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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | impermeable

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 12 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Ebola could test college commitments to international academic exchange

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 9:49pm

U.S. colleges and universities have long prided themselves on an open-door policy that encourages enrollment of international students. Their commitment to that principle might get tested in coming months as the deadly Ebola virus ravages three west African nations.

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Enrollment in Prince George’s schools increases for a second straight year

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 9:44pm

After a decade-long decline in enrollment, the Prince George’s County public school system has gained students for the second year in a row.

The county’s school system grew by 2,769 students the past year, according to preliminary figures released this week. Unofficial tallies put enrollment at 127,905, up from 125,136 during the 2013-2014 school year. Enrollment was 123,833 the previous year. Official numbers are expected in mid-November.

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Family in Anne Arundel pastry gun case loses school board appeal

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 8:48pm

School officials in Anne Arundel County rejected an appeal filed by the family of a boy suspended after he chewed his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun, according to a decision the family’s lawyer received Wednesday.

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School standardized testing is under growing attack, leaders pledge changes

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 8:38pm

The standardized test, a hallmark of the accountability movement that has defined U.S. public education since 2002, is under growing attack from critics who say students from pre-kindergarten to 12th grade are taking too many exams.

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Some Harvard Professors Oppose Policy on Assaults

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:21pm
Dozens of faculty members asked the school to withdraw its new sexual misconduct policy, saying it violated basic principles of fairness and would do more harm than good.






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3 former educators at Bailey’s in Fairfax file discrimination suit against principal

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 7:16pm

Three former educators at Bailey’s Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences allege in a federal lawsuit that they experienced severe workplace discrimination under the school’s principal, who continues to lead one of the largest elementary schools in the region.

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Motherlode Blog: Parent to Parent: When Play Dates Go Wrong

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 5:34pm
When I dropped my child’s friend off after a visit, my fellow mother came out onto the driveway. “How’d it go?” The answer was “not well,” but I didn’t know how, or whether, to say it.






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Motherlode Blog: Hindsight, Hospitals and Why We Got the Flu Vaccine This Year

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 4:55pm
I spent three days with my 3-year-old in the hospital last winter, regretting all the justifications I’d given myself for turning down the flu vaccine at the pediatrician’s office.






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Region’s schools asking about student travel to Africa as precaution against Ebola

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:46pm

Public school systems across the Washington region are monitoring their students in a precautionary effort to prevent the spread of the deadly Ebola virus.

Students who show up at school health centers in Fairfax and Montgomery counties with signs of a fever are facing questions about their recent travel history, and new students in several districts must answer questions about travel to and from West Africa on enrollment forms so school officials can learn about possible exposure in the region of the world most affected by the Ebola outbreak.

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At Florida State, Football Clouds Justice

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 3:03pm
Police and court records and interviews with witnesses show that the Tallahassee police on numerous occasions have soft-pedaled allegations of wrongdoing by Seminoles football players.






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The Learning Network: Fair Elections in Jeopardy? Connecting the Dots Among Voting Rates, Rights and Restrictions

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 2:14pm
In this lesson, we help students make connections among voter participation rates, the history of voting rights and new state voter ID laws. We also provide several ideas to help students investigate topics further, for example, by debating new voting requirements and creating get-out-the-vote public service announcements.






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Assistant Professor of Secondary Social Science Education (Tenure Track) | The University of Alabama

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:37pm
US - AL - Tuscaloosa, Minimum Qualifications: Earned doctorate in education related to the teaching and learning of middle school and/or high school social science education At least 2 years teaching experience in middle
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Mich. students use green screen, iPads as they research WWII jacket

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:28pm
Students in Michigan eighth-grade teacher Chris Henke's class are using a green screen like those used in weather news foreca -More
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Okla. school uses local historic sites for project-based learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/15/2014 - 1:28pm
Students at an Oklahoma school are using their local heritage and historic sites as the basis for interdisciplinary learning  -More
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