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Strauss: School superintendent writes ‘warning’ letter on PARCC Common Core test

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 2:21pm
Superintendent Trisha Kocanda of Winnetka Public Schools in Illinois has written what could be called a “warning” letter to parents, community members and district staff about the PARCC Common Core exam that students in the state will be taking in March and May.  She writes in part:Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Snow Day Approaches

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 2:16pm
Cookie baking. Board game playing. Snow shoveling. What will you do with your snow day?






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Should colleges be required to report accusations of rape immediately, no matter what victims say?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 1:33pm
With national attention focused on the issue of campus sexual assault — from the President, Congress and a national survey of hundreds of thousands of college students — Virginia lawmakers are considering forcing state college officials to report suspected cases to police immediately.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Jan. 26, 2015

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 8:25am
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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Why are so many college students failing to gain job skills before graduation?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 7:00am
If you watch college sports on television, you’ve probably seen the ad for Enterprise Rent-A-Car featuring former college athletes working behind the counter at your nearby Enterprise location. Enterprise — which hires more entry-level college graduates annually than any other company in the U.S. — likes recruiting college athletes because they know how to work on teams and multitask. Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Do Poor People ‘Have It Easy’?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 6:01am
How can living in a place where jobs are few affect residents’ quality of life?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Virtual Reality and the News

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 5:31am
Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 23 article, “Vice Uses Virtual Reality to Immerse Viewers in News.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Super Bowl and the Rumors of Wrongdoing

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 5:30am
Why did the New England Patriots conduct an investigation into their own equipment?






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New Jersey Bill Proposes More Suicide Prevention Training for Teachers

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 11:34pm
The legislation requires public schoolteachers and staff members to receive two hours of suicide prevention training every year.






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Motherlode Blog: Changing Early Pregnancy Etiquette: Share Good News, and Bad

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 10:24pm
When we decided not to tell friends and family about my pregnancy until after the first trimester, we never paused to consider how much we might need those people if something did actually go wrong.






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Chitresh Das, Influential Performer and Educator of Indian Dance, Dies at 70

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 8:38pm
Mr. Das helped popularize kathak, one of the most prominent forms of classical Indian dance and the only one that has roots in both Muslim and Hindu traditions.
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Just look at their faces: A bus full of UMd admissions staff and a turtle mascot surprise applicants with good news

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 7:05pm
Alex Mazze answered the door at his family’s house in Rockville on Sunday morning, then jumped back: A huge red bus was rumbling on the street out front of his house, a small crowd of people wearing red had gathered around his door, neighbors were staring, and video cameras were rolling.Read full article >>






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Just look at their faces: A bus full of UMd admissions staff and a turtle mascot surprise applicants with good news

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 7:05pm
Alex Mazze answered the door at his family’s house in Rockville on Sunday morning, then jumped back: A huge red bus was rumbling on the street out front of his house, a small crowd of people wearing red had gathered around his door, neighbors were staring, and video cameras were rolling.Read full article >>






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What happens when the Common Core becomes less ... common?

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 6:57pm
The Common Core State Standards were envisioned as a way to measure most of the nation’s students against a shared benchmark, but education experts say political upheaval and the messy reality of on-the-ground implementation is threatening that original goal.Read full article >>






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What happens when the Common Core becomes less ... common?

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 01/25/2015 - 6:57pm
The Common Core State Standards were envisioned as a way to measure most of the nation’s students against a shared benchmark, but education experts say political upheaval and the messy reality of on-the-ground implementation is threatening that original goal.Read full article >>






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