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The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | ‘Sestina: Like’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:07pm
The poem “Sestina: Like” by A.E. Stallings and “They’re, Like, Way Ahead of the Linguistic Currrrve” by Douglas Quenqua appear in this Poetry Pairing.
    





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Virginia preschool funding formula change could cause Arlington to lose slots

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:14am

A proposed change in Virginia’s preschool funding formula could leave Arlington County with about 50 fewer state-funded slots, if the House of Delegates and Senate don’t agree on a fix in the coming days.

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Montgomery County candidates jump into race for school board

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:04am

As the June primary nears in Maryland, Montgomery County’s school board election has come into sharper focus, with a collection of new candidates jumping into the race just ahead of this week’s filing deadline.

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The Learning Network: Does Reading a Book Count More Than Listening to One?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 6:03am
Do you have fond memories of being read to as a child? Do you listen to audiobooks? Do you think listening to books counts the same way reading those books would, or do you think listening is less serious? Why?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | The Times Minute on Childhood Obesity, Plastic Bags and Politics

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 5:54am
How much did the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children drop over the past decade?
    





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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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