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Motherlode Blog: ‘He’s Gone.’ A Daddy, Deployed

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:40pm
In this moment, just after their father has been deployed, I can’t safeguard their hearts; I am unable to spare these tears. It’s a powerless feeling, before the sun is up.






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Nov. 11-17, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 7:50am
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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The Learning Network: What Are the Best Teaching Methods for Getting Students to Behave Well in Class?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 6:00am
Do you think a system of extrinsic rewards and punishments, with points being given for good behavior or taken away for bad, is an effective way to motivate students?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Quitting His Job to Hit the Road With the Knicks

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 5:32am
Here are the first 10 paragraphs of the Nov. 15 article “Living Out Knicks Dream, Complete With Nightmares.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Strauss: Your children deserve better than this, first-grade teachers tell parents

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 5:00am

Karen Hendren and Nikki Jones are highly regarded first-grade teachers at Skelly Elementary School in Tulsa, Oklahoma. They wrote an open letter to the parents of the children in their classes that explains why they have decided not to administer a standardized test known as the MAP (Measures of Academic Progress) or student surveys that they believe violate students’ privacy.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | amalgamate

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in seven New York Times articles in the past two years.






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New York Debate League Involves Middle School Students of All Backgrounds

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/18/2014 - 12:39am
The New York Debate League stands out for pitting middle school students from elite private institutions against those who might be the first in their family to attend college.






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East Ramapo School Board Is Criticized by New York State Monitor

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 11:54pm
Henry M. Greenberg, the state-appointed monitor, stopped short of calling for a state takeover of the Rockland County district, but he did recommend appointing a fiscal overseer who could overrule the school board’s decisions.






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Motherlode Blog: Even the Democratic Caucus Can Fail to Accommodate Pregnancy

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 9:32pm
Although it is primarily Democrats and President Obama who continue to push for the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act, a Democratic representative who is pregnant cannot get an exception on Democratic Caucus voting rules.






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At Brigham Young, Students Push to Lift Ban on Beards

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 8:54pm
A student petition is urging university officials to repeal a decades-old ban on beards on the campus of the Mormon Church’s flagship academic institution.
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Kaya Henderson says next year’s D.C. schools budget will focus on high schools

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 11/17/2014 - 8:07pm

A high school band. More computers. Foreign-language classes beyond Spanish and French. Less teacher turnover. Sex education. Better cafeteria food.

Nearly three dozen high school students who met with D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson on Monday morning put these and other items on wish lists for their schools, part of an effort to help her shape the school system’s budget for next year. After years of concentrated investments in lower grades, Henderson has declared that next year will be “the year of the high school.”

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