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Students say Texas fraternity hosted a ‘border control’-themed party

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 9:35am
This post has been updated. A fraternity held a party over the weekend with a “border control” theme, according to the Daily Texan, the student newspaper at the University of Texas at Austin, with several hundred guests wearing sombreros, ponchos, construction workers’ reflective vests and hard hats, and military camouflage gear.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Feb. 3-9, 2015

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 8:52am
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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The Learning Network: How Good a Friend Are You?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 6:00am
Have you ever helped out a friend in need? How did you help?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Same-Sex Marriages Proceed in Parts of Alabama, Amid Judicial Chaos

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 5:30am
How does the current legal showdown in Alabama echo the battles over desegregation in the 1960s?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Online Nanofame

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 5:01am
Here are several paragraphs from a Feb. 6 article, “15 Minutes of Fame? More Like 15 Seconds of Nanofame.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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Strauss: Why a great principal burned out -- and what might have prevented it

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 5:00am
We hear a lot these days about teachers burning out, but principals do too, and this post is the story of what happened to one principal in South Los Angeles. It was written by Ellie Herman, who for two decades was a writer/producer for television shows including “The Riches,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Chicago Hope” and “Newhart,” as well as a fiction writer, whose work appeared in literary journals, including  The Massachusetts Review, The Missouri Review and the O.Henry Awards Collection. In 2007, she decided “on an impulse” to become an English teacher. She got a job at a South Los Angeles charter school that was 97 percent Latino and where 96 percent of the students lived below the poverty line. She taught drama, creative writing, English 11 and 9th grade Composition until 2013, when she decided to stop teaching and spend a year visiting classrooms and learning from other teachers. She chronicled the lessons she learned on her blog, Gatsby in L.A., where this following post appeared.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | concord

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/10/2015 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in five New York Times articles in the past year.






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National Briefing | West: California: Colleges to Require Measles Vaccinations

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 11:18pm
University of California students will have to be vaccinated against measles and other diseases under rules that take effect in 2017.






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Schoolgirls Are Facing More Threats, U.N. Reports

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 10:22pm
Educational institutions, teachers and students have been targeted despite legal protections of gender equality, a report finds.
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Cheh challenges legality of Henderson’s minority male school initiative

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 9:41pm
D.C. Council member Mary Cheh is asking the Attorney General to investigate whether it’s legal for the city to move forward with plans to invest $20 million in extra supports and programs for minority male students. Read full article >>






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Pajama-clad students rally for later bell times ahead of Montgomery vote

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 8:53pm
Students clad in pajamas and draped in sleeping bags demonstrated outside school board headquarters in Montgomery County on Monday, urging support for later high school start times that would allow them to get more rest.Read full article >>






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Study Claims Oil Divestiture May Hurt College Endowments

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 8:35pm
A report commissioned and financed by the oil industry asserts that portfolios lacking energy-sector stocks have suffered compared with those that have them.
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Montgomery middle school student dies of self-inflicted injuries

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 8:24pm
A 13-year-old boy at Col. E. Brooke Lee Middle School in Silver Spring harmed himself in a locked school bathroom Monday and died of his injuries, Montgomery County school officials said.The seventh-grader was discovered by staff about 2:30 p.m., said Dana Tofig, a spokesman for Montgomery schools. “It became apparent he was in the bathroom, and they were able to break in,” he said.Read full article >>






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Charter school signs 10-year lease at Old Soldiers’ Home in D.C.

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 6:32pm
Creative Minds International Public Charter School has signed a 10-year lease on a historic building surrounded by green space at the Armed Forces Retirement Home. School officials hosted a “lease-signing ceremony” Monday afternoon at the site, also know as the Old Soldiers’ Home. Starting next fall, the charter school plans to open doors to 250 students in the Sherman building, a former dormitory used more recently as art studio space for residents. Read full article >>






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Arne Duncan presses his case for innovation grants at D.C. school

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 5:36pm
As Congress sets about rewriting the No Child Left Behind law, key Republican leaders have been clear that they want to give states much more latitude to spend federal education dollars as they see fit. To that end, leaders in both houses of Congress are seeking to do away with dozens of dedicated federal funding streams — including a signature Obama administration program called the Investing in Innovation Fund.Read full article >>






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How the Macarena helps kindergartners learn in Loudoun County

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/09/2015 - 5:36pm
Do you remember the dance sensation “Macarena” that briefly, and inexplicably, struck the American public in the mid-1990′s? In a Loudoun County classroom, it lives on.In a Guilford Elementary full-day kindergarten class last week, about two dozen children bellowed a song about the months of the year, accompanied by the arm movements and the hip-shimmying of the iconic one-hit wonder.Read full article >>






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