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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | March 23, 2015

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 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 2 p.m. Eastern time.
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Strauss: Teachers sue when school district rejects requests to take off Good Friday

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 5:00am
Some Christian teachers in Rhode Island are suing their school district because they were denied the right to take off Good Friday.Nearly 200 teachers in Cranston Public Schools had requested the day off, as their collective bargaining contract allows them to request two days a year for religious reasons.  The district, which had to add six more snow days than originally planned for the year, refused the requests for instructional reasons, and noted in the denials that the contract specifies that “religious observance obligations require attendance at religious services held during the school day,” according to WPRI News. Many churches have services at different times of the day and evening on Good Friday.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Change Comes to a Los Angeles Neighborhood

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 4:23am
How is one Los Angeles neighborhood’s gentrification a cause for celebration, according to the author of this Op-Ed essay?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Women at the Box Office

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 4:14am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 13 article, “At the Box Office, It’s No Longer a Man’s World.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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Strauss: Actually, it can matter where you go to college

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 4:00am
A popular post on The Washington Post’s new Grade Point blog had this headline, “Forget Harvard and Stanford. It really doesn’t matter where you go to college.”  Really?The piece, by Jeffrey Selingo, looks at a new book by New York Times columnist Frank Bruni,  titled “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be.”  Selingo writes:Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | extenuate

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past five years.






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Cuomo Fights Rating System in Which Few Teachers Are Bad

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 9:08pm
Less than 1 percent of teachers in New York State were rated ineffective over all, and principals’ evaluations are often responsible for the high scores.






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Anger and Activism Greet Plan to Shut Sweet Briar College

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 8:46pm
The decision to shutter the college, a women’s liberal arts school in Virginia, has stunned students, teachers and alumnae, some of whom are rallying to try to save it.






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Bill Would Limit Use of Student Data

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 8:22pm
The Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act would place constraints on how education technology companies use or disclose students’ personal information.






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Kansas Schools Fight Plays Out Against Backdrop of Debate on Judiciary

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 7:34pm
A state appellate court has suggested that it might block a school financing plan that lawmakers passed; Republican leaders say the court is overstepping its bounds.






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Strauss: Are we really at a ‘new low in the teacher wars’?

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 7:31pm
Robert Pianta, dean of the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia, recently wrote an op-ed in The Washington Post blasting critics of a multimillion-dollar initiative by the Obama administration to rate colleges of education. Serving as a cheerleader for the Education Department’s effort, he accuses colleges of education of seeking to escape evaluation of their programs, and he questions whether critics have read the proposed standards. He wrote in part:Read full article >>






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Medical Students From Britain Are Sought in Syria

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 6:04pm
A Turkish politician who met with the families told The Observer that he believed the six students and three recent graduates were in a Syrian town under ISIS control.
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Rolling Stone to Publish Review of Disputed Rape Article

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 5:04pm
The magazine’s managing editor said the review of an article they published in November would be made public “in the next couple of weeks.”






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Review: In ‘Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be,’ Frank Bruni Examines College Admissions Mania

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 4:21pm
This book reminds young people, and their parents, that what students get from a college has almost nothing to do with where it stands in the pecking order of prestige.
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Howard police officer injured in crash involving driver suspected of drinking

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 3:18pm
A Howard County police officer was injured early Sunday when he stopped to assist an off-duty Takoma Park police officer who had struck a deer and his cruiser car was hit by a man believed to have been drinking, police said.Read full article >>






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Mathews: Why should we fear teachers visiting their students’ homes?

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 1:53pm
Dave Levin thought he was going to be fired from his Houston school the day he picked up a huge, unruly sixth-grader and dropped him in his seat. He had touched a kid. That was a big no-no. He felt so bad that he went to the boy’s small wood-frame home after school — another thing he had been told never to do — and apologized to the boy’s mother. Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: My Daughter Is Now Sister Mary Joseph, and No Longer Mine

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/22/2015 - 8:12am
My daughter is becoming a nun, and I am grieving.






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