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Motherlode Blog: A Baby Born Exactly According to Plan, a Thousand Miles From Home

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:20am
Chances are good that Omaha won’t matter to my new daughter the way it does to me. But no matter what, it will always be a part of her life story.






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Strauss: Eleven civil rights groups urge Obama to drop test-based K-12 ‘accountability’ system

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 11:19am

Eleven national civil rights groups sent a letter Tuesday to President Obama, Education Secretary Arne Duncan and congressional leaders saying that the current standardized test-based “accountability system” for K-12 education ignores “critical supports and services” children need to succeed and discourages “schools from providing a rich curriculum for all students focused on the 21st century skills they need to acquire.”  The groups make recommendations on how to revamp the system in a way that would improve educational opportunity and equity for students of color.

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Meet the Ward 3 candidates for D.C. State Board of Education

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 10:52am

The Ward 3 seat for the D.C. State Board of Education is wide open this fall. After seven years on the board, Laura Slover decided not to run for another term.

The board’s main function is to set policies around graduation requirements and academic standards. It no longer plays a role in decisions about school system facilities, operations and budget, since the D.C. Council established mayoral control over the schools in 2007. But many of the candidates also see the position as a key advocate for school issues in their part of the city. Here are the Ward 3 candidates. Their responses here are based on interviews.

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Two States Revisit NCLB Tangles After Losing Waivers

Education Week - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:22am
For now, Oklahoma and Washington are navigating a bumpy transition back to life under the outdated No Child Left Behind Act.
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No, Teachers Should Not Carry Guns

Education Week - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 8:22am
Educators shouldn't be allowed to carry firearms, writes school principal and licensed gun owner Russ Moore.
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Oct. 21-27, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 7:29am
Have you been following the news? 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: How Do You Get Your News?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 6:48am
How do you decide what news sources to trust?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Chocolate Candy in the Halloween Trick-or-Treat Bag

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 4:30am
What is your favorite chocolate candy? What do you like about it?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Ghost-Hunting Tours at the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 4:19am
This week, in honor of Halloween, we’ll be publishing only scary editions of Test Yourself, using articles like this one from 2013, which was written by a man who spent the night at an old mental hospital rumored to be haunted.






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Degrees of Education: A New Push to Get Low-Income Students Through College

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:30am
Michael Bloomberg’s charity announced an effort to reduce the number of poor students who excel in high school and fail to get through college.






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