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Strauss: Long Island high school requires students to wear IDs, sign in and out of bathroom

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:46am

A Long Island high school is now requiring students to wear identification cards at all times while in school and to sign in and out of the bathroom every time they use the facilities.

Irene McLaughlin, principal of Northport High School, wrote in a back-to-school letter sent to parents (see below) that the moves are being taken in an attempt to cut down on disciplinary problems and to prevent students from missing a lot of class time. She said that the sign-in process at the bathrooms will be monitored constantly by staff members. “It is important to note,” she wrote, that bathrooms in the commons are “open for use all day, even through change of periods” and that student bathrooms “in the instructional hallways” will be open during class.

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Motherlode Blog: Making New Friends: In Praise of Name Tags

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 10:40am
One of the most exhausting things about being new to a situation is having to learn everyone’s name. That’s why I love name tags.






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The Learning Network: Teaching World War I With The New York Times

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 8:47am
In this lesson we offer a series of topics and questions paired with Times essays, articles, slide shows and videos to help students dig deeper into the causes, effects and overall legacy of World War I.






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Assistant or Associate Professor of Philosophy, Tenure Track | Chapman University

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 8:35am
US - CA - Orange, The successful candidate will have Ph.D. in philosophy, show evidence of excellent teaching, have an active research agenda in philosophy, and demonstrate a strong potential to contribute to a new int
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Assistant or Associate Professor | George Washington University

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 7:06am
US - DC - Washington, Job Description Summary:The George Washington University invites applications for a tenure-track/tenured (i.e., Assistant/Associate Professor-level) position in Hominid Paleobiology in the Department
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The Learning Network: What New Technologies or Tech Toys Are You Most Excited About?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 5:02am
If you had the money, would you want the new Apple smartwatch or the iPhone 6? If not, what other new technologies or tech toys are you interested in? Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A New Dinosaur

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 4:15am
Below are six paragraphs from the Sept. 4 article “Argentine Dinosaur Was an Estimated 130,000 Pounds, and Still Growing.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | indemnify

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 21 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Common Core 2.0: Common Core by another name

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/10/2014 - 12:01am

This story has been updated to reflect that Maine incorporated the Common Core into its already-existing “Maine Learning Results” instead of adopting a new name for the standards.

As the national debate over the Common Core K-12 academic standards rages on, most of the states that originally adopted them are standing by the standards, though they’re calling them something different.

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Foundation Sends Kin of 9/11 Victims to College

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 8:08pm
Families of Freedom, formed a week after the 2001 attacks, will continue to provide scholarships through 2030.
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Students Learn to 'Toggle' Between Dialects

Education Week - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:27pm
Researchers are scaling up an effort to teach young urban children to embrace their own dialect—and to know when and how to switch to standard English.
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New Reports Grade Schools on Reading, Writing, and Recess

Education Week - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:26pm
States and districts are integrating student-wellness data into the school-level reports they share with the public.
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Counselors Work to Get More Students on College Path

Education Week - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:26pm
In some states, new initiatives and graduate programs are providing needed training to expand college counseling in high schools.
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New Group Takes Aim at 'Toxic Nature' of K-12 Debate

Education Week - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:26pm
A new communications organization headed by a former aide to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan will seek to elevate the national conversation over education policy.
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Olney mother remembers teen and says others can learn from his death

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/09/2014 - 7:26pm

His blue Sherwood High School lacrosse jersey was laid out beside his gloves and his stick and his brightly colored cleats. They filled a table near the front of an Olney church, where hundreds gathered Tuesday to mourn Shawn Gangloff.

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