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The Learning Network: NYTLNreads | Being 12

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 8:21am
Some of our favorite responses to our recent Student Opinion question, “What Do You Remember Best About Being 12?”






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No Child Left Behind Law Faces Its Own Reckoning

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 7:23am
A rewrite could collapse in partisan disarray. But it could also herald a new era of education, keeping some testing but eliminating prescriptive punishments.
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The Learning Network: What Woman Would You Want to See on the $20 Bill?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 5:00am
Do you support the campaign to put a woman on the $20 bill? Why?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Next Frontier: The Great Indoors

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 4:30am
When have you discovered an interesting organism inside your house? Describe what you found.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Wake Up and Dance

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 3:51am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 13 article, “The Rise of Early-Morning Dance Parties.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | centigrade

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/20/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in eight New York Times articles in the past year.






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A new round of soul-searching at U-Va.

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 11:12pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA. — University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan has voiced shock and indignation at the image of a bloodied student in a violent arrest this week outside a bar here. A 20-year-old African American, Martese Johnson, was arrested by white police officers who work for the state Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control.Read full article >>






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Prince Charles visits adult education school in D.C.

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 9:57pm
When Adenike Adeliyi immigrated to the United States from Ni­ger­ia four years ago, she spoke only broken English and did not know how to read. But on Thursday, she welcomed His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales to her school on behalf of her classmates.Read full article >>






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Accusations of Sex Crimes Unnerve Venice High School

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 8:31pm
Since the arrests of a dozen students on suspicion of sex-related crimes, members of the Venice High School community in Los Angeles have been doing some soul-searching.
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Violent arrest of black U-Va. student sparks scrutiny of Virginia ABC

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 8:17pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The violent arrest of a University of Virginia student sparked new scrutiny of Virginia’s Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control on Thursday as university officials and Richmond lawmakers questioned the tactics and approach of the agency’s law enforcement officers.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Text to Text | ‘Speak’ and ‘Waking Up to the Enduring Memory of Rape’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 8:02pm
In this Text to Text we feature an excerpt from “Speak,” a 1999 National Book Award finalist that is regularly taught, and regularly challenged, in schools across the country. We’ve paired it with a 2013 Op-Ed essay by a woman who was raped by a classmate when she was 16.






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More Options for Comics Artists

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 5:18pm
The digital world is booming with resources to help people who want to become comic book professionals, learn the tools of the trade or improve their craft.
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In the Age of Information, Specializing to Survive

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 5:18pm
As the amount of human-created information spirals ever higher, our ability to sift through it has not kept pace. Increasingly condensed specialization is one result.
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Luring Working Executives to M.B.A. Programs

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 5:18pm
Schools that offer these programs aim at commuters and use billboards, radio and a variety of social and other digital marketing tools.
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25 Minutes of Silence in the City of Angels

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 5:18pm
The free meditation class offered weekly at the Hammer Museum in Los Angeles is credited with starting a community-mindfulness trend among American institutions.
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Anyone Can Be a Teacher at Skillshare, an Online School

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 5:18pm
Students pay $10 a month for unlimited access to Skillshare’s 1,000 courses, and 850,000 users are signed up with the service, the company said.
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Managing Student Loan Debt as an Older Adult

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 5:18pm
Debt held by those 65 and older has risen significantly in recent years, but the load may be eased with careful planning or government aid, or through an employer.
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Turning to Education for Fun

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 5:18pm
People are turning to education for entertainment, whether from online lectures, learning vacations or television, for the love of learning new things and to stay economically viable.






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Not Digital Art, but Art Learned Digitally

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 5:18pm
Schools, museums and some entrepreneurial individuals are experimenting with ways to teach art techniques online.
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Free Online Courses Keep Retirees in the Know

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/19/2015 - 5:18pm
Classes offer the opportunity to continue education from the comfort of home, but they can restrict the chance to build in-person social connections.
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