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The Learning Network: Should Circuses Be Animal Free?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 5:00am
Is it cruel to use wild animals, such as elephants, tigers and bears, as traveling entertainers? Or would the circus just not be the circus without its animal stars?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Celebration of Food Scraps

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 4:53am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 3 article, “Starve a Landfill.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | incandescent

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/06/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 88 New York Times articles in the past year.






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The Learning Network: Analyzing the Elements of Art: Six Ways to Think About Shape

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 11:11pm
a collaboration with KQED Art School to explore one of the seven elements of visual art — shape — and suggest ways to apply the ideas to images and articles found in The New York Times.






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Your Money Adviser: 529 College Savings Plans in a State of Evolution

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 9:51pm
Small adjustments aimed at making the popular accounts more flexible have either been enacted or are proposed.
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Lack of Diversity Persists in Admissions to New York City’s Elite High Schools

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 7:51pm
Five percent of the students offered placement in eight specialized high schools were black and 7 percent were Hispanic, according to statistics released on Thursday.
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Motherlode Blog: How Not to Be ‘That’ Sports Parent

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 5:22pm
If your child can tell you’re unhappy during the game, you’re doing it wrong.
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Motherlode Blog: Live Chat About Finding That ‘Sweet Spot’ in Life and Work

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 4:06pm
Join me and “The Sweet Spot” author Christine Carter for a live chat about finding your groove at home and work on Friday, March 6, 2015 from 1:00-2:00 Eastern.






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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘Wild Peaches’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 3:33pm
Elinor Wylie’s poem “Wild Peaches” and the article “Their Own Museum” by Penelope Green appear in this Poetry Pairing.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Feminists and Feminism, Yesterday and Today

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 3:33pm
Do you consider yourself a feminist? How would you define the word? Here are a few selected pieces from the 1897 to today showing how The New York Times has reported on feminism over the years.






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Strauss: How one teacher changed the life of one child

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 3:30pm
Andres Rodriguez Jr., now 63 years old, moved to New York City from Puerto Rico when he was a child, in 1960. He didn’t speak a word of English. The kindness of a single teacher at the first school in which he was enrolled changed his life, and all these years later he remains grateful. He tells his story in the following post, which first appeared on the Badass Teachers Association blog, and I am republishing it, with permission, because I like stories about acts of kindness and dedication. Rodriguez went on to graduate from Harvard University and was an administrator at medical centers. Here is his story.Read full article >>






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Sweet Briar College alumnae rally to prevent shutdown

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 2:36pm
When the president of Sweet Briar College announced that the school would close forever this summer, many women burst into tears.But then a common refrain began to echo through the small Virginia school’s close-knit alumnae: Not if I can help it.Read full article >>






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Shock over Sweet Briar turns to determination to stop the college from closing

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 1:50pm
The first reactions were of shock: Tears, disbelief, silence.But within hours of Sweet Briar College’s president announcing that the more-than-a-century-old women’s college in Virginia would abruptly close this summer, the response for many had changed. It was not just sorrow but determination.Read full article >>






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Fairfax schools chief explains snow day policies

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:56pm
Fairfax County schools superintendent Karen Garza held an open meeting for parents in Chantilly on Tuesday and at the end of the session she addressed an issue looming in the room: snow days.“Okay, let’s talk about the snow,” Garza said. “I was hoping I wouldn’t have to.”Read full article >>






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