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Rental Coordinator Assistant (6297U) #18584 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 6:19am
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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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Civilians in Space

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:32am
What does it take for a civilian to book a flight on a rocket to space?






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Strauss: ‘We must push back against the misguided and dangerous belief that a new generation of teachers can emerge spontaneously’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 4:00am

The Urban Teacher Education Consortium is a national consortium of teacher educators who are dedicated to development strong preparation programs for cities across the country. Members of the consortium have just released a position paper on the training of teachers, releasing it at a time of “encroaching dehumanization and disempowerment of both teachers and their students.”

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Camera-Wearing Animals

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 3:49am
Here are the first five paragraphs from the Sept. 3 article “‘Here, Ansel! Sit, Avedon!” We have dropped a word in each paragraph. Can you choose the best one for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | dislodge

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 94 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Hong Kong Group to Give Harvard’s School of Public Health $350 Million

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/08/2014 - 12:02am
Harvard’s president said the gift by the Morningside Foundation would give the school a stable financial base and the ability to give students more financial aid while expanding programs in several fields.






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Princeton Faculty to Vote on Altering Sexual Misconduct Policies

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 7:24pm
The changes would lower the threshold required to find someone guilty and would bring the university in line with the rest of the Ivy League.






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Virginia man’s claim on African land is unlikely to pass test

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 5:48pm

When Jeremiah Heaton trekked across the desert and planted a flag in an 800-square-mile patch of land between Egypt and Sudan in June, he staked a claim to the area, calling it his “Kingdom of North Sudan.” He said he wanted the barren, craggy swath so his 7-year-old daughter Emily could be a princess, and he vowed to start an agricultural center there.

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Whooping cough outbreak in Montgomery includes students at public, private schools

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 5:01pm

Montgomery County’s earliest sign of a whooping cough outbreak came during the first week of the school year, on Aug. 26, when health officials say they got a call about a newly diagnosed case involving a student who had attended a Pennsylvania summer camp.

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A custodian in Fairfax continues to serve ‘his’ students

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 4:49pm

The avuncular man with white hair shuffled through the classroom, diligently pushing his broom across every corner and crevice of the linoleum floor, just as he has for the past quarter- century.

Chin Park, 86, is the oldest staffer at Fairfax County’s Mount Vernon High School, and his pride for his custodial work hasn’t diminished even a bit. Neither the years nor his infirmities — he cradles his left arm close to his hips, the result of a 60-year-old war injury — have slowed him down.

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How to rate schools without test scores

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 12:22pm

Greg Jouriles works at the school from which I graduated, Hillsdale High in San Mateo, Calif. He teaches social studies. He was the teacher union representative for several years. He is part of an unusually collaborative staff that has raised instruction for all — with complex projects, more writing and oral exams — to a level nearly unheard of in a nonselective school.

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International Education: A Missionary for Liberal Arts

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 12:18pm
Bard College has become an unlikely champion of liberal education in countries known for their volatility and political upheaval.






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International Education: Canadian Universities Explore Range of Real Estate Careers

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 11:32am
Several programs aim to show that the field offers a wide range of options.






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Strauss: Common Core math homework ‘help’

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 10:14am

WGRZ-TV, an NBC affiliate in Buffalo, N.Y., does a useful continuing series called Homework Helper that is designed to assist students and their parents to better understand schoolwork.

The series includes a set of 10 videos aimed at helping decipher Common Core math, with this explanation:

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Strauss: Does holding kids back a year help them academically? No. But schools still do it.

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 10:00am

It may seem to make sense to hold back for a year a student who can’t read well but a mountain of research shows that it doesn’t actually help. Unfortunately, school reformers don’t seem to care what the research says. Here to discuss this is Paul Thomas, an associate professor of education at Furman University in South Carolina. This appeared on The Conversation.

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Assistant Professor | The Ohio State University

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 6:52am
US - OH - Columbus, Department: Political ScienceSummary of Duties:Teaches graduate and undergraduate courses; conducts research with focus on one or more of the following areas: specialization in political violence, co
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Assistant Professor | The Ohio State University

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 6:52am
US - OH - Columbus, Department: SociologySummary of Duties:Assistant Professor in the field of globalization and social change. The successful candidate will broaden or strengthen our existing repetroire of methodologic
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 6:51am
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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Strauss: Testing revolt brews in Florida as Miami schools chief urges delay in new exams

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 4:01pm

In Florida, the state where former governor Jeb Bush (R) pioneered the use of high-stakes standardized tests for school “accountability” purposes, a testing revolt is unfolding.

Late last month, the Lee County school board voted to drop all state-mandated tests as an act of “civil disobedience,” though the vote was rescinded because of fear that students would suffer the consequences.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Demanding More From College

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 2:30pm
In a world of many separate camps, college can and should be a bridge.






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