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Strauss: Will Common Core double the high school dropout rate?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 3:34pm

The nonprofit Carnegie Corporation of New York, which has supported the Common Core State Standards, published a report in 2013 with some startling information that was little noticed in the education world until recently: that the high school dropout rate could double as a result of the Core initiative.

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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Back to School, 1940

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:25pm
On Sept. 8, 1940, The New York Times reminded 1,100,000 children and 40,000 teachers that New York City schools started the next day. This year New York City public schools began their new year on Sept. 4.






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The Learning Network: Collection | Poetry Pairings

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:24pm
This feature, in which we collaborate with the Poetry Foundation to match poetry with Times content, has been going strong since 2010. Here is the full list of pairings to date.
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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘The Properly Scholarly Attitude’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:19pm
This Poetry Pairing features Adelaide Crapsey’s poem “The Properly Scholarly Attitude” and the Op-Talk feature “Children Need Free Play, but Are ‘Unschoolers’ Giving Them Too Much?” by Hanna Kozlowska.
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Motherlode Blog: Nine Things to Hate About Packing School Lunches (and How to Fix Them)

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 11:59am
I choose to pack lunches for my children — but I also choose to make it easier to do.






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Motherlode Blog: Teaching Children Empathy

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:34am
Empathy isn’t just taking another perspective. Con men can do that. In order to be empathetic, children need to know how to value, respect and understand another person’s points of view, even when they don’t agree.
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The Education Issue: Why Flunking Exams Is Actually a Good Thing

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 10:16am
To learn how to study, start by bombing a pretest.
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