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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | In Deaths of Dogs in Arizona, a Human Story of Loss and Intrigue

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 5:48am
What happened to more than a dozen dogs left at Green Acre Dog Boarding?






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Strauss: Teacher to parents: About THAT kid (the one who hits, disrupts and influences YOUR kid)

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 5:00am

Amy Murray is the director of early childhood education at the Calgary French & International School in Canada. The following post, which appeared on her blog, Miss Night’s Marbles and which I am republishing with her permission, is a powerful open letter directed to parents about THAT kid, the one other kids go home and talk about, the one who is violent, curses and gets angry in class, the one who parents worry will hurt, disrupt and perhaps influence their own children.

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Forest Oak Middle School in Gaithersburg evacuated following small fire

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:39am

A small fire on the second floor of Forest Oak Middle School in Gaithersburg, Md., on Friday morning prompted students to be evacuated from the school, fire officials said. No serious injuries were reported.

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Strauss: GOP’s Kline smacks Obama over NCLB waivers, says administration ‘has not gotten the message’ from elections

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 2:25am

Well, that didn’t take long. The Republicans just won control of both houses of Congress in the 2014 midterm elections and new skirmishing has already begun between the legislative and executive branches over education policy, in this case, No Child Left Behind.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | downcast

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 1:01am
This word has appeared in 45 New York Times articles in the last year.






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College Board: Annual borrowing for college is falling, while price growth remains slow

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 1:01am

Annual borrowing for higher education is falling significantly, the College Board reported Thursday, while growth in the sticker price of college is continuing a recent slowdown.

Students and parents borrowed $106 billion in 2013-2014 from the federal government and other sources, the report found. That was down nearly 8 percent from the previous year after accounting for inflation, and down 13 percent from a peak of $122.1 billion in 2010-2011.

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More MoCo students allege inappropriate behavior by arrested substitute teacher

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 9:31pm

Several elementary and middle school students in Montgomery County have reported inappropriate interactions with a substitute teacher who was already charged with the sexual abuse of one middle school student, the school district said in a letter to parents Thursday.

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The Learning Network: 500 Prompts for Narrative and Personal Writing

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:47pm
Here are 500 student opinion questions that invite narrative and personal writing, all together in one place.






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Motherlode Blog: Adoptees Like Me ‘Flip the Script’ on the Pro-Adoption Narrative

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:40pm
I don’t know how to solve the broader problems with adoption, or even my own. But I’m relieved that more adoptees are finding a way to talk about the reality: not all adoptions end in rainbows and bubbly baby smiles.






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In D.C. to talk education, Newark schools chief faces protest over reforms

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:32pm

Cami Anderson, who runs the largest school district in New Jersey, came to Washington on Thursday to give a quiet talk about education at a think tank. But the staid event quickly turned dramatic when a busload of angry residents followed Anderson from Newark in a display of the slugfest politics that have infused debate over public education across the country.

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Sexual Abuse Case Dropped Against Intern at Preschool

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 8:27pm
Malthe Thomsen, a teaching student from Copenhagen, was arrested in June after a colleague accused him of inappropriately touching students.
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Strauss: States and schools with most and least student debt — in six charts

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 6:08pm

A new report from the Project on Student Debt says that seven in 10 graduating seniors at public and private nonprofit college had student loans in 2013 and that the average debt nationally was $28,400 — 2 percent higher than in 2012.

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Strauss: Why a story about a school calendar went viral

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 4:46pm

Should Christmas and Easter (Christian), Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur (Jewish)  and Ramadan and Eid al-Adha (Muslim) be included on public school calendars?  What about Janmashtami (Hindu), Gantan-sai (Shinto), Dalas Laxana (Jain) and Zarathosht Diso (Zoroastrian)?

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Decades of Neglect Show Starkly as Indian Schools Cry Out for Repairs

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 1:58pm
Officials are working to improve congressionally funded schools in 23 states on reservations with decaying facilities where students struggle to meet academic standards and teacher turnover is high.
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