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Efforts by Colleges to Curb Assaults Focus on Fraternities

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 11:32am
As colleges come under intense pressure to curb sexual assault, binge drinking and hazing, they are increasingly looking at their fraternities.






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The Learning Network: 184 Questions to Write or Talk About

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:01am
A collection of 184 Student Opinion questions, from this school year, all still open to comment on our blog. Each asks students to read a short, high-interest nonfiction piece from The Times, then write in a response.






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House Delays Vote on Easing School Meal Standards

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 9:52am
The rules are a large component of Michelle Obama’s campaign to reduce the number of overweight children through exercise and better nutrition.
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Motherlode Blog: Parental Collusion on Spending and Rules: Harder Than It Sounds

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 9:48am
Here’s the tricky part about trying to form a cabal to stomp the seeds of perceived materialism: It’s awfully hard to be the first person who speaks up.






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The Learning Network: Found Poem Favorite | ‘I saw the girl near bouquets of snapdragons’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 9:14am
This poem, by Anna S., is one of the 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest.






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S.C. Gov. Haley Signs Reading Improvement Bill

Education Week - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 8:26am
Gov. Nikki Haley has signed into law a bill seeking to boost reading levels of South Carolina's students.
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Plan to Reshape Indian Education Stirs Opposition

Education Week - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 8:01am
On the eve of President Obama's first official visit to Indian Country, discontent is growing over a federal proposal to overhaul the much-criticized Bureau of Indian Education.
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Strauss: New York Gov. Cuomo may face primary challenge from progressive Democrat

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 6:02am

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, seeking re-election this year, recently secured the endorsement of the progressive Working Families Party, which had been expected to back a challenger but sided with the governor after he made a series of promises about meeting their political agenda. But a good number of party members are unhappy with the choice, especially education activists who oppose Cuomo’s support of corporate school reform and he must face a challenger in the Democratic primary in September. Writing about the possibility and what a challenger could hope to accomplish is Carol Burris, principal of South Side High School, who has been chronicling the flawed implementation of school reform and the Common Core State Standards across the state for some time (here, and here and here and here, for example).

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The Learning Network: Will You Be Watching the World Cup?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 5:00am
Do you think soccer will ever become the most popular sport in the United States, as it is in much of the rest of the world? Why?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Killing a Patient to Save His Life

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:30am
Why might so-called therapeutic hypothermia help to save lives?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | English, June 12, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:12am
Can you choose the words that best complete the sentence from the article?






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Strauss: California PTA urges sane homework loads

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 4:01am

 Race to Nowhere is a film produced and co-directed by Vicki Abeles about the consequences young people face today as a result of being over-scheduled, over-tested and pressured to achieve. Since the film came out in 2010, Abeles, an attorney and mother of three has been advocating for sane homework policies. In this post she writes about how some parents California finally took steps to stop the enormous homework load their children were dealing with every night and where they hope to take their campaign.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | conveyance

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 24 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Seizing on Cantor Defeat, Obama Faults G.O.P. at Donor Speech

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:58pm
Speaking at Worcester Technical High School in Massachusetts, President Obama chided Republicans for thwarting the loan relief legislation.






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Teacher Tenure Ruling in California Is Expected to Intensify Debate

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 10:00pm
Copycat lawsuits are expected in other states after a judge’s landmark finding on Tuesday that California’s teacher tenure laws are unconstitutional.
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Montgomery’s records reveal school board’s credit card use as policy discussion looms

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 6:40pm

A review of nearly 1,500 pages of records shows that Montgomery County school board members took sharply different approaches to using their district-paid credit cards, with some charging restaurant meals with constituents or elected officials while others barely used the cards at all.

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Virginia’s top education officials visit Arlington schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/11/2014 - 5:50pm

Virginia’s top education officials visited Arlington schools Wednesday during their first visit to a Northern Virginia district since they were appointed earlier this year.

Secretary of Education Anne Holton started in her post in February and State Superintendent Steve Staples’s first day was May 1. The education officials said they want to understand the needs of local school districts and to learn about what is working so they can share with other districts across the state.

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