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The Learning Network: Thawing Relations: Teaching About Cuba and the U.S.

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 3:38pm
In this lesson we explore different facets of the historic relationship between Cuba and the United States and give students a chance to predict what might come next. In follow-up activities students can delve more deeply into the history, culture, economics and politics of the communist nation 90 miles south of Florida.






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Department of Anthropology - Lecturer | Bates College

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 3:35pm
US - ME - Lewiston, Bates College seeks to hire an archaeologist for a one-year position as Lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, beginning in September 2015. The successful candidate will teach four courses, two
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Bits Blog: Investors Put $186 Million Into Lynda.com, an Online Tutorial Service

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 2:54pm
The first major financing deal of the year in education technology dwarfs the biggest deals in the sector last year.






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Longtime Montgomery educator Christopher Garran heads to Virginia Beach

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 2:28pm
A longtime Montgomery County educator who is part of the superintendent’s executive leadership team is leaving for the top job at a private school in Virginia Beach.Christopher S. Garran, associate superintendent for high schools in Maryland’s largest school system, will start July 1 as head of Cape Henry Collegiate, an independent K-12 school with about 900 students.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Should Newspapers Reprint Cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad That Some Deem Offensive?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 12:31pm
Would being able to see the Charlie Hebdo cartoons help readers better understand an important news event? Are the cartoons deliberately offensive, and will republishing them likely offend reasonable readers?






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Strauss: Cutting through the stupid on annual standardized testing

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 12:19pm
Perhaps the key struggle between Democrats and Republicans over the rewriting of No Child Left Behind will be about annual standardized testing.Sen. Lamar Alexander, the Republican from Tennessee who just became chairman of the Senate education committee, says he is determined to get a bill rewriting No Child Left Behind to the Senate floor by the end of February. That would be something of a feat, given that NCLB was signed into law in 2002 and was supposed to be rewritten in 2007. Congress has been unable to get the job done since then.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Skipping School for Vacation: Good for Families, or Bad for Students?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:54am
I’m a parent. I have taken my children out of school for family events and other trips. I am also an educator, and I have seen the havoc these absences can wreak on students and their teachers.
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Grosso outlines broad approach to education reform

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 11:44am
D.C. Council member David Grosso (I- At large), the newly appointed chairman of the education committee, outlined a broad approach to education reform this week, involving every agency in the city to help prepare students to learn.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Cat People and Dog People

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 8:01am
An 1872 editorial argues that “lunatics” often have an “excessive fondness for felines.”






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Cal Student Central Customer Representative (4722C) #19189 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 7:18am
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, generatin
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | In Case You Missed It …

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 5:11am
Here are the first six paragraphs from a Jan. 2 article, “The Unending Anxiety of an ICYMI World.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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Strauss: Teen: The PARCC Common Core test is ‘the most stressful thing I’ve done in school’

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 5:00am
A 14-year-old student named Jordan Barron who is a freshman at Mahwah High School in New Jersey recently shared his thoughts about the Common Core test known as PARCC with members of the New Jersey Board of Education— and he was pretty strong in his opinion. He called dealing with the test “the most stressful thing I’ve done in school” and he challenged board members to take it.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | humanitarian

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 829 New York Times articles in the past year.






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New York City Education Department to Add or Expand 40 Dual-Language Programs

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/15/2015 - 12:37am
Carmen Fariña, the schools chancellor, said the programs for elementary, middle and high school levels would be created or expanded for the 2015-16 school year.






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Maryland couple want ‘free-range’ kids, but not all do

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 10:28pm
It was a one-mile walk home from a Silver Spring park on Georgia Avenue on a Saturday afternoon. But what the parents saw as a moment of independence for their 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter, they say authorities viewed much differently. Read full article >>






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Maryland couple want ‘free-range’ kids, but not all do

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 10:28pm
It was a one-mile walk home from a Silver Spring park on Georgia Avenue on a Saturday afternoon. But what the parents saw as a moment of independence for their 10-year-old son and 6-year-old daughter, they say authorities viewed much differently. Read full article >>






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