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The Learning Network: What Events Have Brought You Closer to Your Family?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 5:08am
Your family has likely suffered a loss, celebrated a triumph or participated in a regular activity or event that has brought some of you closer in some way. We invite you to tell us about it.






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Education advocates file amicus brief to dismiss D.C. charters’ funding lawsuit

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 5:00am

Fourteen public education advocates and two organizations filed an amicus brief in support of the attorney general’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit alleging that the District has failed to provide equal funding to charter and traditional schools in accordance with the law.

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Thousands of Pumpkins Light the Night

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:14am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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Strauss: The rise of the anti-standardized testing movement

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 4:00am

Anybody who has been paying attention to K-12 public education knows that there is a growing movement against high-stakes testing and corporate education reform. How did it start? Here’s an account, by Monty Neill, executive director of FairTest, formally known as the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, a nonprofit organization dedicated to eliminating the abuse and misuse of standardized tests.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | deadlock

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 175 New York Times articles in the past year.






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School districts uncertain about new tests

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:02am

Leaders of school districts that expect to administer one of two major new standardized tests next spring linked to the Common Core math and reading standards are worried they don’t have enough computers, bandwidth or personnel to administer the new online exams, according to a survey of educators released Thursday.

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Federal Rule Would Cut Funding to Some Career-Training Programs

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/30/2014 - 12:00am
Career-training programs with more than 800,000 students may be threatened under a new federal rule measuring whether graduates earn enough to pay off student loans.






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Motherlode Blog: What to Do When Your Daughter Gets Her Period, Too Young or Right on Time

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 11:35pm
If you’re the parent of a girl, inevitably at some point, she will emerge from the bathroom or come home from school and inform you (not in these words) that her menstrual cycle has begun. Be ready.






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U-Md. adopts new sexual misconduct policy after debate on many details

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 9:19pm

The University of Maryland at College Park adopted a new sexual misconduct policy this month — with special procedures for investigation and discipline — after lengthy deliberations on fine points such as how to define sexual assault and what role attorneys should play.

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First vaccine for deadly form of meningitis approved in U.S.

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:56pm

When meningitis outbreaks sickened students at Princeton and at the University of California at Santa Barbara last year, the schools had to seek special permission to vaccinate their students, using a vaccine that was not yet approved for use in the United States.

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SAT Cheating Inquiry Delays Scores for South Korea and China

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:52pm
The Educational Testing Service said it had reliable information that tests had been compromised for thousands of South Korean and Chinese students applying to American colleges and universities.






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Fairfax seeks to dismiss teachers’ lawsuit alleging principal’s bias

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 7:42pm

Lawyers representing Fairfax County public schools filed motions to dismiss and split up a federal lawsuit against the school system and a principal who teachers allege discriminated against them based on religious affiliation, gender and race.

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Strauss: Allegations of cheating on SAT in Korea, China being probed

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 5:06pm

The College Board  is investigating allegations of cheating on the SAT given Oct. 11, 2014, in Korea and China, and has withheld scores for students in those countries.

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Motherlode Blog: Pregnant? Working? A New Resource for Knowing Your Rights.

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:52pm
An easy-to-use, state-by-state resource for pregnancy and parenting laws.






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The Learning Network: Teaching About Children’s Rights Through the Work of Malala Yousafzai and Kailash Satyarthi

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 4:33pm
In this lesson, we explore the issue of children’s rights around the world. Teachers can begin with an overview that introduces Ms. Yousafzai and Mr. Satyarthi, and their work. Then students can do further research into global education, child labor, modern-day slavery and related topics.






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Assistant Professor - Social Studies Education | Wayne State University

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:51pm
US - MI, Tenure-Track Faculty Positions 2015-2016 Academic Year Social Studies Education Assistant Professor Division of Teacher Education Essential Functions (Job Duties): Develop and maintain a produc
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Motherlode Blog: One Boy, 17 Official Incident Reports and a Better Kind of Discipline

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:42pm
Everyone wants kids to be safe in school — even us parents of the “bad” kids. But punitive approaches have high costs: Instead of being helped, misbehaving kids are pushed out. Schools need to try something else.
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Maxwell receives educator award for promoting environmental education

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 3:37pm

Prince George’s County Schools Chief Executive Officer Kevin M. Maxwell was named the 2014 Educator of the Year by the Chesapeake Bay Foundation for his work in promoting environmental education in Maryland.

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