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Motherlode Blog: Diwali, Once Hidden, Now Lit Large

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 1:20pm
When my family and I immigrated in 1977, to be an Indian-American meant replacing curry with bologna and saris with sweaters, and celebrating Diwali invisibly. My daughter’s life is very different.






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Strauss: ‘Be picky’ and 24 other great tips for teachers on how to manage a classroom

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:35pm

While an education reform policy debate becomes ever more furious around the country, teachers still have to teach every day. Here, from edutopia.org, are 25 great tips to help teachers keep their classrooms in control. The most brilliant teacher can’t help kids learn if he/she can’t manage the classroom. Edutopia is a nonpartisan organization created and operated by the George Lucas Educational Foundation. It is dedicated to improving the K-12 learning process through innovative and evidence-based strategies that help kids thrive in school and beyond.

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Motherlode Blog: Where Are the American Boy Dolls?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:58am
At the American Girl store, my 8-year-old son was enraptured by the historical dolls. Surely, there were boys in those times, boys who would have saved the day by using their wits or shown great courage in hard times. Where were they?






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Strauss: What Miss Fisk at Dexter School taught Ben Bradlee

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:41am

If you somehow missed the news, the unrivaled newspaper editor Benjamin Bradlee, who turned The Washington Post into a world-class newspaper and supported reporting that led to the only resignation of a U.S. president, died  Oct. 21. You can read a lot about this force of nature here on washingtonpost.com, but this is the spirit that I will remember him for — always pushing to do your best, and then better.  From Ben Bradlee’s memoir, “A Good Life“:

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Ebola Risk to Schools Low, Experts Say

Education Week - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 10:29am
A handful of school districts have taken aggressive steps in response to potential Ebola exposure, but public health officials and infectious disease specialists are urging more minor precautionary measures to address the virus threat.
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Teachers' Unions, Others Put Cash on Line in Senate Races

Education Week - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:17am
With control of the U.S. Senate at stake, the two national teachers' unions are among those pouring campaign funds into pivotal contests with implications for education policy.
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Teachers' Unions to Spend More Than Ever in State, Local Elections

Education Week - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 9:17am
In a pivotal midterm election cycle, the American Federation of Teachers and the National Education Association expect to spend big, in hopes of unseating Republican governors and flipping control of conservative state legislatures.
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The Learning Network: Do You Believe That Everything Happens for a Reason?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:12am
Do you look back at your life and think that the important things that have happened to you, both good and bad, happened for some bigger reason?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Hoverboard? Still in the Future

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 7:05am
Who are trying to create hoverboards?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | E-Sports in South Korea

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 4:13am
Here are the first five paragraphs of the Oct. 19 article “For South Korea, E-Sports Is National Pastime.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | exchequer

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 93 New York Times articles in the past year.






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New York City Council to Look at School Segregation

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 10:33pm
Though the Council has very limited power over public schools, the bill’s sponsors say they do have the ability to increase the volume of the conversation.






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Nation’s Wealthy Places Pour Private Money Into Public Schools, Study Finds

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:56pm
With funding formulas that cap or redirect local property tax revenues to state coffers, some places are looking for other ways to capture local money.






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Ebola Prompts Universities to Tighten Travel Rules

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:14pm
Several schools have allowed humanitarian exceptions to restrictions on trips to Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea, the countries most affected by the virus.






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New York Schools Chancellor Replaces 8 Superintendents

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 9:05pm
The major personnel reshuffling was the first since Chancellor Carmen Fariña took over in January.






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How to expand who gets gifted services

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 6:45pm

There were more than 140 comments on my last Local Living column, where I said gifted education programs were too selective and did not appear to educate bright children any better than challenging courses we offer everyone in this region.

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'Big Data' Research Effort Faces Student-Privacy Questions

Education Week - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 5:45pm
A coalition of prominent research universities is receiving federal support to redesign and scale up a massive repository for analyzing learning and behavioral data.
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