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District to hire a chief student advocate

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:53pm

The District is looking for a “Chief Student Advocate” to lead a new effort to help students and their families navigate the school choice process and access educational resources they need.

The person will lead a newly created “Office of the Student Advocate” within the D.C. State Board of Education that was approved by the D.C. Council last year.

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Strauss: Interactive science classes benefit black, first-generation college students, study finds

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:28pm

A new study about college-level science shows that all students do much better when traditional lecture classes are made interactive — but those most helped are first-generation and black students.

The study — titled “Getting Under the Hood: How and for Whom Does Increasing Course Structure Work?” — looked at data from six semesters of large science lecture courses at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The researchers compared student achievement in classes  with a traditional structure — in which students listened to a traditional lecture from a teacher and did not do any work until it was time to study the night before an exam — with student achievement in classes that had an interactive structure, in which students did homework that prepared them for performing activities during class, for which they received credit.

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History Teaching/ Social Science Teaching (Open Rank) | Brigham Young University

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 11:20am
US - UT - Provo, Those with a strong research agenda and exceptional teaching ability are encouraged to apply. Salary commensurate with rank. BYU is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants must apply on-line https
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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Changes to a High School Schedule

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 10:52am
If your student is unhappy, do you encourage the child to advocate for a different schedule, regardless of the official word on allowable changes?






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Amid whooping cough outbreak, health officials offer free vaccinations

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 9:47am

As Montgomery County grapples with a whooping cough outbreak, health officials are offering free immunizations to seventh grade students this week, part of a continuing effort to get students in line with new state requirements.

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Postdoctoral Researcher Position in Complex Networks & Computational Social Science | Aalto University

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 9:41am
FIN - Nationwide, Complex networks and computational social science have emerged as a truly multidisciplinary endeavor of computational science, statistical physics, and sociology, addressing questions of human behavi
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