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Strauss: A therapist goes to middle school and tries to sit still and focus. She can’t. Neither can the kids.

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 8:00am

This is a follow-up to two popular posts about the problems kids face when they are forced to sit still in school for hours on end without a break. The first, written by pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom, was titled “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today” and discussed how being inactive affects students’ ability to stay focused and learn, and in some cases leads to improper diagnoses of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or ADHD. The next piece was titled “The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class.”

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The Learning Network: Will Wearable Technology Ever Really Catch On?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 6:00am
Would you want a pair of Google’s computer glasses? Would you want an Apple Watch? Is wearable technology something you’re ready to embrace? Why?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Math That Pursues, Spins and Swarms

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 5:30am
Which robot mode sounds the most interesting to you? Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A New Sports Dance Craze

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 5:14am
Here are the first eight paragraphs from a Dec. 1 article, “Nae Nae, Dance That Swept the World, Has a Sequel.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | longevity

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 1:04am
This word has appeared in 323 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Gift From Giants Chairman to Help School Football Programs Respond to Head Injuries

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:53pm
A $1.2 million donation from Steve Tisch, an owner of the N.F.L. team, will pay to have trainers or emergency medical technicians at all contact practices for New York City’s public high schools.






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Magazine’s Account of Gang Rape on Virginia Campus Comes Under Scrutiny

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 11:03pm
An article in Rolling Stone magazine has come under scrutiny for its reporting methods, even as the University of Virginia and the local police investigate the events the article described.






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2 Witnesses at Winston Hearing Are Said Not to Testify

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 10:05pm
The hearing involving Jameis Winston and the woman who accused him of sexually assaulting in 2012 her would likely not have any effect until after the Seminoles’ season.
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Extra funding boosts programs at D.C. schools serving at-risk students

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 9:19pm

D.C. public middle schools gained additional teachers this year, and dozens of schools got new computers and technology coaches. At Truesdell Education Campus in Ward 4, students are coming to school early or staying late for extracurricular activities that did not fit into the school day.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Blowing Off Class? We Know

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 9:06pm
Colleges venture into data mining to help students graduate.
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States Get Fresh Guidance on NCLB Waiver Renewal

Education Week - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 6:25pm
Those seeking continued leeway from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act will largely be able to stay the course in key policy areas, federal guidance says.
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States Get Fresh Guidance on NCLB Waiver Renewal

Education Week - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 6:25pm
Those seeking continued leeway from provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act will largely be able to stay the course in key policy areas, federal guidance says.
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