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PROGRAM OPERATIONS SPECIALIST | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 7:24am
US - WA - Tacoma, PROGRAM OPERATIONS SPECIALISTReq #:109177Department:UW TACOMA Milgard School of BusinessJob Location:UW Tacoma Posting Date:06/17/2014Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary:Salary and benefits are co
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 7:24am
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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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Meteorology

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 7:03am
Test your knowledge of meteorology by playing our crossword.






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University Lecturer in Criminology and Complex Networks | Cambridge University

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 6:22am
GBR - Nationwide, Criminology & Complex Networks Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University £37,756- £47,787 The Institute of Criminology seeks to appoint a full-time University Lecturer in Criminology an
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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Archaeology | George Mason University

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 6:14am
US - VA - Fairfax, Department: Sociology and AnthropologyWeb Announcement:Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, ArchaeologyThe George Mason University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a Te
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Administrative Assistant III, Dept. of Physics (4722C), #18105 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 6:11am
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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Career Services Specialist (4516U) #17550 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 6:11am
US - CA - Berkeley, Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: April 2, 2014 Departmental Overview The University of California, Berkeley is one of the world's leading universities in r
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Strauss: Sarcasm, Scarlett Johannson and why machines should never grade student writing

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 6:01am

Can machines really grade essays as well as humans? Naturally, there is a study that says they can (there are studies saying just about everything), but a number of experts say otherwise. Here’s one of them, writing about why the machines are inferior graders and should not be used. It was written by Maja Wilson, the author of “Rethinking Rubrics in Writing Assessment” and the coauthor, with Richard Haswell, of “Professionals Against Machine Scoring Of Student Essays In High-Stakes Assessment” (humanreaders.org). She taught adult basic education, alternative education, and high school English in Michigan’s public schools for ten years. This fall, she will join the teacher education faculty at the University of Maine, Farmington.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | U.S. Says It Captured Top Suspect in Benghazi Attack

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 4:30am
Why did the Obama administration hold back on attempting to capture Ahmed Abu Khattala earlier, according to the article?






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Strauss: What real learning actually looks like in class

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 4:01am

For decades educator Marion Brady has been writing about what real learning looks like in class — and it frankly doesn’t resemble much of what you’d see today in public schools where standardized tests drive what and how teachers teach. In the following post Brady explains what project-based learning is and why it is superior to the current theory under which teachers labor. Brady, a veteran classroom teacher, who has written history and world culture textbooks (Prentice-Hall),  professional books, numerous  nationally distributed columns (many are available here), and courses of study. His 2011 book, “What’s Worth Learning,” asks and answers this question: What knowledge is absolutely essential for every learner? His course of study for secondary-level students, called “Connections: Investigating Reality,” is free for downloading here. Brady’s website is www.marionbrady.com.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | penury

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 15 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Schools Chief Vows to Preserve Number of Gifted Programs and Their Exams

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 9:29pm
Some advocates had hoped Chancellor Carmen Fariña would overhaul the gifted programs, which they see as a critical front in the effort to reduce inequality in the school system.






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Montgomery to reexamine later high school start times

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 8:14pm

The Montgomery County Board of Education asked Tuesday for new, lower-cost options for shifting high school start times, opposing a recommendation from Superintendent Joshua P. Starr to shelve the district’s effort to give teens more time to sleep.

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National Briefing | Mid-Atlantic: Pennsylvania: Philadelphia Schools Seek More Money

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 7:59pm
The Philadelphia superintendent of schools made a last-minute plea for funding saying he needs at least an additional $96 million.
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Plan to build school on Arlington parkland draws protests

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 7:05pm

Advocates for open space in Arlington are organizing a campaign to quash a proposal by the Arlington School Board to build a new elementary school on parkland next to Thomas Jefferson Middle School.

“The school board voted to take land purchased for parks and pave it for parking lots and new buildings,” Jim Presswood, a leader of an advocacy group, said in a statement Tuesday. “This was not what voters wanted when they approved park bond issues.”

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Students pushing Potomac bluestone for official D.C. rock

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 6:26pm

The District has an official flower, the American Beauty rose. The city also has an official bird, the wood thrush, and an official tree, the scarlet oak. But unlike most U.S. states, it has no official rock.

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Human Development and Family Studies Lecturer | Penn State Brandywine

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:54pm
US - PA - Media, Human Development and Family Studies LecturerPenn State Brandywine invites applications for one full-time, fixed-term faculty position:  Human Development and Family Studies Lecturer, to begin A
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Economic Scene: Udacity-AT&T ‘NanoDegree’ Offers an Entry-Level Approach to College

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:51pm
The “NanoDegree,” an online collaboration of AT&T and Udacity, may offer a reasonable shot at using the web to democratize higher education.






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In Fairfax, Colvin Run students talk with astronauts on space station

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:34pm

Students at Fairfax County’s Colvin Run Elementary made an unusual long-distance phone call Tuesday, connecting with NASA astronauts orbiting Earth aboard the International Space Station.

The video conference was part of a NASA effort to promote science in schools and allowed 19 curious students the rare opportunity to pose questions about the effects of gravity, or lack thereof, to the astronauts as they floated upside down in space.

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State prosecutors investigate school board’s use of credit cards in Montgomery County

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/17/2014 - 4:29pm

Maryland state prosecutors are investigating whether the Montgomery County Board of Education’s use of county-issued credit cards amounts to criminal misconduct, according to officials familiar with the probe and a subpoena issued this month.

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