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Strauss: Six rules for teaching World War II

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 10:28am

The 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied France during World War II seems like a good time to look at how that war (and all wars) should be taught to young people who know may know close to nothing about these historical events and may not see why what happened decades ago is relevant to their lives. Polls and surveys of Americans have shown over the years that a majority don’t know a great deal about important details of World War II although they do view it as a “just war.”

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The Learning Network: Teenagers in The Times | May 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 9:56am
In this installment of our monthly collection, we spotlight five articles that use photography and narrative to reveal the texture of teenage life, 11 articles about young people making a splash in the world, and three other articles about teenagers that can provoke discussion.






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The Learning Network: Found Poetry Favorite | ‘The Elvish Doings in the Forest’

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 9:33am
This poem, by Libbie, is one of the 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest. It comes from a dance review, “There’s Brightness When the Fog Clears.”






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Young Love, Complicated by Cancer

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 8:34am
When was the last time you cried while watching a film?






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Web Designer, AA&D Communications | Cornell University

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 8:09am
US - NY - Ithaca, Web Designer, AA&D Communications-23285 Description  The Division of Alumni Affairs and Development's role at Cornell University is to facilitate a lifelong relationship between alumni,
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Lecturer in Anthropology/ Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies | Harvard University

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 8:08am
US - MA - Cambridge, The Department of Anthropology is seeking applications for a Lecturer in Anthropology for academic year 2014-15. Fifty percent of the appointment is reserved for fulfilling the responsibilities of th
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Research Assistant | Harvard University Kennedy School

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 8:08am
US - USA - MA - Cambridge, One to two years of administrative and/or research experience. Demonstrated computer literacy (including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint) and computer research skills are required. Basic kno
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Graphic Design Intern (5171U) #18040 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 6:25am
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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Communications Specialist 4 (7478U) Job #18031 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 6:25am
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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Applications Programmer 3 (7300U) #18000 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 6:25am
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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Research Administrator 4 (6207U) Job #18030 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 6:25am
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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Research Data Analyst 2, Dept. of Economics (6256U) #18042 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 6:25am
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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Advising Assistant (AA III ,4722C), Undergrad. Advising Letters & Science - #18028 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 6:25am
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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Temporary Concessions Stand Supervisor (6291U) #18009 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 6:25am
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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Build Literacy Program Coordinator (4563U) #18038 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 6:25am
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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Strauss: What happened when George failed his state standardized test

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 6:02am

What happens to a young student who fails a mandated standardized test that decides whether he/she can move to the next grade, or to an older student who fails a test that determines if he/she graduates?  Here is a 20-step description of what happened to a boy named George. It was written by educator Kathleen Jasper, founder of ConversationED, a website that offers a platform for conversations about education and courses for schools, districts and companies on action research, leadership and technology. This appeared on the Web site’s blog.

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The Learning Network: What Was Your Favorite Field Trip?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 5:00am
Are field trips an important part of the learning experience? Why?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Editing, June 6, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 4:13am
Can you place the sentences from the paragraph in the correct order?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | franchise

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 971 New York Times articles in the past year.






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