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The Learning Network Blog: Teenagers in The Times | December 2013

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 8:30am
The latest monthly collection of stories about young people published in The Times.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: What Words or Phrases Should Be Retired in 2014?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 6:10am
What words or phrases were overused in 2013? What expressions, catchphrases, neologisms or slang do you hope never to hear again in 2014? Why?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, Jan. 3, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 5:21am
Which word correctly completes the sentence from the article?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Rescue on the Ice

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 5:04am
Who were rescued from an ice-bound ship on Jan. 2?
    





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Strauss: Student privacy concerns grow over ‘data in a cloud’

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 5:00am

Privacy concerns have been growing over a $100 million student database -- largely funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and operated by a nonprofit organization, inBloom Inc. -- that contains detailed information about millions of students. Most of the states that had signed up to participate in a pilot program have pulled back, and in New York, parents and educators have pushed back with protests and a lawsuit. The nonprofit Electronic Privacy Information Center has sued the U.S. Education Department over the database.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | aria

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 346 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Chemistry Lab Fire Injures 2 at a Manhattan High School

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 10:40pm
A teacher’s science demonstration for a 10th-grade class exploded at Beacon High School, hospitalizing a boy with severe burns. A girl was hospitalized and released.
    





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Prince William students will get two-week winter break next year

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 5:32pm

Elementary through high school students across much of the Washington region returned to school Thursday for a short week after a holiday-packed winter vacation.

But in 2015, Prince William County students will have a couple of more days to recover: a break of a full two weeks, according to a 2014-15 academic calendar recently approved by the county School Board.

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Mathews: Four ways for low-income schools to thrive, according to a remarkable study

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 4:33pm

For the past 31 years, since I stumbled across amazing things happening at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, my main topic as an education writer has been schools whose low-income students have been raised to unexpected heights of academic achievement. There are many schools in the Washington area that have done that. What about those that haven’t?

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Showdown Brews as Congress Turns Focus to K-12 Spending

Education Week - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 3:57pm
With sequestration on hold and a broad spending outline in the bag, congressional appropriators face tough budget choices on individual education programs.
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The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | ‘Ode’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 2:09pm
2014′s first Poetry Pairing features “Ode” by Arthur O’Shaughnessy and the article “The Revolution Will Have Live Music” by Colin Moynihan.
    





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Sleepy teens: Anne Arundel creates task force to study later high school bell times

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 10:47am

The plight of sleep-deprived teenagers will soon get a closer look in Anne Arundel County, where school officials are creating a task force to study the hours of the school day across grade levels.

The first bells of the high school day ring at 7:17 a.m. in Anne Arundel County, earlier than start times in both Montgomery and Fairfax counties, where officials are in various stages of considering later-starting high school school days.

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Congress Must Advance the Ed. Sciences Reform Act

Education Week - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 10:04am
With its emphasis on research, the Education Sciences Reform Act, or ESRA, deserves bipartisan support and action in Congress, write Michele McLaughlin and Wes Hoover.
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The Learning Network Blog: What Hobbies Have Been Passed Down in Your Family?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 9:26am
What activities and hobbies are shared among members of your family?
    





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