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MaryEllen Elia Named New York State Education Commissioner

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 5:13pm
Ms. Elia, a former superintendent of schools in Hillsborough County, Fla., will preside over hotly contested issues like the future of the Common Core standards in the state’s classrooms.







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Strauss: New York taps new education commissioner — a superintendent fired in Florida

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 5:09pm
In December 2014, MaryEllen Elia, who led the public schools in Florida’s Hillsborough County, was named state Superintendent of the Year for 2015.  The next month, she was fired. On Tuesday, she got a new job — a promotion, actually — as New York State commissioner of education.Read full article >>







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Blimps, mariachi and 72,000 ladybugs: Student pranks are going strong

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 4:20pm
It’s that time of year: School cafeterias get filled with thousands of balloons, sleeping students in jammies cover the hallway floors, entire offices full of furniture wind up on the roof, mariachi bands perform in classrooms, and, in Maryland, 72,000 ladybugs are set loose in a high school for a senior prank. Read full article >>







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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | May 19-25, 2015

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 2:08pm
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.







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Strauss: Maryland Gov. Hogan appoints two Common Core supporters to Board of Education

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 1:21pm
Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan just named two new members of the state Board of Education — both supporters of the Common Core as well as charter schools.Hogan, a Republican, tapped Chester E. Finn, Jr., president of the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, and Andy Smarick, partner at Bellwether Education Partners, to take the open seats on the 12-person board created by the departures of Charlene M. Dukes and Donna Hill Staton.Read full article >>







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One Man’s Millions Turn a Community in Florida Around

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:37pm
The once-troubled community of Tangelo Park has become an education success story with the financial backing of a hotel executive who grew up in Manhattan.







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Sweet Briar’s leaders didn’t kill off the school: ‘External forces’ did

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 11:08am
After Sweet Briar College’s president suddenly announced in March that the private liberal arts women’s college would close forever, people began debating what happened and why. Maggie Saylor Patrick, a former board member, argued, “College leaders say the decision to close is ‘simple math.’ The reality is even simpler, but more reversible: poor leadership.” Read full article >>







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The Learning Network: If You Had a Fortune to Donate, What Causes or Organizations Would You Support?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 5:03am
How would you spend money helping others, if you had it to give?







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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Ireland, by Popular Vote, Allows Same-Sex Marriage

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 4:33am
What is significant about this particular vote in Ireland?







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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Minecraft Stars on YouTube Share Secrets to Their Celebrity

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 4:15am
Here are several paragraphs from the May 20 article “Minecraft Stars on YouTube Share Secrets to Their Celebrity.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?







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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | inarticulate

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 32 New York Times articles in the past year.







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Maryland’s ‘free range’ parents cleared of neglect in one case

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/26/2015 - 12:01am
A Maryland couple investigated for neglect after they let their two young children walk home alone from local parks have been cleared in one of two such cases, according to the family’s attorneys and documents.Read full article >>







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Young Treasure Hunters Dig Up History Lessons in a Classroom’s Closet

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/25/2015 - 10:25pm
A group of fourth graders in the East Village have turned a classroom closet into an unlikely dig site, unearthing old coins, candy wrappers and other ephemera from earlier times.







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