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New Initiative Hopes To Connect Qualified Students With College Know-How

NPR on Education - October 30, 2014 - 3:40pm

Thousands of qualified students from low-income backgrounds don't attend college because they don't have the information they need to apply. NPR's Melissa Block speaks with former New York City Schools chancellor Harold Levy about a program, funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies, which aims to use the Internet to link high school students to counselors and mentors.

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In Wash. School Tragedy, Shooter Defies 'Typical' Stereotype

Education Week - October 30, 2014 - 3:29pm
While there are widely-held beliefs about the "profile" of a student-shooter, acts of school violence have been carried out by attackers of all races, ages, disciplinary histories, and family backgrounds.

The Learning Network: Detection, Prevention and Treatment: Researching Issues Around Ebola in the United States

NYT Education News - October 30, 2014 - 3:24pm
In this learning simulation, students are to draft a report for their boss, Thomas Frieden, the director of the Centers for Disease Control, on what lessons have been learned so far in preventing the Ebola virus from spreading in the U.S.

Motherlode Blog: At This House, Only the Kids in Good Costumes Get Good Candy

NYT Education News - October 30, 2014 - 1:49pm
Should you reward those who obey the unwritten rules of Halloween — dress up, be a child, say “trick-or-treat” — with better sweets?

Strauss: An account of exactly how students cheated on SAT in Asia

Washington Post Education News - October 30, 2014 - 1:41pm

Counselors at international schools in Asia are reporting allegations of cheating on the Oct. 11 administration of the SAT in more countries than the two  that were the original focus of an investigation — and one counselor said he was struck by the “ease at which one can cheat.”

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Student, 21, With Autism Dies After She Chokes at Brooklyn School

NYT Education News - October 30, 2014 - 1:18pm
The mother of Dyasha Smith said her daughter was supposed to have full-time supervision on her bus and at the school, Star Academy in Cobble Hill.

So Who Was Socrates, Anyway? Let's Ask Some Kids

NPR on Education - October 30, 2014 - 1:03pm

In part two of our look at the ancient Greek philosopher, we ask students at a California school about the Socratic teaching method and the questions it inspires.

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Motherlode Blog: Sororities: Sisterhood, With More Than One Price Tag

NYT Education News - October 30, 2014 - 12:32pm
Sorority life is expensive, and not all the costs are financial.

Motherlode Blog: Why Teenagers Cut, and How to Help

NYT Education News - October 30, 2014 - 12:02pm
In the mind of a teenager who self-injures, cutting helps regulate emotions, and strategies that might help most teens can backfire.

Strauss: Anger, support for teacher who spent two days as a student

Washington Post Education News - October 30, 2014 - 10:54am

Last week I published a post titled “Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns” that went viral. The post, written by Alexis Wiggins, a 15-year teaching veteran now working in  a private American International School overseas, talked about how tough the school day can be for a competitive student, and she had three takeaways from her experience:

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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Historic Hauntings

NYT Education News - October 30, 2014 - 10:17am
We took a deep dive into The Times’s archives to find as many 19th-century articles about hauntings as we could. Where they were reported, we provide the street addresses as well.

The car that can rebuild itself

CNN - Tecnology - October 30, 2014 - 8:13am
See how MIT's 4D printing programme could make autonomous robots that don't need people.
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