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The Learning Network: What Are You Thankful For?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 6:04am
As Thanksgiving approaches, what are you grateful for? Why?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | ‘Extreme’ Snowstorm Pummels Western New York

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:42am
Where has a powerful snowstorm swept, creating snowdrifts as high as houses, trapping people in their homes and forcing hundreds of motorists to abandon their cars on roads that were quickly buried in blizzard-like conditions?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | No More Ms. Nice Gal

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:30am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | impenitent

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in three New York Times articles in the past two years.






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Hour of Code to feature ‘Frozen’ characters

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:50am

Code.org, the non-profit group that offers a free tutorial in computer programming to students as early as kindergarten, is preparing to unveil its second annual “Hour of Code” lesson, but with an assist from Disney designed to attract more girls to participate.

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Public school enrollment jumps in N. Va., heading to 40 percent of state’s students

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:00am

Enrollment in Northern Virginia’s public schools is surging toward a record even as student populations dwindle in the vast majority of school systems across the state in the wake of the 2008 recession, according to a new University of Virginia study.

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Passing Rate Declines by 20% as State Uses New Certification Exams for Teachers

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:43pm
The fall in certifications resembles, in some respects, the state’s experience with the Common Core, a set of more rigorous learning standards for students that has been adopted by New York and most other states.






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University of California Is Set to Raise Tuition

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:27pm
Despite protests and a last-ditch effort by Gov. Jerry Brown to block an increase in costs, the University of California Board of Regents approved a plan to raise tuition 27.6 percent over five years.






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The Learning Network: Food Fight: Researching and Debating the Future of G.M.O.’s

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:19pm
In this lesson, students will learn about the science behind G.M.O.’s, and they will explore questions about the consequences, both intended and unintended, related to their use.






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Maxwell rejects admission request by charter school with ties to U-Md.

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:43pm

Prince George’s County schools chief Kevin M. Maxwell has denied a charter school’s request that children of College Park residents employed by the University of Maryland be given special consideration when applying to the school, which has ties to the university.

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Harvard Students Move Fossil Fuel Stock Fight to Court

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 9:03pm
Seven law students and undergraduates filed a lawsuit on Wednesday against the president and fellows of Harvard College for what they call “mismanagement of charitable funds.”
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Principal apologizes for lack of notification about alleged sexual abuse in school

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 8:23pm

A Montgomery County principal said she did not notify parents for several weeks about an alleged sexual offense in her middle school because she was more focused on the alleged victim’s well-being than on the possibility that other children might have been harmed.

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Obama Makes Pitch to Expand High-Speed Internet Access to Schools

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:50pm
The president, in a respite from the gridlock and sniping in Washington, also signed a bill that changes the child care rules for low-income families.
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Motherlode Blog: It’s a Boy, and It’s Okay to Be Disappointed

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:35pm
When the ultrasound technician found that white blob between the legs of my baby on the computer screen, I cried.






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Motherlode Blog: Three Girls? ‘I Feel Sorry for Their Father’

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:32pm
Almost everywhere we go— a hike on a mountain trail, a restaurant, an art museum– unsolicited comments about the same sex of my children follow.






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Strauss: Pearson Foundation closing (after paying big fines for helping corporate parent)

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:32pm

Last year the Pearson Charitable Foundation — the nonprofit arm of the largest education publishing company in the world — paid $7.7 million in fines to the state of New York after authorities found that it had broken state law by helping its for-profit parent. How? By helping it develop Common Core educational products and by paying travel expenses for potential clients to attend education conferences.

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Motherlode Blog: Pregnant With a Boy? Even in 2014, Some Call That ‘Lucky’

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:31pm
I was pregnant: I didn’t want to engage people in a discussion on gender. I wanted to take a nap. Still, I was alarmed to hear repeatedly that it was somehow preferable to have a boy instead of a girl.






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