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Wealth Matters: Giving Back to Your School in a Meaningful Way

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 12:58pm
Donations to educational institutions are increasing. What to consider when your contribution is significant.
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Motherlode Blog: Ta-dah! We Built You a Hut

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:50am
Every year, while others are mapping out their jack-o’-lantern carvings or dusting off boxes of Christmas decorations in the attic, we are building a hut for Sukkot.






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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 10:15am
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.
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Motherlode Blog: How Do I Know What’s Bullying and What’s Normal Conflict?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 8:07am
When my daughter first started school, she raced off to school happily each morning. Until, suddenly, she didn’t.






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The Learning Network: NYTLNreads | Recommendations From Ninth Graders at Garden City High School

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 8:00am
Students in Samara Skolnik’s class encouraged others to read an obituary of a Russian space scientist, reporting on college football players and head trauma and an article on Mexican Coca-Cola.






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Hispanic Heritage

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 7:57am
Test your knowledge of Hispanic heritage by playing our crossword.






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Strauss: Educating kids isn’t rocket science. It’s harder.

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 7:00am

Many school reformers blame unions and entrenched bureaucracy for blocking school reforms that, they say, would have worked beautifully if  they had been implemented as designed. Actually, as Jack Schneider explains in this post, most school reforms imposed over decades have been implemented but they never turn out to be as effective as promised. Schneider is an assistant professor of education at the College of the Holy Cross, the author of two books, and the father of a pre-K public school student. He tweets @Edu_Historian.

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SAT scores in most Fairfax high schools see notable jump, while some still struggle

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 6:00am

The average SAT score in Fairfax County jumped five points in 2014, even as students around the country saw scores remain stagnant.

Compared to 2013, the average composite score for students in Fairfax, the 10th-largest school division in the country and most dynamic district in the sate, rose to 1668, more than 170 points above the nationwide average of 1497.

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