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Congress to consider charter-school legislation

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:35pm

A bipartisan group of senators plans to introduce a bill Wednesday meant to encourage the growth of charter schools across the country, mirroring legislation expected to be taken up in the House later this week.

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Motherlode Blog: Send a Handwritten Card by Mail, Via an iPad

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:36pm
Trying Felt, a new app that lets you send a handwritten, sealed, stamped and mailed card—from your iPad.






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Faculty Position: Assistant Professor of Social Work/ Director of Field Education | Greenville College

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:25pm
US - IL - Greenville, Applications: Application materials should include a (1) letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of philosophy of Christian higher education, (4) statement of personal faith jo
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Assistant Professor of Social Work/ Director of Field Education | Greenville College

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:55am
US - IL - Greenville, Applications:   Application materials should include a (1) letter of application, (2) curriculum vitae, (3) statement of philosophy of Christian higher education, (4) statement of personal fai
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Why coach wouldn’t let me quit cross-country

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 10:50am

My column last month on extracurricular activities crowding out time for schoolwork got a strong reaction from readers. The pressure of too much to do is central to our national debate over high school. But many comments came from an unexpected source — parents and teachers who think that kids can handle it and that adults should butt out.

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Strauss: A rather unusual ‘thank you’ to teachers

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 10:33am

Here’s a rather unusual appreciation of teachers for Teacher Appreciation Week an annual event started back in 1984 by the Parent Teachers Association. The PTA offers a number of suggestions about how to appreciate teachers including writing letters of thanks to them and tweeting at #ThankATeacher though a number of teachers I know would feel more than appreciated if school reformers would simply stop trying to evaluate them by using the test scores of students they don’t have. (You can read about that here.)

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Adjuncts in the Division of Social and Behavioral Sciences | Lindenwood University-Belleville

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 10:13am
US - IL - Belleville, Location: Lindenwood University—Belleville Start Date: Fall 2014 Purpose of Position: Each position calls for part-time instruction (possibly two courses per/semester) in anthropology and
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About New York: A Conversation About Tests That Educators Want to Have, but Can’t

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 10:07am
A state order prevents teachers and principals from disclosing the contents of three days of standardized English tests given in April, though 37 principals have sounded the alarm about the design and quality of the tests.






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The Learning Network: What Messages About Food and Eating Have You Learned From Your Family?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 5:02am
How would you characterize your family’s attitudes toward food and eating? How have those attitudes affected you?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Spreading the A.P. Gospel to Nurture Scientists and Engineers

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:41am
How has the National Math and Science Initiative been encouraging schools and teachers to offer more A.P. science and math classes?






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Strauss: U.S. judge: It’s ridiculous to judge teachers by test scores of students they don’t have, but it’s legal in Florida

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:01am
“Justice? You get justice in the next world in this world you have the law.”

A federal judge in Florida said that it is wildly unfair that the state evaluates many teachers on the standardized test scores of students they don’t have or subjects they don’t teach but he ruled that can’t stop it because it is legal.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | illimitable

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in two New York Times articles in the past year.






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Strauss: ‘Do You Wanna Go To Starbucks?’ (or ‘how to get through finals’) — a musical parody

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 10:37pm

If you or anybody you know is suffering through finals here’s some relief: a mini-musical parody on the song from the movie “Frozen” called “Do You Wanna Build a Snowman?” Done by two students from Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego it is called  ”Do You Wanna Go To Starbucks?”

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Appeal challenges Prince George’s board decision to let MGM casino use vacant school

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 10:30pm

The Maryland State Board of Education is reviewing an appeal by a nonprofit group and about two dozen Prince George’s County residents who allege that the county’s school system violated local and state rules when it voted to transfer a vacant school to the county so that MGM Resorts could use it as a casino training facility.

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Boston College Says It Will Return Interviews About Northern Ireland

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 8:52pm
Fearing their accounts will be exposed, interviewees for an oral history project on the Troubles in Northern Ireland have sought the return of tapes and transcripts.
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Stanford to Purge $18 Billion Endowment of Coal Stock

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/06/2014 - 8:10pm
Stanford became the first major university to lend support to a nationwide campaign to rid endowments and pension funds of fossil fuel investments.






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