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The Learning Network: Our Second Annual Student Editorial Cartoon Contest

Education News from NY Times - September 8, 2016 - 8:18am
We are asking teenagers to make an illustration providing commentary or criticism on an issue or event. Post yours here by Oct. 18.
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The Learning Network: How Much Do You Trust the Celebrities and Social Media Stars You Follow?

Education News from NY Times - September 8, 2016 - 5:00am
Are you more likely to buy products or support brands that are promoted by your favorite celebrities and social media stars?
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The Education Issue: For Gay and Transgender Teens, Will It Get Better?

Education News from NY Times - September 8, 2016 - 5:00am
School life can be hell for teenagers who don’t identify as straight. One refuge? The internet.
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The Education Issue: They Also Have Lessons to Teach

Education News from NY Times - September 8, 2016 - 5:00am
Meet some of the other school figures who help students find their way.
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The Learning Network: Article of the Day | ‘Flooding of Coast, Caused by Global Warming, Has Already Begun’

Education News from NY Times - September 8, 2016 - 4:26am
What is “sunny-day flooding,” and how does it affect people and communities?
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The Learning Network: Picture Prompt | Arriving at Ellis Island

Education News from NY Times - September 8, 2016 - 3:48am
Why are immigrants in the news today? What comparisons to immigration in the past and today do you think this writer might be making?
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The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | magniloquent

Education News from NY Times - September 8, 2016 - 2:02am
This word has appeared in two New York Times articles in the past two years.
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Does randomly drug testing preschool teachers violate their Constitutional rights?

Education News from Washington Post - September 8, 2016 - 12:04am
A lawsuit alleges that D.C. is unlawfully subjecting some preschool teachers to random drug tests.
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Virginia school system weighs protections for transgender students and staff

Education News from Washington Post - September 8, 2016 - 12:04am
A proposed rule would bar discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
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The coming era of consolidation among colleges and universities

Education News from Washington Post - September 8, 2016 - 12:04am
In most sectors of the economy, when demand drops for a product consolidation usually follows — businesses either close or merge with competitors. But higher education seems immune to such economic pressures, mostly because it’s heavily regulated and subsidized.
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Common Core, Cuomo targeted in district's biting back-to-school spoof

Education News from Washington Post - September 8, 2016 - 12:04am
Watch the performance. It's funny.
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Clinton renews pledge to fund child care on college campuses, as more centers close

Education News from Washington Post - September 8, 2016 - 12:04am
The Democratic presidential nominee reaffirmed her commitment to invest in child-care programs on college campuses, spotlighting the need for a service that has been disappearing at many schools just as the number of student parents grows.
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Everything ITT students need to know now that the for-profit school has closed

Education News from Washington Post - September 8, 2016 - 12:04am
There are a few things the Department of Education and consumer advocates say ITT Tech students should consider before deciding what to do next.
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Do we expect too much from kids - or too little? The surprising answer.

Education News from Washington Post - September 8, 2016 - 12:04am
'The tendency to underestimate kids -- to overlook their often remarkable observations and solutions -- is a common complaint of progressive educators and those who support a more child-centered approach to schooling. We don't give kids their due! But the tendency to overestimate them ... is also worth our attention.'
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New evidence that summer programs can make a difference for poor children

Education News from Washington Post - September 8, 2016 - 12:04am
District-run academic programs appear to help stave off “summer slide” — as long as kids show up.
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