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Obama May Name ‘Czar’ to Oversee Ebola Response

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:47pm
After learning that a nurse infected in Texas had flown to Ohio, officials in two states closed schools and Americans debated how much they should worry.






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Norward Roussell, Leader of Selma Schools in Turbulent Time, Dies at 80

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:36pm
As the first black superintendent of schools in Selma, Ala., Dr. Roussell aspired to equalize educational opportunity, only to be fired amid racial animosities, protests and a school boycott.






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Court Gives Go-Ahead to Expansion by N.Y.U.

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:30pm
The Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court unanimously voted on Tuesday to allow for a major expansion in the heart of Greenwich Village.






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Deasy Resigns as Los Angeles Schools Chief After Mounting Criticism

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 8:20pm
John E. Deasy, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, had clashed with the school board, and drawn flak for a flawed $1.3 billion plan to give iPads to students.
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Group calls for increased investment in after-school programming

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 7:43pm

It’s 3 p.m. Do you know where your children are?

An Afterschool Alliance survey sought to find out the answer to this question across the country, and the results led the organization to call for more funding for quality activities for school-age children after the last bell of the day rings.

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Tests Prove Negative for Ebola in Yale Graduate Student

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 5:29pm
The student, who had recently returned from Liberia and was admitted to Yale-New Haven Hospital with a fever, was said to be improving.
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The Learning Network: Election Projections: Exploring What’s at Stake in the Battle for the Senate

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 5:26pm
In this lesson, students will predict the Senate outcome, fill out their own ballots and consider what’s at stake in these elections. We also offer several ideas for going further, including investigating campaign strategies and researching candidates.






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D.C. teachers share tips for implementing Common Core standards

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 5:20pm

More than 100 educators in the District met for a day-long training Thursday on implementing the new Common Core academic standards.

The “Ahead of the Curve” conference, organized by the D.C. Public Charter School Board and nonprofit organization Fight for Children, offered an unusual opportunity for teachers and school leaders from charter and traditional schools to work together.

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The Learning Network: 50 Ways to Teach With Current Events

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 5:06pm
In honor of National News Engagement Day, here are 50 ideas to help teachers bring current events into the classroom.






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Motherlode Blog: It’s 3 O’Clock. You’re at Work. Where Are Your Kids?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 2:24pm
Many parents have grown so accustomed to the need to cobble together an after-school plan that we overlook the challenge those hours present to families who are already over-stretched.






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Prince George’s residents ask for resources to increase parental engagement in schools

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 1:43pm

Fewer than 10 people attended a recent community forum to get input from residents about the 2016 budget that will be crafted in coming months.

But many of those who testified advocated for money to help parents become engaged.

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Motherlode Blog: Want to Ace That Test? Get the Right Kind of Sleep.

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 1:25pm
Sleep is learning, of a very specific kind. “Sleep Study Skills” can help our teenagers game the system—and get enough sleep.






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Strauss: The link between housing policy and student achievement

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:51pm

It may seem intuitive that school reform should be focused on what goes on inside schools — but, in fact, such a singular focus isn’t enough, as current reform efforts have sadly shown. It is impossible to divorce a student’s life outside of school with how well he or she does in class. Most children who are sick, tired, anxious, depressed, hungry, distracted or homeless aren’t likely to be high academic achievers.

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