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Motherlode Blog: Research on Children and Math: Underestimated and Unchallenged

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:30am
New research suggests that kindergarteners are capable of learning more advanced math concepts than are offered in most classrooms.
    





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Twitter civility: Montgomery school effort begins

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 10:25am

Montgomery County’s plans for a dialogue on civility in the Twitterverse are expected to get underway Thursday evening, as the school system’s newly formed Cybercivility Task Force gathers for the first time.

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National Board May Pull Plug on Principal Certification

Education Week - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 8:02am
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is set to vote next week on whether to pull the plug on a multimillion-dollar effort to develop an advanced national credential for principals.
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The Learning Network Blog: Does It Matter Where You Go to College?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:02am
How involved are you in the college process now? What messages have you gotten from parents, teachers and others about the importance of getting into the right school? What kind of college do you think will be the best fit? Why?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Does It Matter Where You Go to College?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 5:02am
How involved are you in the college process now? What messages have you gotten from parents, teachers and others about the importance of getting into the right school? What kind of college do you think will be the best fit? Why?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Obama Claims Victory in Push for Insurance

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:28am
How many Americans have signed up for private health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Obama Claims Victory in Push for Insurance

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:28am
How many Americans have signed up for private health insurance plans under the Affordable Care Act?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, April 3, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:14am
Can you choose the best meaning for “ignominy” as it is used in the article?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, April 3, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:14am
Can you choose the best meaning for “ignominy” as it is used in the article?
    





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Strauss: Web site of anti-testing group is hacked

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 4:00am

Why would anyone do this?

The Web site of United Opt Out National, a nonprofit organization that is dedicated to eliminating the use of high-stakes standardized tests, has been hacked.

The site posted this message:

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | swindler

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 142 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | swindler

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/03/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 142 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Motherlode Blog: Facing the Skepticism in Adoption, in Qatar and in the U.S.

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 11:54pm
In Qatar, skepticism of adoption is such that, after an adopted girl died, her parents were accused of being intent on selling her organs. In the United States, doubts are less grisly but still apparent.
    





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Northwestern University’s football union comes to D.C. to meet with lawmakers

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:17pm

Supporters of establishing a football players union at Northwestern University came to Washington Wednesday to meet with members of Congress, explaining their effort to ultimately win more rights for the student athletes.

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Northwestern University’s football union comes to D.C. to meet with lawmakers

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:17pm

Supporters of establishing a football players union at Northwestern University came to Washington Wednesday to meet with members of Congress, explaining their effort to ultimately win more rights for the student athletes.

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Cuomo Drops Plan to Use State Money to Pay for College Classes for Inmates

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 10:06pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said he would no longer seek public money for prison classes because of opposition from lawmakers.
    





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