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Motherlode Blog: You Can Freeze Your Eggs. You Can’t Freeze Time.

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 11:41pm
Apple and Facebook have started a useful conversation with the novel perk of enabling employees to freeze their eggs. But I have a message for women considering this option: it may not work.






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University of Virginia’s Image Suffers After Campus Rape Report

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 9:39pm
The governing board will meet Tuesday to discuss complaints that the university has for years mishandled reports of sexual assaults.






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National Briefing | Plains: Oklahoma: Education Waiver Is Restored for State

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 8:48pm
The Department of Education announced Monday that Oklahoma — which lost its No Child Left Behind waiver after repealing Common Core — would have its waiver reinstated.
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U-Va. student leaders hoping to foster culture change regarding sexual assault

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 7:54pm

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Student leaders at the University of Virginia said they are seeking to foster cultural and institutional changes to combat sexual assault at the state’s flagship campus after allegations of a gang rape at a fraternity surfaced last week.

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Towson University brings in goats to tackle ivy problem

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 7:48pm

Towson University has recruited a herd of new groundskeepers to put the bite on a pesky weed problem on the suburban campus.

Hauled in from a Harford County farm, 18 goats began munching Sunday on a patch of English ivy covering the forest floor in the school’s Glen Arboretum. They didn’t stop there, though, grazing on almost everything in reach, including fallen leaves, dead vines and even tree bark.

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Strauss: Cheating confirmed on SAT given in Asia

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 6:23pm

The Educational Testing Service has determined that some students in Asia cheated on the SAT given in October, and it is opening a new probe into whether some cheated on the November college admissions exam. Meanwhile, concerns continue to rise about plans being made for cheating on the SAT being given in Asia next month.

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Motherlode Blog: How Will You Talk With Your Sons About Tamir Rice, Shot in the Park After Waving a Toy Gun?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:43pm
When my son asked why it mattered what color the boy was, I told him. It matters because many, many people see something different, when they look at a boy who looks like Tamar Rice, than when they look at a boy who looks like you.






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Oklahoma wins back its No Child Left Behind waiver

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 4:39pm

The Obama administration decided Monday to restore a waiver from the federal No Child Left Behind law to Oklahoma, three months after it had pulled the waiver because Oklahoma had dumped the Common Core State Standards and reverted to its old K-12 reading and math standards.

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Public charters respond to column about school diversity

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 3:18pm

As I wrote in my most recent column, I am gathering information from D.C. school admission officials and the city’s public charter school leaders best able to respond to Erich Martel’s concerns about the number of white students in some schools.

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Journalist speaks on immigration, education at NCSS conference

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:55pm
Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas spoke about his experiences as an undocumented immigrant in the U.S.  -More

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Conn. education board reviewing proposed social studies framework

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:55pm
Connecticut's Board of Education is reviewing a proposed social studies framework that is designed to lead students through a -More
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NCSS releases book of K-12 social studies lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:55pm
The National Council for the Social Studies has released a book of exemplary social studies lessons that K-12 teachers can us -More
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Educator: Tips to help teach online research skills

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:55pm
It is more important than ever for students to learn how to conduct online searches safely and effectively, a teacher and tec -More
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Va. high-schoolers campaign to raise awareness about human trafficking

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:55pm
Students at William Byrd High School in Virginia are participating in Globalize 13, a campaign aimed at increasing awareness  -More
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Wash. state tribe gives totem pole as symbol of commitment to education

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:55pm
The Nooksack tribe has given a totem pole as a symbol of its commitment to education in the Nooksack Valley School District i -More
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2014 NCSS Annual Conference Boston

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:55pm
Thank you to our program-planning and local-arrangements committees, volunteers and presenters for making the 2014 NCSS Annua -More
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"I" is for Indian? Dealing with stereotypes in the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:55pm
Lessons about Thanksgiving can reinforce many stereotypes about American Indians.  -More
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