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Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/16/2014 - 12:05am
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Success Academy Charter Schools Force Mayor Bill de Blasio to Confront New Law

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 06/15/2014 - 10:21pm
The Success Academy Charters Schools group’s aim to double in size by 2016 forces Mayor Bill de Blasio to choose between two troublesome options.






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Strauss: Starbucks to offer employees free tuition to complete online bachelor’s degree

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 06/15/2014 - 9:13pm

Starbucks is planning to announce on Monday a new plan to offer full tuition reimbursement to thousands of  its employees to complete a bachelor’s degree online — with no mandate to stay with the company after graduation.

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Strauss: Arne Duncan issues new statement with the ‘right lessons’ from Vergara trial

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 06/15/2014 - 8:27pm

In case you weren’t sure what to think about last week’s verdict in the “Vergara trial” — in which a Los Angeles judge tossed out state statutes giving job protections to teachers — Education Secretary Arne Duncan issued a new statement Sunday offering what he thinks are the “right lessons” from the case.

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Starbucks to Provide Free College Education to Thousands of Workers

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 06/15/2014 - 7:53pm
Through an unusual arrangement with Arizona State University, the company will pay for its workers to earn college degrees.






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D.C. officials seek stronger oversight of charter schools after recent fraud allegations

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 06/15/2014 - 7:51pm

Recent fraud allegations against leaders at two D.C. public charter schools have illuminated what city officials are calling a gap in their ability to effectively oversee the financial dealings of the fast-growing charter school sector.

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International Education: Iran Eases Constraints on Academic Contacts With West

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 06/15/2014 - 12:02pm
The government of President Hassan Rouhani has allowed something of an academic spring in the country after almost a decade of harsh limits.






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International Education: Public Schools in Indonesia Feel Islamic Pressure

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 06/15/2014 - 12:02pm
Islamic influences in public schools have become a worry for some parents and teachers in Indonesia.






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Ticketing Team Lead (7561U) #18039 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 06/15/2014 - 6:34am
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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Production Control Liaison Manager (0535U) #18096 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 06/15/2014 - 6:34am
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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Lead Locksmith (8196C) #18002 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 06/15/2014 - 6:34am
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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Director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute (Faculty Position) | University of Notre Dame

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 06/15/2014 - 5:57am
US - IN - South Bend, Job DescriptionThe University of Notre Dame seeks a distinguished scholar and visionary leader to fill the position of Director of the Joan B. Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.The Kroc
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Common Core, in 9-Year-Old Eyes

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 06/14/2014 - 10:31pm
Chrispin Alcindor, a Brooklyn fourth grader, was once a top student. But rigorous new academic standards — and the exams that accompany them — have frayed his confidence.






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High school valedictorian has a 4.0 GPA, is headed to Towson University and is autistic

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 06/14/2014 - 10:05pm

Montel Medley’s valedictory speech covered many standard themes: the Class of 2014’s transition from middle school to high school, the impact the graduates’ teachers had on their lives, and the future as many head to college and the beginnings of careers.

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U.S. schools develop a nicer version of gym class

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 06/14/2014 - 6:34pm

The cavernous gymnasium at Patriot High School can be intimidating for 15-year-old Kristin Ansah. When students break out the hockey sticks before gym class, she ducks for cover.

“I don’t work out,” she said. “I don’t play sports.”

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At Commencement, Obama Mocks Lawmakers Who Deny Climate Change

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 06/14/2014 - 5:47pm
Speaking at the University of California, Irvine, President Obama likened those who deny climate change to people who would have told John F. Kennedy, at the dawn of the space program, that the moon “was made of cheese.”
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Four gifted writers share doubts about gifted education

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 06/14/2014 - 4:16pm

I am among those people who think gifted education classes are usually a waste of time and money. It’s better to give super-bright kids a library card or a computer with a Web connection and get out of their way.

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Commencement Speakers: Graduates Cautioned: Don’t Shut Out Opposing Views

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 06/14/2014 - 4:14pm
Several commencement speakers this spring advocated tolerance in the wake of protests that drummed away others who had been invited.






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Op-Ed Columnist: Oversharing in Admissions Essays

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 06/14/2014 - 2:30pm
The raw and revelatory admissions essay reflects the blinding competition to get into elite schools.
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Strauss: ‘If you truly cared’ — angry president of largest teachers union sends message to school reformers

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 06/14/2014 - 12:30pm

It’s been a bad week for teachers unions — what with a California judge tossing out state statutes providing job protections for teachers and attendant publicity, including an article in Politico Pro with the headline, “The Fall of Teachers’ Unions‘. But let’s face it: Headlines have been screaming for years that teachers unions were “under siege.”

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