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International Education: Bringing Student Athletes Back From Concussions

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:35am
St. Michael's College School in Toronto has teamed up with the University of Toronto's sports medicine clinic in a program to support recoveries.






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International Education: In Chinese Schools, Disabled Get Shortchanged

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 05/18/2014 - 11:25am
The Chinese government is not doing enough to ensure that people with disabilities have fair access to higher education, experts say.






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Reading, Writing, Arithmetic, and Lately, Coding

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 05/17/2014 - 8:52pm
Schools are signing up to teach computer coding, which some view as a basic skill for today, and the tech industry-backed group Code.org is pushing basic coding even for the very young.






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Tablets proliferate in nation’s classrooms, and take a swipe at the status quo

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 05/17/2014 - 8:02pm

Social studies students in a District middle school use a touch screen to swipe through the articles of the Constitution. A fifth-grade teacher in Arlington County sends video lessons to students as homework so she can spend more time helping them in class.

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Warning: The Literary Canon Could Make Students Squirm

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 05/17/2014 - 3:38pm
Colleges across the country are wrestling with student requests for what are known as “trigger warnings,” explicit alerts that class materials might upset them because of past trauma.






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Op-Ed Columnist: Class, Cost and College

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 05/17/2014 - 2:30pm
A new movie’s troubling questions include whether the best schools encourage social mobility or perpetuate privilege.






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Strauss: Eric Holder to graduates on race: ‘This struggle is far from over’

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 05/17/2014 - 12:32pm

On the 60th anniversary of the historic Brown v. Board of Education decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, which declared the “separate but equal doctrine” in public education to be unconstitutional, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, the first African-American to hold that position, delivered the following speech at commencement on the campus of Morgan State University, a historically black college in Baltimore. Here’s the text of remarks as prepared for delivery by Holder, ceremony in Baltimore on Saturday, May 17, 2014. The transcript was provided by the Justice Department’s Office of Public Affairs.

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Strauss: The greatest commencement speech ever

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 05/17/2014 - 11:58am

I know that the headline of this post is open to debate. What I like in a commencement speech may not be what you like in a commencement speech.

But for the sake of non-school reform argument, I’m going to declare for the moment that the greatest commencement speech ever was not the famous Steve Jobs speech of 2005 at Stanford (“Stay hungry, stay foolish”) … and it was not the 1941 Winston Churchill speech at Harrow School (in which, incidentally, he did not, as famously reported, stand up, say “Never give up, never give up, never give up,” and then sit down)  … and it was not the one Dolly Parton gave at the University of Tennessee in 2009 (“What has worked for me may not work for you… wigs, tight clothes, push-up bras”) … and it was not the one Jon Stewart gave at the College of William and Mary in 2004 (“Thank you Mr. President, I had forgotten how crushingly dull these ceremonies are”) … and it was not the one Kermit the Frog gave in 1996 at Southampton College (“As we say in the wetlands, ‘Ribbit-ribbit-kneedeep-ribbit,’ which means ‘May success and a smile always be yours … even when you’re knee-deep in the sticky muck of life.’”) And it wasn’t any of these other hilarious speeches.

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Strauss: How to help students of color, 60 years after historic Brown v. Board ruling

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 05/17/2014 - 10:32am

On May 17, 1954, the U.S. Supreme Court  ruled that state laws establishing separate schools for black and white students were unconstitutional in the historic case Brown vs. Board of Education. I’ve published a few pieces on the legacy of the decision, here and here. Following is a new piece on where the United States should go from here to realize the promise of Brown. It was written by U.S. Rep. Frederica S. Wilson, a Democrat who represents parts of Miami-Dade and Broward Counties, and Dennis Van Roekel, president of the National Education Association, the country’s largest teachers union.

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In B-School, Is That a Syllabus, or an Itinerary?

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 05/17/2014 - 10:20am
Group travel and social events are taking a bigger share of M.B.A. students’ time — and money.






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Novelties: Tackling the Limits of Touch Screens

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 05/17/2014 - 10:10am
New products aim to remove the obstacles to reading and writing effectively on tablet computers.






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Strauss: Protest at Harvard over commencement speaker at education school

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 05/17/2014 - 9:57am

Dozens of student and alumni at the Harvard Graduate School of Education issued a statement (see below) protesting the selection of Colorado state Sen. Michael Johnston (D) as the school’s 2014 commencement speaker because, they say, he “embraces a vision of education reform that relies heavily on test-based accountability while weakening the due process protections of teachers.”

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Business Service Analyst/ Financial Analyst 3 (7709U) #17906 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 05/17/2014 - 9:33am
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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Lecturers | University of California, Irvine (UCI)

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 05/17/2014 - 9:29am
US - CA - Irvine, School of Social EcologyDepartment of Criminology, Law and Society2014-15 Academic YearPosition: LecturersThe Department of Criminology, Law, and Society in the School of Social Ecology anticipates p
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Content and Communications Manager | Stanford University

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 05/17/2014 - 8:26am
US - CA - Stanford, Content and Communications Manager - 62859 Description  Content and Communications Managerfor the Rock Center and the Steyer-Taylor CenterThe PositionThe Center Content and Communi
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Temporary Lecturer, Biological Anthropology | University of California, San Diego

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 05/17/2014 - 7:52am
US - CA - La Jolla, Temporary Lecturer, Biological Anthropology (10-758)Division of Social Sciences - AnthropologyUniversity of California San DiegoJob Description:The Anthropology Department (http://anthro.ucsd .edu) a
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Michelle Obama Cites View of Growing Segregation

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 9:19pm
Marking the anniversary of the landmark Brown v. Board of Education decision, civil rights advocates say American schools are increasingly split along racial lines.
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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Beware the City Dolls

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 8:57pm
Growing up should never be easy.
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Executive Director for Law School Advancement | St. Mary's University

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 6:08pm
US - TX - San Antonio, St. Mary’s University School of Law, a nationally recognized law school located in the seventh largest city in America, announces a national search for an Executive Director for Law School Adva
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LECTURER | Department of Anthropology

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 05/16/2014 - 5:17pm
US - CA - LOS ANGELES, The UCLA Department of Anthropology seeks temporary lecturers in Anthropology to teach the following courses in Fall 2014 (Oct. 2nd to Dec. 19th): Anthro 118 – Selected Topics in Archaeology on
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