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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | ‘A Safe Haven That Quickly Became a Place of Danger’ for Iraqi Refugees

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:29am
Who are the Yazidis, why have they been forced to leave their homes and what hardships have they encountered en route to refugee camps?






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Strauss: Why race-based affirmative action in college admissions still matters

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:01am

Last month I published a defense of race-based affirmative action for African-American students in college admissions by Richard Rothstein, research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, a non-profit created in 1986 to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers. Here is a new piece by Rothstein, expanding his discussion. Rothstein is senior fellow of the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California (Berkeley) School of Law, and he is the author of books including  “Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right,  and “Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap.” He was also a national education writer for The New York Times.  This appeared on the EPI blog.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Plants

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 3:31am
Test your knowledge of plants by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | yore

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 80 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Beijing Journal: An Academy for the Elite Stirs a Culture Clash

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 10:53pm
The planned Yenching Academy at Peking University, which is aimed at producing “future leaders,” has stirred resistance from many students and professors.






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In Atlanta, Jury Selection Is Set to Begin in Test Scandal

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 8:10pm
Twelve former public school employees are accused of conspiring to alter and boost students’ standardized test scores.






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Rocketship to build charter school on Anacostia hilltop

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 5:59pm

The next outpost of one of the country’s best-known high-tech charter school chains will be on a wooded hilltop across the street from an aging public housing development in Anacostia.

School officials recently announced plans for Rocketship’s first D.C. school: A 54,000-square-foot, two-story building with a glass entrance, outdoor terrace, multiple play areas and nature trails. It is scheduled to open in the 2015-2016 school year.

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Prince George’s County Public Schools: ‘Great by Choice’

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 4:57pm

“Great by Choice,” a book that examines why some companies thrive during chaotic times while others do not, has become a staple for business leaders across the country as they look for ways to boost profits.

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Strauss: Arne Duncan’s new ‘top advisers’

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 2:13pm

Throughout the first Obama administration and well into the second, many teachers and principals said they could not get a word in edgewise to Education Secretary Arne Duncan and his advisers, who plowed ahead with education reforms that many educators said blamed teachers for things that weren’t their fault and set up standardized test-based “accountability” systems that were unfair. If Duncan was listening to anyone, it appeared to many educators that it was Bill Gates, who was pumping many millions into the reforms Duncan was promoting. Tensions between Duncan and many teachers were so high that in May 2011, he wrote an open letter during Teacher Appreciation Week in which he felt compelled to declare his respect for teachers:

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International Education: A New Ratio for the Japanese Cram School

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:01pm
Prep schools offering private or semiprivate instruction are a growing alternative to the usual large-group experience.






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International Education: Creating an Ever-Flexible Center for Tech Innovation

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 12:01pm
Cornell Tech, a campus being built by Cornell University and the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, is preparing for a future it can't yet imagine.






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Motherlode Blog: If My Son Loves Football, Can He Still Love Me?

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 9:16am
My husband and I consider our family progressive. We’re all for boys in pink playing with dolls. But progressive really means letting your children choose what to love, and my son loves football.






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Prog Asst, EFNEP | The Ohio State University

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 9:02am
US - OH - Columbus, Department: Hamilton CountySummary of Duties:Teach nutrition, food safety, thrifty food shopping, food preparation, and physical activity classes (training will be provided). Network with other indi
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 8:55am
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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Academic Personnel Coordinator (7714U/ 7715U), #18448 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 6:43am
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, generatin
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Recharge Analyst (Financial Analyst 3, 7709U) #18443 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 6:43am
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, generatin
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Art Collection Cataloger (9723C) #18446 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 6:43am
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, generatin
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Staff Research Associate I (9613C) #18444 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 6:43am
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, generatin
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How to Learn the Law Without Law School

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 9:20pm
No degree. No debt. No problem? Why and how some aspiring lawyers are skipping law school.






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News Analysis: 99-Page Ruling in O’Bannon Case Is Missing Something: Clarity

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 08/09/2014 - 5:06pm
Judge Claudia Wilken gave N.C.A.A. officials hope that any required changes might not be the death knell that seemed imminent.






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