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Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:02am
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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | magisterial

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/01/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 78 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Joy and anguish for parents as D.C. releases school lottery results

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 9:49pm

District officials released the results of the city’s school enrollment lottery late Sunday night, capping one of most anxiety-ridden times of year for thousands of parents who have been hoping to be lucky enough to get their children into a good school.

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Joy and anguish for parents as D.C. releases school lottery results

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 9:49pm

District officials released the results of the city’s school enrollment lottery late Sunday night, capping one of most anxiety-ridden times of year for thousands of parents who have been hoping to be lucky enough to get their children into a good school.

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Police find pellet gun at Stevenson U., no sign of a shooting

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 7:08pm

This story has been updated.

Baltimore County police found a pellet gun in a vehicle Monday afternoon at Stevenson University in Owings Mills while they were investigating a report of a person with a long gun on campus.

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Police find pellet gun at Stevenson U., no sign of a shooting

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 7:08pm

This story has been updated.

Baltimore County police found a pellet gun in a vehicle Monday afternoon at Stevenson University in Owings Mills while they were investigating a report of a person with a long gun on campus.

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Motherlode Blog: A Sperm Donor, Uncertain of What It Is to Be ‘Bio-Dad’

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 5:00pm
After a request from friends, a 29-year-old gay man explored the possibility of becoming a sperm donor.
    





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Steve Staples to become Virginia’s next superintendent of public instruction

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:40pm

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced Monday that Steve Staples, a veteran school district leader and vocal advocate for testing reform, will become Virginia’s next superintendent of instruction.

Staples most recently served as executive director of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents, where he represented more than 130 district leaders and led an effort to rally state educators around a campaign for a revamped testing program.

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Steve Staples to become Virginia’s next superintendent of public instruction

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:40pm

Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) announced Monday that Steve Staples, a veteran school district leader and vocal advocate for testing reform, will become Virginia’s next superintendent of instruction.

Staples most recently served as executive director of the Virginia Association of School Superintendents, where he represented more than 130 district leaders and led an effort to rally state educators around a campaign for a revamped testing program.

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Strauss: New Virginia education superintendent advocated for less testing

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:29pm

The man that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe tapped to be the state’s new superintendent of public instruction has been a vocal advocate for reducing the amount of testing required of students as well as creating a new accountability system for teachers and schools.

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Strauss: New Virginia education superintendent advocated for less testing

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:29pm

The man that Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe tapped to be the state’s new superintendent of public instruction has been a vocal advocate for reducing the amount of testing required of students as well as creating a new accountability system for teachers and schools.

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The Learning Network Blog: Weekly News Quiz | March 25-31, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:02pm
A Supreme Court argument, a Facebook purchase, climate change and more: How many of the 10 questions in this week’s news quiz can you answer correctly?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Weekly News Quiz | March 25-31, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 3:02pm
A Supreme Court argument, a Facebook purchase, climate change and more: How many of the 10 questions in this week’s news quiz can you answer correctly?
    





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How to create thoughtful history, social studies lesson plans

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
Finding a balance between spontaneity and well-crafted lesson plans for social studies and history can be a challenge, especi -More
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Australian students explore personal family ties to WWI service members

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
A renewed interest in history is taking place at Goondiwindi State High School on the New South Wales-Queensland border in Au -More
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Calif. students study life story of Cesar Chavez

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
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Connecting with the Past
The Ashbrook Center sponsors a series of colloquia at historic sites that invite teachers to connect with key people and ideas from American history. During a recent colloquium at Mount Vernon, teachers connected with our first president on a deeper level. Their inspiring takeaways can be found here.

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