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The Learning Network: How Often Do You Engage in ‘Fat Talk’?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 5:08am
How often do you complain about your body or overhear others doing so? Have you been known to say, “I’m so fat” to friends? What effect do you think public body self-disparagement like this has on the person complaining? On those who are part of the conversation?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Alcohol or Marijuana? A Pediatrician Faces the Question

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:57am
What question comes up “again and again” for this pediatrician, and what does he say is “the easy answer”?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | bawdy

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 123 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Graduation rates up in D.C. public schools, down for charter schools

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 10:26pm
D.C. Public Schools’ graduation rate increased last school year by two percentage points, to 58 percent, but the city’s public charter schools recorded a drop of nearly seven points, to 69 percent, according to new data.Read full article >>






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Charter School in Miami Fails, but Proves Useful on Jeb Bush’s Résumé

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 9:17pm
The Liberty City Charter School, the first of its kind in Florida and a pioneer in what became a national movement, is now defunct.






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Penn State Fraternity’s Secret Facebook Photos May Lead to Criminal Charges

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 8:46pm
A clandestine website — with images of drugs, hazing and nude, unconscious women — was the subject of a police inquiry that led to the suspension of a fraternity’s chapter at Penn State.






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D.C. auditor finds improvements in financial oversight of charter schools

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:36pm
Financial oversight of public charter schools has significantly improved in recent years, but agencies monitoring the schools need to continue improving how they track contracts and enrollment verification, according to a D.C. auditor report released Tuesday.Read full article >>
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N.H. Gets Green Light to Pilot Local Assessments

Education Week - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:34pm
The new flexibility granted to the state by the U.S. Department of Education, being tried out in a handful of districts, is a departure from the NCLB law.
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Efforts to Overhaul NCLB Law Inch Ahead in Congress

Education Week - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:34pm
Negotiations on a rewrite of the No Child Left Behind Act continue among key senators, despite a recent setback in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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Educators Await Outcome on Health-Care Law

Education Week - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:33pm
The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to rule by June on a challenge to the Affordable Care Act with potential impact on school districts' employee-benefits policies.
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Supreme Court Mulls Teachers' Duty in Reporting Abuse

Education Week - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:33pm
Arguments in an Ohio case revolved around whether the requirement that teachers report child abuse turns them into agents of law enforcement.
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New Principles Aim to Guide Use, Safety of Student Data

Education Week - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:33pm
More than 30 groups representing school officials and educational data-use proponents have signed on to new principles related to student data.
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'Education Innovation Clusters' Aim to Improve Schools

Education Week - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:33pm
The regional partnerships among school districts, research organizations, private companies, and other groups are emerging around the world to address educational challenges.
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Number of Libraries Dwindles in N.Y.C. Schools

Education Week - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:32pm
At a time when school library services in many big cities are feeling squeezed, the Big Apple's declines are steeper than most, advocates say.
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Teacher Education Group Airs Criticism of New Accreditor

Education Week - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:32pm
An apparent fracture has opened up between two major players in the increasingly edgy teacher education field, with the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education approving a resolution stating that there is a “crisis of confidence” toward the national accreditor for teacher colleges.
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Districts Work With Families to Curb Pre-K Absenteeism

Education Week - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:32pm
Amid a national push to expand early education, officials in a number of cities work to combat chronic nonattendance among preschoolers, seen as a warning sign of issues in the later grades.
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