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Strauss: How investing in paste and crayons can help save Detroit and other big cities

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 1:30pm

What will save Detroit and other ailing big U.S. cities? Here’s an idea from Conor P. Williams, a proud product of Michigan’s public schools, and currently a senior researcher in the New America Foundation’s Early Education Initiative. Follow him on Twitter: @conorpwilliams. This first appeared on the Shanker blog.

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The Learning Network Blog: Skills Practice | Cause and Effect

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 1:12pm
Use reporting on the weather at the Sochi Olympics and around the U.S. this winter to practice the skill of identifying cause and effect.
    





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Visiting Teaching and Research Consultant Librarian | Linfield College

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 1:01pm
US - OR - McMinnville, MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited library program required. Please follow this link for a complete description and information on the online process for submitting your complete application: ht
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Widener University Head Football Coach | Widener University

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 11:42am
US - PA - Chester, Widener University’s Office of Athletics is currently seeking candidates for a Head Football Coach vacancy to be responsible for all aspects of the football program to include; recruitment/retention,
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Visiting Position in Anthropology | Connecticut College

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 11:39am
US - CT - New London, The Department of Anthropology at Connecticut College invites applications for a one-year, full-time visiting appointment carrying the possibility of a one-year renewal. Candidates must be qualified
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Strauss: Map: How much snow it takes to close U.S. schools

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 11:29am

How much snow does it take to close schools? It depends on where you. Here’s a map put together by Reddit user Alexandr Trubetskoy which answers the question (with explanations).

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The Learning Network Blog: Do Kids Need Recess?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 9:28am
Is recess just for elementary school students, or should students in middle school — or even high school — have some form of recess or unstructured time?
    





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Why Recognizing Emotions Is a School Leadership Necessity

Education Week - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 9:03am
Principals and other leaders must make tuning into their schools' emotional climates a priority, write Kyle E. Blanchfield and Peter D. Ladd.
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Obama's ConnectED Initiative Gets Major FCC, Corporate Financial Support

Education Week - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 9:02am
The program to upgrade schools' Web connectivity will be getting $2 billion in repurposed E-rate dollars and $750 million in goods and services from seven companies.
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Congressional Talk Swirls Around Early-Education Proposals

Education Week - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 9:00am
As the issue gains momentum, lawmakers are debating the right role for the federal government in early-childhood education, with a variety of proposals on the table.
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Staff Research Assoc II (9612C) #17051 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 7:10am
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 - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 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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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Winter Offensive Takes Toll on East Coast

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 5:30am
What were some of the effects of a powerful storm system that swept up the East Coast?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Editing, Feb. 14, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 5:08am
Can you put the sentences from the article in the correct order?
    





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Strauss: At least 44 school shootings since Newtown -- new analysis

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 1:09am

There have been at least 44 school shootings on K-12 or college campuses in 24 states -- an average of more than three a month -- since the deadly 2012 attack at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn., according to a new analysis. Twenty-eight people have died and 37 have been injured.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | domineer

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/14/2014 - 1:05am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles since 2001.
    





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Free Online University Receives Accreditation, in Time for Graduating Class of 7

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/13/2014 - 9:45pm
The University of the People, built to reach underserved students around the world, announced Thursday that it had received accreditation.
    





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