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Jeb Bush offers nuanced defense of Common Core education standards

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:27pm

Former Florida governor Jeb Bush (R) offered a nuanced defense of the Common Core State Standards during a speech Thursday in Washington, trying to mend the divide within the GOP over the standards as he weighs a 2016 presidential bid.

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Motherlode Blog: Conversation Starters for Beyond the Thanksgiving Table

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:54am
Talking about gratitude and giving around the Thanksgiving table is a great time to start a new family tradition: jump starting better conversations every night.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Thanksgiving at Times of National Turmoil

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 11:17am
Times archival articles about Americans celebrating Thanksgiving even as they coped with Great Depression, World Wars I and II, the wars in Vietnam and Afghanistan, Hurricanes Katrina and Sandy, and the 9/11 terrorist attacks.






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Strauss: Principal suspended after armed officers conduct live shooter drill during school

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:18am

Public schools in Polk County, Fla., are supposed to routinely stage lockdown drills so that students, teachers and staff know what to do in the event of a real emergency. But one recent exercise got a little out of hand  — and now a school principal has been suspended and changes in drill protocol have been ordered.

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Schools benefit from Ohio foresting

Education Week - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:06am
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Achievements, Dissension Marked Tenn. Chief's Tenure

Education Week - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:24am
Kevin Huffman gained prominence for policy positions as Tennessee's education commissioner, but he also clashed with state lawmakers and local superintendents.
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Bits Blog: ClassDojo Adopts Deletion Policy for Student Data

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:46am
The maker of ClassDojo, a popular classroom app, said that starting in January it plans to keep students’ behavioral records for only one school year.






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The Learning Network: What Are You Thankful For?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 6:04am
As Thanksgiving approaches, what are you grateful for? Why?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | ‘Extreme’ Snowstorm Pummels Western New York

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:42am
Where has a powerful snowstorm swept, creating snowdrifts as high as houses, trapping people in their homes and forcing hundreds of motorists to abandon their cars on roads that were quickly buried in blizzard-like conditions?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | No More Ms. Nice Gal

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:30am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | impenitent

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in three New York Times articles in the past two years.






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Hour of Code to feature ‘Frozen’ characters

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:50am

Code.org, the non-profit group that offers a free tutorial in computer programming to students as early as kindergarten, is preparing to unveil its second annual “Hour of Code” lesson, but with an assist from Disney designed to attract more girls to participate.

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Public school enrollment jumps in N. Va., heading to 40 percent of state’s students

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 12:00am

Enrollment in Northern Virginia’s public schools is surging toward a record even as student populations dwindle in the vast majority of school systems across the state in the wake of the 2008 recession, according to a new University of Virginia study.

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Passing Rate Declines by 20% as State Uses New Certification Exams for Teachers

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 11:43pm
The fall in certifications resembles, in some respects, the state’s experience with the Common Core, a set of more rigorous learning standards for students that has been adopted by New York and most other states.






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University of California Is Set to Raise Tuition

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:27pm
Despite protests and a last-ditch effort by Gov. Jerry Brown to block an increase in costs, the University of California Board of Regents approved a plan to raise tuition 27.6 percent over five years.






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The Learning Network: Food Fight: Researching and Debating the Future of G.M.O.’s

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/19/2014 - 10:19pm
In this lesson, students will learn about the science behind G.M.O.’s, and they will explore questions about the consequences, both intended and unintended, related to their use.






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