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Why are teens oblivious to the pile of dirty clothes on the bedroom floor?

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 10:00am
Teenagers always have been a mystery, puzzling their parents: What was he thinking when he drove down a one-way street the wrong way, just for kicks? Why is she oblivious to the heap of clothes piled on the bedroom floor for two weeks?Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Guest Post | Climate Change Questions for Young Citizen Scientists

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 9:51am
A special Earth Day guest lesson, written with NASA’s Goddard Institute for Space Studies, a leader in global climate change research, and the Columbia University Earth Institute. It offers resources for teaching about this issue, while addressing important 21st-century literacy skills.






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Advisers to Texas Lieutenant Governor Call Pre-K a 'Godless' Choice

Education Week - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 9:03am
Advisers to Republican Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick described a major bipartisan pre-K initiative as socialist and keeping children in a 'Godless environment' in a letter sent to lawmakers Tuesday.
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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | Journalistic Objectivity Was Yesterday’s Saving Grace

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 7:00am
An essay by Jeffrey W., one of the Top 10 winners of our Student Editorial Contest.






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The Learning Network: How Emotionally Intelligent Are You?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:00am
Look over the list of competencies described in the article. What are your strengths and what are your weaknesses? Give examples to help explain why you think that way.






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Strauss: Eight things teachers want you to know about them

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 5:00am
Lee-Ann Meredith taught second grade in a Chicago public elementary school for 15 years. She is the author of “Angels in My Classroom,” a story of  life in her classroom and how her 7- and 8-year-old students sustained her after her husband’s unexpected death. The following post by Meredith, which I am publishing with permission, is about teachers and what they do every day. It appeared on the  The Educator’s Room website.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | He Missed a Shot? Give That Man a Hand

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/22/2015 - 4:45am
Here are several paragraphs from an April 11 article, “He Missed a Shot? Give That Man a Hand.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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