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Princeton moves toward revising sex assault policies amid federal probe

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:46am

Princeton University is moving toward adoption of a new standard for judging sexual misconduct cases, which would make it the latest high-profile school to revise its disciplinary policies amid a national movement to combat sex assault on campus.

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Strauss: The best way to get your college kid to call home

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 11:36am

Some kids love to call or text or video chat with their parents when they start college. Some kids seem to forget they have a home and pretty much never get in touch with their parents. So how can a parent actually get their child to call home?

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'Do No Harm': A Hippocratic Oath for Schools

Education Week - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 8:29am
School leaders should take a cue from medicine and find ways to examine and learn from their failures, Courtney Stewart writes.
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Calif. Teachers' Union Sets Sights on Charters

Education Week - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 8:27am
Unions haven't made much headway organizing teachers in charter schools, but in California and some other states, they are gaining ground.
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The Learning Network: The Death of Michael Brown: Teaching About Ferguson

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:48am
Ideas, questions and resources from our audience, The Times and around the web for addressing this summer’s events in Ferguson, Mo., in the classroom.






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The Learning Network: Teenagers in the Times | August 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:30am
A collection of everything published in The Times about young people in one spot.






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The Learning Network: Should Students Be Able to Grade Their Teachers?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 5:00am
Can students offer insights and observations about teachers that school administrators and teachers themselves might otherwise miss?






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International Education: University’s Rescinding of Job Offer Prompts an Outcry

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 5:00am
Thousands of scholars and others are objecting after the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rescinded the offer to Steven G. Salaita.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Drake and Lil Wayne Take the Stage

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 4:45am
Can you choose the words to complete the paragraphs?
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Strauss: Teacher: No longer can I throw my students to the ‘testing wolves’

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 4:00am

Dawn Neely-Randall, who just started her 25th year of teaching, is sick and tired of the effects that obsessive standardized testing is having on her students. She is a member of the Badass Teachers Association,  a national group of more than 51,000 educators who came together to organize resistance to school reform that focuses on using standardized test scores for high-stakes accountability purposes and that ignores the role that poverty plays in student achievement.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | licentious

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past year.






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