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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, Feb. 27, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 5:12am
Can you choose the best synonym for “sanguine,” as it is used in the article?
    





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Strauss: Gov. Christie’s new crisis: Protests grow over state control of Newark schools

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 5:00am

There’s a new crisis in New Jersey, and it isn’t about traffic jams.

Public protests in Newark are growing over an effort by Superintendent Cami Anderson, who was appointed to run the state-operated district by Gov. Chris Christie, to reshape the city’s school system. She plans to close some traditional schools, lay off more than 1,000 teachers and hire Teach For America recruits to fill some open spots, and create a single enrollment system for the 21 charters and 71 traditional public schools under an initiative called One Newark.

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Strauss: What D.C. schools are doing right and how to make it better

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 4:00am

There is a lot to celebrate about the pre-kindergarten program in the D.C. public schools. In fact, some aspects of the program are so strong that school officials would be smart to borrow them for application in later grades. This is all explained in the following post by Elaine Weiss, the national coordinator for the Broader Bolder Approach to Education, a project of the nonprofit Economic Policy Institute that recognizes the impact of social and economic disadvantage on many schools and students, and works to better the conditions that limit many children’s readiness to learn.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | enmity

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 83 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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National Briefing: For-Profit School Sued Over Lending Practices

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:06am
A federal agency on Wednesday sued ITT Educational Services, a major owner of for-profit colleges and trade schools, alleging predatory lending and other charges.
    





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Rift at Jewish School in Manhattan Over Canceled Plan for Israeli-Palestinian Talk

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:29pm
A student group at an Orthodox Jewish school extended an invitation to a Columbia professor to give his views on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, but the head of the school rescinded it.
    





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Maryland audit of Prince George’s school system identifies weak financial controls

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 9:11pm

A state audit of the Prince George’s County school system found that weak financial controls and insufficient oversight have resulted in $1 million in overpayments to employees and have left the district’s computer network vulnerable to attack.

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Leadership shuffle at Common App

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 7:22pm

The nonprofit organization that oversees the online Common Application for hundreds of colleges announced an abrupt leadership shuffle Wednesday, months after the rocky rollout of a redesigned application system.

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George Mason University seeks more foreign students

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 6:01pm

George Mason University, the largest public university in Virginia, aims to grow its international student enrollment by 50 percent in five years through a joint venture with an overseas recruiting firm announced Wednesday.

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Pace Picks Yassky, Ex-Taxi Chief, as Its Law School Dean

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 5:47pm
David S. Yassky, who as taxi commissioner in the Bloomberg administration introduced the Taxi of Tomorrow concept, previously taught at the New York University Law School.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Water: Teaching About the World’s Most Valuable Substance

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 5:46pm
In this interdisciplinary lesson, we explore ways in which humanity is learning to cope with shortages or threats to water, a vital element of life. We also consider ways in which water enriches our life or helps define our interactions.
    





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D.C. International charter school may lose $6 million in expected city funds

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 4:47pm

The D.C. Council set aside $6 million last spring to help D.C International — a new language immersion charter school for students in grades six through 12 — renovate its home-to-be, a building on the site of the old Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Northwest Washington.

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Advocates for Loudoun musical theater magnet sing their pitch

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 3:59pm

The biggest advocates for the new musical theater arts magnet school that the Loudoun County School Board approved Tuesday night were some of its future applicants.

Before the board voted 7 to 2 to approve the pilot program, which will serve up to 32 students starting in the fall, a ninth-grader from Loudoun County High School approached the dais.

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Ind. 6th-graders get hands-on during study of Renaissance

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:54pm
Sixth-graders at Greensburg Junior High School in Indiana recently explored the Renaissance through hands-on science and soci -More
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Alaska 5th-graders become historical wax figures

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:54pm
Fifth-graders at Auke Bay Elementary School in Juneau, Alaska, recently wrapped up a six-week research project on biographies -More
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N.Y. training program focuses on coaching, using data

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:54pm
A group of 48 New York teachers are participating in a training program that focuses on the use of data and teacher coaching. -More
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Content repositories can help teachers connect with resources more efficiently

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:54pm
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