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Study: Twitter Discourse Reveals Deeper Rifts on Common Core

Education Week - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 9:30am
Researchers found that while social media gave parents a bigger voice in the debate, it also led to a "proxy war" over common standards.
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Hillary Clinton's K-12 Record Could Be Campaign Fodder

Education Week - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 9:21am
Decades of policy work could offer rivals plenty to critique should the former first lady, senator, and secretary of state make a run for the White House in 2016.
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The Learning Network: What Sounds Annoy You?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 6:00am
Do any noises keep you awake at night? Do they distract you in class or get in the way of your doing your homework? Do they ever prevent you from enjoying a movie?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Nature’s Fighter Jets With Flapping Wings

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 5:31am
When have you observed a bird pursue its prey? What did you notice about the bird’s strategy?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Winter That Won’t End

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 4:29am
Here are several paragraphs from a Feb. 27 article, “With White-Knuckle Grip, February’s Cold Clings to New York.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | demographic

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/03/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 1,116 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Monroe Freedman, Influential Voice on Legal Ethics, Dies at 86

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:45pm
Professor Freedman, who was credited with inventing legal ethics as a serious academic subject, was especially concerned with lawyers’ responsibilities toward their clients and with access to justice.






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Some Owners of Private Colleges Turn a Tidy Profit by Going Nonprofit

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 11:13pm
Under a government crackdown on for-profit schools that leave students with useless credentials and punishing debt, some colleges have converted to nonprofits, in lucrative deals.






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Sentencing for Former Principal at Bronx High School Is Delayed

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:56pm
The former principal, Christopher Keogan, pleaded guilty in September to stealing money from Cardinal Hayes High School in the Bronx. He was supposed to pay back about $8,200 this week.






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Climate Change Researcher Offers a Defense of His Practices

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:23pm
Wei-Hock Soon, who is at the center of a controversy over fossil-fuel funding for climate research, denounced his critics and said he would be happy to comply with possible additional disclosure requirements.
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Rev. Theodore Hesburgh, 97, Dies; Lifted Notre Dame and Advised Presidents

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 10:23pm
He stood up to the White House and the Vatican as he transformed Catholic higher education in America and raised a powerful moral voice in national affairs.






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Central Figure in the Atlanta Schools Cheating Scandal Dies

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 9:30pm
Beverly Hall, the former superintendent who was awaiting trial for her alleged participation in a conspiracy to alter test results, died Monday after a battle with breast cancer, her legal team said.
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The Learning Network: Does Punctuation in Text Messages Matter?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 8:34pm
What are your personal “rules” for using punctuation and acronyms and abbreviations in text messages?






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Strauss: Common Core testing trouble: Computer problems, student protests and more

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 6:38pm
In New Mexico, hundreds of students protested the PARCC Common Core exam by walking out of school. In New Jersey and other states, thousands of students refused to take the tests. In Chicago, schools officials who earlier said they would not give PARCC test to all students bowed to state pressure and said they would — even though the head of the school district said “that to administer PARCC this year is absolutely not in the best interests of our students.” And in Florida, computer problems in numerous school districts forced officials Monday to delay the state’s new standardized assessment tests.Read full article >>






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Big Ten schools stage an in-your-face take on rape, drinking and social media

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/02/2015 - 5:19pm
At seven Big Ten schools this year, students are taking on the issues of rape and drinking, using theater and social media to spark debate."They twisted it around and made it something it's not." Sound familiar? #GoodKidsUMDRead full article >>






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