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Strauss: Ten ways to fix the mess that is kindergarten

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:05pm

I’ve posted a number of pieces recently about how kindergarten has been changing over the last decade or so. (See here, here, here and here.) Once a time for socialization and learning through play, school reformers have turned it into an academic exercise that, in some classrooms, leaves little or no time for play, recess or even snack for children as young as 5-years-old. Here is a vision of what kindergarten actually should be. It was written by Laurie Levy, founder and executive director of Cherry Preschool in Evanson, Illinois, and a writer on early childhood education. This first appeared on AlterNet.org.

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Motherlode Blog: Simple Solutions for Back-to-School Student Organization (Sorry, No Trapper Keeper)

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 10:28am
Once, the Trapper Keeper promised to solve your organizational woes while simultaneously elevating you to cool-kid status. Today’s organizational systems should be even simpler (no gadgets required).






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Philippe Petit Walks Tightrope Between the Twin Towers

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 8:17am
On Aug. 7, 1974 Philippe Petit walked a tightrope between the twin towers, later telling The Times, “If I see three oranges I have to juggle, and if I see two towers I have to walk.”






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Assistant - Social and Political Theory | Stanford University

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 7:29am
US - CA - Palo Alto, Assistant - Social and Political TheoryJob Number: STANFORD UNIVERSITY, Stanford, CA., has an opening for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in SOCIAL and POLITICAL THEORY.  T
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 7:25am
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 ADVISOR | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 7:25am
US - WA - Tacoma, ACADEMIC ADVISORReq #:111088Department:UW TACOMA: ACADEMIC ADVISING CENTERJob Location:UW Tacoma Posting Date:08/06/2014Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary:Salary and benefits are competitive. Sala
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TEACHING ASSISTANT | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 7:25am
US - WA - Seattle, TEACHING ASSISTANTReq #:110634Department:WOMEN STUDIESAppointing Department Web Address:http://depts.washington.edu/gwssJob Location:Seattle Campus Posting Date:08/06/2014Closing Info:Closes On 08/2
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Comic-Con 2014

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 7:08am
Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | European Spacecraft Pulls Alongside Comet

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 4:30am
What clues do you think scientists might uncover about our solar system by studying a comet in such close detail?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Natural Resources

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 3:35am
Test your knowledge of natural resources by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | melee

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/07/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 82 New York Times articles in the past year.






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New York City Libraries Struggle to Meet Demand for English-Language Classes

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 8:08pm
In a city where about 3.9 million residents speak a language other than English at home, the classes are so popular that people in some neighborhoods stand in line for hours to sign up.






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Prince William schools restrain, seclude disabled kids frequently, inquiry finds

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/06/2014 - 7:19pm

Federal civil rights officials have found that two Prince William County public schools for students with emotional disabilities frequently restrained, secluded and removed children from classrooms in a “one-size-fits-all” approach to behavior management that took away instructional time and did not account for individual student needs.

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