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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | For Dogs, an Eight G Water Break

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 4:45am
Here are the first six paragraphs of a Dec. 8 article, “For Dogs, an Eight G Water Break.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Grappling With the ‘Culture of Free’ in Napster’s Aftermath

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 4:30am
Is peer-to-peer music sharing unethical? Is it different from sharing music on YouTube? Why?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | cringe

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 159 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Columbia Lets Law Students Delay Exams After Garner and Brown Decisions

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:39pm
A small number of students have received postponements, which the school is granting to students who felt their performance could suffer because of the decisions in the Ferguson, Mo., and Staten Island cases.






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National Briefing | South: Louisiana: Education Waiver Renewed

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 10:27pm
Federal officials have again granted Louisiana a waiver from compliance with the Bush-era No Child Left Behind education law.






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Middle-Class Pay Elusive for Teachers, Report Says

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 9:31pm
While higher salaries can be reached relatively early in some districts, in others it can take more than three decades to get there, the National Council on Teacher Quality says.






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UVA Furor Sparks Debate Over Existence of ‘Rape Culture’

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 9:02pm
The story of a brutal rape at a University of Virginia fraternity house has turned from a rallying cry against sexual assault on campus to the spine of a divisive political debate.






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At age 16, accomplished — and homeless

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 7:04pm

At age 16, Sareana Kimia has compiled a deeper political résumé than many activists twice her age.

A student seat on the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee. Field director for the 2014 primary campaign of Del. Will Smith (D-Montgomery). Youth outreach coordinator for the gubernatorial run of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D). She is home-schooling her way through her junior year of high school and taking classes at the University of Maryland under a concurrent enrollment program for exceptional students.

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At age 16, accomplished — and homeless

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 7:04pm
At age 16, Sareana Kimia has compiled a deeper political résumé than many activists twice her age.A student seat on the Montgomery County Democratic Central Committee. Field director for the 2014 primary campaign of Del. Will Smith (D-Montgomery). Youth outreach coordinator for the gubernatorial run of Lt. Gov. Anthony Brown (D). She is home-schooling her way through her junior year of high school and taking classes at the University of Maryland under a concurrent enrollment program for exceptional students.Read full article >>
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U-Va.’s suspension of its Greek system to remain until Jan. 9

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 6:34pm
The University of Virginia’s suspension of social activities at fraternities and sororities will remain in effect until early January despite doubts raised about the magazine article that prompted the action, school officials said Monday.Read full article >>






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School districts in Washington region go different routes in labeling days off

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 6:12pm
As Montgomery County’s school board came under fire for its recent decision to strike labels for Christmas and other religious holidays from its published school calendar, many have asked questions about how other local school systems handle days off.Read full article >>






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Holder, Duncan outline educational rights for juvenile offenders

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 5:43pm

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan and U.S. Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. released a set of guidelines Monday aimed at improving education for young people in the nation’s juvenile detention centers, as studies have shown that schooling can be inadequate or inferior to what students would receive in a standard classroom.

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Muslim leaders in Montgomery seek answers on school holiday equality

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 5:38pm

Muslim leaders in Montgomery County are calling for the school board to address issues of fairness that they say linger after a recent decision to strike the names of Christmas and other religious holidays from the school calendar.

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University of Virginia outlines campus safety plans

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 5:29pm

The University of Virginia on Monday outlined steps it plans to take for campus safety, part of its effort to respond to questions raised in recent weeks following a magazine article about an alleged gang rape at a fraternity.

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Strauss: The case for requiring ethnic studies in high school

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 5:22pm

Last month the Los Angeles Unified School District school board decided to require that every high school student take an Ethnic Studies course. On Tuesday, Nov. 9, the San Francisco school board will vote on a similar proposal. Here’s a post making the case for why this is a good idea. It was written by Cynthia Liu,  founder and CEO of K-12 News Network.

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Pr. George’s school board seeks input on future of school system

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 4:53pm

The Prince George’s County Board of Education is asking the public to weigh in on a mission, vision and core values statements that it has drafted to guide the work of the board and the school district as it moves forward.

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Strauss: For third straight month, cheating alleged on SAT given in Asia

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 4:25pm

(Update: New comment from College Board)

It happened in October, again in November, and now in December. Test proctors in Asia are reporting that students who took the SAT on Dec. 6 told them that they knew the questions on the exam before it was given, providing them with an unfair advantage over those who did not cheat.

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Tech. Vendors Cloudy on K-12 Buying Needs

Education Week - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 2:17pm
Many districts use needs assessments and pilot tests to set ed-tech priorities, but those efforts tend to produce little useful information for companies, the report says.
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