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Motherlode Blog: Colleges, Recruiting Even the Imaginary Students

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 1:35pm
I wasn’t surprised by the flood of mail my daughter received from colleges her junior year of high school. The amount of mail her nonexistent brother, “William,” received did come as something of a shock.






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Q&A: A President's View on Pre-College Credit

Education Week - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 9:31am
David Hodge, the president of Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, discusses practices at his school for recognizing college-level work completed in high school.
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Motherlode Blog: Counting the Days: ‘It’s Too Many Whales, Daddy’

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 9:28am
To count down the days of her father’s deployment, my daughter and I made a calendar adorned with a whale for each day he’d be gone. She was delighted with her work, until she took in what it meant.






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Colleges Vary on Credit for AP, IB, Dual Classes

Education Week - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 8:23am
When it comes to setting the bar on who gets credit for college-level work done in high school, postsecondary institutions are all over the map.
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Millions of Student Records Sold in Bankruptcy Case

Education Week - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 8:22am
The sale of ConnectEDU Inc. this year played out on a public stage, and raised concerns among school leaders and privacy experts about how its considerable trove of student data would be used.
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Dec. 2-8, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 8:04am
On Tuesday, Dec. 16, in lieu of a weekly quiz, look for our annual news quiz that rounds up the biggest stories of the year. What do you think should be included?






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The Learning Network: Should Countries Pay Ransoms to Free Hostages Held by Terrorists?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/09/2014 - 5:01am
Does paying ransom to terrorists and kidnappers only lead to more kidnapping? Or, is an inflexible policy unfair to the families of hostages?






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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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