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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The Solitude of N.H.L. Goalies

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 3:36am
Below are several paragraphs from the May 20 article “N.H.L. Goalies Need Their Alone Time, er, Stretching Routines.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?







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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | nexus

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 210 New York Times articles in the past year.







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U.S. public schools report fewer violent incidents

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/21/2015 - 12:01am
The rate of violent incidents in the nation’s public schools fell between the 2009-2010 and 2013-2014 school years, a period in which security measures such as surveillance cameras became more widespread, according to new federal data released Thursday.Read full article >>







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Search stalled, Montgomery appoints interim schools superintendent

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 9:58pm
Montgomery County’s school board voted unanimously Wednesday to appoint one of the district’s senior leaders as interim superintendent for next school year, temporarily filling the post after suspending a national search for a new schools chief this week.Read full article >>







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Concussion Lawsuits Rankle School Groups

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 9:20pm
The Illinois High School Association is the first state association that could face class-action scrutiny over concussions.







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Some high-performing principals to get three-year appointments

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 7:58pm
Some high-performing D.C. public school principals will be offered three-year appointments starting next school year, an effort to retain talented principals and respond to calls for more stability among city school leadership.Read full article >>







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Va. testing interrupted three times because of issues with Pearson system

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 6:28pm
Virginia students taking the annual Standards of Learning exams were unable to log in to the tests for more than an hour Wednesday afternoon, the third time in a week that computer problems have disrupted the statewide standardized testing.Read full article >>







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Search stalled, Montgomery appoints interim schools superintendent

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 4:37pm
Montgomery County’s school board unanimously voted Wednesday afternoon to appoint one of the district’s senior leaders as interim superintendent for next school year, temporarily filling the position after board members suspended a national search for a new schools chief this week.Read full article >>







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Rash of suicides sparks widespread training effort for teachers

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 4:13pm
All Fairfax County middle school and high school teachers have completed an innovative training program to help staffers identify teens in distress this year, part of a response to a series of student suicides across one of the nation’s largest school systems in 2014.Read full article >>







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Strauss: Top teachers cite anti-poverty programs as No. 1 school reform necessity — survey

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 1:47pm
In January, the Southern Education Foundation issued a report saying that for the first time in at least 50 years, a majority of U.S. public school students — 51 percent — come from low-income families. That statistic came from a new analysis that the foundation did — using 2013 federal data — on the percentage of public school students eligible for free and reduced-price lunch programs, which has for years been used as a rough proxy for poverty. Critics said the figure was inflated because students can qualify for reduced-price lunches if their families earn an annual income of between 135-185 percent of the federal poverty limit, and they qualify for free lunches if their family has an annual income of at or below 130 percent of the poverty line. Given that the official poverty line for a family of four is $24,250, it is clear that many families above the line are struggling mightily to pay their bills every month.Read full article >>







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Educator: How to improve history instruction

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 1:02pm
History instruction could be improved if teachers shared information with peers teaching other grades, teacher Lauren Brown w -More
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N.Y. educators share resources, tough questions about teaching about race

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 1:02pm
New York educators gained insight into teaching about race relations and the police at a conference organized by New York Uni -More
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Recent events highlight importance of social studies

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 1:02pm
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Ashbrook Weekend Colloquia at Historic Sites for Teachers
Ashbrook at Ashland University provides history and government teachers from across the country with educational resources and opportunities. Applications are now being accepted for colloquia at historic sites like Philadelphia, Charlottesville, and Springfield. Explore primary source documents and experience history where history was made. Application deadline: May 31, 2015. Apply now!

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PLCs bring Ind. teachers together

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 1:02pm
Educators describe a cultural shift toward collaboration after their Indiana district added an eighth period to its intermedi -More
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Maine school to adopt teacher-led leadership model

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 1:02pm
A school in Maine is preparing to launch a one-year pilot program in which it will be led by its teachers.  -More
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Ark. students Skype with Holocaust survivor for project

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/20/2015 - 1:02pm
A group of Arkansas seventh-graders recently talked via Skype with a Holocaust survivor in Illinois.  -More
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