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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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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | cupidity

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:07am
This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past year.






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U.S. News rolls out global university rankings, with some surprises

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:01am

U.S. News & World Report put Princeton atop its list of the nation’s best universities last month. On Tuesday, the magazine declared Harvard best in the world — one of nine U.S. and three British universities listed ahead of the Ivy League school in New Jersey.

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An heiress’s surprise $40 million gift pumps life into Virginia’s all-girls Foxcroft School

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/28/2014 - 12:01am

In a life that ended at age 99, Ruth T. Bedford served with the Red Cross during the London Blitz, worked on Broadway as a Rodgers and Hammerstein production hand, raced thoroughbreds that won stakes at Saratoga and Belmont, and was a skilled aviatrix who flew a seaplane. ¶ But few people who knew Bedford in recent years were aware of her glamorous history. For much of the past half-century, Bedford lived modestly, volunteering at a hospital, driving an Oldsmobile station wagon and wearing jeans to muck out barn stalls.

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Karlos Williams, Florida State’s Top Rusher, Is Accused of Domestic Abuse

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 9:16pm
Williams, a senior, is the third Seminoles starter to face an abuse claim in the past two years.






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Towson University changes policy on tuition for undocumented immigrants

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 9:04pm

After inquiries from the Baltimore Sun, Towson University has changed its policies for undocumented immigrants seeking to pay in-state tuition under two programs. And that’s good news for Cindy Kolade.

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Judge orders D.C. charter to stop payments to company founded by school leaders

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 8:37pm

A Superior Court judge ordered a D.C. public charter school to stop payments to a private management company set up by the school’s founder, who has been charged with diverting millions of dollars in taxpayer money for his personal gain.

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Rare Survey Examines Sexual Assault at M.I.T.

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 8:11pm
M.I.T. revealed that among undergraduates who replied to a survey, at least 17 percent of women and 5 percent of men said they had been sexually assaulted.






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Washington School Gunman Used Texts to Gather Victims at Lunch, Police Say

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 8:10pm
Jaylen Ray Fryberg’s final moments were etched into greater clarity Monday when the Snohomish County medical examiner’s office said he had committed suicide.
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Ali Mazrui, Scholar of Africa Who Divided U.S. Audiences, Dies at 81

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 5:33pm
Professor Mazrui, who had taught since 1989 at Binghamton University, set off national criticism with his 1986 television documentary, “The Africans: A Triple Heritage.”






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W.Va. teacher uses Spanish to connect students to the world

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 1:44pm
Michelle Clarkson, a high-school Spanish teacher in West Virginia, is encouraging her students to become global citizens by e -More
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Educator: Blend differentiation, flipped instruction to get results

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/27/2014 - 1:44pm
Teachers can customize students' learning using what educator Joe Hirsch refers to as "fliperentiated" instruction -- the com -More
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