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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | yore

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 80 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Beijing Journal: An Academy for the Elite Stirs a Culture Clash

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 10:53pm
The planned Yenching Academy at Peking University, which is aimed at producing “future leaders,” has stirred resistance from many students and professors.






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In Atlanta, Jury Selection Is Set to Begin in Test Scandal

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 8:10pm
Twelve former public school employees are accused of conspiring to alter and boost students’ standardized test scores.






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Rocketship to build charter school on Anacostia hilltop

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 5:59pm

The next outpost of one of the country’s best-known high-tech charter school chains will be on a wooded hilltop across the street from an aging public housing development in Anacostia.

School officials recently announced plans for Rocketship’s first D.C. school: A 54,000-square-foot, two-story building with a glass entrance, outdoor terrace, multiple play areas and nature trails. It is scheduled to open in the 2015-2016 school year.

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Prince George’s County Public Schools: ‘Great by Choice’

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 4:57pm

“Great by Choice,” a book that examines why some companies thrive during chaotic times while others do not, has become a staple for business leaders across the country as they look for ways to boost profits.

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Strauss: Arne Duncan’s new ‘top advisers’

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 2:13pm

Throughout the first Obama administration and well into the second, many teachers and principals said they could not get a word in edgewise to Education Secretary Arne Duncan and his advisers, who plowed ahead with education reforms that many educators said blamed teachers for things that weren’t their fault and set up standardized test-based “accountability” systems that were unfair. If Duncan was listening to anyone, it appeared to many educators that it was Bill Gates, who was pumping many millions into the reforms Duncan was promoting. Tensions between Duncan and many teachers were so high that in May 2011, he wrote an open letter during Teacher Appreciation Week in which he felt compelled to declare his respect for teachers:

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International Education: A New Ratio for the Japanese Cram School

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:01pm
Prep schools offering private or semiprivate instruction are a growing alternative to the usual large-group experience.






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International Education: Creating an Ever-Flexible Center for Tech Innovation

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:01pm
Cornell Tech, a campus being built by Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, is preparing for a future it can't yet imagine.






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Motherlode Blog: If My Son Loves Football, Can He Still Love Me?

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 9:16am
My husband and I consider our family progressive. We’re all for boys in pink playing with dolls. But progressive really means letting your children choose what to love, and my son loves football.






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Prog Asst, EFNEP | The Ohio State University

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 9:02am
US - OH - Columbus, Department: Hamilton CountySummary of Duties:Teach nutrition, food safety, thrifty food shopping, food preparation, and physical activity classes (training will be provided). Network with other indi
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 8:55am
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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Academic Personnel Coordinator (7714U/ 7715U), #18448 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 6:43am
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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Recharge Analyst (Financial Analyst 3, 7709U) #18443 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 6:43am
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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Art Collection Cataloger (9723C) #18446 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 6:43am
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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Staff Research Associate I (9613C) #18444 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 6:43am
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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How to Learn the Law Without Law School

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 9:20pm
No degree. No debt. No problem? Why and how some aspiring lawyers are skipping law school.






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News Analysis: 99-Page Ruling in O’Bannon Case Is Missing Something: Clarity

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 5:06pm
Judge Claudia Wilken gave N.C.A.A. officials hope that any required changes might not be the death knell that seemed imminent.






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Thousands attend Prince George’s County Back to School fair

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 4:27pm

See old friends from class. Talk to some former teachers. Maybe even pick up a free backpack.

Those were some of the things on Paige Blake’s agenda as she spent a couple of hours with her dad, Randolph, at the Prince George’s County Back to School Fair on Saturday at the Showplace Arena.

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Sports of The Times: Prime Prep Academy, Founded by Deion Sanders, Comes Under Scrutiny

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 3:53pm
With its academics and its finances under fire, the Texas sports academy created by Deion Sanders, the Hall of Fame cornerback and N.F.L. commentator, is facing the loss of its state charter.






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Strauss: A strange definition of a ‘bad’ teacher

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 2:25pm

Keoni Wright is the lead plaintiff  in a lawsuit organized by Campbell Brown’s education advocacy group that is seeking to overturn New York laws that provide tenure and other job  protections to K-12 teachers. Brown has appeared on a number of television shows explaining her new endeavor, which will involve filing lawsuits in other states, as well, in an attempt to have national impact on tenure laws.  (Here’s a write-up about her appearance on “The Colbert Report,” and here’s a fact-check of what she said on the show).

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