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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘Khaleesi Says’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 2:50pm
This Poetry Pairing features Leah Umansky’s poem “Khaleesi Says” and the Op-Ed column “Bring Me My Dragons!” by Maureen Dowd.






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Strauss: Mom spells out problems with PARCC Common Core test

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 12:00pm
Sarah Blaine is a mother, former teacher and full-time practicing attorney in New Jersey. She just testified to the New Jersey Board of Education urging members to pull out of PARCC, the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, which is one of the two multi-state consortia designing new Common Core standardized tests with some $360 million in federal funds. PARCC has been losing members as one state after another has withdrawn, choosing to use its own tests.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Ruffians Living By Pillage, Underwater Nightclubs and Other Predictions for 2015

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 10:48am
In 1906, The Times reviewed a new book, “The Doomsman,” that was all about what the year 2015 would be like after a “terror” had extinguished “some 99 percent of the human race” and “all the desperate characters from the whole country” had flocked to New York City.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Terror Attack on Charlie Hebdo Newspaper in Paris Kills 12

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 8:58am
Why do President François Hollande and others believe that the killers were an act of terrorism?






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The Learning Network: What Public Behavior Annoys You Most?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 6:10am
Whether you live in a big city or a small town, we’re all annoyed by public rudeness. What behavior drives you most crazy? Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | New York City Ferrets

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 5:06am
Here are the first several paragraphs from a Jan. 1 article, “Ferret Fanciers, Ruffled by Ban, Are Eager for New York City to Lift It.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | sacrilegious

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 21 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Study Finds Reading to Children of All Ages Grooms Them to Read More on Their Own

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/08/2015 - 1:01am
A study by Scholastic points to ways that parents can encourage kids to read for fun.
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Prof. Philip E. Converse, Expert on How Voters Decide, Dies at 86

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 10:57pm
Professor Converse, in “The American Voter,” concluded with three co-authors in 1960 that most voters were remarkably uninformed and based their preferences largely on party affiliation.






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Class sizes, teacher salaries and per-student spending: How D.C.-area schools stack up

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 6:30pm
This story has been updated.Arlington Public Schools will outspend its counterparts in the Washington suburbs by at least $1,500 per student this year, with per-student spending above $19,000, and Prince William County schools have the largest class sizes in the region.Read full article >>






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Brutal Cold Forces Schools Throughout Midwest to Close

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 5:45pm
Even Chicago, which prides itself on toughing out fierce winters, told students to stay home as wind chills were predicted to hit 27 degrees below zero.






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Motherlode Blog: For January, Cooking the Pantry (and Freezer, and Fridge) Dry

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 5:00pm
In keeping with the frugal spirit of January, this month, we’ll be buying little, and using up a lot.






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New federal guidelines highlight civil rights of English language learners

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:54pm
The Obama administration released guidelines Wednesday that highlight the civil rights of students learning English as a second language, who under federal law are guaranteed targeted help and a high-quality public education.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: ‘Redshirting’ Kindergarten-Age Kids Can Lead to Regrets

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 4:30pm
Because wealthier, better educated parents ‘redshirt’ while others don’t, a kindergarten classroom can include 4-year-olds who have never been to preschool and can’t sit still, and 6-year-olds who are fluently reading chapter books and ready for advanced math.






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