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Study: Alabama K-12 cuts deepest

Education Week - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:04am
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Motherlode Blog: Your Child Has Lice? Spread the Word.

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 8:04am
If we want to have any chance at defeating, or better yet avoiding, lice, we’re going to have to be willing to talk about them.






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The Learning Network: Ideas for E.L.L.s | Civics and Citizenship

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 7:32am
The 2014 elections are just around the corner, and they provide many opportunities for inviting E.L.L.s to be more active citizens.






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The Learning Network: How Sexist Is the Gaming World?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 5:09am
Are you an avid video game player? Do you feel the industry and culture of the gaming world is dominated by men and boys? If so, what effects of that have you seen?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | After 29 Years, Royals Waste No Time

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:55am
When did the Kansas City Royals last win a championship?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Converse and the Chuck Taylor Lawsuits

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:07am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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Strauss: A professor’s encounter with two Teach For America recruiters

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:00am

Teach For America is an organization that recruits new college graduates, gives them five weeks of training in a summer institute and then places them in some of America’s neediest schools. Popular with the Obama administration, TFA has increasingly generated criticism about its limited training program and its requirement that corps members stay only two years in a school. I’ve published some pieces critical of TFA (see here, here and here), including this one by  Fordham Professor Mark Naison, who explained why he does not welcome Teach For America in his classroom to recruit. Here is a post by another academic, Mitchell Robinson, an associate professor and chair of music education at Michigan State University, about his recent experience with two TFA recruiters who met him to discuss why he, like Naison, didn’t want them in his classroom.  Before moving to Michigan State, Robinson taught music for 10 years in the Fulton (NY) City School District, and held collegiate appointments at the University of Connecticut and the Eastman School of Music.

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Strauss: Why the ‘coding for all’ movement is more than a boutique reform

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:00am

Earlier this year I published a post about coding by education historian Larry Cuban that took issue with current calls for all students to learn how to code computers as a way to learn problem solving and computational thinking. Cuban is professor emeritus of education at Stanford University, and a former high school teacher and district superintendent. Here is a response to Cuban from two academics who explain why they think all students should learn to code. This was  written by  Jane Margolis, a senior researcher at the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies and author of  “Stuck in the Shallow End: Education, Race, and Computing,” and  Yasmin Kafai, a professor at the University of Pennsylvania Graduate School of Education and author of  “Connected Code: Why Children Need to Learn Programming.”

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | narcissist

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 48 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Obama May Name ‘Czar’ to Oversee Ebola Response

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:47pm
After learning that a nurse infected in Texas had flown to Ohio, officials in two states closed schools and Americans debated how much they should worry.






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Norward Roussell, Leader of Selma Schools in Turbulent Time, Dies at 80

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:36pm
As the first black superintendent of schools in Selma, Ala., Dr. Roussell aspired to equalize educational opportunity, only to be fired amid racial animosities, protests and a school boycott.






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Court Gives Go-Ahead to Expansion by N.Y.U.

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 10:30pm
The Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court unanimously voted on Tuesday to allow for a major expansion in the heart of Greenwich Village.






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Deasy Resigns as Los Angeles Schools Chief After Mounting Criticism

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 8:20pm
John E. Deasy, superintendent of the Los Angeles Unified School District, had clashed with the school board, and drawn flak for a flawed $1.3 billion plan to give iPads to students.
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Group calls for increased investment in after-school programming

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 7:43pm

It’s 3 p.m. Do you know where your children are?

An Afterschool Alliance survey sought to find out the answer to this question across the country, and the results led the organization to call for more funding for quality activities for school-age children after the last bell of the day rings.

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Tests Prove Negative for Ebola in Yale Graduate Student

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/16/2014 - 5:29pm
The student, who had recently returned from Liberia and was admitted to Yale-New Haven Hospital with a fever, was said to be improving.
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