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AFT, NEA Agendas Converge Amid External, Internal Pressure

Education Week - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 8:04am
At their recent conventions, the teachers' unions showed remarkable alignment on key issues, from testing and accountability to common-core implementation and forceful rebukes of Secretary Duncan.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 7 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 7:01am
Tell us what caught your eye and why, by 7 a.m. Eastern on Aug. 1. This week, our guest judge is Andrew Smith, and winners will be published on Aug. 12.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Weird Al Yankovic Soars to the Top of the Charts

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 4:41am
What role has Weird Al Yankovic played in pop culture since the late 1970s?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Explorers

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 3:26am
Test your knowledge of explorers by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | potion

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/25/2014 - 12:07am
This word has appeared in 94 New York Times articles in the past year.






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For New Post at Yeshiva, Lieberman Is a Natural

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:17pm
In the search for someone to fill Yeshiva University’s new Joseph Lieberman Chair in Public Policy and Public Service, one candidate stood out from all the rest.






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Ohio State Fires Marching Band Director After Finding Tradition of Sexual Hazing

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 9:08pm
A report said that the university’s band members had been told to mimic sex acts and were given vulgar nicknames, and that the director did not do enough to stop harassment.






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Housing Dispute Puts Quaker University at Front of Fight Over Transgender Issues

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 8:52pm
George Fox University near Portland, Ore., has become the latest front in the fight over what defines a person’s gender, and who gets to decide.
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Army War College Starts Plagiarism Inquiry of Senator John Walsh’s Thesis

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 7:25pm
The United States Army War College determined in a preliminary review on Thursday that Mr. Walsh appeared to have plagiarized his final paper to earn a master’s degree from the institution.






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Motherlode Blog: Your Teenager on Vacation — and on Social Media

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 4:43pm
Some parents want their teenagers to put their phones down on vacation and connect with their families. But their teenagers might have a different, and valid, sense of what it means to be connected.






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Strauss: Pay for veteran teachers ‘painfully low’ in states like Colorado, where truckers earn more — new report

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 1:43pm

A new report on teacher pay finds that base salaries in some states are so “painfully low” for mid- and late-career teachers that truckers and sheet-metal workers earn more.

The report by the nonprofit Center for American Progress, titled “Mid- and Late-Career Teachers Struggle With Paltry Incomes,” says that many veteran teachers must work a second job to earn enough money to meet their basic needs.

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Georgia releases student growth tool

Education Week - Thu, 07/24/2014 - 12:29pm
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