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Virginia’s Liberty University: A mega-college and Republican presidential stage

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 10:16am
Why has Liberty University become a stage of choice in Republican presidential politics?On Monday, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is expected to launch his bid for the White House from the university in Lynchburg, Va. Republican candidate Mitt Romney spoke about Judeo-Christian values at the campus during his 2012 campaign. In 2014, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), a possible 2016 contender, spoke at Liberty’s commencement.Read full article >>






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World History Teacher | The Bolles School

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 9:46am
US - FL - Jacksonville, Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in appropriate field of study with a concentration in World History from a four year college or university or post graduate work in subject matter; advanced
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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | March 23, 2015

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 7:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.
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Strauss: Teachers sue when school district rejects requests to take off Good Friday

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 5:00am
Some Christian teachers in Rhode Island are suing their school district because they were denied the right to take off Good Friday.Nearly 200 teachers in Cranston Public Schools had requested the day off, as their collective bargaining contract allows them to request two days a year for religious reasons.  The district, which had to add six more snow days than originally planned for the year, refused the requests for instructional reasons, and noted in the denials that the contract specifies that “religious observance obligations require attendance at religious services held during the school day,” according to WPRI News. Many churches have services at different times of the day and evening on Good Friday.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Change Comes to a Los Angeles Neighborhood

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 4:23am
How is one Los Angeles neighborhood’s gentrification a cause for celebration, according to the author of this Op-Ed essay?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Women at the Box Office

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 4:14am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 13 article, “At the Box Office, It’s No Longer a Man’s World.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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Strauss: Actually, it can matter where you go to college

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/23/2015 - 4:00am
A popular post on The Washington Post’s new Grade Point blog had this headline, “Forget Harvard and Stanford. It really doesn’t matter where you go to college.”  Really?The piece, by Jeffrey Selingo, looks at a new book by New York Times columnist Frank Bruni,  titled “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be.”  Selingo writes:Read full article >>






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