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Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/30/2014 - 12:02am
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California Law on Sexual Consent Pleases Many but Leaves Some Doubters

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 9:50pm
Under the state law colleges must require “affirmative, conscious, and voluntary agreement to engage in sexual activity,” which can be verbal or communicated through actions.






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National Briefing | Rockies: Colorado: Sickouts Close Schools Again

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:54pm
Hundreds of students in Jefferson County missed school again Monday as teachers shut down two high schools by calling in sick.






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Strauss: Ben Carson: New AP U.S. history course will make kids want to ‘sign up for ISIS’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:33pm

The new Advanced Placement U.S. history framework has become the target of intense criticism from conservatives who charge that it is anti-American, the latest attack coming on Monday from potential GOP presidential candidate Ben Carson, a famed pediatric neurosurgeon who said that “most people” who complete the course would then be “ready to sign up for ISIS.”

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Prince George’s schools cut costs by reducing printers, sparking complaints

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:29pm

Prince George’s County has significantly reduced the number of printers in its public schools this year, leading teachers to complain that they are losing instructional and planning time because they have to go to the main office to make copies. They also said they often end up waiting in long lines behind other teachers and have dealt with far more machine malfunctions.

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Suspect’s arrest in U-Va. case provides lead in 2009 death of Virginia Tech student

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:19pm

Virginia State Police investigators said Monday that the arrest of Jesse L. “LJ” Matthew Jr., who allegedly abducted missing U-Va. student Hannah Graham this month, has provided “a significant break” in the case of a young woman who similarly disappeared in Charlottesville five years ago and was later found dead.

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Trial Opens in Atlanta School Cheating Scandal

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 8:16pm
Prosecutors alleged that teachers and administrators had engaged in a “widespread, cleverly disguised” conspiracy to cheat on standardized test scores.






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Takeovers of struggling charter schools offer families stability, and a culture clash

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 7:03pm

The line of parents waiting to attend back-to-school night stretched down the sidewalk, and many of them had no idea what to expect as they approached the historic school on Martin Luther King Jr. Avenue in Southeast Washington.

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Motherlode Blog: Adopted From Russia, Just Days Before the Ban

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 5:53pm
From a visa arriving hours before a government shutdown to staying one mile away from the protests in Red Square against American families adopting Russian children, there were plenty of chances for this adoption to fall apart.






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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Talking Racism and Sexism With Children

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:24pm
Parental silence on gender roles and racial differences won’t lead to race-blind and gender-neutral children. That doesn’t make racism and sexism any easier to talk about. How does your family do it?
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Motherlode Blog: ‘Home Alone’ at 7, Safe and Learning to Stay That Way

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 3:10pm
My 7-year-old son asked to stay home while I ran errands in our neighborhood. I agreed, and our experiment was a success — except to those who insisted on seeing encouragement of independence as a “tragedy waiting to happen.”






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Colo. students write, record song about historic trading post

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:04pm
Students at Centennial Elementary School in Colorado have turned a recent field trip to an 1800s trading post into a song tit -More
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3 lessons to teach students how to answer their own questions

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:04pm
Teachers in student-centered classrooms must allow students to become comfortable with the unknown and then teach them the sk -More
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Group seeks to add civics test to graduation requirements

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:04pm
Recent research shows that American adults may be lacking in their knowledge of basic civics.  -More
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Ore. graduation rates to include students earning modified diplomas

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/29/2014 - 2:04pm
Schools across Oregon will see a 2% rise on average in its graduation rates after state officials have decided to count stude -More
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