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HRIS Specialist - CSS (4722C) #18511 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:33am
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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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Comeback Campaign for Lassie

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 5:45am
We have dropped a word in each of the first six paragraphs. Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Strauss: And now, final exams for kindergartners. Really.

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:02am

Just when you think things can’t get any worse for kindergartners, they do.

It used to be that kindergartners could play  — which is how early childhood development experts say young children learn and are socialized best.  Today 5- and 6-year-olds are forced to sit for hours at a time doing academics, often with little or no recess, and in some places, no time for a snack. Homework goes home every day with many kindergartners.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Museums

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:25am
Test your knowledge of museums by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | invulnerable

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 21 New York Times articles in the past year.






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D.C. Mayor Gray adopts new school boundary recommendations

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:45pm

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) authorized new school boundaries Thursday that are slated to go into effect for the 2015-2016 school year and that will in coming years change the assigned schools for tens of thousands of students.

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With School Closed, Teachers and Volunteers in Ferguson Work to Fill Gap

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:43pm
More than a week after protests erupted here after the shooting death of Michael Brown, teachers and others are volunteering to provide some instruction to the students.
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Duncan offers teachers leeway on job performance tied to standardized tests

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:11pm

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Thursday announced a plan to allow states to delay using student standardized test results on teacher performance evaluations, a move widely seen as an effort to calm tension between Duncan and the nation’s educators.

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States Given a Reprieve on Ratings of Teachers

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:50pm
Arne Duncan said that testing issues are “sucking the oxygen” out of classrooms, and that teachers should have another year to adjust to new standards and practices.






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Former congressman Davis chosen to lead George Mason University’s governing board

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 5:35pm

Former congressman Thomas M. Davis III will become the next leader of the governing board of George Mason University, officials announced Thursday.

Davis, a Republican who represented Northern Virginia in the House from January 1995 to November 2008, was elected rector of the university’s Board of Visitors in a vote of the board. Mason, with nearly 34,000 students last fall at the main campus in Fairfax County and at satellite campuses, is Virginia’s largest public university.

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Fewer Pass High School Exams, and Some in England Cheer

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 5:06pm
Traditionalists are pleased with what they see as a reversal of decades of slackening standards in education.
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Strauss: Is doing less harm enough for Education Secretary Duncan?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 4:34pm

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said today via a blog post that he has decided to allow most states to apply for permission from the Education Department to push back to 2015-16 a requirement that they use student standardized test scores in teacher’s evaluations. This marked a step beyond flexibility Duncan offered last year, when he said states could seek flexibility from making personnel decisions based on teacher evaluations linked to student standardized test scores.

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Men's Project Coordinator | Pacific Lutheran University

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:52pm
US - WA - Tacoma, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Detailed knowledge of masculinity and gender equity. Knowledge in one of the following areas and/or a willingness to become competent in all three: How gender inte
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Strauss: For first time, minority students expected to be majority in U.S. public schools this fall

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:05pm

For the first time in U.S. history, ethnic and racial minorities are projected to make up the majority of students attending American public schools this fall, ending the white-majority population that has existed from the beginnings of the public education system.

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Motherlode Blog: Simple Student Routines for Back-to-School Success

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:47pm
Establishing routines like a weekly regroup (with trash can and storage at hand), evening organization and nondigital bedtimes set the stage for a successful year.






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