: Teacher: What I don’t have time to do anymore — and what I’d do if I had it

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 12:34pm
Teachers need a lot of things: more respect, higher salaries, etc. But  one teacher says there’s something they need more than anything. Time. This was written by Jake Miller, who teaches seventh-grade U.S. history in Pennsylvania and who has taught several subjects in all grades from sixth through twelfth. He is also a music lover, a public education advocate and a prolific writer who blogs here. This post first appeared on The Educators Room website, and I am republishing it with permission. Note that the bold-faced words were in the original, done by Miller.Read full article >>






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Advocates Cheer White House Spending on Early-Ed.

Education Week - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 11:31am
The rollout of some $1 billion in new federal money to states, along with private-sector and philanthropic commitments, is welcomed as adding momentum to the push for even bigger investment.
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Grosso wants to focus on mental health issues in schools as new education chair

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 10:25am
D.C. Council member David Grosso (I- At large) has been appointed chairman of a stand-alone education committee starting in 2015.In an interview, he said he would continue to focus on student discipline, early childhood education, and attendance issues, and that he wants to bring a new focus to improving mental health services for students.Read full article >>






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Funding for pre-K revamp uncertain

Education Week - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 10:00am
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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Dec. 22, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 8:00am
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 2 p.m. Eastern time.






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The Learning Network: What Does Santa Claus Mean to You?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 6:01am
Beyond the promise of receiving presents, why might it be worth believing in Santa Claus?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Two New York City Police Officers Ambushed

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 5:33am
Who were the police officers killed in an ambush in Brooklyn?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | ‘Christmas Icetastrophe’ on Syfy

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/22/2014 - 5:25am
In this quiz you’ll find all four paragraphs of a Dec. 19 TV review, “Making Icicles of Everyone.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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