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Motherlode Blog: When Talk of Racism Centers on Black and White, What Does a Brown Parent Say?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 10:10am
In our time, for my generation, for those parents whose skin is not white, the coming-of-age conversation is not about the birds and the bees. It is a conversation about race.






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The Learning Network: NYTLNreads | Student Comments on Grand Jury Decisions in Ferguson and Staten Island

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 9:34am
Some of the most thoughtful and interesting responses we received on these issues via our Student Opinion questions. Bring your students to respond!






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'Mystery Parents' Test Charters' Enrollment of Spec. Ed., ELL Students

Education Week - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 8:30am
Ensuring that charter schools don't turn away students with special needs and English-learners is the goal of secret-caller programs in the District of Columbia and Massachusetts.
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The Learning Network: Teenagers in the Times | November 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 7:07am
Dazzling numbers were a recurring theme in the news stories about teenagers in November.






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ASSISTANT PHILANTHROPY OFFICER | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 6:54am
US - WA - Seattle, ASSISTANT PHILANTHROPY OFFICERReq #:114822Department:MICHAEL G. FOSTER SCHOOL OF BUSINESS: ADVANCEMENTJob Location:Seattle Campus Job Location Detail:Mackenzie HallPosting Date:12/04/2014Closing Info
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Financial Services Analyst 3 (4628U) #19028 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 5:46am
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 | The Holiday Windows of New York Department Stores

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 5:12am
Here are seven paragraphs from a Nov. 28 article, “Holiday Window Displays Lure Them Inside, by Dazzling Outside.” Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: Should Developers Be Allowed to Build in and Near the Grand Canyon?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 5:00am
Should parts of the Grand Canyon that lie outside the official national park boundaries be protected? Why?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Philadelphia 76ers Take the Low Road to the Top

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 4:30am
Do you think the 76ers can make it to the top by losing? Why?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | igneous

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/05/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past year.






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The Learning Network: Student Contest | Write a Rap About the News of 2014

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 11:16pm
Our Year in Rap Student Contest is back for a fourth round, and given how busy 2014 has been, we don’t think you’ll have any trouble finding topics.






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D.C. students remember Marion Barry

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 10:02pm

Eleven days after Marion Barry died, the life and legacy of the four-term mayor were the subject of a history lesson at Anacostia High School.

Students watched a news clip about him Thursday, answered questions and reflected on why he “was respected and loved by Washingtonians . . . especially those in Ward 8.”

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Loudoun County School Board places Middleburg Charter on probation

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 7:18pm

The Loudoun County School Board has placed its sole charter school on probation following news that the principal lacks the proper state license to run the school.

The board also voted 6 to 3 on Tuesday night to give notice to Middleburg Community Charter School of the licensure deficiency. The board also is compelling the charter to outline a plan to resolve the license problems for Principal Barbara Smith, who is leading the school in its inaugural year. The charter school was proposed last year as a way to save a tiny rural school that was threatened with closure. It is the first charter school in Northern Virginia and one of six in the state.

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Hudson River Park Trust Plans Research and Education Center at Pier 26

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 6:09pm
Construction of the estuarium, which will occupy the end of the 840-foot pier between North Moore and Hubert Streets, is expected to begin in 2017.
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Montgomery police call for potential victims, witnesses to come forward in schools case

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 5:51pm

Montgomery County police made a public appeal Thursday for information from potential victims and witnesses who may know more about the actions of a former county substitute teacher accused of inappropriately touching students.

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