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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | licentious

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past year.






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Suspensions and expulsions down in D.C. charter schools

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 8:50pm

The expulsion rate for D.C. public charter schools in the past school year was about half of what it was two years before, and the rate of out-of-school suspensions decreased by about 20 percent in one year, according to a report released Thursday.

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Big City: As Prekindergarten Expands in New York City, Guiding Guided Play

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 8:39pm
The overarching theory is that children will acquire knowledge and social skills through interactive guided play.






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Op-Ed Contributors: Michael Kimmel and Gloria Steinem on Consensual Sex on Campus

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 8:12pm
California is redefining true consensual sex on campus.






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Two new cases of whooping cough in Montgomery schools, health officials say

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 6:46pm

Montgomery County health officials said Thursday that they have confirmed two new cases of whooping cough among Montgomery County students, bringing the total number to 14 since an outbreak was first reported last week.

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Motherlode Blog: ‘Pretesting’ and Other New Ideas to Help Kids Learn

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 6:41pm
New research in learning offers new techniques for students: Play teacher. Take a break. Walk around. Get some sleep.






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Fairfax schools chief proposes later high school start times to improve teen health

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 5:41pm

Schools Superintendent Karen Garza plans to push for later start times at Fairfax County high schools next year, aiming to begin their day no earlier than 8 a.m. in an effort to give teenagers more time to sleep.

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Strauss: Principal cancels dance to stop students from twerking and blames Miley Cyrus

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 4:50pm

The principal and dean of students at a high school in Vermont cancelled the fall homecoming dance in an effort to stop students from “twerking” and blamed Miley Cyrus for starting the dance trend with her provocative appearance at the 2103 MTV Video Music Awards.

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Strauss: Will Common Core double the high school dropout rate?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 3:34pm

The nonprofit Carnegie Corporation of New York, which has supported the Common Core State Standards, published a report in 2013 with some startling information that was little noticed in the education world until recently: that the high school dropout rate could double as a result of the Core initiative.

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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Back to School, 1940

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 2:25pm
On Sept. 8, 1940, The New York Times reminded 1,100,000 children and 40,000 teachers that New York City schools started the next day. This year New York City public schools began their new year on Sept. 4.






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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor in Feminist, Gender and Sexuality Studies | Scripps College

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:51pm
US - CA - Claremont, SCRIPPS COLLEGE Claremont, CA. 91711 TENURE-TRACK ASSISTANT PROFESSOR IN FEMINIST, GENDER AND SEXUALITY STUDIES Beginning Fall 2015 Scripps College, a women’s liberal arts college with a
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The Learning Network: Collection | Poetry Pairings

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:24pm
This feature, in which we collaborate with the Poetry Foundation to match poetry with Times content, has been going strong since 2010. Here is the full list of pairings to date.
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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘The Properly Scholarly Attitude’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:19pm
This Poetry Pairing features Adelaide Crapsey’s poem “The Properly Scholarly Attitude” and the Op-Talk feature “Children Need Free Play, but Are ‘Unschoolers’ Giving Them Too Much?” by Hanna Kozlowska.
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