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Motherlode Blog: Recipes for Kids: Bananas, Cold and Custardy

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:42am
Whip up plain frozen bananas and end up with a creamy, dreamy dessert.






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Motherlode Blog: The Decision: One Child, One School

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:39am
Parents are notoriously anxious yet clueless with their first child. With the preschool decision, I felt additional pressure because after a recent ectopic pregnancy, it looks as if Zee will be our only child.






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Strauss: Students don’t need a ‘voice.’ Here’s what they really need.

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:00am

Sam Levin was a student when, in 2011, he founded the Independent Project at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Massachusetts. He had thrown out an idea to administrations about allowing students to create a learning environment in which teachers serve as mentors and coaches while students post questions and design ways to answer them in unorthodox ways. The project started as a pilot and is now in several different schools. Levin graduated and went to Oxford University in England, where he is now a senior. Here’s a piece he wrote about what students really need in school.

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Strauss: Live online chat at 1 p.m. today

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:39am

I’ll be doing a live chat on washingtonpost.com at 1 p.m. today, so if you have any questions or comments about anything in education (or even marginally related), send them in here:

http://live.washingtonpost.com/the-answer-sheet-20140416.html#submit-question

Here’s a transcript of the first chat, and here is the transcript of last week’s.

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Auburn University Suspends Classes After Threat

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:31am
University officials said that they did not believe the threat, written in a campus restroom, was credible, but that they wanted to ease anxiety among students and parents.
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Visiting Assistant Professor of Cultural Geography | Bucknell University

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:35am
US - PA - Lewisburg, Job Summary: The Department of Geography at Bucknell University invites applications for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in Cultural Geography to begin August 2014. The position is for at le
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Tenn. Lawmakers Pass Free College Tuition Plan

Education Week - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:25am
Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is headed to his desk after passing the House on Tuesday.
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Financial Services Analyst 2 (4627U) #17727 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:13am
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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Payroll/ HR Analyst (7595U) #17716 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:13am
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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International Relations Theory Instructor | University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:27am
US - MD - Baltimore, Company - UMBC Training Centers Company Description - UMBC Training Centers extends the research and instructional excellence of UMBC to individuals, businesses, government agencies and non-profit or
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Regional Studies: Asia Pacific Instructor | University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:27am
US - MD - Baltimore, Company - UMBC Training Centers Company Description - UMBC Training Centers extends the research and instructional excellence of UMBC to individuals, businesses, government agencies and non-profit or
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Human-Environmental Interaction Instructor | University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 7:27am
US - MD - Baltimore, Company - UMBC Training Centers Company Description - UMBC Training Centers extends the research and instructional excellence of UMBC to individuals, businesses, government agencies and non-profit or
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Revised SAT Won’t Include Obscure Vocabulary Words

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:01am
The College Board plans to release many details of its revised test on Wednesday, including sample questions and explanations of the research and goals behind them.






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A few ‘SAT words,’ defined

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:01am

So, we knew you were wondering. What are the definitions of those “SAT words”?

Here they are.

Obsequious: showing too great a willingness to serve or obey; fawning.

Enervation: the state of being deprived of strength, force, vigor.

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College Board releases preview of new SAT exam questions

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 12:01am

Attention, high school freshmen. If you’re planning to take the SAT in two years, you probably won’t need to memorize the definitions of words like “obsequious,” “propinquity,” “enervation” or “lachrymose.”

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A Star Quarterback Accused, and a Flawed Rape Investigation<i class="icon dot-logo-icon hidden"></i>

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:21pm
An accusation against Jameis Winston, a marquee player for Florida State, did not prompt an in-depth inquiry by either the university or the police. By the time prosecutors got the case, it was nearly a year old.

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A Star Quarterback Accused, and a Flawed Rape Investigation<i class="icon dot-logo-icon hidden"></i>

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 10:21pm
An accusation against Jameis Winston, a marquee player for Florida State, did not prompt an in-depth inquiry by either the university or the police. By the time prosecutors got the case it was nearly a year old.
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Virginia Intermont College says merger collapses, raising questions about its future

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:41pm

A struggling liberal arts college in southwestern Virginia said Tuesday its plan to merge with a larger university in Florida has collapsed.

Virginia Intermont College, in Bristol near the Tennessee border, reported 378 students in the fall term — an enrollment decline of 35 percent since 2010. One of many small private colleges that have faced recruiting troubles in recent years, Virginia Intermont had said in January that it intended to join forces with Webber International University, based in Babson Park, Fla. A memorandum of understanding had called for the merger to take effect in July.

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