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DealBook: Brazil Firm Raises $309 Million for Education-Focused Fund

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 4:00pm
The success by Bozano Investimentos in raising money for its new private equity fund is another indication that some investors are looking beyond Brazil’s current economic travails.
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Motherlode Blog: The Smart Nursery Offers More Information, Not More Sleep

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 2:32pm
It’s easy for older parents to mock the new generation of wearable devices available to parents of infants—but the prospect of all that information must be tempting, if parents can get the gadgets to work.
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Strauss: Better educated but poorer -- U.S. Census data on young adults today

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 2:01pm

Young adults in the United States today -- those Americans from 18 to 34 years old -- are on average earning less than their counterparts 35 years ago, but more have a college degree, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.

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Strauss: Computers in the classroom are a no-brainer, right? Not so fast.

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 1:07pm

Did you know that the often-used term “personalized instruction” is not the same thing as the often-used term “personalized learning?” Or that the renewed push for online learning and computerized instruction is based on some of the same arguments employed more than 30 years ago? Or that there is not a great deal of evidence that “personalized instruction” broadly improves student achievement?

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Motherlode Blog: I Can’t Explain

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:55pm
If the goal is to explain the news in a way that helps children understand the world they live in, this morning, I failed.
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D.C.’s Cesar Chavez Public Charter School celebrates ‘Tier 1’ status

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:50pm

Cesar Chavez Public Charter School in Parkside celebrated its “Tier 1” status this week during an assembly with a drum line, a panel discussion that touched on teen motivation, and rows of cheering students.

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It’s a Game of Spiraling Costs, So a College Tosses Out Football

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:33pm
The University of Alabama-Birmingham said it would terminate its football program, becoming the first university in the top college sports tier to do so in nearly 20 years.






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Motherlode Blog: Playing Nicely With Others: Why Schools Teach Social Emotional Learning

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:26pm
Social emotional learning is what allows students control their behavior, understand how their personal behavior impacts others, and enables them to empathize and collaborate with others.
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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘Ode to the Midwest’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:08pm
Kevin Young’s poem “Ode to the Midwest” and the Frugal Traveler article “What I Learned Driving Through the Heartland” by Seth Kugel appear in this Poetry Pairing.






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The Learning Network: Should All Police Officers Wear Body Cameras?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:46am
Do you agree with Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York that body cameras will “fundamentally change” the way the police and the community interact?






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California's K-12 Funding Overhaul Slowly Takes Root

Education Week - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 9:24am
Districts and schools are still adjusting to the new formula, which gives them more money but pushes communities hard on student performance and how that aid is used.
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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Rosa Parks Refuses to Move to the Back of the Bus

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 9:14am
“Mrs. Rosa Parks, seamstress, being fingerprinted yesterday in Montgomery, Ala. Her arrest last December for refusing to move to the rear of the bus led to the Negro boycott of segregated city bus lines, for which she and 114 other persons have been indicted,” reads a 1956 caption from the front page of The Times.
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Obama gathers pledges for college access

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 7:00am

Higher-education leaders from across the country are pledging to take steps to widen college opportunity and help more students finish degrees, an initiative President Obama will promote at a gathering in Washington on Thursday.

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Secret Proposal Photography

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 5:44am
Here are the first nine paragraphs from a Nov. 30 article, “Like a Spy, He Photographs Marriage Proposals in New York City.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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