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The Learning Network: Election 2016 Unit, Part 1: Who Are the Candidates?

Education News from NY Times - August 23, 2016 - 12:02pm
For this mini-unit, students become investigative reporters who learn as much as they can about the candidates so they can inform voters about what experience, leadership qualities and values the candidates would bring to the presidency.
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Who's Responsible for Student Learning?

Education Week - August 23, 2016 - 8:00am
Teachers and their unions should play a greater role in determining who remains in the profession, writes former district superintendent Marc F. Bernstein.
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School Paddling Has Deep Roots

Education Week - August 23, 2016 - 8:00am
Efforts to ban corporal punishment get pushback in communities where the practice is ingrained, but change is happening.
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Corporal Punishment Use Found in Schools in 21 States

Education Week - August 23, 2016 - 8:00am
More than 109,000 students were paddled, swatted, or otherwise physically punished in 2013-14, an Education Week analysis finds.
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Miss. Man's Life Upended by 8th Grade Paddling

Education Week - August 23, 2016 - 8:00am
In 2011, given the choice between a paddling and a school suspension, Trey Clayton chose the physical punishment. He’s sorry he did.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 8 | On ‘Refugees Encounter a Foreign Word: Welcome’

Education News from NY Times - August 23, 2016 - 7:30am
Scan the list of winners, runners-up and honorable mentions to see the broad range of articles and topics that most interested a group of teenagers reading The New York Times in early August.
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There are a lot of people lowering their student loan payments, but also a lot of people who are behind

Education News from Washington Post - August 23, 2016 - 12:04am
A trove of data released by the Education Department shows a continuing trend of people enrolling in the government's generous student loan repayment plans, as well as people struggling to pay their debt.
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A new academic year begins at U-Va. with grim news of sex assault

Education News from Washington Post - August 23, 2016 - 12:04am
A student reported being assaulted at knifepoint near campus early Saturday as the campus readied for classes to start.
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The country’s newest all-boys public high school opens its doors

Education News from Washington Post - August 23, 2016 - 12:04am
School opens for 110 freshmen at Ron Brown College Prep, the only single-sex public school in D.C.
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