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New group in Maryland forms to fight cellphone towers built on school property

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 8:43am

A new group, made up of residents and activists from across Maryland, has formed to help Prince George's County residents who are fighting the county school system’s plan to build cellphone towers on school property.

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After Decades of Action, Supreme Court Cools on School Cases

Education Week - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 8:35am
The U.S. Supreme Court has gone five years without hearing a single case involving a school district or local school official as the party bringing the case or as the respondent.
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Make a Difference: Show Students You Care

Education Week - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 8:34am
Polling data show that teachers who are supported and respected by their schools inspire engaged, hopeful students better able to succeed in school and life, Gallup’s Brandon Busteed says.
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Sept. 23-29, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 6:26am
Have you been following the news this week? 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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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | White House Intruder Got Farther Than First Reported, Official Says

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:30am
How do these new details contrast with the picture Secret Service officials initially described?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of ‘Friends’

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 4:15am
Below is the first paragraph, broken up into shorter sentences of the Sept. 26 article “The One With the Replica Coffee Shop.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | inert

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 98 New York Times articles in the past year.






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California Law on Sexual Consent Pleases Many but Leaves Some Doubters

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 9:50pm
Under the state law colleges must require “affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity,” which can be verbal or communicated through actions.






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National Briefing | Rockies: Colorado: Sickouts Close Schools Again

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:54pm
Hundreds of students in Jefferson County missed school again Monday as teachers shut down two high schools by calling in sick.






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Strauss: Ben Carson: New AP U.S. history course will make kids want to ‘sign up for ISIS’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:33pm

The new Advanced Placement U.S. history framework has become the target of intense criticism from conservatives who charge that it is anti-American, the latest attack coming on Monday from potential GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson, a famed pediatric neurosurgeon who said that “most people” who complete the course would then be “ready to sign up for ISIS.”

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Prince George’s schools cut costs by reducing printers, sparking complaints

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:29pm

Prince George’s County has significantly reduced the number of printers in its public schools this year, leading teachers to complain that they are losing instructional and planning time because they have to go to the main office to make copies. They also said they often end up waiting in long lines behind other teachers and have dealt with far more machine malfunctions.

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Suspect’s arrest in U-Va. case provides lead in 2009 death of Virginia Tech student

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:19pm

Virginia State Police investigators said Monday that the arrest of Jesse L. “LJ” Matthew Jr., who allegedly abducted missing U-Va. student Hannah Graham this month, has provided “a significant break” in the case of a young woman who similarly disappeared in Charlottesville five years ago and was later found dead.

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Trial Opens in Atlanta School Cheating Scandal

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:16pm
Prosecutors alleged that teachers and administrators had engaged in a “widespread, cleverly disguised” conspiracy to cheat on standardized test scores.






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Takeovers of struggling charter schools offer families stability, and a culture clash

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:03pm

The line of parents waiting to attend back-to-school night stretched down the sidewalk, and many of them had no idea what to expect as they approached the historic school on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast Washington.

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Motherlode Blog: Adopted From Russia, Just Days Before the Ban

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 5:53pm
From a visa arriving hours before a government shutdown to staying one mile away from the protests in Red Square against American families adopting Russian children, there were plenty of chances for this adoption to fall apart.






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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Talking Racism and Sexism With Children

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:24pm
Parental silence on gender roles and racial differences won’t lead to race-blind and gender-neutral children. That doesn’t make racism and sexism any easier to talk about. How does your family do it?
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