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Top teen chefs in Fairfax to duel Thursday night for best dish

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:37am

Students from five Fairfax high schools will demonstrate their culinary potential Thursday evening at a competition that could land their dishes on high school lunch menus around the county.

The Feeding Academic Success Culinary Challenge, led by the healthy school meals advocacy group Real Food For Kids, will take begin at 4 p.m. Thursday at Falls Church High School. The event promotes more nutritious meal options in school cafeterias across the county. A recent survey found that Fairfax County students hate the current lunch menus.

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Top teen chefs in Fairfax to duel Thursday night for best dish

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:37am

Students from five Fairfax high schools will demonstrate their culinary potential Thursday evening at a competition that could land their dishes on high school lunch menus around the county.

The Feeding Academic Success Culinary Challenge, led by the healthy school meals advocacy group Real Food For Kids, will take begin at 4 p.m. Thursday at Falls Church High School. The event promotes more nutritious meal options in school cafeterias across the county. A recent survey found that Fairfax County students hate the current lunch menus.

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Motherlode Blog: Homework’s Emotional Toll on Students and Families

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:08am
Homework dominates the evening for many families, even those with young children. All that time hitting the books (and arguing about hitting the books) takes an emotional toll on parents and students.
    





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Motherlode Blog: Homework’s Emotional Toll on Students and Families

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:08am
Homework dominates the evening for many families, even those with young children. All that time hitting the books (and arguing about hitting the books) takes an emotional toll on parents and students.
    





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Motherlode Blog: 5 Things Teachers Wish Parents Knew: Your Children Can Do More Than You Think

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:06am
Teachers have a different perspective on our children — one that can help us to see them differently. They’re capable individuals, they don’t need constant feedback, and they’re learning from what we do (not what we say).
    





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Motherlode Blog: 5 Things Teachers Wish Parents Knew: Your Children Can Do More Than You Think

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:06am
Teachers have a different perspective on our children — one that can help us to see them differently. They’re capable individuals, they don’t need constant feedback, and they’re learning from what we do (not what we say).
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | ‘Three Six Five Zero’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:04am
This Poetry Pairing features the poem “Three Six Five Zero” by Conor O’Callaghan and the Bits blog post “Disruptions: Digital Era Redefining Etiquette” by Nick Bilton.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | ‘Three Six Five Zero’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 11:04am
This Poetry Pairing features the poem “Three Six Five Zero” by Conor O’Callaghan and the Bits blog post “Disruptions: Digital Era Redefining Etiquette” by Nick Bilton.
    





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DCPS outlines baseline courses for all middle-school students

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:12am

D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson has promised to invest millions of dollars in improving city middle schools next year, acknowledging that many schools need more resources to offer a full range of courses and meet students’ needs.

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DCPS outlines baseline courses for all middle-school students

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:12am

D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson has promised to invest millions of dollars in improving city middle schools next year, acknowledging that many schools need more resources to offer a full range of courses and meet students’ needs.

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Study Finds No Upswing in Racially Isolated Schools

Education Week - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 9:47am
Average levels of school segregation by race have barely budged since the 1980s, says a forthcoming research review, but some scholars beg to differ.
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Strauss: How to make school important in places that it isn’t

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 6:00am

All of the reforms pushed onto public school districts in recent years fail to take into account that in many parts of the United States, going to school just isn’t very important. In this post, Joanne Yatvin, a past president of the National Council of Teachers of English who now supervises student teachers for Portland State University and writes books for teachers, talks about how to make room for cultural differences in K-12 education so that more young people will feel like they belong in school.

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Strauss: How to make school important in places that it isn’t

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 6:00am

All of the reforms pushed onto public school districts in recent years fail to take into account that in many parts of the United States, going to school just isn’t very important. In this post, Joanne Yatvin, a past president of the National Council of Teachers of English who now supervises student teachers for Portland State University and writes books for teachers, talks about how to make room for cultural differences in K-12 education so that more young people will feel like they belong in school.

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The Learning Network: Should Colleges Ban Fraternities?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 5:01am
Fraternities have been in the news for problems like racism, sexual violence and hazing-related injuries and deaths. Should they be banned? What would be gained and what would be lost?
    





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