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Motherlode Blog: When the Teacher Is Depressed

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 12:09pm
Teaching can be a stressful occupation, and yet there is comparatively little done to protect teachers’ well-being or consider the effect of a teachers’ emotional health on students.






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Motherlode Blog: Three Things Students Wish Teachers Knew

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 11:53am
Students wish teachers would be fair, consider homework assignments carefully and with an eye to utility, and treat students like people.






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The Learning Network: Found Poem Favorite | ‘In the Night’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 9:29am
This poem, by Emma J., is one of the 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest. It comes from a Travel article, “A Big Sur Bath by the Light of the Moon.”






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Crowds Gather in Hong Kong for 25th Anniversary of Tiananmen Killings

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 8:05am
How did coverage of the event by state-controlled Chinese news organizations differ from the attention given by foreign news media?






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Strauss: The education question we should be asking

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 5:01am

One area of education that doesn’t get enough attention in the loud education reform debate is exactly what is worth learning. In the following post Alfie Kohn explores this problem. Kohn (www.alfiekohn.org) is the author of 13 books about education, parenting, and human behavior, including “The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom about Children and Parenting,” just published this spring. He lectures widely across the United States and abroad.

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The Learning Network: Who Is Your Favorite Pop Diva?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 5:00am
What do you like about her? Her voice? Her music? Her style? Her attitude?
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | English, June 5, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:09am
Can you choose the word that best completes the sentence from the article?






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Strauss: A clever way to get rid of teachers

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 4:02am

When the North Carolina Senate late last month rolled out a new step salary schedule for teachers, it was reported in the state media as offering a big raise to educators while taking away job protections. But the new plan isn’t exactly what it seems. It  ”incentivizes”  teachers at specific experience levels to leave the classroom and find another profession. Educator James Hogan explains what lawmakers did in the following post.  The final version may look different when the House and Senate compromise, but this is a look at senators are thinking. Hogan taught high school English for years and runs Teach Kids Productions, which makes mostly short films for schools on literary subjects that are intended to spark discussion in classrooms.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | phoenix

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/05/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in three New York Times articles in the past year.






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Maxine Greene, 96, Dies; Education Theorist Saw Arts as Essential

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 10:34pm
A public intellectual and author, Dr. Greene was also a kind of Pied Piper at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she taught for a half century.






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Motherlode Blog: Telling Congress What Families Need, One City, State or Hearing at a Time

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 10:03pm
At a Senate committee hearing, a supporter of paid family leave tries to convince legislators on both sides of the aisle that there’s broad bipartisan support for policies that support families.






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Wilson High principal comes out as gay at school’s Pride Day

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 9:37pm

The principal of one of the District’s largest and most sought-after public high schools came out as gay to the school at a Pride Day event Wednesday, his hands shaking as he said that he had “hid in the shadows for the last 50 years” but was inspired by his students to declare his sexual orientation openly.

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Scholars’ Bid to Criticize Israel’s Actions Is Rejected

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 8:19pm
Most members of the Modern Language Association declined to vote on a measure asking the State Department to pressure Israel not to erect obstacles to Americans’ teaching at Palestinian universities.






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Montgomery schools officials to close some meetings on credit card practices

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 8:05pm

A Montgomery County school board committee that is examining board members’ credit card practices plans to close some of its meetings to the public as it reviews elected officials’ expenses.

Board of Education President Phil Kauffman (At Large) said the ad hoc committee — which includes three of the board’s eight members — is exempt from open meetings law requirements because it does not include a board quorum and is not an official board body.

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Strauss: What are babies doing in elementary school? Watch the video.

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:16pm

Empathy is one of the five main tenets of social-emotional learning (the others being self-awareness, self-management, relationship skills and responsible decision-making). While it isn’t possible to force someone to have empathy, it is possible to facilitate the development of empathy in young people and that’s what D.C. Public Schools has been doing in a rather unusual way.

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