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Motherlode Blog: Skipping School for Vacation: Good for Families, or Bad for Students?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:54am
I’m a parent. I have taken my children out of school for family events and other trips. I am also an educator, and I have seen the havoc these absences can wreak on students and their teachers.
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Grosso outlines broad approach to education reform

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:44am
D.C. Council member David Grosso (I- At large), the newly appointed chairman of the education committee, outlined a broad approach to education reform this week, involving every agency in the city to help prepare students to learn.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Cat People and Dog People

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:01am
An 1872 editorial argues that “lunatics” often have an “excessive fondness for felines.”






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | In Case You Missed It …

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 5:11am
Here are the first six paragraphs from a Jan. 2 article, “The Unending Anxiety of an ICYMI World.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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Strauss: Teen: The PARCC Common Core test is ‘the most stressful thing I’ve done in school’

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 5:00am
A 14-year-old student named Jordan Barron who is a freshman at Mahwah High School in New Jersey recently shared his thoughts about the Common Core test known as PARCC with members of the New Jersey Board of Education— and he was pretty strong in his opinion. He called dealing with the test “the most stressful thing I’ve done in school” and he challenged board members to take it.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | humanitarian

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 829 New York Times articles in the past year.






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New York City Education Department to Add or Expand 40 Dual-Language Programs

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 12:37am
Carmen Fariña, the schools chancellor, said the programs for elementary, middle and high school levels would be created or expanded for the 2015-16 school year.






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Maryland couple want ‘free-range’ kids, but not all do

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 10:28pm
It was a one-mile walk home from a Silver Spring park on Georgia Avenue on a Saturday afternoon. But what the parents saw as a moment of independence for their 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter, they say authorities viewed much differently. Read full article >>






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Maryland couple want ‘free-range’ kids, but not all do

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 10:28pm
It was a one-mile walk home from a Silver Spring park on Georgia Avenue on a Saturday afternoon. But what the parents saw as a moment of independence for their 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter, they say authorities viewed much differently. Read full article >>






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West Virginia Withdraws Altered Climate Curriculum

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 8:53pm
The State Board of Education voted not to go ahead with revised standards that expressed doubt about widely held views of climate change.






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U-Va. Phi Psi members speak about impact of discredited gang rape allegations

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 8:18pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The Phi Kappa Psi brothers sat together in a bedroom, turning the glossy magazine pages as they absorbed the account of a gang rape that allegedly took place within the brick walls around them.Read full article >>






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U-Va. Phi Psi members speak about impact of discredited gang rape allegations

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 8:18pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The Phi Kappa Psi brothers sat together in a bedroom, turning the glossy magazine pages as they absorbed the account of a gang rape that allegedly took place within the brick walls around them.Read full article >>






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Strauss: Teen: The PARCC Common Core test is ‘the most stressful thing I’ve done in school’

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 6:53pm
A 14-year-old student named Jordan Barron who is a freshman at Mahwah High School in New Jersey recently shared his thoughts about the Common Core test known as PARCC with members of the New Jersey Board of Education— and he was pretty strong in his opinion. Below is his testimony.Read full article >>






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Strauss: Teen: The PARCC Common Core test is ‘the most stressful thing I’ve done in school’

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 6:53pm
A 14-year-old student named Jordan Barron who is a freshman at Mahwah High School in New Jersey recently shared his thoughts about the Common Core test known as PARCC with members of the New Jersey Board of Education— and he was pretty strong in his opinion. Below is his testimony.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Je Suis Charlie et Ahmed: Teaching and Learning About the Charlie Hebdo Attacks

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 6:34pm
A series of reading, writing and discussion activities based on Times reporting and Opinion pieces that may help students think through some of the complex issues the Charlie Hebdo attacks have raised.






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W. Va. backs away from science standards that cast doubt on climate change

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 6:31pm
West Virginia parents, teachers and scientists helped persuade the state board of education on Wednesday to back away from adopting science standards that cast doubt on the existence of climate change, according to the Charleston Gazette.Read full article >>






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W. Va. backs away from science standards that cast doubt on climate change

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 6:31pm
West Virginia parents, teachers and scientists helped persuade the state board of education on Wednesday to back away from adopting science standards that cast doubt on the existence of climate change, according to the Charleston Gazette.Read full article >>






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Donor seeks to offer ‘freshman year for free’ through online college courses

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 4:47pm
President Obama is proposing to make community college tuition-free for qualified students nationwide. But what if anyone could take the first year of college free online?A New York philanthropist announced a $1 million donation Wednesday that aims to make that possible through an online venture overseen by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.Read full article >>






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Donor seeks to offer ‘freshman year for free’ through online college courses

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 4:47pm
President Obama is proposing to make community college tuition-free for qualified students nationwide. But what if anyone could take the first year of college free online?A New York philanthropist announced a $1 million donation Wednesday that aims to make that possible through an online venture overseen by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Spying on College Life, via Yik Yak

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 3:52pm
Yik Yak is like an unofficial newsfeed from a college, targeting just that campus. It is definitely not the view you get at Parents and Family Weekend.






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