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The Learning Network: What Is Your Reaction to the Sexual Assault Allegations Against Bill Cosby?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 6:00am
Do the allegations change how you feel about “The Cosby Show”? Would you still want to watch it?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | An Amazing One-Handed Catch

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/26/2014 - 5:55am
Here are the first six paragraphs from the Nov. 24 article, “Even Under Microscope, Catch by Giants’ Odell Beckham Jr. Earns Applause.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Education Department moves to regulate teacher preparation programs

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 9:49pm

The Obama administration unveiled a proposal Thursday to regulate how the country prepares teachers, saying that too many new K-12 educators are not ready for the classroom and that training programs must improve.

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U.S. Rules Aim to Heighten Tracking of Ed. Schools' Performance

Education Week - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 9:06pm
Teacher colleges would need to provide proof of their graduates' classroom skills in helping advance student learning, under proposed rules issued Tuesday by the U.S. Department of Education.
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U.S. Wants Teacher Training Programs to Track How Graduates’ Students Perform

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 8:29pm
The Department of Education is seeking to require states to develop rating systems for teacher preparation programs that could affect who receives federal grants.






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Motherlode Blog: Talking About Racism With White Kids

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 8:24pm
Having an “uncomfortable” talk with your white children about privilege, bias and racism? Good.






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University of Virginia Officials Vow to Combat Campus Rape Problem

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 7:04pm
The board that oversees the University of Virginia said it would come up with recommendations in response to allegations in Rolling Stone magazine of a gang rape.
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U-Va.’s governing board votes for zero tolerance of sexual assault

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 5:31pm

The University of Virginia’s governing board unanimously approved a statement of “zero tolerance” of sexual assault Tuesday, less than a week after a magazine story detailed an alleged gang rape in 2012 at a university fraternity.

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Motherlode Blog: Covering the Ferguson Verdict Protests, With Kids in the Minivan

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 5:27pm
My 5-year-old has become a veteran of the protests I often cover as a journalist, so much so that she has her own explanations. “Did they shoot someone again, Mama?” she asked. “His parents must be very, very sad. It’s like that boy in the pictures in Times Square, remember?”






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Nov. 18-24, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:57pm
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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Strauss: A damning account of one state’s Common Core testing initiative

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 4:11pm

In September, the school board of Evanston Township in Illinois held a meeting at which there was a disturbing discussion about the PARCC exam, the new Common Core test that will be administered to students for the first time this year there and in about a dozen states as well as the District of Columbia.

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Motherlode Blog: Traveling Solo With Children, and Playing the Deployment Card

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 12:38pm
With my husband deployed, my days of team man-on-man defense are over. I’m playing zone with two toddlers, and traveling, as we will this week, is the hardest game of all.






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Social Work Faculty | Indiana Wesleyan University

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:34am
US - IN - Marion, Indiana Wesleyan University seeks applications from individuals having a master’s degree in social work, at least three (3) years post-MSW practice experience, and an earned doctorate, preferab
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Strauss: A dozen questions for school reformers who say one thing and do another

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 11:00am

 A few days ago I published a powerful post by award-winning Principal Carol Burris which revealed that the New York State Department of Education used seriously flawed data in its official reports about college enrollment. This, she wrote, raises questions about how accurate some of the claims about college readiness of U.S. high school graduates really are.  If you haven’t read her piece, you can find it here. The post sparked the following reaction from Anthony Cody, Cody taught in high-poverty schools in Oakland, Calif., for 24 years, 18 of them as a middle school science teacher. He is the treasurer and a founding member of the nonprofit Network for Public Education. For years Cody blogged at Education Week but now maintains an independent Website called Living in Dialogue. He is the author of “The Educator and the Oligarch: A Teacher Challenges Bill Gates,” in which he explores the foundation’s influence on education issues and whether that has been good or bad for the public school system. Cody gave me permission to publish this piece, which appeared on his blog.

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Early Learning Needs Accountability, Too

Education Week - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 9:29am
To be effective, systems should focus on birth through high school, say Elliot Regenstein and Rio Romero-Jurado.
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Tennessee Teachers Chafe at Common-Core Uncertainty

Education Week - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 9:28am
Over the past three years, the state has invested heavily in common-core training for teachers, but has recently signaled a weaker commitment to the standards amid rising opposition.
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The Learning Network: What Is Your Reaction to the Grand Jury’s Decision in the Ferguson Case?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 11/25/2014 - 7:57am
Have you been watching this case closely? Were you surprised by the grand jury’s decision? How do you think Ferguson and the St. Louis area will react to the news?






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