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Strauss: Mourning Robin Williams and ‘teacher John Keating’

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 3:04pm

Education historian and activist Diane Ravitch wrote the following in memory of Robin Williams.

By Diane Ravitch

We have become accustomed in recent years to seeing films in which teachers are shown as lazy, greedy slugs. This fits nicely with the corporate reform narrative that seeks to strip all honor, dignity, and rights from teachers. Teachers don’t deserve those mean-spirited caricatures, nor the treatment they receive from legislatures.

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Motherlode Blog: Helping Children Find Friends in a New Town (That Aren’t Your Friends, Too)

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 3:03pm
My children say they’ve made plenty of friends in our new town. Trouble is, they’re all my co-workers. And as awesome as their grown-up friends are, children need kid friends, too.






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African American Studies – Junior Position | Boston University

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 2:18pm
US - MA - Boston, The African American Studies Program at Boston University invites applications for a tenure-track, Assistant Professor position, beginning July 2015, pending Provost approval. We seek a colleague sui
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The Learning Network: Teenagers in The Times | July 2014

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:12pm
Our monthly collection of stories about young people in the news.






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Motherlode Blog: Baby Pictures at the O.B.’s Office? No More.

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:02pm
Because of privacy and legal concerns, there will be no more “baby walls” of patient and family photos in doctors offices.






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Wise High School receives ‘Best High School’ award from Steve Harvey

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:47pm

Students and teachers at Henry A. Wise Jr. High School in Upper Marlboro will return to school in celebration mode later this month.

Wise received the Best High School award from the Steve Harvey Neighborhood Awards during a star-studded program at Philips Arena in Atlanta on Saturday.

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Strauss: Kids can have depression, too, even toddlers. Here’s how to tell.

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:26pm

The death of Robin Williams, who was reported to be suffering from severe depression and is believed to have committed suicide, brings into stark relief the very serious but too-often-ignored issue of depression in people of all ages, including teenage students and toddlers.

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Student tests scores down in Missouri

Education Week - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 12:11pm
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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Is It Impolite to Give a Child a Command?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 9:56am
How do you make the difference between a question and a directive clear for the children in your house?






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