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At the Table: Yura on Madison: A Magnet for School Parents

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:11pm
It is back-to-school season, and for many on the Upper East Side, that means it is time to go back to Yura on Madison, which has seven schools within walking distance of its location, at East 92nd Street.
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Montgomery warns Gaithersburg parents about new whooping cough case

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:14pm

Health officials have confirmed another case of whooping cough among Montgomery County students, 16 of whom have become sick since an outbreak in the first week of school.

The newest case was confirmed Wednesday at Gaithersburg High School, the eighth county public school in less than three weeks with a whooping cough diagnosis. A letter was sent to parents notifying them of the highly contagious illness, officials said.

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The Texas Tribune: U.T. Is Poised to Collaborate With Mexico on Research Projects

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:46pm
University of Texas System officials signed a letter of intent to work with the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology on a space-related project in Brownsville.
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The Learning Network: Introducing a New Crowdsourced Feature: ‘NYTLNreads’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:17pm
We’re experimenting with an informal new way to hear from students about what they’re reading in The Times and why. We invite both students and teachers to use this feature, and we’ll choose favorites to publish on Friday mornings.






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Motherlode Blog: A Slower-Paced, but Still Easy, Wednesday Meal

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 5:28pm
Last night’s Sausage with Spinach and Bean Mash was easy and “therapeutic.” Tonight, pouring sauce on chicken.






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Strauss: Common Core: What’s true, false and fuzzy

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 4:00pm

Thomas Scarice, the superintendent of Madison Public Schools in Connecticut, has been a vocal critic of high-stakes test-based school reform. This year  he sent a letter to state legislators explaining why these “reforms will not result in improved conditions since they are not grounded in research” and he has spelled out what he sees as the worst effects of the test-based “accountability” movement. In the following post, he attempts to separate myth from truth about the Common Core State Standards. This appeared on the website of Scarice’s school district and in the Shoreline Times.

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Motherlode Blog: When the Problem is Priorities, Don’t Blame Cooking

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:27pm
Family dinner isn’t, and shouldn’t be, something to get through. It’s not a way station on the way to some goal. It is the goal, no matter what’s on the table — and it ought to be within everyone’s reach.






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McKinley Middle School teacher asks students to compare Hitler, Bush

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:31am

One D.C. middle school homework assignment goes a little something like this: Compare and contrast former President George W. Bush with Adolf Hitler.

On Tuesday, as McKinley Middle School students worked on a unit about war and peace, a teacher handed out a worksheet she created that said just that. The Northeast Washington students were told to turn the worksheet in Wednesday after finishing up readings about Hitler and Bush.

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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Liberty and the World Trade Center, 1983

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:42am
“On that day — the Sept. 11 that requires no year — the sun set on crushed buildings in a reimagined world. It set on a recontoured skyline and a haunted city. The equations of life no longer worked. That’s the way it seemed.”






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