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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Companies That Offer Help With Student Loans Are Often Predatory, Officials Say

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:31am
Why did the Illinois attorney general file lawsuits against two debt settlement companies in connection with their student loan practices?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | World Capitals

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 3:35am
Test your knowledge of world capitals by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | mercurial

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 170 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Peace Corps announces major changes to application process

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:00pm

The Peace Corps, formed more than 50 years ago to send Americans abroad to perform good works, is in the midst of its most serious challenge, with the number of applicants falling rapidly, leaving the volunteer force at its lowest level in more than a decade.

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An overview of the Peace Corps, sending U.S. citizens abroad since 1961

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 11:00pm

The Peace Corps, officially established on March 1, 1961, sends U.S. citizens abroad to perform service projects aimed at helping to spur long-term change and to promote a better mutual understanding of global cultures. The federal agency, which grew out of then-Sen. John F. Kennedy’s vision, is “devoted to world peace and friendship.”

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Montgomery schools may explore boundary changes to address achievement gap

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 8:01pm

The Montgomery County Council pressed school officials Monday to consider shifting attendance boundaries to make schools more economically and racially diverse — a potential and politically volatile remedy for a persistent achievement gap.

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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: The Kids Are Ungrateful

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 7:17pm
When kids who complain about the things a parent thought they would appreciate, like vacations and even chocolate, how can a parent help them change both tone and attitude?






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Farm camp introduces students to food at its source

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 6:15pm

The campers dropped off at an Alexandria farm are met with a list of chores: Weed the garden beds, squash bugs, gather eggs from the chicken coop, harvest the vegetables.

Children filled baskets on a recent morning with carrots, squash, tomatoes, Tongue of Fire beans and onions. A few scoured the blackberry bush for ripe fruit. It was a challenge with the eagerly tended bush, but when 7-year-old Franz Pena spotted a bright, plump blackberry, it looked too good to surrender to the basket.

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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | July 8-14, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 5:10pm
The World Cup, Israel and more, including an experimental 10th question we’d love to know if you like. Let us know, and good luck!






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Motherlode Blog: Summer Car Safety: Look Before You Lock, and More

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:33pm
The terrible accusations against the father alleged to have intentionally left his toddler to die in a hot car in Georgia make it too easy to mentally file the death under the category “things that will never happen to my family.”






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Wash. state librarian, teacher collaborate on oral history project

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Carrie Bowman, a librarian in Washington state, reached out to high-school global studies teacher Mike Radow with an idea for -More
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How to ask questions to develop higher-order thinking in students

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Students often are not asked a range of questions in the classroom that promote higher-order thinking and help them reach the -More
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Conn. issues guidance to schools on developing social studies curriculum

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Connecticut's Board of Education recently issued guidance that aims to help create a curriculum that includes economics, geog -More
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Calif. district to require ethnic-studies courses for graduation

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
The El Rancho Board of Education in California recently agreed to make ethnic-studies courses a graduation requirement, start -More
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