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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Black History Month

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 9:44am
Test your knowledge of Black History Month by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Should Farm Animals Have More Legal Protections?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 6:00am
Are new laws needed to ensure that animals are raised — and slaughtered — in a more humane way?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Hand of a Superhero

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 5:30am
How did a prosthetic hand change Dawson Riverman’s life?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Westminster Dog Show

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 5:06am
Here are several paragraphs from a Feb. 16 article, “Westminster Dog Show Offers No Joy for Fans of a Charming Galoot.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | auxiliary

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 1:04am
This word has appeared in 191 New York Times articles in the past year






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Why Notre Dame’s curriculum review raises far-reaching Catholic identity questions

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 8:05pm
This story has been updated.As the University of Notre Dame conducts its 10-year review of curriculum standards, a proposal to reconsider requiring students to take theology and philosophy courses is raising concerns that such a change could endanger the institution’s Catholic identity.Read full article >>






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Economic Scene: The Promise and Failure of Community Colleges

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 7:17pm
President Obama’s offer of a full ride to community college should increase enrollment, but its success will depend more on how many students graduate.






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Motherlode Blog: The Guesswork in Deciphering an Autistic Son’s Behavior

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:21pm
The mother of a son with autism helps him to express himself by being the best guesser she can be.






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Calif. Districts Seek $1 Billion to Fund Test Mandate

Education Week - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:12pm
The formal push by four school districts to boost state funding for new standardized tests could muddy rollout of California’s common-core assessments.
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Schools Weigh Access to Students' Social-Media Passwords

Education Week - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:11pm
State lawmakers and school district officials are again wrestling with questions about schools' authority to access and monitor students' social-media accounts.
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State Legislatures Take Aim at Restraint, Seclusion in Schools

Education Week - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:09pm
People looking to curb the behavioral-modification practices, including advocates for those with disabilities, are finding fertile ground among state lawmakers.
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States Ceding Power Over Classroom Materials

Education Week - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:07pm
When it comes to choosing print and online resources for schools, states are increasingly putting more of the authority in the hands of districts.
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Clash Looms Over Obama's Education-Budget Priorities

Education Week - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:04pm
The president wants a 7 percent hike in funding for the U.S. Department of Education, but a GOP-controlled Congress has pledged to keep a tight rein on spending.
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