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New York City Teachers Score Highly Under New Evaluation System

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:16pm
The system was created to make it easier to identify which teachers performed the best so their methods could be replicated, and which performed the worst, so they could be fired.






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Howard County schools consider Lunar New Year and Muslim holiday requests

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 9:36pm
The focus on how public schools handle religious and cultural holidays continued Monday night in Howard County, with requests to accommodate the Lunar New Year and a Muslim holy day on next year’s calendar.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Pausing for Hanukkah While Everything Else Keeps Going

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 6:05pm
Celebrating Hanukkah and Christmas has made me aware of how much easier the outside world makes it to protect one tradition over the other.
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Motherlode Blog: A Foreskin in the Right Place at the Right Time

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 4:29pm
Proposed CDC guidelines would have doctors promote the benefits of circumcision in newborns, teenagers and adults, but parents will still make their own decisions—sometimes for unexpected reasons.






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Letter From America: Students See New Hope in Bias Protests

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 3:30pm
Student activists at Harvard hope to bring renewed momentum to the "Black Lives Matter" movement so that it avoids the fate of the Occupy Wall Street effort.






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Md. teachers union wants kindergarten tests suspended

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 2:23pm
The Maryland State Education Association is calling on the State Board of Education to suspend its Kindergarten Readiness Assessments, arguing that teachers lose too much instructional time administering the new computer-based tests and are not receiving useful data to improve teaching and learning.Read full article >>






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D.C. Charter board moves to revoke charter for Community Academy

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 1:12pm
The D.C. Public Charter School Board voted unanimously Monday night to initiate the process to revoke the charter for Dorothy I. Height Community Academy Public Charter School for fiscal mismanagement, after the founder was charged with diverting millions of dollars to a private management company for his own financial benefit.Read full article >>






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Turkey Promotes Religious Schools, Often Defying Parents

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:58am
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose Islamist party has injected religion into many aspects of Turkish life, has celebrated an increase in enrollment at religious schools to almost a million from 63,000 during his 12 years in power.
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E-Cigarettes Top Smoking Among Youths, Study Says

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:34am
The increase is occurring as the use of traditional cigarettes continues to decline, the National Institute on Drug Abuse says.






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The Learning Network: Special News Quiz | Farewell, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 11:08am
What do you remember about 2014? Fill in the blanks with your own guesses, or choose from a scrambled list of answers. Each question links to the Times article in which the answer can be found.






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Motherlode Blog: Deployment Work-Ups: ‘This Is So Stupid Hard’

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/16/2014 - 10:55am
An on-again, off-again schedule to deployment is hard on all of us. In a weak moment, I told my husband that it was easier when he’s gone, and I regretted it instantly.
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