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The Learning Network: Four Ideas for Teaching and Learning (While a Few of Our Features Are on Vacation)

Education News from NY Times - April 25, 2016 - 8:14am
We’re taking a modified spring break this week but are still offering our Word of the Day, Student Opinion question and News Q’s. What’s Going On in This Picture? and the weekly News Quiz will be back the first week of May.
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Bettye Caldwell, Educator Who Helped Pave Way for Head Start, Dies at 91

Education News from NY Times - April 22, 2016 - 4:37pm
Dr. Caldwell, a longtime advocate for what she called educare, collaborated on a pilot project that helped prepare poor children for elementary school.
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Schools Get Clarity on Transgender Student Restroom Access

Education Week - April 22, 2016 - 3:50pm
A federal appeals court ruling that Title IX protects the rights of students to use restrooms that correspond with their gender identity could have far-reaching implications for schools.
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Girl, 16, Dies After Fight in a High School Restroom in Delaware

Education News from NY Times - April 22, 2016 - 8:51am
The girl’s death led to an outpouring of grief, bewilderment and soul-searching on Twitter and Facebook.
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The Learning Network: Film Club | ‘Games You Can’t Win’

Education News from NY Times - April 22, 2016 - 5:30am
In this short documentary, a transgender woman, a man with severe mental illness​, and the parents of a child with cancer transform their experiences into intensely personal video games.
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Greater Competition for College Places Means Higher Anxiety, Too

Education News from NY Times - April 20, 2016 - 5:00am
Although the average acceptance rate at four-year colleges has remained stable, students are expressing their fears of rejection by applying to more institutions.
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Recruiting Students Overseas to Fill Seats, Not to Meet Standards

Education News from NY Times - April 19, 2016 - 9:53pm
Several companies are using high-pressure tactics, critics say, to persuade international students to enroll in U.S. colleges. Many will need remedial help to succeed.
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Prep Schools Wrestle With Sex Abuse Accusations Against Teachers

Education News from NY Times - April 17, 2016 - 8:34pm
Phillips Exeter Academy in New Hampshire fired two teachers over sexual misconduct. As more cases come to light, schools are changing how they handle abuse.
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Race/Related: 272 Slaves Were Sold to Save Georgetown. What Does It Owe Their Descendants?

Education News from NY Times - April 16, 2016 - 8:41am
In 1838, the Jesuit priests who ran the country’s top Catholic university needed money to keep it alive. Now comes the task of making amends.
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Partnership between U-Md. and Baltimore campuses is a go

Education News from Washington Post - April 9, 2016 - 8:27am
Gov. Larry Hogan has cleared the way for the University of Maryland, Baltimore to unite forces with the flagship University of Maryland campus in College Park.









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University of North Carolina president raises concerns over 'bathroom bill'

Education News from Washington Post - April 8, 2016 - 9:10pm
University of North Carolina President Margaret Spellings has met with state leaders to share concerns about the "chilling effect" the law has had on campuses.









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Former U-Va. student 'Jackie' deposed in Rolling Stone lawsuit

Education News from Washington Post - April 8, 2016 - 8:54pm
"Jackie" gave a statement under oath regarding the account of gang rape she gave to Rolling Stone.









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For 4-H, a campaign to reach beyond corn fields and into cities

Education News from Washington Post - April 8, 2016 - 8:23pm
The traditional club of farm kids hopes to enroll more urban children into the leadership development program.









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WEllness: Power Napping on Campus

Education News from NY Times - April 8, 2016 - 3:33pm
Sleeping pods and nooks help students get some rest. But is a nap enough?









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Room and Board: Airbnb Becomes Dormbnb

Education News from NY Times - April 8, 2016 - 3:33pm
Colleges are fine tuning their housing contracts to explicitly mention Airbnb. Here’s why.









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Ed Talk: Angela Duckworth on Passion, Grit and Success

Education News from NY Times - April 8, 2016 - 3:31pm
The MacArthur “genius” answers questions on the power of resilience.









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strategy: Study Abroad’s Seven Deadly Sins

Education News from NY Times - April 8, 2016 - 3:31pm
How to live in a foreign country and learn very little.









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Job Hunting in the Digital Age

Education News from NY Times - April 8, 2016 - 3:27pm
Robots may be scanning your résumé for keywords, but that doesn’t mean you have to think like one.









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A Brighter Job Market, for Some

Education News from NY Times - April 8, 2016 - 3:27pm
Career specialists and economists are upbeat about prospects for this year’s graduates. But not all job seekers have reason to be optimistic.









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