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Joshu Sasaki, a Zen Master Tarnished by Abuse Claims, Dies at 107

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 1:07pm
Mr. Sasaki was one of the most influential and charismatic Zen masters in America but a tide of sex-abuse allegations emerged to cast his character and his legacy in a harsh light.
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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Sharing — or Not Sharing — a Good Babysitter

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 9:14am
A parent found, after effort, trial and error, a fabulous babysitter. Now everyone in the neighborhood is trying to get in on the act.






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Student Filmmakers Get Caught Up in Immunization Debate

Education Week - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 8:29am
Students at Carlsbad High in California who produced a short documentary found themselves targeted by activists who see a link between vaccines and autism.
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Select K-12 Issues Gained State Legislative Traction

Education Week - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 8:28am
In a year when 46 states will hold legislative elections and 36 will select governors, state lawmakers pushed ahead on education priorities such as pre-K, teacher evaluations, and funding formulas.
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Beyoncé and Jay Z ‘On the Run’

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 8:27am
Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Ohio Residents Told Not to Drink Tap Water

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:41am
Why can’t people in Toledo, Ohio, drink tap water?






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Strauss: It’s innovative, but is it really better?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 4:01am

The word “innovative” is invoked a lot to describe school reform policies that are alleged to be improvements over what existed before. But is innovative inherently better? Arthur H. Camins answers the question in the following post. Camins is the director of the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. The ideas expressed in this article are his alone and do not represent Stevens Institute. His other writing can be found at www.arthurcamins.com.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Landmarks and Monuments

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 3:34am
Test your knowledge of landmarks and monuments by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | misadventure

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 82 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Hillary Clinton’s Fee for a Hometown Speech: Free

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 11:05pm
The former secretary of state, who regularly commands $200,000 for speeches, returned to Chappaqua, N.Y., to address seven high school seniors at their graduation from a summer scholarship program.
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Celebrated Trial Lawyer to Head Group Challenging Teacher Tenure

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 10:29pm
David Boies, who helped lead the legal charge that overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban and represented Al Gore in Bush v. Gore is becoming chairman of the Partnership for Educational Justice.






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Balancing Special-Education Needs With Rising Costs

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 9:24pm
The City of New York pays for about 12,000 special-needs students per year to receive private school educations. Parents contend that the city fights too many of these requests, delaying important services to students in the process.






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Adm. Charles R. Larson, 77, Dies; Twice Led Naval Academy

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 8:32pm
Admiral Larson was appointed superintendent of the academy for a second time in 1994 when the Navy sought his help in changing the ethical atmosphere after 134 midshipmen were accused of cheating on an exam.
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