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NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 1:32pm
Soren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher and writer -More
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Prince George’s school board approves more-lenient cellphone policy for students

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:51am

Cellphones will no longer be prohibited in classrooms or on school buses in Prince George’s County under a new policy approved unanimously by the school board Thursday night.

School Board Member Verjeana M. Jacobs (District 5) said the district received international attention when it approved its cellphone policy, considered one of the strictest in the Washington region, four years ago. The policy not only banned the use of cellphones but also included a penalty of confiscation.

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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:48am
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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National Briefing | Plains: Oklahoma: Suit Challenges Repeal of Core Curriculum Standards

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:42am
A group has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a recently passed law that repealed Common Core education standards in the state.






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Sen. Claire McCaskill turns her focus to sexual assaults on college campuses

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:50am

As Congress explores proposals to combat sexual assault at colleges, a familiar lawmaker is in the thick of it: Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri.

McCaskill (D), a former prosecutor with much experience in handling sex crime cases, is in her second term in the Senate. She helped broker legislation last year and this year to overhaul how the military responds to sexual assault.

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New school in Hyattsville named for former superintendent Edward Felegy

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:26am

A new elementary school in Prince George’s County was given a name Thursday night.

The Prince George’s County Board of Education agreed to follow Schools Chief Kevin M. Maxwell’s recommendation and name the school in honor of a former superintendent who served during the early 1990s, a period marked by financial crisis, low student test scores and tensions over court-ordered busing.

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Strauss: A disturbing look at Common Core tests in New York

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 9:46am

The promise of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards  was that they would show which students were ready for college and career and which weren’t. But in New York, a look at the tests shows how the state is failing to meet that promise. This was written by Carol Burris and John Murphy. Murphy, a former English teacher, is the assistant principal of South Side High School in New York, and he coordinates the school’s IB program.  Burris, principal of South Side High School, has been chronicling the flawed implementation of school reform and the Common Core State Standards across the state for some time (here, and here and here and here, for example). She was named New York’s 2013 High School Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and in 2010, tapped as the 2010 New York State Outstanding Educator by the School Administrators Association of New York State. Her new book is “On The Same Track: How Schools Can Join the Twenty-First-Century Struggle Against Resegregation.”

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Motherlode Blog: An Education of the Heart: The Glenwood Towers Senior Center Prom

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 9:27am
Eighth graders, and the senior citizens they’ve been visiting all year, come together for an unexpectedly joyous celebration.






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Music Cataloger | Harvard University Library

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 9:17am
US - USA - MA - Cambridge, MLS or equivalent combination of education and experienceAdvanced knowledge of music, preferably obtained through formal educationTwo years of music cataloging experience requiredBroad knowledge of mu
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Public Policy Program Manager | Stanford University

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 9:08am
US - CA - Stanford, Public Policy Program Manager - 63349 Description The School of Humanities & Sciences is seeking a Program Manager for the Public Policy program. Public Policy is an interdisci
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Lecturer in the Social Sciences Collegiate Division | University of Chicago

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 8:57am
US - IL - Chicago, During the autumn, winter, and spring quarters of the 2013-14 academic year the Social Sciences Collegiate Division may have teaching opportunities in various courses in the Social Sciences General E
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Strauss: Obama expands use of standardized tests for special-needs and American Indian students

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 8:56am

President Obama recently told graduates at the University of California, Irvine, that people who deny the science behind climate change are just as wrong as people who say the moon is “made of cheese.” Congress, he said, “is full of folks who stubbornly and automatically reject the scientific evidence” about climate change and call it a hoax.

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Why I Encouraged My Child to Drop Out of High School

Education Week - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 8:14am
Donald E. Heller, the dean of the college of education at Michigan State University in East Lansing, explains why he reluctantly supported his daughter’s decision to drop out of high school.
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