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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, Feb. 20, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 5:13am
Can you choose the best meaning of “conflating” as it is used in the article?
    





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Strauss: #ResistTFA popular on Twitter

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 5:00am

A student-led campaign against Teach For America took to Twitter this week and has been proving to be popular, at one point more so than tweets with the Olympic hashtag.

The Twitter effort is being led by Students United for Public Education, a grassroots, student-led organization founded by Stephanie Rivera, a Rutgers University Graduate School of Education Student & Urban Teaching Fellow, and Hannah Nguyen, University of Southern California student and a chapter leader of SUPE.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | wan

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 1:07am
This word has appeared in 134 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Scrutiny in California for Software in Schools

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 1:02am
Proposed legislation would prohibit websites, online services and mobile apps for kindergartners through 12th graders from compiling, using or sharing the personal information of students.
    
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Strauss: Text of U-Md. president’s letter about massive computer security breach

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/20/2014 - 12:47am

A computer security breach at the University of Maryland has compromised more than 300,000 personal records for faculty, staff and students who have received identification cards. Here’s the letter about the breach from university President Wallace D. Loh released on Wednesday:

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About New York: In Debate Over Paying for Pre-K, Little Agreement Aside From the Goal

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 11:40pm
Questions and skepticism surround two competing early education plans by Mayor Bill de Blasio and Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo.
    





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Police use Taser on cafeteria manager at Arlington elementary school after altercation

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 11:32pm

An Arlington County police officer used a Taser on a cafeteria manager at an elementary school Wednesday after the school employee had an altercation with an administrator, police and school officials said.

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Federal Lawsuit Accuses For-Profit Schools of Fraud

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 10:40pm
Former employees of the Premier Education Group say officials falsified records to keep students enrolled in order to secure government grant and loan money.
    
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U-Md. computer security attack exposes 300,000 records

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 10:15pm

More than 300,000 personal records for faculty, staff and students who have received identification cards at the University of Maryland were compromised in a computer security breach this week, school officials said.

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Teachers union head calls for Core ‘course correction’

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 9:13pm

The head of the nation’s largest teachers union said the rollout of the new Common Core academic standards has been “completely botched” in many states and that wholesale changes taking place in U.S. classrooms need an immediate “course correction.”

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Alexandria rethinking small middle schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 8:43pm

Shortly after former superintendent Morton Sherman came to Alexandria, he orchestrated a dramatic reorganization of the city’s two middle schools to boost poor performance: He divided them into smaller schools.

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FBI, police investigating noose found on James Meredith statue at Ole Miss

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 8:29pm

A statue honoring James Meredith stands at the heart of the University of Mississippi’s campus, not far from the the Grove and a short walk from the football stadium.

Meredith enrolled in classes on Oct. 1, 1962, integrating the school known as Ole Miss, but was only able to do so after deadly riots erupted in Oxford, Miss. The statue of Meredith, unveiled in October 2006, depicts him entering the campus.

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Checking back in on the undocumented immigrant running for UNC student body president

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 7:24pm

Yesterday, we wrote about Emilio Vicente, a University of North Carolina student who was running for student body president. Vicente’s story drew national media attention, in large part because he was an undocumented immigrant who was quite open about that fact while campaigning.

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MA TESOL Visiting Faculty | World Learning

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 6:34pm
US - VT - Brattleboro,   QUALIFICATIONS: A minimum of three years’ experience in Language Teacher Education and Training A minimum of five years in language teaching Experience in or demonstrated pot
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D.C. charter board postpones vote to close Options school

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 6:21pm

The D.C. Public Charter School Board has postponed its decision about whether to close Options Public Charter School in order to accommodate a request for a public hearing on the matter.

Options has been in turmoil since October, when the D.C. Office of the Attorney General filed a complaint alleging that three former managers of the school funneled millions of dollars meant for students to two for-profit businesses they owned.

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Dept. of Sociology - Visiting Assistant Professor AY 14-15 | Sonoma State University

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 6:19pm
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Upward Bound Instructor | Umpqua Community College

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 5:24pm
US - OR - Roseburg, Bachelor's degree in related field. Demonstrated sensitivity and experience working with individuals from diverse social, economic, ethnic, academic, and cultural backgrounds. HIGHLY QUALIFIED
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Very few D.C. students attend assigned schools, data show

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:54pm

Start with the District’s enormous range of public school quality and reputation, add the city’s enthusiastic embrace of school choice, and here is what you get: Very few D.C. students attend their assigned public school, particularly outside of a few pockets west of Rock Creek Park and on Capitol Hill.

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Calif. teacher uses cross-curricular projects to teach about politics

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:52pm
Lessons about politics and government can be blended into multiple project-based approaches, writes humanities teacher John B -More
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