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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | remunerative

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/11/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in eight New York Times articles in the past year.






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Ex-contractor says he hacked into U-Md. databases to show security flaws’ seriousness

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:54pm

A former contract worker for the University of Maryland said he hacked into scores of data­bases in the school’s computer system and posted the university president’s “private information” online to draw attention to security problems.

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D.C. Board of Education names ombudsman as liaison between families, schools

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 5:12pm

D.C. parents have a new place to take their questions and complaints about city education: Joyanna Smith, the independent ombudsman charged with helping families navigate the District’s traditional and charter schools.

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Motherlode Blog: Recipes for Kids: Congee

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 5:04pm
Congee is a thick Chinese soup made with rice, which sort of explodes as it cooks.
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The Learning Network: Text to Text | ‘Of Mice and Men’ and ‘Friendship in an Age of Economics’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:41pm
As a new production of “Of Mice and Men” begins on Broadway, this Text to Text celebrates the friendship at the heart of the novel and poses questions about the role of friendship today.






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Counselors push high school students to apply for federal financial aid

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 4:22pm

“It’s too long.” “I don’t need it.” “Isn’t it too late?”

Seniors at Alexandria’s T.C. Williams High School offered such reasoning this week to explain why they had not filled out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, the main form prospective students use to gain federal financial help to attend college.

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Executive Associate Dean | University of Florida

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 1:23pm
US - FL - Gainesville, The University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is recruiting for an Executive Associate Dean (EAD). As a vital executive leadership position for CVM, the EAD reports to and advi
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Executive Associate Dean | University of Florida

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:42pm
US - FL - Gainesville, The University of Florida (UF) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is recruiting for an Executive Associate Dean (EAD). As a vital executive leadership position for CVM, the EAD reports to and advi
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Child Abuse Pediatrician - Worcester, MA | UMass Memorial Medical Group

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 12:07pm
US - MA, Child Abuse Pediatrician - Worcester, Massachusetts The Department of Pediatrics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School and the UMass Memorial Children’s Medical Center is recruiting a
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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘A Poem of Changgan’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 11:06am
“A Poem of Changgan” by Li Po and the Sunday Review article “Romance at Arm’s Length” by Daniel Jones appear in this Poetry Pairing.






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Motherlode Blog: Why Students Are Tested, and Why Some Parents Opt Out

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 10:15am
Schools haven’t been penalizing families who opt out, whether as an objection to standardized testing or to avoid the anxiety high-stakes testing elicits in some children.
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Strauss: What does Jeb Bush call public schools? (Hint: not ‘public schools’)

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 9:18am

Jeb Bush, as much as anybody, is the pioneer of corporate-influenced school reform. When he was governor of Florida from 1999-2007, he introduced many of the changes in education policy that have become common across the country -- including high-stakes standardized testing -- and since then he has been a leading voice in spreading his education gospel around the country.

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Texas Board Ducks Mexican-American Studies Vote

Education Week - Thu, 04/10/2014 - 8:26am
Bypassing a vote on a controversial proposal for a Mexican-American studies course, the state board of education instead asked publishers to submit textbooks for ethnic studies topics.
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