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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | ‘Ambush’ Seen in Shooting of 2 Police Officers in Ferguson

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 4:30am
How do you think Ferguson and the surrounding communities will heal from all this anger and violence?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | prolixity

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in two New York Times articles in the past year.






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D.C. educational system to cut staff at central office, hire 200 at schools

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 10:42pm
The D.C. public school system plans to cut central office spending by 25 percent and increase funding for the city’s schools to improve course offerings next school year, part of a new budget that includes $726 million in local money.Read full article >>






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National Briefing | Plains: Oklahoma: Fraternity Inquiry Extends to Campuses in Texas and Louisiana

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 10:33pm
Investigations into racism at Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity chapters have extended to the University of Texas at Austin and Louisiana Tech in Ruston, though no new allegations had been substantiated.






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National Briefing | Midwest: Michigan: Governor Takes Control of School Reform From Democrats

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 10:29pm
Gov. Rick Snyder issued an executive order transferring the functions of the office charged with turning around failing schools from the state Education Department to an agency he has control over.






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Once Unique, LeapFrog Has Rivals in the Educational Toy Market

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 6:48pm
LeapFrog, a dominant maker of educational toys and games, has watched its sales plummet because of cheaper alternatives.






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Motherlode Blog: In Switzerland, Parents Observe. In the U.S., Hovering Is Required.

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 2:21pm
Thanks to hovering American parent culture, the La Grange Library food fight wasn’t just between a 3-year-old and an 18-month-old. It was also between their mothers.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | The Pi Day of the Century

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 12:28pm
What will you be doing on 3/14/15 at 9:26:53?






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New Youth Reengagement Center comes under scrutiny for slow start

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 11:17am
The District’s deputy mayor for education has released new numbers to demonstrate progress for the new D.C. Reengagement Center, which came under scrutiny this week during an oversight hearing. The center opened in October as a centralized place where thousands of young high school dropouts in the District can find a path to a degree or a job. Read full article >>






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Lawyer: OU had to balance free speech and protection from racism

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 9:40am
Two students were expelled from the University of Oklahoma this week after a video of them leading a racist chant went viral. The response from David Boren, the president of the university, was swift and decisive — the video went public Sunday night, and by midday Tuesday the university had announced the expulsion.Read full article >>






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