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US - CA - Berkeley, About Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generat
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The Learning Network Blog: What Memorable Experiences Have You Had on Facebook?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 6:08am
To what extent would you agree that Facebook is “an elementary tool of modern life”? Would you miss it if it were gone?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death and the Heroin Trade

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 5:46am
Why might efforts to drive down abuse of prescription medications be contributing to rising heroin use?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Math, Feb. 5, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 5:09am
Can you calculate the number of matches Serena Williams would need to play at her current win rate to extend her number of victories to 96 from 77?
    





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Strauss: Obama smacks Bill O’Reilly on school vouchers

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 5:00am

President Obama often says things about school reform that suggest he hasn’t read up on the effects of his policies, but he knew his stuff on vouchers cold during an interview with Bill O’Reilly, effectively smacking down the conservative commentator’s wishful thinking with the facts.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | gourmand

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 1:04am
This word has appeared in 15 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Former Post owner hoping to send ‘dreamers’ to college

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 1:01am

A former owner of The Washington Post has joined a prominent Democratic fundraiser and former Republican Cabinet secretary to launch the nation’s largest college scholarship fund for students who entered the United States illegally when they were children.

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Assembly Withdraws Bill to Limit Anti-Israel Boycotts

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 12:19am
Legislation intended to limit academic groups’ protests against Israel was abruptly withdrawn from consideration by the New York State Assembly after a chorus of educators and legal groups denounced it as a bold assault on academic freedom.
    





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A Call to Ignore Exam Results When Evaluating Educators

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 12:06am
Leaders of the New York Legislature propose that standardized tests aligned with the new Common Core curriculum standards be excluded, for now, from the state’s new system for grading teachers.
    





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Teachers’ Push for Back Pay May Pinch New York City

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 11:34pm
A fight over $3.4 billion in retroactive pay for teachers could make it harder for other city workers to win the raises they have been agitating for after several years of working with expired contracts.
    





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A Big Advocate of French in New York’s Schools: France

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 10:20pm
A campaign to nurture French language studies in New York City seems to resonate with a certain existential urgency for France, whose vast empire once stretched around the globe.
    





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Schools Official Investigating Teacher Exchanged Explicit Texts With Her, Report Finds

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 10:04pm
Officials said the investigator, who has resigned, will not be allowed to work in the New York City school system again. A report also recommended that the teacher be fired.
    





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Tennessee Governor Urges 2 Free Years of Community College and Technical School

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 9:26pm
Tennessee would be the only state in the country to charge no tuition or fees to incoming students under the proposal by Gov. Bill Haslam, a Republican.
    





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Va. bill calls for independent schools auditor in Fairfax

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 9:04pm

Proposed legislation in Richmond that would require Fairfax County to have an independent auditor for the county schools has sparked vigorous debate about how the state’s largest school system handles its budget.

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D.C. Council tentatively approves Promise scholarship program

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 7:03pm

The D.C. Council on Tuesday tentatively approved a new taxpayer-funded college scholarship program, voting unanimously despite lingering concerns among members that the initiative could endanger a popular federal program that helps city residents pay for higher education.

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Pre-K Remains Hot State Policy Topic

Education Week - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 5:58pm
With their legislative sessions in full swing and governors laying out their budget priorities, early-childhood education takes center stage.
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Stakes Are High for K-12 Policy in 2014 Elections

Education Week - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 5:57pm
With three dozen governorships and more than 6,000 legislative seats on the ballot, this year's elections could prove pivotal for key education issues.
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School-Violence Tip Lines Get a Second Look After Sandy Hook

Education Week - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 5:52pm
A handful of states and districts are showing renewed interest in tip lines that allow young people to anonymously share information about potential security threats, bullying, and other behaviors.
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Feds Urged to Do More to Track School Sexual Abuse

Education Week - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 5:51pm
A General Accountability Office investigation reveals a fractured, confusing, and conflicting system for reporting and tracking incidences of child sexual abuse by school personnel.
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Manufacturing-Job Growth Prompts K-12 Training Effort

Education Week - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 5:49pm
High schools are creating programs to prepare students for high-tech manufacturing jobs amid projections of a 42 percent increase in the sector by 2018.
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