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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, Feb. 21, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 5:18am
Can you choose the best rewording of a phrase from the article?
    





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Strauss: A deeply misguided lawsuit about teachers and students

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 5:00am

(Correction: A previous version of this post incorrectly cited a Los Angeles Times editorial. The article cited was not a Times editorial but an opinion piece written by an outsider writer and published in the Times.)

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | regatta

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 1:06am
This word has appeared in 67 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Racist Episodes Continue to Stir Ole Miss Campus

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 9:46pm
Students say the University of Mississippi needs to mount a more aggressive stand against bigotry after two men placed a noose around a statue of the school’s first black student.
    





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Some at St. Mary’s suggest capping college president’s pay

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 9:46pm

It was a novel idea that bubbled up at an unusual public college. A group of professors at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, outraged about a trend of rising presidential pay in higher education, wanted to cap the salary of their school’s president at a level no more than 10 times what the college’s least-paid employees make.

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Hackley School Tells Parents of Accusations of Abuse From the ’60s

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 6:56pm
The school in Tarrytown, N.Y., acknowledged accusations of previous abuse, joining a group of elite private schools that have recently grappled with claims of long ago sexual abuse.
    





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High & Low Finance: The Hefty Yoke of Student Loan Debt

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 5:55pm
As student loan debt continues to rise, the loans’ underwriting standards remain almost nonexistent, and the economy may pay the price.
    





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Strauss: True or false: Students can pray in public school any time they want

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 4:54pm

True or false? Students and anybody else in a public school have a right to quietly pray any time they want.

It’s true, but you wouldn’t know it if you listen to lawmakers in Virginia who, according to this Post story, are pushing legislation that would ”codify students’ right to pray before, during and after school; organize prayer groups, clubs and events; wear religious clothing or accessories; and express religious viewpoints at school forums.”

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Perry Street Prep’s high school to close; KIPP DC to take over Arts and Technology Academy

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 2:51pm

The D.C. Public Charter School Board has decided to allow Perry Street Prep’s elementary and middle school grades to continue operating but to close its high school, making Perry Street the latest in a string of charter schools to face sanctions for poor academic performance.

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Strauss: What if Google ran the college application process?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 2:24pm

If you have ever been through the college admissions process, or your child has, or, if anybody you have ever known has been remotely connected to it, then you know how crazy it is. In this post, Jon Boeckenstedt, associate vice president for enrollment management and marketing at DePaul University in Chicago writes about the process and how it could/should be changed in ways you probably haven’t considered.

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Wisconsin lawmakers push for control over K-12 standards

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 1:56pm

As in several other states, lawmakers in Wisconsin are considering legislation that would pause, change or eliminate the new Common Core academic standards in math and reading now being implemented in public school classrooms across the country.

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Corcoran deal expands GWU’s footprint, and U-Md.’s plan for partnership ends suddenly

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:27am

George Washington University’s pending plan to take over the Corcoran College of Art and Design would expand the footprint of the largest university in the nation’s capital.

Details remain to be negotiated. But the structure of the deal, announced Wednesday, would make GWU the new owner of the Corcoran’s building on 17th Street NW, next to the White House. It also, according to GWU, would transfer to the university a Corcoran campus in Georgetown on 35th Street NW.

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The Learning Network Blog: Should Terminally Ill Patients Be Allowed to Die on Their Own Terms?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 6:00am
When patients and their families want it, should doctors be allowed to end a patient’s life by some painless means?
    





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