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Kindergartners Benefit From Early-Years Program, Study Finds

Education Week - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 9:22am
New research suggests that the Tools of the Mind program produces bigger effects for kindergartners than it does for younger children.
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Kindergartners Benefit From Early-Years Program, Study Finds

Education Week - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 9:22am
New research suggests that the Tools of the Mind program produces bigger effects for kindergartners than it does for younger children.
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Schools Teach Common-Core Math to Two Generations

Education Week - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 9:22am
Through parent math nights, letters home, and videos, schools are providing a quieter counterpoint to media critiques of the math standards.
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Schools Teach Common-Core Math to Two Generations

Education Week - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 9:22am
Through parent math nights, letters home, and videos, schools are providing a quieter counterpoint to media critiques of the math standards.
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Nov. 25-Dec. 1, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 8:11am
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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Breaking Silence: Reporting Sexual Assault Is Difficult, but a New Technology May Help

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 8:00am
A nonprofit seeks to encourage victims to come forward online and identify serial perpetrators who might otherwise go undetected.
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2 Educators Face Charges of Sexual Assault in Indonesia

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 7:20am
Two staff members at a prestigious international school appeared in court on Tuesday in a case that their defense team has said is completely fabricated.
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The Learning Network: Does Separating Boys and Girls Help Students Perform Better in School?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 6:00am
Based on your experience, do boys distract girls, and vice versa, in ways that may have a negative impact on how well they do in school?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Online Sales for Girl Scout Cookies Are Approved

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 5:30am
Do you think selling cookies online will teach the entrepreneurial skills the cookie sales program is designed to instill? Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Climbing Like a Gecko

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 5:22am
Here are the first six paragraphs from a Nov. 24 article, “Climbing a Glass Building? Try a Gecko’s Sticky Pads.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Strauss: Why the Obamas should consider teaching in an urban public school after 2016

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 5:00am

President Obama opened himself up to the suggestion in the following post by Howard Gardner and Jim Reese when he told Jeffrey Toobin in an interview published in The New Yorker that he loves teaching and misses the classroom. While Obama taught law at the University of Chicago Law School before he entered politics and was referring to “wrestling” with legal arguments in the classroom, he also said in the same interview that he believes helping poor black young people get a good K-12 education is of the utmost importance. That all leads to this piece, which makes the case for why the president and Michelle Obama should consider teaching in an urban public school when they leave the White House.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day |wistful

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/02/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 245 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Princeton Eating Club Ousts 2 Officers Over Emails Ridiculing Women

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 9:57pm
Tiger Inn, a social club known for its rowdy, hard-drinking atmosphere, is being investigated for one of the emails, which included an explicit photo.






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Most College Students Don’t Earn a Degree in 4 Years, Study Finds

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 9:07pm
A new report says that only 19 percent of students graduated in four years from most public universities and that only 50 of 580 public universities graduated a majority of their full-time students at the four-year mark.






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Local-state muddle threatens Middleburg charter school

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 7:50pm

Middleburg Community Charter School is a trailblazer. It is the first and only charter school in Northern Virginia, and it is the first to be approved under the state’s new charter law, which doesn’t require a sign-off from the state’s board of education.

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Amid turmoil and safety concerns, some thinking twice about applying to U-Va.

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 7:27pm

No school sends more students to the University of Virginia than the one in Fairfax County named after the university’s founder. Sixty-five freshmen in Charlottesville this fall come from the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, one of the top magnet schools in the country.

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Strauss: Bill Cosby quits Temple University’s trustees board but other ties with school remain

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 6:25pm

Besieged entertainer Bill Cosby has stepped down from the Temple University Board of Trustees, on which he has sat for decades, and the governing body is expected to meet soon to decide what to do about his other connections to the school.

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Motherlode Blog: The Modern Parent’s ABC: H Is for Harried

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/01/2014 - 5:02pm
Frosting three dozen cupcakes for school while helping with a science project and answering your email? Welcome to the modern parent’s alphabet.






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