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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | What Are You Afraid Of?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 7:33am
Test your knowledge of Halloween by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Should Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal in Every State?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 7:13am
Do terminally ill people have a right to die on their own terms?






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Strauss: Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 5:00am

Do teachers really know what students go through? To find out, one teacher followed two students for two days  and was amazed at what she found. Her report is in  following post, which appeared on the blog of Grant Wiggins, the co-author of “Understanding by Design” and the author of “Educative Assessment” and numerous articles on education. A high school teacher for 14 years, he is now the president of Authentic Education,  in Hopewell, New Jersey, which provides professional development and other services to schools aimed at improving student learning.  You can read more about him and his work at the AE site.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | From a Rwandan Dump to the Halls of Harvard

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:30am
How did Mr. Uwayesu come to live at a garbage dump on the outskirts of Kigali, Rwanda?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Emily Dickinson Onstage

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:25am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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Strauss: Why is bilingual education ‘good’ for rich kids but ‘bad’ for poor, immigrant students?

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 4:00am

 If you follow the public debate about bilingual education, you know that there are two basic opposing views. As Claire Bowern, the author of the following post, writes,

To put it bluntly, bilingualism is often seen as “good” when it’s rich English speakers adding a language as a hobby or another international language, but “bad when it involves poor, minority, or indigenous groups adding English to their first language, even when the same two languages are involved. Read full article >>






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Fairfax County high schools to push back start times next fall

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:42am

Fairfax County teens will get extra sleep next fall under a new initiative approved late Thursday that will push back the first class of the day in high schools to 8 a.m. or after.

The school board voted 11 to 1, with board member Kathy Smith (Sully) opposed, to delay start times to between 8 a.m. and 8:10 a.m. in the county’s 22 high schools and three secondary schools.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | asunder

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/24/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 23 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Graham abduction suspect Jesse Matthew Jr. charged in Fairfax sexual assault case

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 8:21pm

CHARLOTTESVILLE — The suspect in the disappearance of University of Virginia student Hannah Graham might soon be moved to Northern Virginia to face new charges related to a vicious sexual assault in 2005 in Fairfax City.

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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Hazing Ends Team’s Season

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 7:55pm
The Central Bucks School District in suburban Philadelphia on Thursday canceled the football team’s season at West High School and suspended its coaches after reports of hazing.
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Motherlode Blog: Looking at Soccer’s Concussion Risk, and Asking It to Change

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 6:33pm
Talking to kids about personal safety is like talking about retirement planning. We can’t expect them not to play the game to win—so if heading the ball puts kids in danger, then soccer has to change the rules.






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UNC scandal not just about athletes; many who took ‘paper classes’ were not in sports

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:28pm

Much has been made of irregular “paper classes” at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, which helped numerous student-athletes score high grades for little, if any, academic work.

But one aspect of the latest report on the scandal, this one from investigator Kenneth L. Wainstein, is worth a closer look: It wasn’t just about special favors for student-athletes.

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The Learning Network: Text to Text | ‘The Catcher in the Rye’ and ‘The Case for Delayed Adulthood’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 5:11pm
A passage from the novel paired with a recent Sunday Review article that might offer a new way to think about the line between adolescence and adulthood — and about whether, and how, “Catcher” still has something to say to teenagers.






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Education and Disabilities Coordinator | Gads Hill Center

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:43pm
US - IL - Chicago, Bachelors of Arts in Early Childhood or a related field required. M.A.Ed. in Early Childhood Education preferred. Previous managerial and Head Start program experience preferred. Must have a valid
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Strauss: Just when things were looking bad for PARCC, they got worse

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 4:35pm

Just when things were already looking bad for PARCC, one of the two multi-state Common Core testing consortia, they just got worse.

The chief executive of the Chicago Public School system said that she wants to delay the use of the Common Core test being developed by PARCC (the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers) — even though she knows state education officials don’t want to take that action. That’s how concerned she is about the test.

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Multiple cases of meningitis reported at U-Md.

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 10/23/2014 - 3:26pm

Multiple cases of meningitis have been reported at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Katie Lawson, a university spokeswoman, said that she did not know the number of cases, but knew that more than one student was sick. She did not know when the illness was first reported on campus.

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