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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 10:29am
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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D.C. residents will pay less to get a GED starting next month

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 9:12am

District residents will get a discounted rate for the GED starting next month as part of an effort to increase access to the recently overhauled high school equivalency test.

The discount — which will reduce the cost for all four subject tests from $120 to $15 — was announced this week as part of a new partnership between the city’s Office of the State Superintendent of Education and GED Testing Service.

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The Learning Network: NYTLNreads | Recommendations From Students in an Online Course at Roosevelt University

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 8:13am
Some recommendations from the students of Jan Bone, an 83-year-old New York Times reader who has been teaching for 42 years — the last two online.






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The Learning Network: Did You Ever Take a Break From Doing Something You Love?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 5:02am
What are some reasons someone may decide to stop doing something that once brought joy or even financial success?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | On a Shoestring, India Sends Orbiter to Mars on Its First Try

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 4:30am
What do you think is the significance of India’s mission to Mars?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Paris Falls Out of Love With the Padlocks on Its Bridges

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 4:30am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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Strauss: Banned Books Week: the 10 most challenged books every year since 2000

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 4:00am

You might not think a best-selling book for kids called “Captain Underpants” would be terribly objectionable, but, as it turns out, it tops the 2013 list of books most challenged in schools and libraries in 2013. Why? Reasons cited by challengers: Offensive language, unsuited for age group, violence.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | recession

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 9,910 New York Times articles in the past year.






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District studies roots of dropout crisis and promises it will work to fix it

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/26/2014 - 12:01am

For every course an eighth-grader in the District fails, that student becomes six percentage points less likely to graduate from high school on time. And for every 10 times a student is absent the same year, that student is four percentage points less likely to make it to the finish line.

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The Texas Tribune: With Climbing Graduation Rates Come Renewed Doubts

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 10:13pm
In a decade, Texas has gone from an example of the nation’s dropout crisis to the second-highest graduation rate in the country. But that climb has not been matched by success in measures of college and career readiness.






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Academic Skills on Web Are Tied to Income Level

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 9:26pm
A new study indicates that the higher the income level of a student’s family, the more adept the student will be on how to use the web.






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Solar Company and Bronx College Plan a Technology Hub

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 9:22pm
Struggling to hire enough workers for its growing business, OnForce Solar is partnering with Bronx Community College on a center for emerging companies and to help develop a skilled local work force.
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Opinionator | Fixes: Teaching Parents to Help Stop the ‘Summer Slide’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 7:04pm
A program called Springboard helps low-income parents get involved and make a difference in their children’s education.
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Motherlode Blog: U.S. Awards Grants to Explore and Evaluate Paid Leave

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/25/2014 - 4:20pm
The Department of Labor is putting money behind its push to expand paid family leave in the United States. The issue could be a factor in coming elections — if enough voters ask about it.






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