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West Virginia Withdraws Altered Climate Curriculum

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 8:53pm
The State Board of Education voted not to go ahead with revised standards that expressed doubt about widely held views of climate change.






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U-Va. Phi Psi members speak about impact of discredited gang rape allegations

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 8:18pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The Phi Kappa Psi brothers sat together in a bedroom, turning the glossy magazine pages as they absorbed the account of a gang rape that allegedly took place within the brick walls around them.Read full article >>






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U-Va. Phi Psi members speak about impact of discredited gang rape allegations

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 8:18pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The Phi Kappa Psi brothers sat together in a bedroom, turning the glossy magazine pages as they absorbed the account of a gang rape that allegedly took place within the brick walls around them.Read full article >>






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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 - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 6:53pm
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. Below is his testimony.Read full article >>






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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 - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 6:53pm
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. Below is his testimony.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Je Suis Charlie et Ahmed: Teaching and Learning About the Charlie Hebdo Attacks

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 6:34pm
A series of reading, writing and discussion activities based on Times reporting and Opinion pieces that may help students think through some of the complex issues the Charlie Hebdo attacks have raised.






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W. Va. backs away from science standards that cast doubt on climate change

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 6:31pm
West Virginia parents, teachers and scientists helped persuade the state board of education on Wednesday to back away from adopting science standards that cast doubt on the existence of climate change, according to the Charleston Gazette.Read full article >>






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W. Va. backs away from science standards that cast doubt on climate change

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 6:31pm
West Virginia parents, teachers and scientists helped persuade the state board of education on Wednesday to back away from adopting science standards that cast doubt on the existence of climate change, according to the Charleston Gazette.Read full article >>






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Donor seeks to offer ‘freshman year for free’ through online college courses

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 4:47pm
President Obama is proposing to make community college tuition-free for qualified students nationwide. But what if anyone could take the first year of college free online?A New York philanthropist announced a $1 million donation Wednesday that aims to make that possible through an online venture overseen by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.Read full article >>






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Donor seeks to offer ‘freshman year for free’ through online college courses

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 4:47pm
President Obama is proposing to make community college tuition-free for qualified students nationwide. But what if anyone could take the first year of college free online?A New York philanthropist announced a $1 million donation Wednesday that aims to make that possible through an online venture overseen by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Harvard University.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Spying on College Life, via Yik Yak

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 3:52pm
Yik Yak is like an unofficial newsfeed from a college, targeting just that campus. It is definitely not the view you get at Parents and Family Weekend.






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Motherlode Blog: Cooking From the Freezer and Pantry: Miscellaneous Pork and Chicken Posole

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 3:48pm
“Cooking the pantry dry” requires a lot of improvisation, and not a lot of recipes.
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Pa. 4th-graders illustrate state history with shoebox floats

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 3:27pm
Trinity South Elementary School's fourth-graders in Pennsylvania recently made scale-model parade floats from shoeboxes to hi -More
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Researchers develop tool to help identify learning gaps

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 3:27pm
Kansas University researchers will launch a program this spring that seeks to help educators in 19 states pinpoint learning g -More
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Educator: How teachers can gain more time by saying, "No"

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 3:27pm
Educators can better manage their time by learning to decline projects that don't meet their professional goals to preserve t -More
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Helping teachers deliver better PowerPoint presentations

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 3:27pm
Think PowerPoint slides are stale?  -More
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Educators say laptops increase engagement for students

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 3:27pm
Administrators at Dempsey Middle School in Delaware, Ohio, say student engagement has improved since seventh-graders were giv -More
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School-based cafe gives students real-world business lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 3:27pm
Students in a culinary arts program at Horace Mann High School in North Fond du Lac, Wis., are learning hands-on job skills b -More
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Fla. 3rd-graders create posters to promote Everglades, wildlife

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/14/2015 - 3:27pm
Third-graders at a Florida elementary school recently learned about wildlife in the Everglades and used their artistic talent -More
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