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The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | ‘Lenten Song’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:03am
The poem “Lenten Song” by Phillis Levin and the article “An Online Generation Redefines Mourning” by Hannah Seligson appear in this Poetry Pairing.
    





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Strauss: March Madness: Millions of kids being used as Common Core testing guinea pigs

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:00am

If you think a bunch of college basketball teams facing off in a tournament is March Madness, consider this:

Starting this week and going into June, more than 4 million students in 36 states and the District of Columbia are “field testing” (read it: being used as human guinea pigs) English and math standardized tests that are being created as part of the Obama administration-supported Common Core State Standards initiative.

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Strauss: March Madness: Millions of kids being used as Common Core testing guinea pigs

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 8:00am

If you think a bunch of college basketball teams facing off in a tournament is March Madness, consider this:

Starting this week and going into June, more than 4 million students in 36 states and the District of Columbia are “field testing” (read it: being used as human guinea pigs) English and math standardized tests that are being created as part of the Obama administration-supported Common Core State Standards initiative.

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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, March 27, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:08am
Can you choose the best adjective to complete the sentence from the article?
    





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Strauss: The 13-step college admissions process -- Onion-style

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 4:00am

You think you know how the college admissions process works, right? Well, you are wrong.

Here, from our friends at the hilarious Onion, are the 13 steps that tell us how the process really works.

From The Onion:

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | besiege

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/27/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 107 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Motherlode Blog: ‘In Hindsight, Is Stay-at-Home Parenting Something You’d Recommend?’

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 11:10pm
Into a field of parents looking to return to the workforce after taking time off for family reasons, a future mother lobs a tough question. Is stay-at-home parenting something you’d recommend?
    





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College Players Granted Right to Form Union

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 9:04pm
Northwestern football players are university employees and entitled to a union election, a regional director of the National Labor Relations Board ruled Wednesday.
    
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Huffington Post Editor Named Director of U.S.C.’s Journalism School

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 6:01pm
Willow Bay, named to the post on Wednesday, will run reporting and public relations programs at the USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism.
    
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Strauss: The White House’s useless Race to the Top report

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 2:36pm

The White House this week released a report applauding the Obama administration’s $4.3 billion Race to the Top program, but it was so devoid of any actual substance that it makes you wonder why anybody thought this was a good way to promote the president’s signature education initiative.

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