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The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | ‘I have to tell you’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 12:03pm
“I have to tell you,” a poem by Dorothea Grossman and the article “The Memory Lady’s Daughter Tries to Fill the Gaps” by Beth Thompson appear in this Poetry Pairing.
    





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Strauss: ‘Ice is back and the road won’t listen’ -- school declares snow day by rap video

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 12:00pm

“Ice is back and the road won’t listen,” raps Michael Ulku-Steiner, the head of private Durham Academy in North Carolina, and Lee Hark, assistant head of school, as they announce a snow day for Thursday to the tune of “Ice, Ice, Baby,” by Vanilla Ice.

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Cafeteria Incident Renews Debate on School Lunch Debt

Education Week - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 9:53am
A Salt Lake City cafeteria worker's decision to take school lunches away from students with unpaid lunch bills has prompted a call for federal guidance on how to handle students' debts.
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The Learning Network: How Well Do You Perform Under Pressure?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 6:05am
How often do you have negative thoughts that threaten your performance — whether in sports, on tests, in relationships or in other areas of your life? What do you do about them?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Swimsuit Barbie

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 5:46am
Why has an advertising campaign ignited a debate?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, Feb. 13, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 5:14am
Can you choose the word pair that best completes a passage from the article?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | random

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 994 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Snow days are adding up at Washington area schools this winter

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 10:00pm

This post has been updated.

With a series of storms and cold snaps during the winter of 2013-2014, snow days at the region’s schools have been starting to pile up. The snowstorm that began Wednesday night has led the region’s school systems to close again Thursday, and cancellations are approaching the number during the 2009-2010 winter, when the area was hit with “Snowmageddon.”

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College Park decreases age limit for public office to 18, allowing Maryland students to run

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 8:15pm

The College Park City Council voted this week to allow 18-year-olds to run for public office, opening up the opportunity for students at the University of Maryland to seek council seats or the mayor’s office.

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The Learning Network Blog: Teaching the Sochi Olympics | Science, Health and Math

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 6:00pm
The 2014 Winter Olympics offer a chance for students to dig into some of the more technical subjects.
    





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House Democrats to Duncan: States are backsliding on help for low achievers

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 4:19pm

House Democratic leaders are worried that Education Secretary Arne Duncan is not doing enough to hold states accountable for educating public school students who are low-income, minority, disabled or English-language learners.

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How journalism can help students write about history

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 2:25pm
Teaching students the basics of news writing can help them improve their historical essays, high-school history, government a -More
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Beyond cards and candy: Using Valentine's Day in the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 2:25pm
There are many teachable moments surrounding Valentine's Day, writes Matt Davis, a freelance contributor at Edutopia.  -More
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S.C. school transforms into a mall to offer real-world learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 2:25pm
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Inspiring Classroom Innovations: Nancie Lindblom
Trying to get students engaged in American history? Meet Nancie Lindblom, winner of the Arizona Teacher of the Year award in 2013. Inspired by her recent MA degree, Nancie is developing new, innovative material that gets students excited about government. See how Nancie revolutionized her classroom.

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Coaches help Ill. teachers boost literacy across all subjects

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 2:25pm
Downers Grove, Ill., high schools have broadened the use of literacy coaches to focus on reading skills across all subjects.  -More
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