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Student Filmmakers Get Caught Up in Immunization Debate

Education Week - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 8:29am
Students at Carlsbad High in California who produced a short documentary found themselves targeted by activists who see a link between vaccines and autism.
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Select K-12 Issues Gained State Legislative Traction

Education Week - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 8:28am
In a year when 46 states will hold legislative elections and 36 will select governors, state lawmakers pushed ahead on education priorities such as pre-K, teacher evaluations, and funding formulas.
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Beyoncé and Jay Z ‘On the Run’

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 8:27am
Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Ohio Residents Told Not to Drink Tap Water

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:41am
Why can’t people in Toledo, Ohio, drink tap water?






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Strauss: It’s innovative, but is it really better?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:01am

The word “innovative” is invoked a lot to describe school reform policies that are alleged to be improvements over what existed before. But is innovative inherently better? Arthur H. Camins answers the question in the following post. Camins is the director of the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. The ideas expressed in this article are his alone and do not represent Stevens Institute. His other writing can be found at www.arthurcamins.com.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Landmarks and Monuments

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 3:34am
Test your knowledge of landmarks and monuments by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | misadventure

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 82 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Hillary Clinton’s Fee for a Hometown Speech: Free

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 11:05pm
The former secretary of state, who regularly commands $200,000 for speeches, returned to Chappaqua, N.Y., to address seven high school seniors at their graduation from a summer scholarship program.
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Celebrated Trial Lawyer to Head Group Challenging Teacher Tenure

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 10:29pm
David Boies, who helped lead the legal charge that overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban and represented Al Gore in Bush v. Gore is becoming chairman of the Partnership for Educational Justice.






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Balancing Special-Education Needs With Rising Costs

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 9:24pm
The City of New York pays for about 12,000 special-needs students per year to receive private school educations. Parents contend that the city fights too many of these requests, delaying important services to students in the process.






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Adm. Charles R. Larson, 77, Dies; Twice Led Naval Academy

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:32pm
Admiral Larson was appointed superintendent of the academy for a second time in 1994 when the Navy sought his help in changing the ethical atmosphere after 134 midshipmen were accused of cheating on an exam.
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The Eyes of Texas Are Upon a Man Who Kept to the Shadows

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:30pm
An admiral who has made a career of keeping secrets is about to move into a field where openness is prized and everything is debated as the chancellor of the University of Texas system.






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D.C. charter school educates parents alongside children

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:18pm

The images in the book were bright and the words simple, but many of the women in the classroom hesitated as they sounded out each sentence.

“If you can’t read the words, can you talk about the pictures?” teacher Elizabeth Bergner coached. The goal for the women enrolled in Bergner’s adult-education class in the District is to learn English, but an equally important target is to help their children learn to read.

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Air Force Academy to Examine Conduct of Cadet Athletes

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 6:48pm
The investigation was prompted by reports of sexual assault, drug use, cheating and other violations of the academy’s honor code.
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Why college kids aren’t timid or lost

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 5:23pm

Author and former Yale faculty member William Deresiewicz has created a sensation with his attack on the Ivy League, published in the New Republic.

He is right to question our misplaced respect for elite colleges. He also wisely wonders why such institutions can’t welcome more students from low-income homes.

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International Education: Education Technology Companies Play the Name Game

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 12:02pm
Company names, often bastardizing, have wriggled into the lexicons of college administrators, professors and students.






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International Education: College of Europe Aims to Produce Well-Rounded Civil Servants

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 12:02pm
Long known as a training ground for European Union bureaucrats, the College of Europe faces challenges in its bid to produce well-rounded civil servants.






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Strauss: Fact-checking Campbell Brown: What she said, what research really shows

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 10:31am

Former CNN correspondent Campbell Brown appeared on The Colbert Report last week in her role as head of the new Partnership for Educational Justice, an advocacy organization that is supporting seven parents in a lawsuit against New York State’s teacher tenure laws. (Supporting may be underestimating what the group is doing, given that she called the parents “our plaintiffs.”)  Colbert asked her some good questions but her answers were, well, questionable. In the following post, Alyssa Hadley Dunn,  a former high school English teacher who is now an assistant professor of teacher education at Michigan State University, fact-checks Brown’s answers. Dunn researches urban schools, educational policy, and social justice.

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