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Arizona Governor Seeks Review of Common Core Education Standards

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 9:51pm
Gov. Doug Ducey, a critic of the Common Core, urged state officials to tailor the curriculum to the needs of Arizona students.






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Giuliani and de Blasio Form Unlikely Alliance on New York City Schools

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 9:02pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio, a Democrat, and former Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani, a Republican, both signed an appeal to state legislators to reauthorize mayoral control of the city’s schools.






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In Italy, Plans for an Easter Blessing Yield a Lawsuit for a Public School

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 8:36pm
The case over a blessing at a public school in Bologna is part of a continuing debate in the country over where exactly the church-state boundary lies.






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Police find no evidence of alleged sexual assault at U-Va. fraternity

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 8:04pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE — There is no evidence to support claims in a Rolling Stone article that a University of Virginia student was gang-raped at a campus fraternity in September 2012, police said, noting that a five-month investigation led detectives to discredit numerous claims about the alleged assault.Read full article >>






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Debate over test security vs. student privacy rages in the age of social media

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 5:45pm
A New Jersey student’s tweet about a question on new Common Core tests was deleted after it was flagged by a testing company, spurring a national debate about how to balance children’s privacy with test security in the age of social media.Read full article >>






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Decoding the Common Core: A Teacher's Perspective

Education Week - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 5:35pm
The common standards have had positive and negative results for teacher Ariel Sacks, who says that the key to realizing their potential is teacher input.
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Teaching the Common Core Requires Fine-Tuning School Policies

Education Week - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 5:35pm
While the standards offer depth, they are not well supported by school instructional policies, writes teacher John Troutman McCrann.
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Why My School District Is Holding Off on PARCC Tests

Education Week - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 5:35pm
Following his district's big academic gains, receiver/superintendent Jeffrey Riley explains why he won't yet implement the standards assessment.
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Which 'Common Core' Are We Talking About?

Education Week - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 5:35pm
Sometimes the common core seems like a blank projection screen for what people want to see, says teacher Peter Greene.
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Helping Educators Overcome 'Initiative Fatigue'

Education Week - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 5:35pm
Charlotte Danielson explains what a study uncovered about the kind of support educators need to implement the standards.
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Strauss: Elementary school teachers: How PARCC testing is affecting our classrooms

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 5:00pm
With the spring standardized testing season under way, we are hearing from a growing number of teachers, principals and even superintendents who are speaking out about the negative effects of high-stakes testing on teaching and learning.  For example, Steve Kramer,  superintendent of Madeira City Schools in Ohio, recently wrote an open letter about why he is “profoundly concerned” about new Common Core testing. The following post is an open letter signed by 20 teachers at Barbieri Elementary School in Framingham, Massachusetts, who detail how Common Core testing is affecting their classrooms.Read full article >>






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Kindergarten Teaching Assistant and Assistant Extended Day Director - Combined Position | Bertschi School

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 5:00pm
US - WA - Seattle, Qualities and qualifications: A bachelor’s degree Understanding and embracing of the school’s mission statement and values Knowledge of and interest in developmental level of elementa
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Upper School History Teacher | Louisville Collegiate School

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 4:25pm
US - KY - Louisville, REPORTS TO: Head of Upper School   PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: Working closely with the Head of Upper School, History Department Chair, and History Department colleagues, he or she will teach
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Strauss: Ted Cruz’s big mistake about Common Core

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 4:00pm
As anybody paying attention to the news today knows, Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz became the first candidate, Democrat or Republican, to announce his intention to run for president in 2016. He did this in a speech at Liberty University in Virginia in which he made a series of negative statements about the federal government. For example, from the transcript (bold-face is mine):Read full article >>






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Sweet Briar needs $250 million to stay open. Alumnae try to pool assets.

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:46pm
On the surface, at least, the cheerful gathering of Sweet Briar College graduates had all the trappings of an alumnae happy hour: name tags, hugs, introductions and bubbly recollections about the school that shaped who they have become.Read full article >>






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Archaeology Lecturer Pool | http://www.sonoma.edu/aa/fa/prospective/temp_pool.html

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:41pm
US - CA - Rohnert Park, FACULTY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY   DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY Temporary Faculty Position (Lecturer) Archaeology Addition to the Pool (2015-2018) Refer to 103920 on all correspondence and inq
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VP of Advancement and External Relations | San Francisco Theological Seminary

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 3:30pm
US - CA - San Anselmo, QUALIFICATIONS To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, ski
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