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Former Md. teacher pleads guilty to having child porn

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 7:21pm

A former Maryland music teacher pleaded guilty to possession of child pornography in a Baltimore County courtroom Thursday, clearing the way for his transfer to Montgomery County, where he is accused of sexually abusing 14 elementary school students and raping a middle school girl.

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Financial Operations Officer | University of California Santa Cruz

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 4:51pm
US - CA - Santa Cruz, Financial Operations OfficerDean's OfficeJOB #: 1404810 FULL TIME; CAREERStarting Salary Range: $57,500-$80,500/annually. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.UCSC strives to embra
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Assistant Professor—Agronomy/ Crop Science | Morningside College

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 4:49pm
US - IA - Sioux City, Morningside College (Sioux City, IA) invites applications for a full time, tenure-track Assistant Professor position in our Department of Agriculture and Food Studies. Responsibilities: The suc
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Research Associate (3102-95) | MDRC

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 4:13pm
US - NY, Prospective candidates should possess the following requisite qualifications: •Demonstrated experience and interest in working with schools, school districts, and/or education policy. •PhD i
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How much time do D.C. Public Schools spend testing?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 2:43pm

D.C. Public Schools do not spend as much time on testing as some other urban school districts, according to a new report from the national nonprofit Teach Plus.

Teach Plus examined school system assessment calendars in 12 large cities and found that kids spend an average of 1.7 percent of their time testing each year. But there is huge variation, with kids in high-testing districts spending five times as many hours on testing as kids in low-testing districts.

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Fairfax schools’ strategic plan diagram evokes another complex PowerPoint slide

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 2:39pm

Slide presentations largely aim to provide audiences with visual aids to help in understanding complex ideas. But sometimes, the images can just add to the complexity.

At a meeting scheduled for Monday, the Fairfax County School Board plans to discuss Superintendent Karen Garza’s top initiative for this year: A new strategic plan for the school system. Garza has said that a concrete strategy will help her administration work more efficiently and make decisions with a specific goal in mind.

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Coordinator of Secondary Literacy and Social Studies | The School District of Lancaster

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 1:50pm
US - PA - Lancaster, Master's Degree, valid PA Supervisory or Administrative Certification, PA Reading Specialist Certification QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Valid PA Supervisory or Administrative Certificate. 2. Valid PA Princ
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Paul VI’s planned move to Loudoun generates online opposition from those in Fairfax

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:35pm

A petition is circulating online calling for Fairfax’s Paul VI Catholic High School to refrain from a planned move to a new Loudoun County campus by 2020.

In December the Catholic Diocese of Arlington announced the plan to move Paul VI west to a property in South Riding. Established in 1983, Paul VI, with more than 1,000 students, has been situated on an 18-acre campus in Fairfax City that the diocese said it wants to sell. The site, occupying a stretch along Fairfax Boulevard near Route 123, is considered prime real estate.

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Lower School Exploratorium Teacher | Sidwell Friends School

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:59am
US - DC - Bethesda, The ideal applicant will have a genuine love of young children and the outdoors and possess a deep understanding of developmental ages and stages.  He/she must have a minimum of three years of ea
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The Learning Network: Student Contest | Write an Editorial on an Issue That Matters to You

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:00am
In our first Student Editorial Contest, we’re asking teenagers to write short, evidence-based persuasive essays like the editorials The New York Times publishes every day. Post yours here by March 17.

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