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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 6:27am
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: 6 Q’s About the News | Winter Games Come to a Close

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 5:34am
What were the most memorable moments of the Winter Olympics?
    





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Strauss: One way to help solve America’s major curriculum problem

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 5:00am

Common Core State Standards, accountability, benchmarks, teacher quality, evaluation, test design and uses, value-added measurement, Race to the Top, international comparisons -- all of these are at the center of fierce debates in the education world. Marion Brady argues in this post that they are all sideshows to the real problem in American schools -- curriculum -- and he offers a way out. Brady has worked as a teacher, administrator, college professor, contributor to academic journals, textbook and professional book author, consultant to publishers and foundations, newspaper columnist.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | conscript

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/24/2014 - 1:03am
This word has appeared in 23 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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In Manhattan, Children of Ukrainians Connect to Revolution

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 10:54pm
Streaming video and social media fostered a sense of involvement in the recent political upheaval.
    





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Will Dartmouth figure out big applicant drop?

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 10:18pm

If there were a prize this year for cluelessness in American higher education, it would go to Dartmouth College. That fine Ivy League institution has a brilliant faculty, terrific students and a lovely New Hampshire campus, yet seems unable to realize how ignoring high school students’ hard work and financial needs has hurt its reputation.

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Op-Ed Contributors: Expand Pre-K, Not A.D.H.D.

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 9:33pm
The lurking danger of over-medicalization.
    





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After Fairfax County student deaths, a renwed focus on mental health

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 9:27pm

The back-to-back deaths this month of two students connected to Langley High School both shocked the school community and renewed the Fairfax County school system’s focus on teens’ mental health.

Within hours of the news that the two students had killed themselves on consecutive days, school and county officials were gathering to help Langley students and staff cope with their grief and determine what led to the tragedies. The healing process is underway, said School Board member Jane K. Strauss, whose Dranesville district includes the high school. But many answers are still elusive.

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Audit of D.C.TAG scholarship program shows millions of dollars unaccounted for

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 8:02pm

The popular D.C. tuition assistance program that helps city students pay for college can’t explain how millions of taxpayer dollars have been spent since 2004, according to an unreleased audit that describes weak financial controls and management problems at the city agency that administers the program.

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D.C. charter board adopts new way to judge alternative schools

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/23/2014 - 6:42pm

The D.C. Public Charter School Board has adopted a new way to define “alternative schools” and judge their performance, taking an important step toward plugging a hole in the board’s system for identifying which city charter schools are serving students well and which need to either improve or be closed.

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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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