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The Learning Network Blog: Skills Practice | Alternative History as Narrative

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 11:09am
What if the British won the Revolutionary War? What if the Cuban Missile Crisis started World War III? What if John Lennon had not died when he was shot? In this skills lesson, students write narratives imagining alternate histories for events of their choice.
    





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Students See Many Slights as Racial ‘Microaggressions’

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:57am
Blogs, papers and other projects have prompted wider discussion of “microaggressions,” remarks with a basis in racial, gender or other stereotypes.
    
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More staff cuts possible in Fairfax schools

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 10:06am

Fairfax schools chief Karen Garza said that more than 930 positions within the county could be eliminated next year if the school board does not receive its full funding request from the board of supervisors.

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Kansas House GOP Unveils School Funding Proposal

Education Week - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 8:50am
Republicans in the Kansas House unveiled a plan Thursday that would fully fund aid to the state's poor school districts but tie the money to school "choice" initiatives from GOP conservatives that previously have foundered.
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The Learning Network Blog: What Do You Think Happened to Malaysia Airlines Flight 370?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 5:02am
What theories sound most plausible?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Suitcase Full of Cash Gives a Youth Program New Life

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:30am
What would you do with your winnings from “Deal or No Deal” or a similar TV show?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, March 21, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:18am
Can you identify the punctuation that is missing from the sentence?
    





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Strauss: A defense (of sorts) of the SAT

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 4:00am

Somebody had to do it. Here’s a defense of sorts of the SAT, written by Patrick O’Connor, associate dean of college counseling at Cranbrook Kingswood School, and counselor educator at Oakland Community College.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | annex

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/21/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 211 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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