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Perry Street Prep’s high school to close; KIPP DC to take over Arts and Technology Academy

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 2:51pm

The D.C. Public Charter School Board has decided to allow Perry Street Prep’s elementary and middle school grades to continue operating but to close its high school, making Perry Street the latest in a string of charter schools to face sanctions for poor academic performance.

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ACADEMIC COORDINATOR | University of California, Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 2:45pm
US - CA - Berkeley, The Graduate School of Education (GSE), University of California, Berkeley seeks an individual to serve as Academic (Program) Coordinator for the M.A. and Credential in Science and Math Education (MA
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Strauss: What if Google ran the college application process?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 2:24pm

If you have ever been through the college admissions process, or your child has, or, if anybody you have ever known has been remotely connected to it, then you know how crazy it is. In this post, Jon Boeckenstedt, associate vice president for enrollment management and marketing at DePaul University in Chicago writes about the process and how it could/should be changed in ways you probably haven’t considered.

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Wisconsin lawmakers push for control over K-12 standards

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 1:56pm

As in several other states, lawmakers in Wisconsin are considering legislation that would pause, change or eliminate the new Common Core academic standards in math and reading now being implemented in public school classrooms across the country.

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Chair of Transportation Design, Undergraduate Studies Division | College for Creative Studies

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 12:03pm
US - MI - Detroit, The position requires superior interpersonal and leadership skills. Qualified candidates will have worked at least 10 years in an international industrial design environment, preferably automotive, an
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Instructor/ Assistant Professor, Sociology | Anne Arundel Community College

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:52am
US - MD, Required Qualifcations: Master's degree in sociology required Ability to teach introductory level sociology from an applied sociological perspective Preferred Qualifcations: College teac
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Corcoran deal expands GWU’s footprint, and U-Md.’s plan for partnership ends suddenly

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 10:27am

George Washington University’s pending plan to take over the Corcoran College of Art and Design would expand the footprint of the largest university in the nation’s capital.

Details remain to be negotiated. But the structure of the deal, announced Wednesday, would make GWU the new owner of the Corcoran’s building on 17th Street NW, next to the White House. It also, according to GWU, would transfer to the university a Corcoran campus in Georgetown on 35th Street NW.

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Computer Technical Support Consultant 2 (UCP 7) | University of Connecticut

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 7:45am
US - CT - STORRS, The School of Business is seeking a full time Academic Programs Technology Specialist to work in the School’s Information and Communications (IT) Department.  The incumbent will report to
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Chief Financial Officer - Haas School of Business (0213U) #17444 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 7:25am
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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Public Education Specialist 4 (4169U) | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 7:25am
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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Administrative Support Specialist (4723C) # 17437 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 7:25am
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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Executive Assistant/ Membership Coordinator | University of California, Riverside

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 7:00am
US - CA - Riverside, About this position: Executive Assistant/Membership Coordinator, Alumni and Constituent Relations, University of California, Riverside. The Executive Assistant/Membership Coordinator provides adminis
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 6:34am
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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The Learning Network Blog: Should Terminally Ill Patients Be Allowed to Die on Their Own Terms?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 6:00am
When patients and their families want it, should doctors be allowed to end a patient’s life by some painless means?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Blaze and Bloodshed in Kiev

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 5:28am
What events in Ukraine have led to what the government describes as an attempted coup?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, Feb. 20, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 5:13am
Can you choose the best meaning of “conflating” as it is used in the article?
    





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Strauss: #ResistTFA popular on Twitter

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 5:00am

A student-led campaign against Teach For America took to Twitter this week and has been proving to be popular, at one point more so than tweets with the Olympic hashtag.

The Twitter effort is being led by Students United for Public Education, a grassroots, student-led organization founded by Stephanie Rivera, a Rutgers University Graduate School of Education Student & Urban Teaching Fellow, and Hannah Nguyen, University of Southern California student and a chapter leader of SUPE.

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