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Is the classroom a stressful place? Thousands of teachers say yes

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 10:00am
This story has been updated.A new survey of more than 30,000 U.S. teachers finds that most of them report high levels of stress and low levels of autonomy, but it also shows that they are not ready to bail on the classroom.Read full article >>







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Many D.C. Public School students travel less than a mile to school

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 9:36am
High school students attending traditional public schools in the District travel a median distance of 1.8 miles to get to school compared to 0.6 miles for elementary school students, according to information released by D.C. Public Schools this week.Read full article >>







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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | May 5-11, 2015

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 8:59am
Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.







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We Need a National Digital-Library Endowment

Education Week - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 8:25am
As library resources dwindle, philanthropists and policymakers could give e-book sharing a big boost, write David H. Rothman and Jim Duncan.
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New Candidates Join Field of GOP White House Hopefuls

Education Week - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 8:25am
Three new Republican candidates have tossed their hats into the ring for the 2016 presidential contest: Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Mike Huckabee.
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The Learning Network: Do You Pay Attention to Calorie Counts for Food?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 5:00am
Do you think requiring restaurants to post calorie counts helps consumers make healthier choices? Or do you think most consumers don’t care much about, or don’t understand, the importance of calorie intake?







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Public Schools Fund, Under de Blasio, Is Struggling to Lure Wealthy Donors

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 5:00am
The fund, which lured wealthy philanthropists under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, raised an average of $29 million a year over the last decade. This fiscal year, it has raised just $18 million.







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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | More Than 1,000 Refugees Land on Malaysian Resort Island

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:30am
How should the world respond to the persecution of the Rohingya in Myanmar?







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Strauss: Gates Foundation pours millions more into Common Core

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:00am
Bill Gates famously spent hundreds of millions of dollars to develop, implement and promote the now controversial Common Core State Standards. He hasn’t stopped giving.In the last seven months, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has poured more than $10 million into implementation and parent support for the Core, according to grant details on the foundation website (see below). That includes $3.7 million to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to support the Core at a time when it has come under increasing attack across the country, for both educational and political reasons.Read full article >>







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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The @_FloridaMan Twitter Account

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:58am
Here are several paragraphs from the May 10 article “@_FloridaMan Beguiles With the Hapless and Harebrained.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?







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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How to Avoid Commencement Clichés

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:21am
Talk about life’s purpose. Don’t give product advice.







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Strauss: The final exam students take in the nude. Really.

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:32am
Put this in the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff category: At the University of California San Diego, a controversy is brewing over an art class in which students take the final exam in the nude.According to KGTV, ABC10 in San Diego, the course is Visual Arts 104A: Performing the Self, which has been taught for 11 years by Associate Professor Ricardo Dominguez. According to the story, Dominguez explained that students strip down — along with himself — for a “performance of self” in a dark room with a lit candle. It quotes him as saying:Read full article >>







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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | lout

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 14 New York Times articles in the past year.







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May 13, 2015 - C3 Dimension 4: Communicating Conclusions and Taking Informed Action--Ana Post

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:05pm
You are invited to attend the next C3 Literacy Collaborative Webinar Investigation presentation on the C3 Dimension 4: Communicating Conclusions and Taking Informed Action ! When: Wednesday, May 13 Time: 6:30 PM Eastern / 3:30 PM Pacific To participate: Click and complete this RSVP Form About the presentation: Completing the Inquiry Arc: Exploring Dimension 4 of the C3 Framework How can students effectively communicate --> Read More
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