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The Learning Network: Teenagers in The Times | September 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 8:03am
A collection of everything published in The Times about young people this month, all in one spot.






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The Learning Network: How Far Would You Go to Express Loyalty to Your Favorite Teams?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 5:00am
Are you a sports fan? What are your favorite teams — either at the high school, college or professional level?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | In Dallas Schools, Fear of Possible Ebola Exposure

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 4:30am
What kinds of decisions are parents and schoolchildren in the Dallas-Fort Worth area making?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | trajectory

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/03/2014 - 12:07am
This word has appeared in 493 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Principals named for two new high schools focusing on immigrants in Prince George’s

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:17pm

Prince George’s County schools chief Kevin Maxwell has named two administrators with experience addressing the needs of immigrants to head two new schools designed specifically to help recent immigrants and second-
generation students adapt and succeed in school.

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Brooklyn Tech Principal Addresses Teacher’s Arrest

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 11:15pm
The principal, Randy J. Asher, said school officials had been unaware of any allegations against Sean Shaynak, now charged with sexually preying on seven students, until he was arrested in August.






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Catholic U. tells group to delay screening of film on gay-rights pioneer Harvey Milk

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 10:31pm

Catholic University told a student group this week to postpone a screening of the movie “Milk,” about gay rights pioneer Harvey Milk, after officials raised questions about a flier linking the event to LGBT awareness month.

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Cuomo Orders SUNY to Overhaul Its Sexual Assault Rules

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 8:41pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said he had instructed the State University of New York to make affirmative consent the rule on all 64 of its campuses.
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Dunbar celebrates largest high school test scores gains in the city

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 7:54pm

Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D), flanked by cheerleaders and a marching band, congratulated the students at Dunbar High School on Thursday for achieving some of the biggest gains on the city’s standardized tests last year.

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Charter School Backers Rally, Hoping to Influence de Blasio’s Policies

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 6:50pm
Demonstrators filled Foley Square to highlight what they said was a crisis of quality in New York City public schools.
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Motherlode Blog: In Defense of Sparkle Science

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 6:15pm
It’s not necessary to create an arbitrary dividing line between “serious” science and everything else. For some children, learning about the science behind sparkly things is their way in to a whole world of technology.






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Virginia middle school student diagnosed with whooping cough

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 5:02pm

A student at an Ashburn, Va. middle school has been diagnosed with whooping cough, a Loudoun County Public Schools official said.

Spokesman Wayde Bayard said an e-mail was sent to parents of students at Eagle Ridge Middle School on Thursday morning notifying them of the diagnosis. The e-mail included a letter from the health department telling parents to watch for symptoms.

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Howard U. retains California firm to manage its troubled teaching hospital

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:34pm

Howard University said Thursday it has reached agreement with a California firm to manage its teaching hospital, which in recent years has been a major source of fiscal strains for the school in Northwest Washington.

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The Learning Network: 10 Ways to Explore and Express What Makes Your Community Unique

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:14pm
What communities are you a part of? Which one matters to you most? What do people need to know about this community? How can you communicate that? Here are some ideas for projects for teachers and students that help answer those questions, in honor of Connected Educator Month and the Oct. 20 National Day on Writing.






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Strauss: Colorado student protest leader: ‘I’m learning how people need to act to make a democracy function’

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:13pm

Kyle Ferris is a student at Columbine High School in Jefferson County, Colo., and a leader of protests that have been rocking the school system there for weeks. In the following Q&A, Ferris explains why he started protests at his school and what he and others hope to achieve from their demonstrations as well as what he is learning about American democracy.

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In Dallas Schools, Fear of Possible Ebola Exposure

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 4:01pm
Parents and schoolchildren wrestled with their fears after learning that five school-age children had had contact with a man who is ill with Ebola.
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Strauss: How much data is being ‘mined’ from our kids? More than you know.

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/02/2014 - 2:09pm

If you think that people are constantly collecting data about your and your kids but you aren’t exactly sure, here’s some information that can help you figure it out.

Below is an infographic from Marketplace.org showing just how data-mined our kids are every day. The graphic accompanies a story titled, “A day in the life of a data mined kid,” which says in part:

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