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A Mantra for K-12 Philanthropy: First, Do No Harm

Education Week - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 7:15am
Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg's recent $120 million gift to San Francisco Bay Area public schools is no panacea—just ask Newark, writes Frederick M. Hess.
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Associate Professor or Professor | University of Chicago (UC)

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 7:03am
US - IL - Chicago, The Department of Sociology is looking to hire one or more tenured faculty members at the associate professor or professor level. All areas of interest to sociology will be considered; we are looking
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Assistant Professor | University of Chicago (UC)

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 7:03am
US - IL - Chicago, The Department of Sociology is looking to hire one or more tenure-track faculty members at the assistant professor level. All areas of interest to sociology will be considered; we are looking for can
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 6:42am
US - WA - Seattle, The Department of Urban Design and Planning invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Environmental Planning to start September 15, 2014. We seek candidates
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QA, Audit & Compliance Analyst - CSS (7398U) #18253 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:57am
US - CA - Berkeley, About Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generatin
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Administrative Officer 2 (7376U) #18117 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:57am
US - CA - Berkeley, About Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generatin
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Jr. Recruiter/ Sourcer (7747U) #18251 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:57am
US - CA - Berkeley, About Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generatin
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Applied-Cultural Anthropologist | San Jose State University

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:55am
US - CA - San Jose, San José State UniversitySan José, California ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION AVAILABILITY Subject to Budgetary ApprovalApplied-Cultural AnthropologistJob Opening ID (JOID): 22965Rank: Assista
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2014/ 15 Z-Term Teaching Specialist or Lecturer - Sociology | University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:52am
US - MN - Minneapolis, Duties/Responsibilities: The University of Minnesota Department of Sociology is inviting applications for part time, temporary teaching positions for openings that may occur beginning fall 2014 throu
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2014/ 15 Term Faculty Series - Sociology | University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:52am
US - MN - Minneapolis, Duties/Responsibilities: Term faculty will be expected to teach introductory and/or upper division undergraduate courses and/or graduate-level courses, hold office hours and advise students, engage i
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Strauss: Did Obama and Duncan really hear what four teachers told them?

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 5:02am

Here is the third in a series of pieces I have been publishing about a lunch meeting that President Obama and Education Secretary Arne Duncan had recently with four teachers from high-poverty schools that focused on education, the teaching profession and school reform.

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Strauss: Why building relationships is vital in school reform

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 4:02am

Is it possible that some school reforms that hold promise are failing because educators are simply not given the time or resources to communicate and build meaningful relationships with each other in order to properly implement them? Or because the conditions in which they do their work do not support productive interactions?  The authors of the following post, Kara S. Finnigan and Alan J. Daly, explain research they have done that underscores the importance of the relational element in reform, and they draw on social network research as a way to highlight the importance of relationships as conduits through which valued resources flow and can bring about systemwide change.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Geometry

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 3:27am
Test your knowledge of geometry by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | muddle

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 123 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Appeals Panel Upholds Race in Admissions for University

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:26pm
A panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Tuesday said the University of Texas at Austin used race narrowly enough to meet the standard laid out by the Supreme Court.






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DealBook: Companies That Offer Help With Student Loans Are Often Predatory, Officials Say

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 9:22pm
The debt settlement industry, already accused of questionable tactics related to mortgages, is finding a gold mine of new clients among those with college loans.






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Report: Nearly 1 million community college students can’t take out federal loans

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 5:05pm

Nearly 1 million students in community colleges are unable to take out federal student loans because their schools don’t participate in the federal program, an advocacy group reported Tuesday.

The Institute for College Access and Success, which studied the issue nationally, said 8.5 percent of all students at the public two-year colleges are blocked from a source of financing usually cheaper than a private loan.

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D.C. leaders celebrate topping-out at new Ballou High

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:28pm

Mayor Vincent C. Gray and D.C. Council member Marion Barry on Tuesday joined hundreds of hard-hatted construction workers in celebrating the topping-out of Southeast Washington’s new Ballou High, expected to open to students in January 2015.

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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 3 | A Teenage Waitress on ‘Unblinking Eyes Track Employees’

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/15/2014 - 4:13pm
This week our top winner is Madeline, but we’ve also chosen five runners-up and 10 honorable mentions.






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