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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Sponsor Steps Away From the Edge

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 5:30am
Do you think companies should sponsor high-risk sports, such as free soloing and highlining?






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Strauss: Anonymous letter claims credit for vandalism at U-Va. frat house alleged to be site of rape, vows more action

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 2:33am

An anonymous letter sent to the University of Virginia student newspaper takes credit in the name of unnamed students for vandalizing a fraternity house that has been at the center of a Rolling Stone magazine story about a gang rape that allegedly occurred there. What’s more, the students who took responsibility for the vandalism said they would “escalate” and “provoke” the university until its demands are met.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | escapade

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/21/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 65 New York Times articles in the past year.






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University of California to Raise Tuition Despite Protests

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 10:10pm
Over the objections of students and the governor, the Board of Regents of the University of California adopted increases of up to 5 percent in each of the next five years.






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About New York: Set Back by Hardship, a Student Athlete Runs Up Against an Age Restriction

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 9:58pm
Lawyers for Jason Puello, who, at 19, is too old to play for the basketball team, say that basing eligibility on when students’ birthdays fall means that the Education Department treats winter and spring sports differently.
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Strauss: Guess the percentage of cable news education guests who are actually educators

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 8:07pm

Can you guess the percent of evening cable news guests who are brought on camera to discuss education issues who are actually educators? Well, someone did the math and came up with this: Nine percent. Yes, 9 percent. And that was high if you looked at the results for single networks.

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International Education: M.I.T. Settles In for Long Haul in Singapore

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:56pm
The Massachusetts Institute of Technology has a long-term relationship in Singapore that involves managing five labs with dozens of Ph.D. and post-doc researchers.






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Prince William County board approves enrollment boundaries for new high school

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:55pm

The Prince William County school board has approved enrollment boundaries that determine which students will attend the county’s newest high school, scheduled to open in Dumfries in the fall of 2016.

The U.S. Department of Justice has been watching the county’s boundary process and scrutinized an initial plan because it appeared irregular and sent too few minorities to the school. A later version won Justice Department approval, but board members on Tuesday night altered that one slightly and passed it.

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D.C.’s Paul Public Charter School under investigation for testing violation

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:51pm

The District’s Paul Public Charter School is under investigation for alleged testing violations.

The middle school in Ward 4 has been classified as a “tier 1” school for the past three years, but the school did not receive a classification this year when score cards were released last week. School officials notified families that they did not receive a score because of “procedural testing violations during the administration of the DC CAS” in the 2013-2014 school year.

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McAuliffe urges investigation at U-Va. after Rolling Stone depiction of sexual assault

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 7:22pm

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) expressed deep concern Thursday about sexual assault allegations at the University of Virginia contained in a newly published Rolling Stone article.

The story in the magazine’s December issue describes a harrowing account of an alleged sexual assault at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house near campus in 2012. The victim, who is identified by an alias in the story, alleges that she went upstairs with a fraternity member during a party and entered a dark room, where she was attacked. The victim told Rolling Stone that she was pinned to the floor and was raped by seven male students. She did not pursue charges against the students involved and describes a lackluster response from University officials she contacted about the incident.

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Strauss: A student’s plea for help — and a superintendent’s heartfelt response

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:52pm

This is a scene you don’t see every day in any school district.

A ninth-grade student in the Miami-Dade County Public School system went before the school board to ask for help and an end to high-stakes tests that, he said, are ruining his chance to become the first in his family to graduate from high school. The district superintendent, Alberto M. Carvalho, promised he would personally make sure the teen does not fall through the cracks.

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Federal immigration actions pose questions for colleges about undocumented students

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:23pm

New federal measures to halt deportation of many illegal immigrants will spotlight a question of growing urgency for colleges: How should they handle applications from undocumented students for admissions and financial aid?

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Pr. Geo.’s officials try to calm residents over Potomac High tuberculosis case

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 5:12pm

Prince George’s County school and health officials on Thursday sought to calm residents and dispel rumors about a tuberculosis case that was recently reported at Potomac High School.

Angela M. Wakhweya, the chief of health policy for the Prince George’s County school system, said at a news conference that no new diagnosis of active TB has been made since school officials reported earlier this week than an individual at the school was infected.

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Motherlode Blog: H Is for Helicopter, G Is For Guilt — What’s Your Modern Parent Letter?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:47pm
If Q is for Quinoa, E is for Equipped (for Everything) and M is for Meltdown, what’s your nominee for the modern parent’s alphabet?






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The Learning Network: Ideas for E.L.L.s | Teaching About Food

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 3:40pm
The topic of food has the potential to fulfill all the prerequisites necessary for creating an engaging and effective language-development lesson. Here are many ideas and resources for teaching the topic.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘Why Is This Happening in Your Life?’ Parents in the Child Welfare System Need to Be Heard

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/20/2014 - 1:32pm
The news tends to dwell on the tragedies, but most children who enter foster care go home to parents—like me—who repair their families and refuse to give up hope.






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