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Motherlode Blog: Picture Day Quandary: Can She Wear the Tiara?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 11:59am
A reader asks: my 7-year-old daughter announced last week that she would be wearing a tiara for picture day. This was not ok by me, but I decided to keep silent. What would you have done?






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Remember K-12 Policy Past to Shape the Future

Education Week - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 8:35am
It would be a mistake to ignore lessons learned from past debates over K-12 policy, Christopher T. Cross writes.
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The Learning Network: Do You Wish You Had More Privacy Online?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:01am
What does privacy mean to you?






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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Oct. 6, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 7:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | New Bears for the Central Park Zoo

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:42am
Below are the eight paragraphs of the Sept. 30 article, “With Big Pawprints to Fill, Zoo Prepares for Grizzlies.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Haitian Women’s Soccer Team, Far From Home, Dreams of the World Cup

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:33am
Why is a women’s national soccer team from Haiti training in Indiana?






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Strauss: Unions say they will back teachers who refuse to administer mandated standardized tests to students

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 4:00am

Late last month the nonprofit United Opt Out National — an organization dedicated to eliminating high-stakes testing in public schools — issued a call for the big teachers union to support teachers who decide that they can no longer administer standardized tests that they feel are harming children. I asked the unions whether they would agree, and here’s what they said.

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Cornell Plans to Expand Off-Campus Engagement

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:15am
Using $50 million from the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust, the college will require all students to take at least one course with a community component during their undergraduate careers.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | anthropomorphic

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/06/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 42 New York Times articles in the past year.






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About New York: Bureaucracy Turns a Hero Into a Rogue

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 10/05/2014 - 9:52pm
How a school system unable to dislodge failed teachers for years at a time punished an employee who helped a young boy build a record of blazing success.






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