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Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 12:05am
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Strauss: Teacher fired for using broom to stop student fight wants her job back

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 11:12pm

Two students started fighting violently in a Detroit high school classroom knocking over desks and a teacher grabbed a broom to try to break it up. She struck one of the fighting boys and was fired for her action. Now she wants her job back — and she’s getting a lot of unexpected support.

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Lee High principal to resign, join Richmond City public schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 9:47pm

Lee High School Principal Abe Jeffers said he is leaving Fairfax County to join the Richmond public school system as an administrator overseeing sixth- through 12th-grade education.

Jeffers, who has served as principal at Lee in Springfield since 2009, said he will resign from Fairfax on May 23 and begin his new job May 27. Jeffers said he had applied for the position within the Richmond administration to work with new Superintendent Dana T. Bedden, who took over in January.

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Poe Middle in limbo as principal’s criminal trial is slated to begin this month

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 9:07pm

A majority of Fairfax County middle school teachers say they feel respected and empowered to lead their classrooms as they see fit. They also say their school is a good place for them to work and for students to learn. More than 80 percent say they intend to stay at the same school next year.

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Prince George’s charter school’s plans for new campus, sparks parental complaints

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 7:34pm

Rhonda Stewart has felt a mix of emotions in the weeks since her daughter was accepted by what she considers one of the top charter school programs in Prince George’s County.

First, she was elated by the lottery’s outcome. Then, two weeks ago, she was disappointed to learn that the new campus would not open near FedEx Field in Largo, as promised. Now she is appalled, Stewart said, after seeing the Forrestville building where Chesapeake Math and IT (CMIT) Academy wants her child to go to school.

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William and Mary’s tuition two-step: raise prices for freshmen, then freeze for four years

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 6:44pm

Tuition and fees for new Virginia students at the College of William and Mary in the next school year will be 14 percent higher than the in-state price for current freshmen, echoing a major increase approved the year before.

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Assistant/ Associate Professor - Marketing | Robert Morris University

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 4:01pm
US - PA - Moon Township, Candidates should have an earned doctorate or an ABD near completion in Business from an AACSB accredited school. Applicants must demonstrate excellence in teaching and research in their disciplines.
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Strauss: 8th grade assignment: Write essay about whether Holocaust was real or made up

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:57pm

This  is a story about some school district leaders who need some education — fast.

In an effort to have students meet Common Core standards relating to critical thinking a group of eighth grade teachers in the Rialto Unified School District designed an assignment (see document below) that asked students to write an essay arguing whether the Holocaust was real or made up. A few thousand students completed it in April while reading “The Diary of Anne Frank.”

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Connecticut Students Show Gains in National Tests

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:49pm
The state’s seniors did better on reading and math exams, but New Jersey remained flat in those areas, according to results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress.






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Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:21pm
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Strauss: You have no clue what school nurses really do

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 3:08pm

School nurses matter enormously though you couldn’t tell by the amount of attention they get from policy-makers (and even parents when it comes time to distribute end-of-year gifts). School districts that cut their budgets have no problem eliminating school nurses or forcing a single nurse to cover a number of schools and increasingly teachers and others at school who haven’t been trained in medicine are being asked to do dispense medication and do other things that school nurses really should be doing.

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At Princeton, Privilege Is: (a) Commonplace, (b) Misunderstood or (c) Frowned Upon

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:58pm
A freshman, challenged by another over the advantages in his life, wrote an essay that has been alternately praised and accused of missing the point.






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Math, reading performance is stagnant among U.S. 12th-graders, assessment finds

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 2:52pm

The nation’s high school seniors have shown no improvement in math and reading performance since 2009, and large racial achievement gaps persist, according to the results of a test administered by the federal government last year.

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W3 Professorship for System Analysis and Modelling and Director of the Institute Coastal Research | Universität Hamburg / Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:57pm
DEU - Geesthacht, Requirements: Academic qualifications and additional requirements as specified in § 15 of the Hamburg Higher Education Act. Several years of research activity abroad as well as a trans-disciplinary
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Fairfax school board, supervisors unite against teen drinking

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:49pm

As prom seasons and graduation dates near, the Fairfax County School Board and the Board of Supervisors have joined forces to reduce underage drinking among teens.

Both boards designated May as “Parents Who Host, Lose the Most Month,” as part of a larger plan to address the dangers of alcohol consumption among the county’s youths. Sixty-five percent of underage youths say that they illegally obtain alcohol from friends and family, according to a Fairfax County schools statement.

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Canadian students' videos showcase community's WWII heritage

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
Students in Collingwood, Ontario, recently shared videos they produced to document the community's role in World War II.  -More
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Educator promotes her profession with #TeachingIs campaign

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
Florida educator Julie Hiltz and a colleague are behind the #TeachingIs campaign, in which educators are encouraged to share  -More
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How schools can be more productive during faculty meetings

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
Sometimes faculty meetings can be more frustrating than beneficial or informative, writes Naphtali Hoff, a former educator an -More
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Studies identify "diversity gap" among teachers, students

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
Recent studies from the Center for American Progress and the National Education Association have identified a wide "diversity -More
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Here are the things teachers want digital tools to do

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 1:47pm
"Standards gaps" exist where digital resources are unavailable or do not meet the needs of teachers, according to a report fr -More
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