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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Should Siblings Spectate?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 1:18pm
Is sibling attendance at a brother or sister’s sports or other events part of being a supportive family, or “dragging them along?”






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At-Risk Students

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:43pm
Having a parent in prison can be more stressful for a child than having parents die or become divorced, according to a new study.
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Motherlode Blog: And Then The Dog Died: Things You Can’t Plan for When Planning a Move

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:53am
I thought I’d planned for all the changes coming our way when my family moved to a new city. Then — silly me — I realized you can’t plan for the unexpected.






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Strauss: Ferguson public schools won’t open this week as planned

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 11:17am

Public schools in the 11,000-student Ferguson-Florissant School District in Missouri were supposed to open on Aug. 14 but did not as a result of the civil unrest sparked after a policeman shot and killed teenager Michael Brown on Aug. 9. The new date for the opening of the 2014-15 school year was supposed to be Monday, Aug. 18, but authorities decided to keep the schools closed as disturbances continued. Now school is planned to begin next Monday, on Aug. 25. Here’s the note posted on the school district’s Web site, and following that is a letter to the community from the district’s acting superintendent:

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Obama Education Policies Add Fuel to Lawsuit Bid

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 7:39am
Waivers from NCLB mandates are among the items named by House Republicans in authorizing a suit against President Barack Obama over alleged executive overreach.
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Districts Weigh Student Retention With Stigma of Being 'Held-Back'

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 7:31am
Many districts, including Los Angeles Unified, are not on board with a national push to end social promotion, and instead use mastery of material to determine whether students should move to the next grade.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Dumping Ice to Raise Money and Awareness

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:30am
How much money has the Ice Bucket Challenge raised this summer?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Ancient Greek Theater

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:30am
Test your knowledge of ancient Greek theater by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | coincidence

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 569 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Strauss: Poll: Common Core support among teachers plummets, with fewer than half supporting it

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:03am

Anybody watching the escalating battle across the country over the Common Core State Standards and aligned standardized testing will hardly be surprised by a new national poll which reveals a significant loss of support over the last year — especially among teachers, whose approval rating dropped from 76 percent  in 2013 to only  46 percent in 2014. Overall support for the Core dropped from 65 percent last year to 53 percent in 2014, with most of the defection among Republicans.

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Los Angeles to Reduce Arrest Rate in Schools

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 8:35pm
New policies with the aim of keeping students out of the court system will end citations for minor offenses like fighting or defacing school property.






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Fight on Common Core Is Dividing Louisiana

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 8:08pm
The fight has generated two dueling lawsuits, a standoff between Gov. Bobby Jindal and the state superintendent of education he appointed, and a sense of chaos among educators and parents.






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Woodson principal announces retirement

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 5:33pm

The principal of Fairfax County’s W.T. Woodson High School announced Monday that he will retire at the end of September.

Jeff Yost, who has served as principal at Woodson for the past seven years, wrote a message to parents Monday that “with mixed emotions,” he would leave the school less than a month after students return in the fall.

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