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

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 6:40am
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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The Learning Network Blog: If You Were Governor of Your State, How Would You Spend a Budget Surplus?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 6:01am
Would you want to spend more on education and other programs, cut taxes or put away money for a rainy-day fund?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | The Middle Class Is Steadily Eroding. Just Ask the Business World.

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 5:30am
What signs have you noticed of the economic recovery in your community? What signs have you observed that the middle class is still struggling?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | History, Feb. 4

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 5:15am
Answer this question about Patricia Hearst.
    





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Strauss: A teacher exposes ‘value-added’ idiocy

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 5:00am

VAMboozled is a blog about teacher evaluation, accountability and value-added models written by Audrey Amrein-Beardsley, associate professor at Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at Arizona State University. The following post was on her blog, from a teacher in Arizona who is not identified. The teacher reveals the idiocy of the “value-added” method of evaluation teachers, involving the use of student standardized test scores as a key measure. This teacher raises a question that teachers in other states have also confronted: She will be graded on test scores of students she didn’t teach. As Amrein-Beardsley notes the story told by the teacher “is becoming a too familiar story.”

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Summer Intern - Apartment Assets | Pinnacle

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 3:36am
US - WA - Seattle, The Pinnacle Family of Companies is a national real estate provider that manages and invests in multifamily residential communities. As one of the nations largest third-party managers of multifamily
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National Briefing | Washington: Bill to Help Veterans Pay Tuition Advances

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 1:46am
The House passed legislation on Monday that would require public universities to charge veterans in-state tuition rates or face a financial penalty.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | carapace

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 1:04am
This word has appeared in 17 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Straight A’s = dancing: Grade celebration questioned by some

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 02/04/2014 - 12:15am

Students who earned straight A’s at Eastern Middle School in Silver Spring have been invited to a school dance Tuesday, a celebration that starts during the final period of the school day and includes a DJ, free pizza and a game room.

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Lawmaker Says Colleges Are Misleading on Aid Letter

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 10:12pm
Many colleges are misleading applicants about the paperwork needed to seek financial aid, possibly violating federal law and costing students extra money, a congressman said.
    
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Strauss: NCLB crashed and burned. When will we ever learn?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 6:30pm

It’s the year that all U.S. public schools were supposed to reach 100% student proficiency. It didn’t happen, of course. The law under which that was mandated, No Child Left Behind, has crashed and burned, but, unfortunately, its worst ideas haven’t. Writing about this is Lisa Guisbond of The National Center for Fair & Open Testing, known as FairTest, a non-profit dedicated to ending the misuse of standardized tests.

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AFFILIATE FACULTY, HISTORY, PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION | Fontbonne University

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 5:25pm
US - MO - Saint Louis, The Department of Philosophy, Religion, and Social Sciences invites applications for an affiliate, non-tenure track position to begin fall semester 2014. The successful candidate should be a dedicate
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The Learning Network Blog: Weekly News Quiz | Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 4:46pm
The Super Bowl, a paralyzing ice storm, a new head of the Federal Reserve: How many of the 10 questions below can you answer correctly?
    





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Instructional Program Manager I & Associate Lecturer | University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 4:37pm
US - WI - River Falls, Qualifications Required: Bachelor of Arts or comparable degree required (journalism background preferred but not required). Terminal degree preferred. Knowledge and experience in working with
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Pr. George’s schools to hold public hearing Feb. 18 on school boundary, program changes

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 4:19pm

Boundary changes often evoke strong emotions, with parents worrying that their child could be forced to attend schools with lower test scores or fewer programs.

That was the case at a recent meeting of the Prince George’s County school board, where two young students who currently attend Hyattsville Middle School, which has a creative and performing arts program, made impassioned pleas to be able to attend Northwestern High School next year. Their problem: They live outside the boundaries of the high school.

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Preschool Push Moving Ahead in Many States

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 4:12pm
Once a mostly Democratic cause, government-funded preschool has been embraced by both parties outside Washington, with Republican governors pushing some of the biggest increases in preschool spending.
    





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