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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Reinvented Ice Cream Sandwich

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 4:42am
Here are several paragraphs from an April 9 article, “The Ice Cream Sandwich Comes of Age.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Hillary Clinton Announces Her Presidential Campaign

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 4:31am
How did Hillary Clinton start her presidential campaign?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | abscond

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in nine New York Times articles in the past year.






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Hoping to raise interest in books, public library opens school branch

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 7:17pm
The kindergarten students sat in rows on a rainbow-colored carpet and listened to a story during a visit to their new school library. Then they did a reading cheer — “Read, Baby, Read!” — before they got to go “shopping” for books.Read full article >>






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In a challenged Loudoun County school, a teacher finds her dream job

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 6:31pm
There were lots of little things that marred the busy day Dawn Blevins had planned for this class of third-graders at Guilford Elementary in Sterling. There was a fight on the playground in the afternoon, which set the stage for a talk on bullying. There was a derailed pencil sharpener, an iPad that went missing and a student who was so antsy he looked as if he might burst.Read full article >>






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Spreading the word, one book at a time

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 6:27pm
Ageneration before Maria Magallanes was born, her grandfather — who had dropped out of high school to support his family — worked the dusty fields in Colorado during the Great Depression. It was there that he had an epiphany.Read full article >>






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She dreamed of changing the world. Now she’s doing it, one child at a time.

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 6:22pm
In Dahlia Constantine’s classroom at Patrick Henry Elementary, 8- and 9-year-olds are puzzling out an issue that has confounded grown-up decision-makers: What to do about Arlington’s Thomas Jefferson Middle School.Read full article >>






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Strauss: Report debunks ‘earlier is better’ academic instruction for young children

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 12:05pm
The debate about appropriate curriculum for young children generally centers on two options: free play and basic activities vs. straight academics (which is what many kindergartens across the country have adopted, often reducing or eliminating time for play). A new report, “Lively Minds: Distinctions between academic versus intellectual goals for young children,” offers a new way to look at what is appropriate in early childhood education.Read full article >>






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Strauss: Report debunks ‘earlier is better’ academic instruction for young children

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 12:05pm
The debate about appropriate curriculum for young children generally centers on two options: free play and basic activities vs. straight academics (which is what many kindergartens across the country have adopted, often reducing or eliminating time for play). A new report, “Lively Minds: Distinctions between academic versus intellectual goals for young children,” offers a new way to look at what is appropriate in early childhood education.Read full article >>






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Strauss: Beyond prestige and comfort: The right way to choose a college

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 10:10am
It’s decision time for high school seniors around the country, who are choosing which college/university they will attend in the fall, and its the start of decision time for high school juniors, who are getting ready to start on the college admissions road if they haven’t already (and plenty have). How to choose? Michael S. Roth is president of Wesleyan University, provides a road map in this post. Wesleyan is a  private liberal arts college in Middletown, Connecticut. Roth’s most recent book is “Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters.”Read full article >>






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Strauss: Beyond prestige and comfort: The right way to choose a college

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 10:10am
It’s decision time for high school seniors around the country, who are choosing which college/university they will attend in the fall, and its the start of decision time for high school juniors, who are getting ready to start on the college admissions road if they haven’t already (and plenty have). How to choose? Michael S. Roth is president of Wesleyan University, provides a road map in this post. Wesleyan is a  private liberal arts college in Middletown, Connecticut. Roth’s most recent book is “Beyond the University: Why Liberal Education Matters.”Read full article >>






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NEA: No Child Left Behind rewrite doesn’t level the playing field

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 9:39pm
The head of the country’s largest teachers union said that her organization does not support a bipartisan proposal in the Senate to replace the nation’s main federal education law because it does not go far enough to create equal educational opportunities for poor children.Read full article >>






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State Again Sets Changes for Schools on Climate

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 11:33pm
West Virginia adopts new education standards that encourage students to debate climate change.






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Cooper Union Offers to Let President Go as Part of Deal With State Attorney General

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 10:15pm
A vote by the school’s board is meant to address an inquiry by the New York state attorney general’s office over finances and a decision to charge tuition.






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Popular high school athlete died of infection related to meningitis bacteria

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 10:08pm
A popular Loudoun County high school student and softball player who died mysteriously this week had bacterial meningitis, the school system’s first confirmed case in two years.Madison Small, 18, was a senior on the Broad Run High School softball team and in perfect health before Monday, when she came down with what friends described as headaches. After going to the hospital, her organs began shutting down, friends said, and Small died Tuesday.Read full article >>






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Is it a student’s civil right to take a federally mandated standardized test?

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 8:39pm
Advocates for poor and ­minority children are pushing a novel idea: standardized tests as a civil right.The nation’s major civil rights groups say that federally required testing — in place for a decade through existing law — is a tool to force fairness in public schools by aiming a spotlight at the stark differences in scores between poor, minority students and their more affluent counterparts.Read full article >>






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Team that had robot stolen gets $15,000 donation to go to St. Louis competition

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 5:07pm
The members of the RoboLoCo robotics squad have had quite a week.On Saturday, the team of Loudoun County teens won an unlikely bid to the world championships in St. Louis, but they had less than $2,000 left in their coffers, not enough to make the trip. Then, the school SUV was stolen after the competition in Tennessee — with the hand-built robot, tools and computers inside.Read full article >>






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Pop Quiz: Quiz Answers

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 4:00pm
Stumped? Cybersmarts helps. Here’s how to figure these out.






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