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Average science test scores drop

Education Week - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:09pm
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The Learning Network: Text to Text | The Bill of Rights and ‘The Bill of Rights We Deserve’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:23am
In this Text to Text, we pair the United States Bill of Rights with Sam Apple’s satirical “The Bill of Rights We Deserve.”






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Florida Judge Throws Out Voucher Expansion Lawsuit

Education Week - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 8:50am
A Florida judge on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit aimed at blocking a significant expansion of the state's main private school voucher program.
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D.C. asks court to end long-running special education litigation

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 7:41am

The District of Columbia is asking a U.S. District Court judge to dismiss an 18-year-old special education lawsuit and end judicial oversight of how it responds to families awaiting services.

The motion, filed Friday by Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan, says that the system has improved significantly and the city is ready to resume full control of the administration of its program.

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Strauss: Chicago mayor admits naming elite new school after Obama, his former boss, was a mistake

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 6:00am

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who once served as chief of staff in the White House for President Obama, just acknowledged that his plans to name a new $60 million high school located in a wealthy mostly white area of the city were a mistake.

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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | 1976 Book Bans

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 5:46am
In honor of Banned Books Week, we feature this 1976 article from the Times archive in which Kurt Vonnegut, Bernard Malamud and Desmond Morris write about having their books banned from school libraries that year.






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The Learning Network: What Television Shows Have Mattered to You?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 5:01am
What television shows have mattered most to you? Why? Which old shows would you say “still matter” because of how they influenced television and popular culture in general?






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Strauss: Why a leading professor of new media just banned technology use in class

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 5:00am

Clay Shirky is, as he explains below, a “pretty unlikely candidate for Internet censor.”

Shirky is a professor of media studies at New York University, holding a joint appointment as an arts professor at NYU’s graduate Interactive Telecommunications Program in the Tisch School of the Arts, and as a Distinguished Writer in Residence in the journalism institute. He is a leading voice on the effect technology has had on society — and vice versa — and has been writing extensively about the Internet for nearly a decade.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | In Colorado, a Student Counterprotest to an Anti-Protest Curriculum

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 4:45am
Who recently proposed a curriculum-review committee to promote patriotism, respect for authority and free enterprise and to guard against educational materials that “encourage or condone civil disorder” and who is protesting it?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Six-Hour Concert Consisting of a Single Song

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 4:30am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | mountebank

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past year.






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Jesse L. “LJ” Matthew Jr. arrested in case of missing U-Va. student Hannah Graham

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 9:17pm

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The man who allegedly abducted missing University of Virginia sophomore Hannah Graham was taken into custody Wednesday in Galveston, Tex., after a widespread manhunt, and police said he now will be taken to Charlottesville to face charges in her disappearance.

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Number of Student Loans in Default Declines

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 9:05pm
It was the first drop in the default rate in years, but 21 schools still have rates so high that they could be barred from federal loan and grant programs.






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