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Strauss: How to mine Sochi Olympics for teaching and learning

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:00am


View Photo Gallery —The start of Olympic competition kicked off with snowboarding, freestyle skiing and figure skating.

This is an updated version of a piece that Jeffrey S. Hacker, a teacher at Beall Elementary School in Rockville, wrote years ago for The Washington Post about the possibilities that the Olympic Games provide for teaching.

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The Learning Network Blog: Teenagers in The Times | January 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:00am
The latest monthly collection of stories about young people published in The Times.
    





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Strauss: Wife of teacher to Obama: ‘please stop this runaway reform now’

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 9:45am

Here’s an open letter that the wife of a public school teacher in Georgia wrote to President Obama about the reality in her husband’s school. She sent a more detailed version of this letter to the president. The author is Dana Bultman, an associate professor of Spanish at the University of Georgia.

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Stepping Up to Stop Sexual Assault

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 9:05am
The goal of bystander intervention programs is to block bad behavior before it crosses the line from drunken partying to rape.
    
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Students Advocate for Consensual Sex

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 9:03am
Once the stuff of “Saturday Night Live” parody, “consent” today is proudly emblazoned on T-shirts, underwear and condom wrappers.
    
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The Learning Network Blog: What Are Five Everyday Problems That Bother You, and What Can You Do About Them?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 6:11am
Do a version of the assignment students in Introduction to Creative Studies at Buffalo State College did, and tell us what you find.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Teaching Creativity

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 5:54am
Why is creativity becoming more prized in the work world and more frequently taught in schools?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, Feb. 7, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 5:17am
Can you place the correct number of commas in a sentence from the article?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | apolitical

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 1:04am
This word has appeared in 50 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Strauss: School apologizes for Black History Month lunch of watermelon, fried chicken

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:55pm

Put this in the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff category: A Catholic high school for girls in California thought it would be a good idea to mark Black History Month with a special lunch menu of fried chicken, watermelon and cornbread. Many students and parents were not amused.

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Term tenure-track faculty - Sociology | MESSIAH COLLEGE

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 9:59pm
US - PA - Mechanicsburg, Position Announcement Term tenure-track faculty - Sociology The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Criminal Justice in the School of Business, Education and Social Sciences at Messiah Co
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Texas Tribune: In ‘Excellence’ Push, A&M Welcomes 9 New Research Fellows

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 9:18pm
Nine renowned researchers are to arrive on Friday as part of the Institute for Advanced Study and a strategy to promote excellence at Texas A&M University.
    





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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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