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Brendan Iribe, co-founder of Oculus VR, makes record $31 million donation to U-Md.

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:00pm

Brendan Iribe dropped out of college during his freshman year at the University of Maryland to join a throng of young entrepreneurs hoping to shake up the world with high-tech start-ups.

Iribe’s brief tenure in College Park was followed by extraordinary successes in video-game technology, as he held key positions in companies that sold for millions or hundreds of millions of dollars. His latest venture, Oculus VR, which developed the Oculus Rift virtual-reality headset, sold to Facebook for $2 billion this year.

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Economic Scene: A Simple Equation: More Education = More Income

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:54pm
The United States trails nearly all other industrialized nations when it comes to educational equality, and it shows in income inequality.

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National Briefing | Northwest: Washington: Legislature Is Held in Contempt Over School Funding

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:27pm
The State Supreme Court held the Legislature in contempt on Thursday for its lack of progress on fixing the way the state pays for public education, but it withheld punishment until after the 2015 session.
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Your Money Adviser: That Selfie Is So Good, It Could Help You Pay for College

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:18pm
Websites like GoFundMe and Crowdrise are part of a new generation of personal crowdfunding services helping needy students raise money for college.
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At the Table: Yura on Madison: A Magnet for School Parents

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:11pm
It is back-to-school season, and for many on the Upper East Side, that means it is time to go back to Yura on Madison, which has seven schools within walking distance of its location, at East 92nd Street.
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Montgomery warns Gaithersburg parents about new whooping cough case

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 7:14pm

Health officials have confirmed another case of whooping cough among Montgomery County students, 16 of whom have become sick since an outbreak in the first week of school.

The newest case was confirmed Wednesday at Gaithersburg High School, the eighth county public school in less than three weeks with a whooping cough diagnosis. A letter was sent to parents notifying them of the highly contagious illness, officials said.

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The Texas Tribune: U.T. Is Poised to Collaborate With Mexico on Research Projects

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:46pm
University of Texas System officials signed a letter of intent to work with the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology on a space-related project in Brownsville.
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The Learning Network: Introducing a New Crowdsourced Feature: ‘NYTLNreads’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 6:17pm
We’re experimenting with an informal new way to hear from students about what they’re reading in The Times and why. We invite both students and teachers to use this feature, and we’ll choose favorites to publish on Friday mornings.

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Motherlode Blog: A Slower-Paced, but Still Easy, Wednesday Meal

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 5:28pm
Last night’s Sausage with Spinach and Bean Mash was easy and “therapeutic.” Tonight, pouring sauce on chicken.

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Strauss: Common Core: What’s true, false and fuzzy

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 4:00pm

Thomas Scarice, the superintendent of Madison Public Schools in Connecticut, has been a vocal critic of high-stakes test-based school reform. This year  he sent a letter to state legislators explaining why these “reforms will not result in improved conditions since they are not grounded in research” and he has spelled out what he sees as the worst effects of the test-based “accountability” movement. In the following post, he attempts to separate myth from truth about the Common Core State Standards. This appeared on the website of Scarice’s school district and in the Shoreline Times.

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History Adjunct Faculty Instructor - Kentucky | Indiana Wesleyan University

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 3:32pm
US - KY, Required Skills   Demonstrated knowledge of online educational delivery tools Demonstrated teaching abilities Demonstrated higher education experience Demonstrated proficiency in using Mic
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Motherlode Blog: When the Problem is Priorities, Don’t Blame Cooking

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 12:27pm
Family dinner isn’t, and shouldn’t be, something to get through. It’s not a way station on the way to some goal. It is the goal, no matter what’s on the table — and it ought to be within everyone’s reach.

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McKinley Middle School teacher asks students to compare Hitler, Bush

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 10:31am

One D.C. middle school homework assignment goes a little something like this: Compare and contrast former President George W. Bush with Adolf Hitler.

On Tuesday, as McKinley Middle School students worked on a unit about war and peace, a teacher handed out a worksheet she created that said just that. The Northeast Washington students were told to turn the worksheet in Wednesday after finishing up readings about Hitler and Bush.

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Assistant or Associate Professor in Social Studies Education | Plymouth State University

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:56am
US - NH - Plymouth, Minimum Qualifications - Doctorate required in Social Studies Education or related field. ABD candidates will be considered but must have doctorate in hand by the time of appointment. - University
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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Liberty and the World Trade Center, 1983

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:42am
“On that day — the Sept. 11 that requires no year — the sun set on crushed buildings in a reimagined world. It set on a recontoured skyline and a haunted city. The equations of life no longer worked. That’s the way it seemed.”

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California's Efforts Pay Off!--Ana Post

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Thu, 09/11/2014 - 9:11am
The California Social Studies Community has been cultivating a relationship with Senator Feinstein's office for years. Recently those efforts paid off during a "Fireside Chat" hosted by the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. Among the things that she mentioned needed to happen was a renewed focus on civic education. Read the full article here: http://www.sanjoseinside.com/ 2014/09/09/educators-need-to- renew-focus-on-civic- education/ Thank you Sen. Feinstein and congratulations to California! --> Read More
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