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Billion-Dollar Deal Heats Up Ed-Tech Market

Education Week - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 8:05am
A private equity company plans to acquire Renaissance Learning for $1.1 billion in a deal that will be one of the largest acquisitions ever in educational technology.
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Washington State Could Prove Test Case on Waiver Consequences

Education Week - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 8:03am
With its NCLB waiver in hot water with the U.S. Department of Education, Washington state could end up showing what happens if a state loses that flexibility.
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Washington State Could Prove Test Case on Waiver Consequences

Education Week - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 8:03am
With its NCLB waiver in hot water with the U.S. Department of Education, Washington state could end up showing what happens if a state loses that flexibility.
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The Learning Network Blog: How Do You Find Peace in Your Life?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 7:15am
What are your best techniques for dealing with difficult situations and emotions?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: How Do You Find Peace in Your Life?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 7:15am
What are your best techniques for dealing with difficult situations and emotions?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: What’s Going On in This Picture? | March 24, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 7:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: What’s Going On in This Picture? | March 24, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 7:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, March 24, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 4:46am
What antonyms go in the blanks?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, March 24, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 4:46am
What antonyms go in the blanks?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | unsullied

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 13 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | unsullied

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 13 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Gentler Words About Charter Schools From de Blasio

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 10:32pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio, in an effort to mend fences on charter schools, emphasized common ground and a desire to “shake the foundations” of the school system.
    





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Washington Group Sees a Cutting-Edge Museum in a Vacant School Building

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 9:34pm
The Franklin School, built under Reconstruction, could soon make its mark as a kunsthalle, a noncollecting art museum.
    
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Museums Special Section: If You Can’t Make It to the Lecture

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 9:27pm
Museums expand their reach and try to make their virtual presence a “distinct experience.”
    





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College applications and the ‘car ambush’

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 4:01pm

Hey parents, listen up. Here’s a hot tip for success in college admissions from an insider named Britt Freitag: No ambushes in the car.

Freitag, an admissions officer for George Washington University, is talking about the roles of parents and of high school students in the application process.

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College applications and the ‘car ambush’

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 4:01pm

Hey parents, listen up. Here’s a hot tip for success in college admissions from an insider named Britt Freitag: No ambushes in the car.

Freitag, an admissions officer for George Washington University, is talking about the roles of parents and of high school students in the application process.

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Why most people, including me, like homework

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 3:59pm

Everyone seems angry about homework. The pitches I receive from experts on the subject are almost always about students getting too much of it. My recent column about Fairfax County teenager Maddy King’s critique of homework drew many sympathetic comments. The school stress documentary “Race to Nowhere” has drawn much support. Readers hailed a father’s lament in the September 2013 Atlantic: “My Daughter’s Homework is Killing Me.”

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Why most people, including me, like homework

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 3:59pm

Everyone seems angry about homework. The pitches I receive from experts on the subject are almost always about students getting too much of it. My recent column about Fairfax County teenager Maddy King’s critique of homework drew many sympathetic comments. The school stress documentary “Race to Nowhere” has drawn much support. Readers hailed a father’s lament in the September 2013 Atlantic: “My Daughter’s Homework is Killing Me.”

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Strauss: Sen. Grassley seeking to defund Common Core in Congress

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 1:56pm

Having tried unsuccessfully last year to persuade his colleagues in Congress to defund the Common Core program, Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) is at it again.

Grassley is circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter asking legislators to sign on to a separate missive that will be sent early next month to Senate education budget appropriators, asking that they no more federal money be put into the 2015 budget that helps develop or promote the Core, a set of math and English language standards adopted by most of the states that has become increasingly controversial over the past year. Grassley is likely to meet resistance from Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), a Core supporter who is chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on education.

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Strauss: Sen. Grassley seeking to defund Common Core in Congress

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 1:56pm

Having tried unsuccessfully last year to persuade his colleagues in Congress to defund the Common Core program, Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) is at it again.

Grassley is circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter asking legislators to sign on to a separate missive that will be sent early next month to Senate education budget appropriators, asking that they no more federal money be put into the 2015 budget that helps develop or promote the Core, a set of math and English language standards adopted by most of the states that has become increasingly controversial over the past year. Grassley is likely to meet resistance from Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), a Core supporter who is chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on education.

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