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The Learning Network: How Hard Is It for Teenagers in Your Community to Get a Job?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 5:00am
Do you work? Have you ever had a job? Will you work this summer? Explain.







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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Kickin’ It Old School With Kickstarter

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:36am
Here are several paragraphs from the May 5 article “De La Soul’s Kickstarter Campaign Raises $600,874.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?







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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Chauvet Cave’s Hyperreal Wonders, Replicated

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:30am
Why are these paintings among the world’s most celebrated prehistoric artworks?







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Strauss: It’s National Charter Schools Week. Are charters really worth celebrating?

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 4:00am
This week is National Charters School Week, a time intended to “raise awareness” about — and hold a “national celebration” for — charter schools, according to the National Alliance for Public Charter Schools. In the following post, Paul Thomas, an associate professor of education at Furman University in South Carolina, asks exactly what it is about charter schools that are worth celebrating. This post, which I am publishing with his permission, appeared on AlterNet.Read full article >>







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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | coiffure

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/08/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 13 New York Times articles in the past year.







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Fairfax school board approves transgender protections

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 11:23pm
The Fairfax County School Board voted to approve expanding protections to transgender students and staff Thursday night at a rambunctious meeting that included chants, jeers and vocal opposition from hundreds of parents.Read full article >>







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The Learning Network: The Sixth Annual New York Times Summer Reading Contest

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 6:30pm
This year’s contest runs from June 12 through Aug. 14. Any teenager anywhere in the world can enter any week simply by posting an answer to the question, “What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?”







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Some high school students in D.C. could graduate without a diploma

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 3:37pm
A few dozen public school students in the District are approaching graduation day without the prospect of a diploma, because their school is not officially a charter or a traditional school. That’s why the State Board of Education is preparing to vote on emergency regulation that would create a temporary state-level diploma for the students at Hospitality High School.Read full article >>







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Here’s how broke college students are helping Nepal recover from disaster

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 11:41am
After an earthquake hit Nepal in late April, killing thousands, a College of William & Mary junior knew many students wanted to help but were unsure how to make a difference.“We don’t have a lot of money — we could give $5, $10,” said Lu Sevier, a biology major.Read full article >>







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Strauss: Schools of Opportunity: the inaugural winners

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/07/2015 - 10:00am
Last October I wrote about a pilot initiative to identify and recognize public high schools that seek to close opportunity gaps through practices “that build on students’ strengths” — not by inundating them with tests. Today the first winners are being announced, and in the coming days, the schools will be profiled on this blog.Read full article >>







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