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Why do we tolerate the lifeless SAT and ACT?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 9:00am
I don’t need more reasons to loathe the SAT and the ACT, America’s sorry excuses for college entrance exams. They are scary, narrow time-wasters. But thanks to Emory University professor Mark Bauerlein, I now know those tests are expressly designed to keep every bit of wonder, humor, passion and religion out of the learning process.Read full article >>






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A ‘fever dream’ weekend: A 50-year trivia tradition so intense it consumes a campus

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 7:00am
Q: At what college are most of the students — and much of the surrounding community — now sleeping off 50 straight hours of trivia?*It all started when J.B. deRosset, a senior at Lawrence University at the time, wasn’t invited to an academic retreat designed to give top students an opportunity to take on the big questions in life. While the campus leaders “went off into the woods and pondered the vastness of eternity or something,” he said, he and his friends came up with their own weekend plans: An on-air contest, 50 hours of questions “for the trivial minds left behind.”Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: What Would You Do on a Snow Day?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:00am
Do you have any snow day rituals? Do you like to play in the snow? Would you go sledding or have a snowball fight? Or would you rather stay inside and keep warm?






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The Learning Network: What Would You Do on a Snow Day?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 6:00am
Do you have any snow day rituals? Do you like to play in the snow? Would you go sledding or have a snowball fight? Or would you rather stay inside and keep warm?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Looking to Uplift, With Navajo ‘Rez Metal’

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:15am
Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 25 article, “Looking to Uplift, With Navajo ‘Rez Metal.’ ” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Looking to Uplift, With Navajo ‘Rez Metal’

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:15am
Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 25 article, “Looking to Uplift, With Navajo ‘Rez Metal.’ ” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Learning from Animal Friendships

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:00am
Have you watched any of these videos of interspecies relationships? Have you ever witnessed a cross-species interaction? What do you think these relationships show?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Learning from Animal Friendships

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 01/27/2015 - 5:00am
Have you watched any of these videos of interspecies relationships? Have you ever witnessed a cross-species interaction? What do you think these relationships show?






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Absenteeism high in D.C. Head Start programs

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:00pm
More than 25 percent of the students enrolled in Head Start programs in D.C. Public Schools were chronically absent last school year, missing at least 10 percent or the equivalent of a month or more, according to two reports the Urban Institute plans to release Tuesday.Read full article >>






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For Students (and Some Adults), School Cancellation in New York Comes as Welcome News

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 8:40pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced that city schools would be closed on Tuesday because of the snowstorm, giving some students a reprieve from pending exams.






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Brown University’s tighter grip on fraternities spurs debate

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 8:27pm
A week after Brown University imposed sanctions on two fraternities and issued a ban on alcohol at registered events on campus, administrators are reviewing current alcohol policies. The goal, said Margaret Klawunn, Brown’s vice president for campus life and student services, is to raise awareness of behaviors and activities that could put students at risk.Read full article >>






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Literacy Tutor | Gads Hill Center

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 6:46pm
US - IL - Chicago, MISSION: Gads Hill Center, a social service organization established in 1898, creates opportunities for children and their families to build a better life through education, access to resources and
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Administration of Justice Instructor | Ventura County Community College District

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 6:21pm
US - CA - Moorpark, Administration of Justice Instructor Ventura County Community College DistrictPosting Number 0602720Employee Type Academic Regular  Job Category Faculty  This position is contingent upon
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Motherlode Blog: A Mobile Umbilical Cord, Off the Table, but Still Connected

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 5:07pm
Those of us who keep our phones nearby all the time — just in case — run the risk of 24/7 distractedness, of never being fully there for our work, ourselves, or our non-offspring companions.






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Investigation into Md. ‘free-range parenting’ case unresolved after meeting

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 5:02pm
The neglect investigation that started after a Silver Spring couple allowed their children to walk home a mile from a park could continue for another couple of weeks, despite the parents’ hopes that authorities would drop the case at a meeting Monday.Read full article >>






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ESL and Citizenship Instructor | Chinese Mutual Aid Association

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 4:17pm
US - IL - Chicago and Westmont, Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree (Education or related field preferred) Be available to teach at sites in Westmont and Chicago Access to own reliable transport to teaching sites Abi
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Skits can help students consider history from different perspectives

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 2:46pm
One way to help students see historical events from different perspectives is to have them act out scenes from history, write -More
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