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It’s a Game of Spiraling Costs, So a College Tosses Out Football

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:33pm
The University of Alabama-Birmingham said it would terminate its football program, becoming the first university in the top college sports tier to do so in nearly 20 years.






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Motherlode Blog: Playing Nicely With Others: Why Schools Teach Social Emotional Learning

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:26pm
Social emotional learning is what allows students control their behavior, understand how their personal behavior impacts others, and enables them to empathize and collaborate with others.
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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘Ode to the Midwest’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 12:08pm
Kevin Young’s poem “Ode to the Midwest” and the Frugal Traveler article “What I Learned Driving Through the Heartland” by Seth Kugel appear in this Poetry Pairing.






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The Learning Network: Should All Police Officers Wear Body Cameras?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:46am
Do you agree with Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York that body cameras will “fundamentally change” the way the police and the community interact?






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California's K-12 Funding Overhaul Slowly Takes Root

Education Week - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 9:24am
Districts and schools are still adjusting to the new formula, which gives them more money but pushes communities hard on student performance and how that aid is used.
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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Rosa Parks Refuses to Move to the Back of the Bus

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 9:14am
“Mrs. Rosa Parks, seamstress, being fingerprinted yesterday in Montgomery, Ala. Her arrest last December for refusing to move to the rear of the bus led to the Negro boycott of segregated city bus lines, for which she and 114 other persons have been indicted,” reads a 1956 caption from the front page of The Times.
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Obama gathers pledges for college access

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 7:00am

Higher-education leaders from across the country are pledging to take steps to widen college opportunity and help more students finish degrees, an initiative President Obama will promote at a gathering in Washington on Thursday.

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Secret Proposal Photography

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 5:44am
Here are the first nine paragraphs from a Nov. 30 article, “Like a Spy, He Photographs Marriage Proposals in New York City.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | No Indictment in Eric Garner Chokehold Case for N.Y.P.D. Officer

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 5:30am
What is your reaction to the Staten Island grand jury’s decision? Why?






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Strauss: Principals reject ‘value-added’ assessment that links test scores to educators’ jobs

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 5:00am

Even as the Obama administration keeps extending its support for using standardized test scores for high-stakes decisions — see its new draft proposals to rate colleges of education based on the test scores of the graduates’ students — a national principals group is taking a stand against it.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | predispose

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 1:05am
This word has appeared in six New York Times articles in the past year.






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Motherlode Blog: Inviting African-American Mothers to Sell Their Breast Milk, and Profiting

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 8:36pm
A company with no ties to Detroit’s African-American community plans to promote breast-feeding and economic empowerment among mothers by encouraging them to sell their excess breast milk.






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Motherlode Blog: A Young Mother, Feeling Unwelcome on Campus

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 8:06pm
Just as breast-feeding is the best nutrition for my son, being a college-educated mom is one of the best things I can do for my son’s future. These facts go together in my mind, and in social science, yet they fail to come together on my campus.






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Ala. Supreme Court Weighs Accountability Act

Education Week - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 5:02pm
The Alabama Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday about tax credits that help low-income families pay for private school, with opponents declaring the credits an illegal use of public funds and supporters saying they properly offer parents choices for their children's education.
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