Education News

Motherlode Blog: What to Do When Your Daughter Gets Her Period, Too Young or Right on Time

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:35pm
If you’re the parent of a girl, inevitably at some point, she will emerge from the bathroom or come home from school and inform you (not in these words) that her menstrual cycle has begun. Be ready.






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U-Md. adopts new sexual misconduct policy after debate on many details

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:19pm

The University of Maryland at College Park adopted a new sexual misconduct policy this month — with special procedures for investigation and discipline — after lengthy deliberations on fine points such as how to define sexual assault and what role attorneys should play.

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First vaccine for deadly form of meningitis approved in U.S.

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:56pm

When meningitis outbreaks sickened students at Princeton and at the University of California at Santa Barbara last year, the schools had to seek special permission to vaccinate their students, using a vaccine that was not yet approved for use in the United States.

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SAT Cheating Inquiry Delays Scores for South Korea and China

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:52pm
The Educational Testing Service said it had reliable information that tests had been compromised for thousands of South Korean and Chinese students applying to American colleges and universities.






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Fairfax seeks to dismiss teachers’ lawsuit alleging principal’s bias

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:42pm

Lawyers representing Fairfax County public schools filed motions to dismiss and split up a federal lawsuit against the school system and a principal who teachers allege discriminated against them based on religious affiliation, gender and race.

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Strauss: Allegations of cheating on SAT in Korea, China being probed

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:06pm

The College Board  is investigating allegations of cheating on the SAT given Oct. 11, 2014, in Korea and China, and has withheld scores for students in those countries.

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Motherlode Blog: Pregnant? Working? A New Resource for Knowing Your Rights.

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:52pm
An easy-to-use, state-by-state resource for pregnancy and parenting laws.






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The Learning Network: Teaching About Children’s Rights Through the Work of Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:33pm
In this lesson, we explore the issue of children’s rights around the world. Teachers can begin with an overview that introduces Ms. Yousafzai and Mr. Satyarthi, and their work. Then students can do further research into global education, child labor, modern-day slavery and related topics.






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Motherlode Blog: One Boy, 17 Official Incident Reports and a Better Kind of Discipline

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:42pm
Everyone wants kids to be safe in school — even us parents of the “bad” kids. But punitive approaches have high costs: Instead of being helped, misbehaving kids are pushed out. Schools need to try something else.
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Maxwell receives educator award for promoting environmental education

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:37pm

Prince George’s County Schools Chief Executive Officer Kevin M. Maxwell was named the 2014 Educator of the Year by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for his work in promoting environmental education in Maryland.

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Calif. teacher, students create ballot for Kids Vote on Nov. 4

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:56pm
California teacher Justin Trinh-Halperin and his seventh- and eighth-grade students have partnered with the county election d -More
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Research examines what works to improve student writing

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:56pm
Word-processing software may help improve students' writing quality, according to a recent review of about 250 studies on wri -More

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2 teachers share advice for using Twitter for PD

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:56pm
Twitter is gaining more respect as a professional-development tool for teachers, according to this interview with two educato -More
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Teachers increasingly tapped as school leaders, study finds

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 1:56pm
School districts nationwide increasingly are tapping teachers for leadership roles, according to a new study by The Aspen Ins -More
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