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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Ruffians Living By Pillage, Underwater Nightclubs and Other Predictions for 2015

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 10:48am
In 1906, The Times reviewed a new book, “The Doomsman,” that was all about what the year 2015 would be like after a “terror” had extinguished “some 99 percent of the human race” and “all the desperate characters from the whole country” had flocked to New York City.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Terror Attack on Charlie Hebdo Newspaper in Paris Kills 12

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 8:58am
Why do President François Hollande and others believe that the killers were an act of terrorism?






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The Learning Network: What Public Behavior Annoys You Most?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 6:10am
Whether you live in a big city or a small town, we’re all annoyed by public rudeness. What behavior drives you most crazy? Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | New York City Ferrets

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 5:06am
Here are the first several paragraphs from a Jan. 1 article, “Ferret Fanciers, Ruffled by Ban, Are Eager for New York City to Lift It.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | sacrilegious

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 21 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 1:01am
A study by Scholastic points to ways that parents can encourage kids to read for fun.
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Prof. Philip E. Converse, Expert on How Voters Decide, Dies at 86

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:57pm
Professor Converse, in “The American Voter,” concluded with three co-authors in 1960 that most voters were remarkably uninformed and based their preferences largely on party affiliation.






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Class sizes, teacher salaries and per-student spending: How D.C.-area schools stack up

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 6:30pm
This story has been updated.Arlington Public Schools will outspend its counterparts in the Washington suburbs by at least $1,500 per student this year, with per-student spending above $19,000, and Prince William County schools have the largest class sizes in the region.Read full article >>






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Brutal Cold Forces Schools Throughout Midwest to Close

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 5:45pm
Even Chicago, which prides itself on toughing out fierce winters, told students to stay home as wind chills were predicted to hit 27 degrees below zero.






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Motherlode Blog: For January, Cooking the Pantry (and Freezer, and Fridge) Dry

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 5:00pm
In keeping with the frugal spirit of January, this month, we’ll be buying little, and using up a lot.






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New federal guidelines highlight civil rights of English language learners

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:54pm
The Obama administration released guidelines Wednesday that highlight the civil rights of students learning English as a second language, who under federal law are guaranteed targeted help and a high-quality public education.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: ‘Redshirting’ Kindergarten-Age Kids Can Lead to Regrets

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:30pm
Because wealthier, better educated parents ‘redshirt’ while others don’t, a kindergarten classroom can include 4-year-olds who have never been to preschool and can’t sit still, and 6-year-olds who are fluently reading chapter books and ready for advanced math.






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Motherlode Blog: When GoFundMe Is the Safety Net

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:30pm
Families and parents using GoFundMe for what should be small setbacks like car repairs and rent increases have been all over my social media of late.






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