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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | April 21-27, 2015

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 8:40am
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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National Superintendents' Group Backs Away From Firm at Center of Chicago Probe

Education Week - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 8:34am
AASA, the School Superintendents Association, moves to end its partnership with the SUPES Academy, which has become embroiled in an FBI investigation into its $20.5 million no-bid contract with the Chicago public schools.
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Strauss: Can reading comprehension be taught?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 6:00am
This is the second of five posts I am publishing this week by cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham, all dedicated to reading and based on his new book, “Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do.”  The first post asked and answered the question of whether the Common Core State Standards could be boost reading comprehension.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Do You Care What You Wear?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 5:01am
Do you try hard to wear what’s in style? Or do you make your own style?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The World’s Longest Yard Sale

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:46am
All six paragraphs of “From Michigan to Alabama, a 690-Mile Yard Sale,” an article that accompanies the video, above. Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Baltimore Police Clash With Youths After Funeral for Freddie Gray

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:30am
What message did the Rev. Jamal Bryant deliver during his eulogy for Freddie Gray?






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Strauss: Black male teachers: There aren’t enough of them

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:00am
Consider these statistics: Slightly more than half of all public schools students are children of color. Yet, despite documented benefits of a racially and ethnically diverse teaching force, no more than 2 percent of teachers in the public education system are black men. What’s more, research shows that teachers of color are leaving the profession. The following post discusses the reasons for the dearth of black males in the teaching force and how to support and retain them. It was written by Travis J. Bristol, a research and policy fellow at the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) who used to teach high school English teacher in New York City public schools and who was a teacher educator with the Boston Teacher Residency program.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | injurious

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 45 New York Times articles in the past year.






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School closings are politically difficult. But are they good for student achievement?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 12:01am
Closing public schools is a political minefield — just ask Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, who had a tough reelection bid this year after dozens of school closures on his watch left voters concerned.But what do school closings mean for student achievement?Read full article >>






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Merger in Brooklyn Is an Alternative to City’s Small-School Model

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 11:08pm
A decade after a large, struggling middle school was shut down and replaced with two smaller ones, the Education Department is putting it back together and is likely to combine several others.
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Invitation of Big Sean to Princeton Festival Brings Debate on Free Speech

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 8:34pm
Protesters say the lyrics of the rapper, who is to perform in May, are misogynistic, setting off an argument about the standards a college campus holds pop culture to, especially regarding race and sex.






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National Briefing | Northwest: Washington: Teacher Tackles Student Who Fired Gun

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 7:59pm
No one was injured after the teenager shot toward the ceiling in the school commons before classes began at North Thurston High School.






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Sweet Briar says faculty lawsuit is attempt by professors to get a ‘financial windfall’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 5:05pm
This post has been updated.The Sweet Briar College administration responded to a faculty lawsuit Monday by saying professors who had sued to stop the college from closing were looking for personal financial gain.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Shawn Mendes, Social Media Star

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 3:47pm
Here are several paragraphs from an April 24 article, “Shawn Mendes and the 6-Second Path to Stardom.’” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Why Might an Artist Choose to Turn Away From the Public Eye?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/27/2015 - 3:44pm
Why did painter Leo Bates leave the art community to work for decades in obscurity?






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