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Strauss: What Bill Gates says is the biggest challenge facing his foundation

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:32pm
When Bill Gates recently did a Reddit AMA (Ask Me Anything) he was asked about the biggest challenge facing his foundation. Teacher Larry Ferlazzo found the response mighty interesting, and he’s offered a piece of advice to Gates to help him meet that challenge.Read full article >>
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Death of the Bake Sale? New Rules Mean Healthier Fundraisers

Education Week - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 10:05am
When it comes to school fundraisers, bake-sale tables loaded with sugary goodies are out. Fun runs, auctions, and sales of healthier treats are in.
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N.C. State student: Why do sororities sanction ‘slut-shaming’?

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 9:00am
After reading about recent debates at the University of Virginia about rules intended to keep sorority sisters safe, Kelly Elder, a member of Pi Beta Phi sorority at North Carolina State University, in Raleigh, was struck by how chapter rules were playing out on her campus.Read full article >>
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The Stanford Undergraduate and the Mentor

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 7:58am
He was supposed to help her break into the tech industry. Instead, they started a relationship. Then came a rape allegation, a lawsuit and an investigation at one of the nation’s top universities.
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The Learning Network: When Do You Lie?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 6:44am
We all do it — sometimes to be kind, sometimes to get something we want (or avoid something we don’t want), and sometimes just because we can. In a recent Opinion piece, one writer contends that relationships last only if we occasionally lie. Is she right?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Advice on Love and Romance

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 6:44am
Here are several paragraphs from a 2010 article by the editor of the Modern Love column. Called “Explaining the Irrational: Here Goes …,” it is his answers to “head-scratching questions about love.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | History of Lynchings in the South Documents Nearly 4,000 Names

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 5:31am
Why do you think there are so few memorials and historical markers commemorating lynchings in the South?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | impenetrable

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 1:20am
This word has appeared in 164 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Charlie Hebdo Attack Puts Schools Under Scrutiny

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/11/2015 - 12:13am
The government increased security after the episode, but it also put new focus on teachers, who are expected to instill republican values and the concept of the rule of law.






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