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Only in America could a refugee girl from Central Europe become secretary of state.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/17/2014 - 2:51pm
Madeleine Albright, former U.S. secretary of state -More
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Dept. of Math and Statistics - Visiting Assistant Professor AY 14-15 | Sonoma State University

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 02/17/2014 - 1:23pm
US - CA,   FACULTY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY ___________________________________________________   DEPARTMENT OF MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS Temporary Faculty Position (Visiting Assistant
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Strauss: The 2014 Presidents’ Day quiz

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/17/2014 - 10:37am

Here it is: the 2014 Presidents’ Day quiz. How much don’t you know?

1) Which president was the first to be born a U.S. citizen?

a) James Madison
b) Martin Van Buren
c) John Quincy Adams
d) Andrew Jackson

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Administrative Assistant III - CSS IT (4722C) | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 02/17/2014 - 7:00am
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, generat
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Grounds Supervisor (7990U) #17381 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 02/17/2014 - 7:00am
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, generat
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Summer Enrollment Specialist (4722C) # 17424 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 02/17/2014 - 7:00am
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, generat
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Contract Resident Director (4567U) | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 02/17/2014 - 7:00am
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, generat
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The Learning Network Blog: A Note on Presidents’ Day

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/17/2014 - 5:14am
We are off for the holiday on Monday, but will be back with most of our usual content the rest of this week.
    





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Strauss: Veteran teacher: I’m sick of being called ‘burned out’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/17/2014 - 5:00am

A veteran teacher sent me the following e-mail and agreed to let me publish it without her name. I thought it spoke to what a lot of veteran teachers are feeling, so here it is:

I had a first-year teacher use the phrase “burned out” regarding some of the veteran teachers in my building recently. I take offense at the fact that some members of the current crop of newbies have been brainwashed (fed codswallop) into thinking that they are going to come riding in on a white charger and save the children from the existing teachers who are sorry old burned-out nags.

I have been teaching middle-school math for 20 years. I feel like a veteran of a war. Almost like the veteran sergeant in an old war movie who is still standing after numerous campaigns and is there to greet the new group of raw recruits. I have seen administrators come and go. I have seen curriculum ideas come and go. I have seen all manner of policies come and go. I have taught students who were considered unteachable. That being said, I feel that I am at the top of my game this year.

In an effort to align my instruction with the Common Core State Standards, I am incorporating Singapore Math into my daily lessons so that students who have poor number sense can become better math students. We don’t have a textbook I am using my years of experience and knowledge to pull material together that I feel will best serve my students. I use daily assessment to guide my teaching. I share data/test results as feedback with my students when they take yet another standardized test. I have control of my classroom and can cover the material I need to cover in the 50 minutes allotted without spending half of the time doing crowd control.

There are lots of new teachers who are great to work with. They have a lot to offer and their input is appreciated and applauded. But there are new teachers coming in who believe that just because I am old enough to be their mother in some cases, I have no value. I am more than ready to listen to their ideas. If they are good ones that I feel will benefit the students great. But if I don’t greet their idea with pomp and fanfare (because we’ve already tried it with little success), it doesn’t mean I’m burned out.

But I am tired of bright new teachers of whatever age, coming into my building and just from looking at me, assume that it’s time to shove me to the side because they’ve been brainwashed that veteran teachers have no value in this “grand new world of education.”

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International Education: Dispute Over the Future of Basic Research in Canada

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/17/2014 - 4:18am
University scientists and academic organizations have become uncharacteristically vocal about the government's blunt preference for commercially applicable science.
    





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High school course too tough for you? That’s good.

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 11:05pm

My wife surfs the Internet more than I do and delights in sharing her discoveries. “You’ll like this comment,” she said last week. A reader wrote that the rising number of students failing Advanced Placement tests “could be a response to Jay Mathews’ ridiculous Challenge Index.”

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Magnet Schools Find a Renewed Embrace in Cities

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 10:33pm
In Miami and many other cities, public schools that admit students districtwide and focus on themes like art, law or technology are gaining popularity after largely falling off the radar.
    
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Op-Ed Contributors: Real Discipline in School

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 9:05pm
Reducing suspensions improves graduation rates.
    
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Gray keeping Lanier as police chief hailed as signature accomplishment in crime fight

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 6:47pm

One of the first things Vincent C. Gray did when he was elected mayor in 2010 was decide to keep Cathy L. Lanier as police chief. By nearly all accounts, it was also one of the smartest things he’s done.

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Strauss: Why Presidents’ Day is slightly strange

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 2:13pm

Most federal holidays are clear-cut. On the Fourth of July, for example, Americans celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. On the other hand, Presidents’ Day is a slightly strange holiday for three main reasons:

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Strauss: Arne Duncan heads the NBA All-Star Celebrity Game class

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 2:00pm

Arne Duncan may have missed his calling: The 6-foot-5 education secretary was the star of Friday night’s NBA All-Star Celebrity Game in New Orleans, “winning” the MVP award with 20 points, 11 rebounds and six assists.

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International Education: Students Flock to Universities in Northern Cyprus

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 1:01pm
The Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus is recognized by no country except Turkey. Yet students from over 100 countries attend its international universities.
    





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International Education: Canada and First Nations Reach Deal Over Schooling

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 1:00pm
Indigenous communities in Canada will be given control over the education system on their reserves.
    
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 02/16/2014 - 6:05am
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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Hard Times at Howard U.

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 02/15/2014 - 11:10pm
A premier black college has been rocked by the economy, infighting and a changing demographic landscape.
    





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