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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Female Rappers

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 5:44am
Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | “Be Free” Strikes a Chord

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 4:52am
What happened when J. Cole released his new song “Be Free” on Friday?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | The 1950s

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 3:37am
Test your knowledge of the 1950s by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | polarize

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 20 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Workforce Investment Act Leaves Many Jobless and in Debt

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 9:25pm
Millions of Americans have trained for new careers through the $3.1 billion Workforce Investment Act, but many have not found new jobs and are instead faced with thousands of dollars of debt.






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Montgomery issues new code of conduct for students

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 8:32pm

With the opening of school a week away, Montgomery County has issued a new Code of Conduct that views out-of-school suspensions as a last resort and emphasizes disciplinary consequences that allow students to learn from mistakes and repair harm.

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International Education: The Challenges of ‘Higher-Education Emergencies’

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:03pm
Without technological support and with a lack of financing, an experiment in online courses at an African refugee camp fell short.






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Briefly: International Education: Harvard Keeps Top Spot in Global University Ranking

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:03pm
Harvard University has retained the top spot in the annual Academic Ranking of World Universities, a position it has held for the past 12 years.






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International Education: In Scottish Referendum, a Push for Young Voters

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:01pm
As the Sept. 18 Scottish independence referendum approaches, campaigners are reaching out to students to explain what the vote could mean for them.






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Strauss: Common Core tests fail kids in New York again. Here’s how.

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:46am

Results of the 2014 New York State Common Core-aligned exams were recently released along with new information about the 2013 tests and the news was not good. Here’s an analysis, by educators Bianca Tanis  and Carol Burris, explaining what the results actually mean to students and educators.

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Strauss: ‘Dear (white) teachers…’

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:01am

Michael Doyle teaches biology at Bloomfield High School, an urban district in northern New Jersey, with the aim of turning young cynical hearts into skeptical ones. He worked previously as a longshoreman, a lab tech in an alcohol plant, and, more recently, a pediatrician in the projects who decided he would rather teach than practice medicine. When he is not in school, you can find him on a back bay mud flat.

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Strauss: Overheard at the Lincoln Memorial on a Saturday night

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:05am

Even if you aren’t trying to eavesdrop, it is impossible not to overhear other people talking at the Lincoln Memorial when it is late on a Saturday night and the site is packed with people — mostly tourists — who are visiting the magnificent marble monument for the first time and are visibly astounded by its majesty. Here are some snippets of conversation overheard in a five-minute period during a visit Saturday, Aug. 16, at 10:30 p.m.:

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Motherlode Blog: After a Miscarriage, Seeking Permission to Grieve

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 8:01am
I bought the milk in the refrigerator while I was still pregnant. When I sent that text, the baby was already dead, and I didn’t know it yet.






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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 6:41am
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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Prog Asst, EFNEP | The Ohio State University

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 6:31am
US - OH - Columbus, Department: Ross CountySummary of Duties:Teach nutrition, food safety, thrifty food shopping, food preparation, and physical activity classes (training will be provided); network with other individua
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Museum Preparator (9634C) #18487 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 5:58am
US - CA - Berkeley, About Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generatin
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Publications & Productions Specialist (7458U) #18469 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 5:58am
US - CA - Berkeley, About Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generatin
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Former D.C. charter board CFO promoted private companies that allegedly paid him

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 6:05pm

As the D.C. Public Charter School Board’s chief financial officer, Jeremy L. Williams was responsible for monitoring charter schools’ business practices and ensuring their compliance with rules meant to prevent financial mismanagement.

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Opinion: Teaching Is Not a Business

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 3:09pm
Reformers misunderstand how central human relationships are to the educational process.
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Strauss: Exercise in math class? How one math teacher gets kids moving while studying

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 2:57pm

I recently published a post titled “Why so many students can’t sit still in school today” that was very popular with readers. The piece mentioned Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder but another factor, as well: the idea expressed by pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom that academic pressures in school have reduced or eliminated the time that kids have for recess, physical education or other activities that allow them to get up and move.

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