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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | The Death of John Lennon

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:35am
“The Beatles united a generation of young people with their songs, their attitudes and their sense of style, and John Lennon was the thinking man’s Beatle,” begins his 1980 obituary.






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PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 6:45am
US - WA - Seattle, PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALISTReq #:114935Department:NEWS & INFO Job Location:Seattle Campus Job Location Detail:Gerberding HallPosting Date:12/09/2014Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary:Salary and
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The Learning Network: Have Your Ever Taken Part in a Protest?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 5:01am
What were you protesting? What was the experience like?






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Essay: Getting to ‘No’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:58am
Thinking back to my own bad night​ — and the words that might have made a difference.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | At Nets’ Game, a Plan for a Simple Statement Is Carried Out to a T

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:43am
What “elaborate plan” took shape this Monday to get “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts to N.B.A. players?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Selling the Glamour of Travel

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:34am
Here are six paragraphs of an Oct. 26 article, “Art That Makes You Wish You Were There.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | rarefied

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 204 New York Times articles in the past year.






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It’s Not the Old Days, but Berkeley Sees a New Spark of Protest

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 10:28pm
The University of California, Berkeley, campus today is nothing like the one that became the symbol of student activism in the 1960s.






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U-Va. students challenge Rolling Stone account of alleged sexual assault

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 9:24pm
It was 1 a.m. on a Saturday when the call came. A friend, a University of Virginia freshman who earlier said she had a date that evening with a handsome junior from her chemistry class, was in hysterics. Something bad had happened.Read full article >>






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Schools’ Discipline for Girls Differs by Race and Hue

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:46pm
For graffiti on a Georgia school’s walls, two girls were suspended. But only one of them ended up in the criminal justice system.






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New York State Education Commissioner to Leave for Federal Post

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:23pm
John B. King Jr. said he would take the No. 2 job at the United States Education Department.






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Loudoun County charter school principal denied administrator’s license

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:12pm
The principal of Northern Virginia’s first and only charter school remains under scrutiny after state education officials denied her application for an administrator’s license, which she is required to have under state law.Read full article >>






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National Briefing | Midwest: Missouri: University Ties Drop in Students to Ferguson

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 8:03pm
The University of Missouri-St. Louis on Wednesday announced a hiring freeze in response to an unexpected enrollment drop that campus officials are linking to the fatal police shooting in nearby Ferguson.
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Education advocates help draft new D.C. mayor’s to-do list

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 7:52pm
Scores of education advocates crowded into a conference room at Judiciary Square on Wednesday to help Mayor-elect Muriel E. Bowser shape her to-do list for improving public education in the District.Career training, adult literacy programs, school modernizations and improved discipline policies were among the priorities that parents, school leaders and community activists shared during the four-hour forum hosted by Bowser’s education transition committee.Read full article >>






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Strauss: Embattled NY education commissioner quitting to become top adviser to Arne Duncan

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 7:19pm
For months parents and education advocates have been calling for the resignation of New York State Education Commissioner John King. They got their wish. King is leaving his job and moving to Washington, to manage the U.S. Education Department’s operations as a senior adviser to Education Secretary Arne Duncan, according to a spokesman in the state education office.Read full article >>






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Montgomery County launches teacher diversity initiative in schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 6:47pm
Montgomery County’s schools chief announced a new initiative to increase diversity in the teacher workforce, seeking to bring more educators of color into a school system where 76 percent of teachers are white.Read full article >>






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Strauss: Ohio board votes to allow schools to drop nurses, counselors, arts teachers

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 5:11pm
Last month I wrote that Ohio’s state school board was going to vote on whether to allow schools to drop librarians, music and art teachers, nurses, social workers and counselors in schools. Well, the board voted on Tuesday and a big majority agreed to to eliminate a state regulation that requires schools to maintain a minimum number of “specialists.”Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Parents in Europe, Talking to Kids About Sex

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 4:50pm
When parents in European countries have the birds-and-the-bees talk with children and teenagers, it’s with less judgment and more trust.






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White House promotes public-private plan to pump $1 billion into preschool

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/10/2014 - 3:09pm
The Obama administration today announced a public-private partnership designed to pump $1 billion into public preschool programs around the country.At a White House summit on preschool education Wednesday, Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced his agency is awarding $250 million to 18 states to either create or expand existing preschool programs. The states are Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Connecticut, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Montana, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Rhode Island, Tennessee, Vermont and Virginia. In all, 36 states had applied for the grant money.Read full article >>






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