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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Animal Whisperer

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 4:31am
When have you wondered if a zoo animal or pet was depressed or unhappy?

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Bodies of Water

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 3:35am
Test your knowledge of bodies of water by playing our crossword.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | fallow

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 82 New York Times articles in the past year.

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Departure of Official Is Sought by Teachers

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 9:53pm
Long ties between the Democratic Party and teachers’ unions are fraying, as seen by the National Education Association’s resolution calling for the resignation of the secretary of education, Arne Duncan.

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Growing number of kindergarteners are Hispanic

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 9:28pm

At least one in five kindergarten students were Hispanic in 17 states, according to an analysis of 2012 census data by the Pew Research Center. That’s up significantly from 2000, when just eight states reached the same threshold for kindergarten enrollments.

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About New York: For Those in the Digital Dark, Enlightenment Is Borrowed From the Library

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:59pm
For most of New York City, two companies, Time Warner and Verizon, provide broadband access at an annual cost of close to $1,000 per home. But for many houses, that means no access at all.

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National Briefing | Plains: Kansas: Data From School Tests Will Not Be Released

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:30pm
Kansas will not issue any report cards this year on how its public school students performed on standardized reading and math tests after cyberattacks and other problems this spring, the State Board of Education decided Tuesday.
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U.S. colleges have worked to address ties to slavery, Confederacy

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 7:47pm

With Washington and Lee University’s announcement Tuesday that it will remove historic Confederate battle flags from the main chamber of Lee Chapel and its acknowledgement of regret for the school’s ties to slavery, the college in Lexington, Va., joined numerous other U.S. colleges that have worked to address their ties to slavery and the Confederacy. Here is a list of prominent schools that are among those that have publicly addressed the issue during the past decade, in chronological order.

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Rocky Road Foreseen for Newark Schools Overhaul

Education Week - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 5:33pm
Despite opposition from a new mayor and the community, the state-appointed schools chief for the New Jersey district has agreed to stick around for three more years.
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School Turnarounds Proving Heavy Lift for Waiver States

Education Week - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 5:32pm
Federal reports show that many states with leeway from many NCLB mandates were cited for failing to follow through with plans to turn around their poorest-performing schools.
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States That Drop Common Core Under Gun in Replacing Them

Education Week - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 5:30pm
Though they usually have years to overhaul academic standards, states backing out of the common core will have to craft new ones under a tight time frame.
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Fewer States Hit Mark Under New Spec. Ed. Framework

Education Week - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 5:28pm
Federal officials are looking more at how well students with disabilities are taught, and less on strict compliance with voluminous regulations.
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In High Court Decision, Public-Employee Unions Avoid Damaging Blow

Education Week - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 5:05pm
The U.S. Supreme Court stopped short of reversing a key precedent allowing public-worker unions to charge "agency fees" to nonmembers.
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The Supreme Court's 2013-2014 Term: Notable Cases for Educators

Education Week - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 5:05pm
The justices dealt with several cases of interest to educators, including disputes involving race in college admissions, prayers at government meetings, and more.
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Major Revisions Underway for School Leaders' Standards

Education Week - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:53pm
Model standards used nationwide to prepare, guide, and evaluate school leaders—including principals, their supervisors, and superintendents—are being revised to reflect the jobs' changing roles.
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Chicago Mishandled School Closures, Says State Panel

Education Week - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:52pm
Report is the third post mortem on last year's closures, which shut down 49 schools and affected nearly 12,000 students.
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