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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Educators Charged in Cheating Scandal

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 9:59pm
A principal and four teachers at Cayuga Elementary School in Philadelphia promoted cheating on standardized tests for five years by providing answers to students and improperly reviewing questions before administering the tests, the state’s attorney general said.
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The Learning Network: 12 Ways to Learn Vocabulary With The New York Times

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 6:07pm
Twelve ideas for teaching with The Times about language — from the new SAT to slang, clichés, root words and more.






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Districts Told Not to Deny Students Over Immigration

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 5:44pm
The Justice and Education Departments said schools “may be in violation of federal law” if they turn children away because they or their parents do not have immigration papers.
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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘To My Mother’

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 4:17pm
This Poetry Pairing features “Muddling Through Mother’s Day,” an Op-Ed column by Frank Bruni and “To My Mother” by Edgar Allan Poe.






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Motherlode Blog: Where to Turn When the School Wants to Have Your Child ‘Tested’

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 12:19pm
Our son’s teacher recently asked that we have him tested. I am hazy on the details of this, and would like to know what “testing” for behavioral or cognitive issues entails. Could you explain the process?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | U.S. Climate Has Already Changed, Study Finds, Citing Heat and Floods

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 8:26am
What are some of the effects of climate change the report noted in the Northeast, Southwest and Midwest?






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The Learning Network: How Well Do You Take Criticism?

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 5:00am
Do you instinctively get defensive when someone criticizes your work? Or, are you able to see critique as an opportunity to do even better and push yourself harder?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | English, May 8, 2014

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 4:09am
Can you identify the best synonym for “fastidious,” as it is used in the article?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | incompatible

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 144 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Connecticut Students Show Gains in National Tests

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:49pm
The state’s seniors did better on reading and math exams, but New Jersey remained flat in those areas, according to results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress.






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Space Exploration

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:21pm
Play our crossword and explore related Learning Network and New York Times content.






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At Princeton, Privilege Is: (a) Commonplace, (b) Misunderstood or (c) Frowned Upon

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:58pm
A freshman, challenged by another over the advantages in his life, wrote an essay that has been alternately praised and accused of missing the point.






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Motherlode Blog: Send a Handwritten Card by Mail, Via an iPad

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:36pm
Trying Felt, a new app that lets you send a handwritten, sealed, stamped and mailed card—from your iPad.






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About New York: A Conversation About Tests That Educators Want to Have, but Can’t

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 10:07am
A state order prevents teachers and principals from disclosing the contents of three days of standardized English tests given in April, though 37 principals have sounded the alarm about the design and quality of the tests.






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The Learning Network: What Messages About Food and Eating Have You Learned From Your Family?

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 5:02am
How would you characterize your family’s attitudes toward food and eating? How have those attitudes affected you?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Spreading the A.P. Gospel to Nurture Scientists and Engineers

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:41am
How has the National Math and Science Initiative been encouraging schools and teachers to offer more A.P. science and math classes?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | illimitable

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in two New York Times articles in the past year.






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