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Love all, trust a few, do wrong to none.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 2:36pm
William Shakespeare, British playwright and poet -More
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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:45pm
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.
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Teen sleep: Montgomery vote on later high school start times scheduled for June

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:43pm

A long-awaited vote on whether Montgomery County should shift the start times of the high school day has been scheduled for the June 17 school board meeting.

The vote is expected eight months after Superintendent Joshua P. Starr proposed resetting opening bells at Montgomery’s high schools to 8:15 a.m., a move intended to allow sleep-deprived teenagers to get more rest. High school classes now begin at 7:25 a.m., with buses picking up many students in the 6 o’clock hour.

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Beliefs: At Evangelical Colleges, Leadership Is Often the Family Business

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:14pm
Descendants tend to succeed founders as president of some of the more prominent Christian institutions.






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An Update on 4 Students After a College Year

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:57am
Last year 66 seniors shared their college application essays that addressed class and money, and four were published. Here’s where the four students are now.






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Your Money: Four Stand-Out College Essays About Money

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:44am
Looking to the future, high school seniors can draw revealing portraits in writing about their financial circumstances.






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The Learning Network: Skills and Strategies | Engaging in Causes Via ‘Hashtag Activism’

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:38am
In this week’s lesson students will read about the events in Nigeria and the subsequent Twitter campaign, deciding whether hashtag activism is worthwhile and designing ways to take action on an issue they care about.






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D.C. thanks its teachers

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 11:03am

Beneath all the rancorous debate in D.C. education are countless teachers who spend long hours preparing lessons mentoring children grading papers and working to get better at their craft.

This week parents and students and leaders from across the city have together waged a campaign to thank educators for their often-unsung work.

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The Learning Network: If You Had Your Own Talk Show, Whom Would You Want to Interview?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 5:00am
What questions would you want to ask? Would you ask anything difficult or surprising?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Singing Nun for a Reality TV World

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:30am
When have you been surprised watching reality TV?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, May 9, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:17am
Can you identify the sentence that correctly punctuates a sentence that contains an internal quotation?






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Strauss: Chicago Teachers Union passes resolution opposing Common Core

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 4:02am

The Chicago Teachers’ Union House of Delegates has passed a resolution opposing use of the Common Core State Standards in teaching and testing, and it plans to lobby the Illinois Board of Education to reverse approval of the Core and ask its parent union, the American Federation of Teachers, to consider it at its upcoming convention.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | mnemonic

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/09/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 16 New York Times articles in the past year.






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