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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Westminster Dog Show

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 5:06am
Here are several paragraphs from a Feb. 16 article, “Westminster Dog Show Offers No Joy for Fans of a Charming Galoot.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | auxiliary

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/18/2015 - 1:04am
This word has appeared in 191 New York Times articles in the past year

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Why Notre Dame’s curriculum review raises far-reaching Catholic identity questions

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 8:05pm
This story has been updated.As the University of Notre Dame conducts its 10-year review of curriculum standards, a proposal to reconsider requiring students to take theology and philosophy courses is raising concerns that such a change could endanger the institution’s Catholic identity.Read full article >>

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Economic Scene: The Promise and Failure of Community Colleges

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 7:17pm
President Obama’s offer of a full ride to community college should increase enrollment, but its success will depend more on how many students graduate.

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Latest Job Postings - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 7:07pm
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Motherlode Blog: The Guesswork in Deciphering an Autistic Son’s Behavior

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:21pm
The mother of a son with autism helps him to express himself by being the best guesser she can be.

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Calif. Districts Seek $1 Billion to Fund Test Mandate

Education Week - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:12pm
The formal push by four school districts to boost state funding for new standardized tests could muddy rollout of California’s common-core assessments.
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Schools Weigh Access to Students' Social-Media Passwords

Education Week - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:11pm
State lawmakers and school district officials are again wrestling with questions about schools' authority to access and monitor students' social-media accounts.
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State Legislatures Take Aim at Restraint, Seclusion in Schools

Education Week - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:09pm
People looking to curb the behavioral-modification practices, including advocates for those with disabilities, are finding fertile ground among state lawmakers.
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States Ceding Power Over Classroom Materials

Education Week - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:07pm
When it comes to choosing print and online resources for schools, states are increasingly putting more of the authority in the hands of districts.
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Clash Looms Over Obama's Education-Budget Priorities

Education Week - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:04pm
The president wants a 7 percent hike in funding for the U.S. Department of Education, but a GOP-controlled Congress has pledged to keep a tight rein on spending.
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Why Annual State Testing Matters

Education Week - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:03pm
The reauthorization of the ESEA must require annual testing so states can help struggling school districts, argues Karen Hawley Miles.
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'Hands-in-the-Dirt' Learning

Education Week - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:03pm
Garden-based learning supports many different learning styles, says Jane Hirschi, who urges teachers to lead the movement.
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GOP in Driver's Seat as Congress Tackles NCLB Rewrite

Education Week - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:02pm
Title I and the federal role in K-12 are among the top issues as a revision of the No Child Left Behind Act passes the House education committee.
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FCC Plan for 'Net Neutrality' Addresses Schools' Needs

Education Week - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 6:01pm
The proposal, if approved Feb. 26, would for the first time regulate broadband firms that provide high-speed Internet service as though they were public utilities.
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Arizona State police officer resigns after tackling a professor to the ground

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 5:57pm
An Arizona State University police officer resigned Monday rather than get fired for his treatment of a faculty member, the Arizona Republic reported.Officer Stewart Ferrin stopped assistant professor Ersula Ore in May and ordered her to walk on the sidewalk, rather than the road, according to the Republic — and as she argued with him and refused to show identification, the incident escalated to the point that he was threatening to slam her into the police car, she kicked him in the shin, and he tackled her to the ground.Read full article >>

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Christie goes from Common Core supporter to critic, blames Obama

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/17/2015 - 5:28pm
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal is no longer the only GOP presidential hopeful to undergo an election season conversion from Common Core booster to critic.New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie told conservative Republicans in Iowa — the site of the first 2016 GOP caucus about a year from now — that he has “grave concerns” about the Common Core, the K-12 academic standards in reading and math adopted by 43 states and D.C. Read full article >>

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