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The Learning Network: Detection, Prevention and Treatment: Researching Issues Around Ebola in the United States

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:24pm
In this learning simulation, students are to draft a report for their boss, Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control, on what lessons have been learned so far in preventing the Ebola virus from spreading in the U.S.






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Motherlode Blog: At This House, Only the Kids in Good Costumes Get Good Candy

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:49pm
Should you reward those who obey the unwritten rules of Halloween — dress up, be a child, say “trick-or-treat” — with better sweets?






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Strauss: An account of exactly how students cheated on SAT in Asia

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 2:41pm

Counselors at international schools in Asia are reporting allegations of cheating on the Oct. 11 administration of the SAT in more countries than the two  that were the original focus of an investigation — and one counselor said he was struck by the “ease at which one can cheat.”

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Motherlode Blog: Sororities: Sisterhood, With More Than One Price Tag

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 1:32pm
Sorority life is expensive, and not all the costs are financial.






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Motherlode Blog: Why Teenagers Cut, and How to Help

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 1:02pm
In the mind of a teenager who self-injures, cutting helps regulate emotions, and strategies that might help most teens can backfire.






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Strauss: Anger, support for teacher who spent two days as a student

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:54am

Last week I published a post titled “Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns” that went viral. The post, written by Alexis Wiggins, a 15-year teaching veteran now working in  a private American International School overseas, talked about how tough the school day can be for a competitive student, and she had three takeaways from her experience:

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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Historic Hauntings

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 11:17am
We took a deep dive into The Times’s archives to find as many 19th-century articles about hauntings as we could. Where they were reported, we provide the street addresses as well.






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