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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | A Mural Project Inspired by New York Times Columns on Race

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 8:27am
We thought a project that grew out of the columnist Nicholas Kristof’s post-Ferguson series, “When Whites Just Don’t Get It,” might be a fitting Reader Idea to inspire other educators to tell us how you’re talking and teaching about race and ethnicity.






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

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 8:05am
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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The Learning Network: What Are Your Favorite Movies Ever?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 5:00am
What were the best movies you saw in the past year?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Go-Kart Star Called Little Alonso

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 4:11am
Below are nine paragraphs from a Jan. 14 article, “Far Ahead of Curve, a 6-Year-Old Thrills a Nation.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | propulsive

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 92 New York Times articles in the past year.






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The Cost of College: Washington University Aims to Attract Low-Income Students

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:58pm
Washington University in St. Louis, with a small share of lower-income students, is announcing a major expansion of financial aid.






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West Virginia Revisits Science Standards

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:13pm
Members of the West Virginia Board of Education will take up the teaching of climate science after accusations that the curriculum had been revamped to appease the state’s fossil fuel industry.






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Amid Threats, Duke Moves Muslim Call to Prayer

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 9:12pm
The university canceled plans for Muslim students to deliver the traditional call from the school’s iconic chapel tower, and instead the call will be sounded from the quadrangle in front of it.
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Duke University reverses decision, cancels weekly Muslim call to prayer

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:15pm
Duke University canceled plans Thursday to begin a weekly Muslim call to prayer from the campus chapel this week, an initiative that had set off debate on social media. A school spokesman and a Duke Muslim leader said that a serious and credible security threat played a role in the decision.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: When Did ‘Teaching Independence’ Become ‘Possible Neglect’?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 5:41pm
Parents in Maryland are being investigated for allowing their children to walk home from a park unsupervised. When did we abandon this idea that our children should learn to move about in the world without our hovering presence, and what have we lost?
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Thousands of D.C. students can see ‘Selma’ free

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 5:17pm
Just in time for Martin Luther King Jr. Day, thousands of D.C. middle and high school students can go see the Oscar-nominated film “Selma” free starting Thursday, thanks to a fundraising effort led by the March on Washington Film Festival.Read full article >>






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A bill advances in Virginia to derail a ruling granting in-state tuition for some students who came to the U.S. illegally

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 4:04pm
Thousands of Virginia students who were brought to this country illegally as children had been told this spring they could qualify for in-state tuition — but a bill advancing in the Virginia Senate puts that in doubt. Read full article >>






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