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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | The 1918 Influenza Pandemic

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 11:36am
What lessons can we learn from past outbreaks in controlling epidemics today?






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Anti-bullying policies fall short for 30 percent of D.C. charter schools, report says

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:53am

About 30 percent of public charter schools have anti-bullying policies that are not compliant with District law, according to a report released this week by the city’s Office of Human Rights.

The District’s Youth Bullying Prevention Act of 2012 requires all schools and libraries and other organizations that serve children and teens to adopt and implement bullying prevention programs.

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Motherlode Blog: The Mid-Semester Organization Regroup

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:15am
An inspection of a fifth grader’s backpack shows that student organization is a work in progress.






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Strauss: Did you know it’s ‘Bring Your Bible to School Day’?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:56am

Today, you may not know, is  national “Bring Your Bible to School Day,” so declared by a Christian ministry called Focus on The Family. Here’s what a Web site promoting the event says:

Did you know that students have recently been ordered to stop reading their Bibles during free time at school? Here at Focus on the Family, we believe the Bible is a powerful message of hope and love for humanity—something to be celebrated, not banned. We also believe in the cherished religious freedoms our Founding Fathers fought to protect. Read full article >>






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International Education: Online Magazine Brings New Life to Arab Studies

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 9:06am
Jadaliyya, a publication run mostly by dedicated volunteers, allows for a broad range of opinions on the Middle East.






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Strauss: Oops, never mind: Why a major university retracted report on charter schools

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 6:00am

Tulane University released a report this month which said that high schools in charter-heavy New Orleans were “beating the odds” with test scores and graduation rates higher than expected for most students. The report got some attention in education circles because New Orleans is the poster city for charter schools. Furthermore, Tulane is a well-regarded research university so one could rightly assume that the research it publishes is sound.

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Strauss: The best way for students to become writers

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 6:00am

What is the best way for students to become writers? If you were going to say “by practicing writing,” you may be surprised by the answer in the following post, written by Joanne Yatvin, a past president of the National Council of Teachers of English. Most recently she has written books about teaching reading and writing in mixed language classrooms.

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The Learning Network: Who Outside Your Family Has Made a Difference in Your Life?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 5:09am
An essay in the Business section told how a teenager’s life was changed by his relationship with his manager at Pizza Hut. Read his story, then tell us who you would describe if you were writing a similar essay.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | What Happens When Second Graders Are Treated to a Seven-Course, $220 Tasting Meal

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:48am
Who were the students who were invited to eat at the acclaimed French restaurant Daniel?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Art of Slowing Down in a Museum

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 4:23am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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