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The Learning Network: Are You a Good Storyteller?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 6:00am
What’s a favorite story you like to tell?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Obama Announces U.S. and Cuba Will Resume Relations

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:30am
What is your reaction to the change in policy? Do you support the United States normalizing relations with Cuba? Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Saying Goodbye to ‘The Colbert Report’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:15am
Here are six paragraphs from a Dec. 16 article, “Goodbye, Nation. Goodbye, Blowhard Self.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | collation

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 1:04am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past year.






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U-Va.: Outside review of sex assaults will be public when the investigation ends

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 11:33pm
University of Virginia administrators said Wednesday that the findings of an outside review of sexual assaults on campus will be made public when the investigation is completed.A statement issued Wednesday by board of visitors rector Keith Martin said that the Washington law firm of O’Melveny & Myers will serve as an independent counsel to review the university’s sexual assault policies and procedures. Martin said that when the investigation is completed, the findings of the independent counsel will be publicly available.Read full article >>






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John King Jr., New York State’s Education Chief, to Leave Many Policy Wars Behind

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 10:18pm
Whoever replaces Dr. King will have to juggle issues like the Common Core standards, teacher evaluation and training, and charter schools.






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Principal at Loudoun County charter school could get provisional license

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 8:26pm
A principal who has been running Northern Virginia’s first charter school without proper credentials has moved closer to obtaining a state license. Barbara Smith was hired in the spring to lead Middleburg Community Charter School in Loudoun County and applied for a principal’s license. But she faced challenges because she is not technically employed by Loudoun’s public school system and earned her education credentials in Canada.Read full article >>






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Robert Caret, leader of U-Mass. system, is named chancellor of Md. university system

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 7:40pm
A higher education leader in Massachusetts and former president of Towson University will be the next chancellor of Maryland’s state university system, officials announced Wednesday.Robert L. Caret, 67, president of the five-campus University of Massachusetts system since 2011, will become chancellor of the University System of Maryland in July.Read full article >>






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Largo High School students perform at Kennedy Center

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 5:08pm
When Zakaria Ugonoh stepped onto the Millennium Stage at the Kennedy Center on Sunday, there were no jitters. No stage fright. No butterflies.“I felt like I was supposed to be there,” said Ugonoh, 17, a senior at Largo High School in Prince George’s County who wants a career in the arts.Read full article >>






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Strauss: Students deliver wish list to school board. There’s one item on it.

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 4:00pm
Some unusual speakers appeared at the final Pittsburgh school board meeting of the year — students, and they were asking for something. Arts education. In the following post,  Jessie B. Ramey,  a parent of two children in Pittsburgh public schools and a historian of working families, gender, race and U.S. social policy who teaches women’s studies and history at the University of Pittsburgh, describes the scene at the board meeting. In the original post,  which first appeared  on her Yinzercation blog, she  wrote that seniors William Grimm and Margaret Booth, co-chairs of their school’s chapter of the National Art Honor Society, approached Yinzercation, a collective of volunteer parents, students, teachers, and community members in Southwest Pennsylvania that advocates for public education, for help in learning how to make a presentation to the school board. Steering committee member Kathy Newman assisted. Here is a version of the original piece, which I am publishing with Ramey’s permission.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: ‘Are You Going to Give Him a White Name?’

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:34pm
When I was four months pregnant, a friend asked this question casually over lunch. I hadn’t yet thought of it that way.






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The Learning Network: Looking Back on 2014 | 15 Ways to Teach and Learn About the Year That Was

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:27pm
Fifteen ideas for teaching and learning about 2014, using retrospective videos, photos, articles and lists from The New York Times and around the Web.






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Student who got mistaken welcome from Hopkins: Second rejection was worse

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 3:04pm
He has already moved on. Duke University, Dartmouth College and the University of Virginia are in his sights. Sam Stephenson said he probably will apply to eight colleges.But the episode of double denial from Johns Hopkins University still strikes him as curious.Read full article >>






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Strauss: It’s not ‘an’ historic pact with Cuba. It’s ‘a’ historic pact with Cuba.

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:55pm
If you listened to television and/or radio commentators talk today about President Obama’s agreement with Cuba to start normalizing diplomatic relations after more than 50 years, you are more than likely to have heard what I did: That his was “an” historic decision, or “an” historic pact or “an” historic” move. Well, it wasn’t.Read full article >>






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N.H. middle-schoolers study water crisis in Sudan across the curriculum

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Eighth-graders at a New Hampshire middle school have been reading "A Long Walk to Water" and completing cross-curricular less -More
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What trends are in store for education in 2015?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Students will play a larger role in instructional design in 2015; this is one prediction highlighted in this article.  -More

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Educator, game designer share 8 ideas to promote teacher collaboration

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Educators need space and time to collaborate, design, reflect and grow in their learning practices, educator Rebecca Rufo-Tep -More
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