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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Harper Lee and ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 9:35am
Do you love “To Kill a Mockingbird”? Are you looking forward to another book about Scout and Atticus, or do you share the worries of an Op-Ed writer who pleads, “Don’t Do It, Harper Lee”?






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Strategy: Internships Abroad: Unpaid, With a $10,000 Price Tag

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 6:45am
Hundreds of program providers have seized on interest in interning abroad, adding bells and whistles at a cost.






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Student Notebook: An Internship Gone Bad in Bolivia

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 6:45am
Eighteen years old and looking for the “next extraordinary”: one intern’s cautionary tale.






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More College Freshmen Report Having Felt Depressed

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 6:01am
High numbers of students are beginning college having felt depressed and overwhelmed during the previous year, according to an annual survey released on Thursday.






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The Learning Network: What’s the Best Way to Get Over a Breakup?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 6:01am
Have you or anyone you’re close to suffered a romantic breakup? How did you, or they, handle it? What worked to ease the pain? What made it worse?
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A University Recognizes a Third Gender: Neutral

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 5:30am
In what ways are biases that reinforce only two gender categories built into our social structures and language?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Choosing the Ivy League Over Division I

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 5:21am
Here are several paragraphs from a Jan. 30 article, “Harvard-Bound Player Has 2 Careers on His Mind.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Strauss: Why teachers can’t have ‘normal’ lives

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 5:00am
I’m not entirely sure what a normal life is, but the author of this post says they aren’t in the cards for teachers. This was written by Alice Trosclair, who has been teaching for eight years in southern Louisiana. She currently teaches American literature, AP English Language and Composition, and AP English Literature and Composition.  A version of this post, which I am publishing with permission, appeared on The Educator’s Room website.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | acidulous

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/05/2015 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past year.






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T.C. Williams principal, who oversaw the high school’s turn around, to retire in June

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 7:54pm
Principal Suzanne Maxey, who was selected to lead T.C. Williams High School in Alexandria, Va., after it was singled out for low achievement by the federal government, will retire after five years on the job.Read full article >>






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Schools chief’s exit leaves many in Montgomery with questions

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 7:51pm
A day after the sudden resignation of Montgomery County’s schools chief, some in the community had pointed questions for the elected officials who supported his departure, and others wondered about the path ahead for Maryland’s largest school district.Read full article >>






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Grosso’s bill to ban pre-K suspensions applauded; advocates urge further steps

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 7:51pm
D.C. Council member David Grosso’s first bill as Education Committee chairman — seeking a partial ban on suspensions and expulsions of preschool students in public programs — got a strong response from advocates who urged him to push for more sweeping reforms of student discipline practices.Read full article >>
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Not a lot of comity on the House education panel, members split on how to rewrite law

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 6:38pm
While Democrats and Republicans in the Senate hold daily negotiations over a new federal education law, things are far more strained between the parties on the House side. As the House focuses on an updated version of the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act, Rep. Bobby Scott (D-Va.), the ranking member on the House committee on Education and the Workforce, sent a written request to Chairman John Kline (R-Minn.) to hold hearings.Read full article >>






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How a $2,000 Doritos Super Bowl ad became a million-dollar sensation

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 4:05pm
A frequent flier, Scott Zabielski faces a common dilemma. He’s 6 feet 3 inches tall, which means that squeezing his lanky frame into economy airline seats, crammed against other passengers, can be a challenge.Read full article >>






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Executive Director- Archdiocesan Housing, Inc. | Catholic Charities

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 3:04pm
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Ga. teacher sets AP U.S. history to song

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:41pm
Advanced Placement history teacher Tom Wolff at South Forsyth High School in Georgia uses songs and videos -- some of them pr -More
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Using theater improvisation to improve learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:41pm
Theater improvisation is an effective method to boost learning, asserts Robert Kulhan, a professor at Duke University's Fuqua -More
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Educator: PD should "ignite" teachers' ideas, innovations

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/04/2015 - 2:41pm
The language used to describe professional development -- as well as accompanied incentives -- should be refocused away from  -More
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