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Motherlode Blog: A Plea to the Daughters of Title IX: Why Don’t More Women Coach?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 12:17pm
When I was a child playing soccer, there weren’t that many women who’d grown up playing the game. Now there are, but they’re still not represented on the sidelines, and that’s not the way this is supposed to work.






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Montgomery schools chief reverses course on proposal to change high school start times

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 11:58am

Schools Superintendent Joshua P. Starr withdrew his support Tuesday from a long-discussed proposal to reset the opening bells of Montgomery County high schools nearly an hour later and allow bleary-eyed teenagers more time to sleep.

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The Learning Network: Found Poem Favorite | ‘Born Alive’

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 10:58am
This poem, by Joanna Gerber, is one of the 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest. It comes from a Science article, “Space Ripples Reveal Big Bang’s Smoking Gun.”






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Michelle Obama: My College Story Can Be Yours

Education Week - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 7:46am
First lady Michelle Obama writes about her Reach Higher campaign to inspire students, educators, and communities to focus on making college a reality for all young people.
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A College-Access Success Story

Education Week - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 7:46am
Access to higher education coursework as a high school student helped Karina Madrigal become a first-generation college graduate.
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Colleges Must Reach Out to Younger Students

Education Week - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 7:46am
Higher education has an essential role to play in encouraging younger students to pursue college options, writes Lindsey Malcom-Piqueux.
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Creating Opportunity for College Access

Education Week - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 7:46am
South Texas College has propelled more than 70,000 high school students toward college and career pathways since 2003, writes Nicolás González.
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College Prep Is Career Prep

Education Week - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 7:46am
Preparing students for economic independence, whether via college or career, is imperative, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Superintendent Heath Morrison says.
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Atlanta's Former Mayor Reflects on Her Education Legacy

Education Week - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 7:46am
Shirley Franklin writes that she wishes she had focused more on the impact of higher education on low-income students.
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How Do You Improve Access to Higher Education?

Education Week - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 7:45am
Five education thought leaders offer their priorities for encouraging college access for all students.
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Degrees of Education: A Case Study in Lifting College Attendance

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 7:08am
Nearly every qualified high school senior in Delaware is on track to enroll in college. A year ago, almost 20 percent did not.
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Strauss: Why math fills so many of us with dread

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 7:02am

If you are someone who suffered from math anxiety, you may not believe that it does not have to be a permanent condition. That’s what author  Annie Murphy Paul, who concentrates on how we learn and how we can do it better, explains in the following post. Paul is a contributing writer  for Time magazine, writes a weekly column about learning for Time.com, blogs about learning for a number of websites and contributes to various publications.  She is the author of “The Cult of Personality,” a cultural history and scientific critique of personality tests, and of “Origins,” a book about the science of prenatal influences. Her latest book is “Brilliant: The New Science of Smart.” This post appeared Paul’s Brilliant Blog.

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The Learning Network: Does Live Theater Offer Something You Just Can’t Get Watching Movies or TV?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 5:00am
Do you like going to the theater? When was the last time you saw a play or musical? What did you see, and how was it?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Bold Counterpunch Shows Taliban’s Lasting Strength

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:30am
How should the Pakistani government deal with the Taliban?






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Strauss: There are no miracle schools, but there are a lot of really good ones

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/10/2014 - 4:01am

For two decades,  Ellie Herman was a writer/producer for television shows including “The Riches,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Chicago Hope” and “Newhart.” Her fiction has appeared in literary journals, among them The Massachusetts Review, The Missouri Review and the O.Henry Awards Collection. In 2007, she decided “on an impulse” to become an English teacher. She got a job at a South Los Angeles charter school that was 97 percent Latino and where 96 percent of the students lived below the poverty line. She taught drama, creative writing, English 11 and 9th grade Composition at a charter high school in South Los Angeles until 2013. That’s when she decided to stop teaching and spend a year visiting classrooms and learning from other teachers. She is chronicling the lessons she is learning on her blog, Gatsby in L.A., where the following post appeared. Here’s an earlier post of hers, titled “Seven things kids need to read better (and raising standards isn’t one of them)”.

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Colleges and Evangelicals Collide on Bias Policy

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 10:29pm
The Bowdoin Christian Fellowship group will cease to be recognized on campus after refusing to adhere to rules barring discrimination based on a person’s religious beliefs.






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Scant Support for Elite New York High Schools’ Admissions Options

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/09/2014 - 9:58pm
The bills would allow New York City’s most selective high schools to allow multiple factors in deciding whom to admit, rather than one long test.






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