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Motherlode Blog: Civil Disorder, Out of the Curriculum and Into the Streets

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 6:58am
Denver students protesting a proposed anti-protest curriculum-review committee appear to have learned lessons about the value of questioning authority, and irony.






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Eastern Senior High School in Capitol Hill reopens Wednesday after crews restore power

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 6:05am

Eastern Senior High School will reopen Wednesday morning after power was restored to the building, according to an alert from D.C. public schools.

The power outage closed the Capitol Hill high school to its 783 students on Tuesday. School officials said late Tuesday there would be an early morning update on the progress crews were making to get the lights back on in the newly renovated green building, which conserves energy and water.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Obama, After Airstrikes in Syria, Says U.S. Will ‘Take the Fight’ to ISIS

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 4:46am
Why will the participation of five Arab countries in the operation bolster the president’s argument that this campaign does not pit the United States against the Sunni Muslim world?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Derek Jeter’s Final Games

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 3:30am
Below are the first six paragraphs of a Sept. 19 article, “Right Up to Retirement, Derek Jeter Is Still Playing the Game.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | depose

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 31 New York Times articles in the past year.






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New report reveals surprising facts about Hispanic children and teens

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 12:01am

Hispanic children, the largest minority group in public schools as well as the fastest growing, are increasingly showing up in preschool programs,  have made significant gains on national math tests, and are posting record high school graduation rates, according to a new study released Wednesday. But they still lagged behind their white peers in academic achievement and were more likely to live in poverty and not finish college.

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National Briefing | Washington: Washington: Ban Sought on Indian Nicknames

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 11:28pm
A Washington City Council member introduced a bill Tuesday that would force five schools in the District of Columbia to change their American Indian nicknames.






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In Colorado, a Student Counterprotest to an Anti-Protest Curriculum

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:54pm
Hundreds of high school students left class in response to a Jefferson County school district proposal to oversee a curriculum that would promote patriotism and respect.






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D.C. Council considers bill to ban Indian mascots at schools

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 10:14pm

The Anacostia High School Indians might soon have to change their name if the D.C. Council approves a new bill that would prohibit the city’s public schools from using Native American mascots.

The bill, introduced Tuesday by council members Kenyan R. McDuffie (D-Ward 5) and David Grosso (I-At Large), would alter the Human Rights Act to ban the use of any race-based nicknames, logos, mascots or team names. It would bring the policy in line with a resolution the council passed last year that called on the Washington Redskins to change its name.

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National Briefing | South: Florida: Politician to Lead University

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 9:36pm
Florida State University’s board voted 11 to 2 on Tuesday to hire State Senator John Thrasher as its next president despite significant campus opposition.






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For High School Football Coaches and Fans, a New Digital Blitz

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 9:00pm
Several websites and apps are transforming the way that players and coaches practice, scout other teams and analyze their own performance.
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Montgomery confirms 29 recent cases of whooping cough, most involving schools

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 8:49pm

Montgomery County health officials said Tuesday they have confirmed 29 cases of whooping cough since an outbreak occurred during the first week of school.

Parents at a total of 12 Montgomery public schools have been advised of cases of the highly contagious illness, most recently at Briggs Chaney Middle School in Silver Spring and College Gardens Elementary School in Rockville, officials said.

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Enrique Cruz: newest member of the DC Public Charter School Board

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 8:33pm

The D.C. Council last week confirmed the appointment of Enrique “Rick” Cruz, a former charter school leader, as a new board member for the D.C. Public Charter School Board.

Cruz was the chief executive for DC Prep Public Charter School in 2012-2013 and a vice president at Teach for America, where he oversaw multiple regions. He also worked for the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship, which promotes hands-on learning for students who are at risk of dropping out.

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New International Academy in D.C. aims to help immigrant students graduate

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 7:49pm

From the beginning of last school year to the end, Cardozo Education Campus in Columbia Heights admitted nearly 90 students who were not only new to the school, but also new to the country.

Berokh Abebe, 17, was one of them. When she came from Ethiopia last spring, the first months were a blur. “I was confused. Everything was new,” she said.

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Charlottesville man charged with abducting missing U-Va. student Hannah Graham

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 7:11pm

A Charlottesville man who was the last person seen with missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has been charged with abducting her, and police said they are actively searching for him.

For the first time since Graham, 18, disappeared from the city’s Downtown Mall area early Sept. 13, police said they believe Jesse Leroy “LJ” Matthew Jr., 32, took her against her will. Matthew, a patient technician at the U-Va. hospital and longtime Charlottesville resident, was seen in surveillance video walking with Graham shortly after 1 a.m., and witnesses saw the two together a short time later at a nearby bar.

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Charlottesville man charged with abducting missing U-Va. student Hannah Graham

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 7:11pm

A Charlottesville man who was the last person seen with missing University of Virginia student Hannah Graham has been charged with abducting her, and police said they are actively searching for him.

For the first time since Graham, 18, disappeared from the city’s Downtown Mall area early Sept. 13, police said they believe Jesse Leroy “LJ” Matthew Jr., 32, took her against her will. Matthew, a patient technician at the U-Va. hospital and longtime Charlottesville resident, was seen in surveillance video walking with Graham shortly after 1 a.m., and witnesses saw the two together a short time later at a nearby bar.

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School Administrator Standards Stress Leading for Learning

Education Week - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 6:46pm
Comments are being sought on updated standards for what principals, assistant principals, superintendents, and other district heads should know and do.
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Harvard-MIT Partnership Opens MOOCs for High Schoolers

Education Week - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 6:45pm
Students looking to prepare for Advanced Placement exams, or simply expand their academic knowledge, now have free access to an array of classes.
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Historic Summit Fueled Push for K-12 Standards

Education Week - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 6:44pm
Aftershocks continue from the 1989 meeting in Charlottesville, Va., where the White House and the nation's governors took an aggressive turn toward standards-based accountability in public education.
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Due Process Laws Vary for Teachers by State

Education Week - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 6:26pm
An Education Week analysis has found an array of often-complicated state policies guiding how teachers are fired, and their rights to appeal such actions.
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