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Strauss: Why test-based school reform isn’t working -- by the numbers

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 2:00pm

Award-winning Prinicipal Carol Burris of South Side High School in New York has been exposing the problems with New York’s botched school reform effort for a long time on this blog. (You can read some of her work here, here, here, here, and here.) In the following post she looks at irrefutable data to show that the test-based reforms are taking public education down the wrong road. Burris was named New York’s 2013 High School Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and in 2010, tapped as the 2010 New York State Outstanding Educator by the School Administrators Association of New York State. She is the co-author of the New York Principals letter of concern regarding the evaluation of teachers by student test scores. It has been signed by thousands of principals teachers, parents, professors, administrators and citizens. You can read the letter by clicking here.

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International Education: Drawing Boundaries Around Internships

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 1:05pm
Student internships have come in for criticism over the past year, drawing fire for putting pressure on students to work long hours for little or no pay.
    





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International Education: Swiss Immigration Overhaul Puts Study Programs at Risk

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 1:01pm
Two popular exchange programs have become bargaining chips in negotiations between the European Union and Switzerland over immigration quotas.
    





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International Education: Concern Grows Over Academic Freedom in Egypt

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 1:00pm
The indictment of a well-known professor on charges including espionage has sparked new concerns about academic freedom in Egypt.
    





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Admissions & Recruitment Specialist 2 (4508U) # 17463 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 6:53am
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, generat
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 6:24am
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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Fairfax school chief uses staff cuts, raises as budget tactic

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 7:57pm

Fairfax County’s new school superintendent made her priorities clear when she unveiled her first budget proposal, which calls for classroom teachers and staff to receive significant raises next year, at a cost of $41 million.

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Two Fairfax school board members attend ‘off the record’ community meeting on budget

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 5:16pm

Two Fairfax County school board members participated in what was described as an “off the record” community meeting Saturday morning at Luther Jackson Middle School to discuss the budget for the next school year.

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Strauss: You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong.

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 12:30pm

You went to school so you think you know what teachers do, right? You are wrong. Here’s a piece explaining all of this from Sarah Blaine, a mom, former teacher and full-time practicing attorney in New Jersey who writes at her parentingthecore blog, where this first appeared.

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Asst Prof of Pol Sci -Public Administration | University of Michigan - Dearborn

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 7:46am
US - MI - Dearborn, Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating their teaching and research interests, a curriculum vitae, graduate transcripts, writing sample, evidence of teaching effectiveness, and three lette
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Associate or Full Professor in Technology Management | University of California Santa Cruz

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 7:18am
US - CA - Santa Cruz, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZBASKIN SCHOOL OF ENGINEERINGDEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT Associate or Full Professor in Technology ManagementThe Department of Technology Management at the
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Associate or Full Professor, Entrepreneurship Narinder Kapany Professorship in Entrepreneurship | University of California Santa Cruz

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 7:18am
US - CA - Santa Cruz, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ DEPARTMENT OF TECHNOLOGY MANAGEMENT Associate or Full Professor, Entrepreneurship Narinder Kapany Professorship in EntrepreneurshipThe Department of Technology Ma
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Two Sexual Assaults Are Reported at Yale

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 02/22/2014 - 12:07am
The Yale University Police Department has received anonymous reports that two undergraduate students were sexually assaulted at an off-campus party this month, the university said on Friday.
    





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The Lede: High School Wrestlers in New Jersey Apologize for Photo Seen as Racist

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 11:30pm
Members of the Phillipsburg High School wrestling team apologized after they were accused of staging a racist photo and barred from coming district championships.
    





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Ole Miss Students May Face Charges in Racist Episode

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 9:39pm
The university said three freshmen from Georgia were refusing to speak with investigators about the desecration of a statue honoring the college’s first black student.
    





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Ole Miss police seek to question three students in noose case

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 7:04pm

Three white freshmen at the University of Mississippi are being sought for questioning in the racially-charged vandalism of the school’s James Meredith statue, according to the university.

A noose and a Georgia flag from before 2003 (the year the state flag stopped including a Confederate battle flag) were discovered on the statue Sunday morning. Authorities had said they were looking for two men seen in the area and shouting racial slurs, but added that the third man’s name was also prominent in the investigation.

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Minnesota Aims to Ratchet Down Achievement Gap

Education Week - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 6:20pm
With a federal NCLB waiver prodding it along, Minnesota pushes hard to cut disparities between various subgroups of students.
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Community Engaged Research Director | The KIng's University College

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 5:51pm
CAN - Nationwide,                 Applications are welcome from candidates in any social science discipline, although preference will be given to
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Strauss: Study: High school grades best predictor of college success -- not SAT/ACT scores

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 5:29pm

A three-year national study of colleges that do not require applicants to submit ACT or SAT scores found only “trivial” differences in the college graduation rates or the cumulative grade point average of students between those who do and those who do not send in their standardized test results.

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Wealth Matters: At Private Schools, Another Way to Say ‘Financial Aid’

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/21/2014 - 5:28pm
Some independent schools have adopted indexed tuition as both a financial aid strategy and a way to attract people who would not otherwise apply to private school.
    





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