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The Learning Network: Do Sports Teams Have a Responsibility to Hold Players to a Standard for Their Personal Conduct?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 5:00am
How seriously should teams take allegations and evidence of wrongdoing in players’ personal lives?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | When Worker Bees Get a Promotion

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:30am
How might scientists use similar data-rich surveillance to learn more about other insects’ behavior?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Texting Anxiety Caused by Little Bubbles

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 3:41am
Below are six paragraphs from the Aug. 29 essay about texting, “Bubbles Carry a Lot of Weight.” We have dropped a word in each paragraph. Can you choose the best one for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | psychosis

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 78 New York Times articles in the past year.






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U.S. News college rankings: Amid predictability, some major shifts

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 12:01am

St. John’s College in Annapolis has long disdained the rankings game. The liberal arts school, which focuses on the great works of Western civilization, was known for not responding to requests from U.S. News & World Report for information that the magazine uses to sort the nation’s colleges.

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Towson freshman dies after being found unresponsive at off-campus apartment

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:29pm

A Towson University student died over the weekend after she was found unresponsive at an off-campus apartment.

Baltimore County police said Monday they were still investigating the circumstances that led to the death of 18-year-old Julia Margaret Ratnaraj, a freshman from Sewell, N.J., outside Philadelphia. Ratnaraj’s high school counselor said she was a talented artist who made a difficult decision to attend a different college than her twin sister.

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Michelle Obama to students: Challenges are an advantage, not a disadvantage

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 8:45pm

ATLANTA -- Michelle Obama urged African American teenagers in a tough Atlanta neighborhood to push ahead with their studies and make it to college, whatever hardships they face on the way. She talked of her upbringing in working-class Chicago and said the students are “no different” from her.

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Behind Ivy Walls: Top Colleges That Enroll Rich, Middle Class and Poor

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 6:00pm
A new index measures which colleges have the most economically diverse student bodies — and charge the least to lower-income students.






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Strauss: Anti-testing movement growing, finding success around country

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:03pm

A new report on growing resistance to high-stakes standardized testing around the country finds that the movement is growing and meeting some success in numerous states where officials have decided to cut back on the numbers of tests students must take and/or the consequences for students and educators.

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Students getting smart about snacks

Education Week - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 3:26pm
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Brookland Education Campus celebrates International Literacy Day

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 2:43pm

The students at Brookland Education Campus added an extra minute of reading to their school day Monday, joining with readers around the world for International Literacy Day.

The annual event was started by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization to promote reading worldwide.

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Laughs and Accolades as Clinton and Bush Introduce a Leadership Program

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 1:23pm
The two former presidents exchanged compliments in Washington on Monday as part of an initiative involving four presidential libraries.






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Strauss: Why kids should choose their own books to read in school

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 1:00pm

At one time many public schools gave students time to read books of their own choosing, an activity based on the common-sense theory that kids will read what interests them, and that kids who can choose what they read will learn to enjoying reading, and, hence, read more. Unfortunately, many schools no longer let students choose any of the materials that they read. Why this is a problem is explained in this post by Joanne Yatvin, a one time Principal of the Year in Wisconsin and a past president of the National Council of Teachers of English, who has never been able to kick the reading habit.

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District to hire a chief student advocate

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:53pm

The District is looking for a “Chief Student Advocate” to lead a new effort to help students and their families navigate the school choice process and access educational resources they need.

The person will lead a newly created “Office of the Student Advocate” within the D.C. State Board of Education that was approved by the D.C. Council last year.

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Strauss: Interactive science classes benefit black, first-generation college students, study finds

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:28pm

A new study about college-level science shows that all students do much better when traditional lecture classes are made interactive — but those most helped are first-generation and black students.

The study — titled “Getting Under the Hood: How and for Whom Does Increasing Course Structure Work?” — looked at data from six semesters of large science lecture courses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The researchers compared student achievement in classes  with a traditional structure — in which students listened to a traditional lecture from a teacher and did not do any work until it was time to study the night before an exam — with student achievement in classes that had an interactive structure, in which students did homework that prepared them for performing activities during class, for which they received credit.

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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Changes to a High School Schedule

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:52am
If your student is unhappy, do you encourage the child to advocate for a different schedule, regardless of the official word on allowable changes?






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Amid whooping cough outbreak, health officials offer free vaccinations

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 9:47am

As Montgomery County grapples with a whooping cough outbreak, health officials are offering free immunizations to seventh grade students this week, part of a continuing effort to get students in line with new state requirements.

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