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Strauss: Are you a truly bad teacher? Here’s how to tell.

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:30am
Bad teacher. There was a movie with that title, and now a television series. Time magazine had a recent cover with the title “Rotten Apples” that was not a reference to rotten Honey Crisps. And many school reformers talk about teachers as if nearly all of them are lousy. Certainly some teachers who should be doing something else (and it shouldn’t take forever to remove them from a classroom), but there’s a legitimate reason why polls show that teachers are utterly demoralized.Read full article >>
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International Education: Why Colleges Haven't Stopped Binge Drinking

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 11:18am
More than 1,800 students die every year of alcohol-related causes. But attention to the issue over decades has not made much difference in the United States.






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More Students—But Few Girls, Minorities—Took AP Computer Science Exams

Education Week - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 9:29am
While the numbers of students taking Advanced Placement computer science exams skyrocketed in 2014, participation for many groups of students remained low, an Education Week analysis shows.
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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Winter Weather

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 8:28am
Test your knowledge of winter weather by playing our crossword.






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Rating Plan Would Put Colleges Into One of Three Categories

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 6:09am
A report offers the first glimpse into the Obama administration’s plan to grade colleges, placing them into three categories of performance.






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The Learning Network: Was Sony Right to Cancel ‘The Interview’ After Receiving a Threat Against Theaters?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 6:00am
Many in Hollywood expressed dismay that hackers could force a studio to cancel a movie. Does Sony’s decision threaten First Amendment freedoms?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Makeover for Archie and the Gang

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 5:32am
Here are several paragraphs from a Dec. 14 article, “As Archie Nears 75, Riverdale Gets a Youthful Infusion.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Degrees and Difficulty: Raising Ambitions: The Challenge in Teaching at Community Colleges

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:24am
Two-year colleges enroll nearly half of all undergraduates in the United States. How to better educate them is critical to increasing economic mobility.
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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | metaphysical

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/19/2014 - 1:01am
This word has appeared in 108 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Vote on more flexible D.C. high school graduation requirements delayed for input

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 11:01pm
The D.C. State Board of Education on Wednesday night voted unanimously to table a vote on proposed revisions to graduation requirements that would create more flexible routes to a high school diploma, citing the need to give the community more time to respond.Read full article >>






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Cuomo Signals Changes for Education Next Year

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 10:58pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s goals include making it easier to fire low-performing teachers and increasing the number of charter schools.
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Motherlode Blog: In an Orphanage, but Not Orphaned, in Sierra Leone

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 8:42pm
I thought overseas adoption would be my route to parenthood, but when I visited Sierra Leone, I found the situation there more complex than it seemed.






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Op-Ed Contributor: Your Waitress, Your Professor

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 8:40pm
Why do we draw a line between blue-collar and white-collar work?
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Four charter schools selected to lease former D.C. Public School buildings

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/18/2014 - 5:28pm
Four charter school operators have been selected to lease space in two surplus D.C. public school buildings, according to an announcement this week by Mayor Vincent C. Gray and Deputy Mayor for Education Abigail Smith.Read full article >>






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