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Motherlode Blog: Finding an Overnight Camp That’s Truly Worth It

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 2:58pm
It’s camp application season. You’ll want to ask baseline questions about food, safety, staff training and facilities, but what you really want to know is this: Is this a camp that changes lives?






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As teacher diversity effort begins in Montgomery, recent data show little change

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 2:10pm
Montgomery County announced a new teacher diversity initiative this week that officials hope will bring significant change to the workforce in years to come.Past efforts to spur diversity have not had great impact, as shown in the figures below, which school officials released Tuesday. Read full article >>






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U-Va. president talks with The Post about university’s actions after rape allegation

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 1:12pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE — Among the charges leveled against the University of Virginia in a Rolling Stone article last month, this one sticks out: That U-Va. officials took no action to warn their campus of an allegation of a gang rape at a fraternity.Read full article >>






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Strauss: An eye-opening description of one state’s failed school funding system

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 1:07pm
Many school reformers today like to say that “money doesn’t matter” in making schools work and that holding students and teachers more “accountable”   — largely through standardized test scores — is what is needed. Certainly a great deal of money can be used poorly but that is not the same thing as money doesn’t matter. It is, however, a good mantra for people who want to ignore the severe and consequential funding inequities that persist in the U.S. public education system across the United States.Read full article >>






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Doctoral Faculty, School of Clinical Psychology | Fielding Graduate University

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 12:03pm
US - CA - San Francisco, Doctoral Faculty, Clinical Psychology Program School of Psychology Fielding Graduate University Status: Regular, Full Time Location: San Francisco, CA or Bay Area. Applications will be accepted fo
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Seasonal Financial Literacy Advisor | Ladder Up

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 11:22am
US - IL - Chicago, Seasonal Financial Literacy Advisor Position Qualifications Spanish speakers preferred Strong presentation skills Excellent oral and written communication skills Quick learner who can work well
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Strauss: Professor to students: ‘Forgive me your final grades’

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 10:45am
One thing teachers must do but often wish they didn’t have to do is assign grades to students. In the following post,  Paul Thomas, an associate professor of education at Furman University in South Carolina, explains in an open letter to students why he thinks grading is “dehumanizing.”  This post, which I am publishing with his permission, appeared on his blog, The Becoming Radical.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: A Photo of a Stillborn Baby, Proof of Life, and Grief and Memory

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 9:38am
When my brother, a writer, put a stillbirth into his last novel, the scene was a gift to me, a way of making public what had been my too-private loss.






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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | The Death of John Lennon

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 8:35am
“The Beatles united a generation of young people with their songs, their attitudes and their sense of style, and John Lennon was the thinking man’s Beatle,” begins his 1980 obituary.






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PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 6:45am
US - WA - Seattle, PUBLIC INFORMATION SPECIALISTReq #:114935Department:NEWS & INFO Job Location:Seattle Campus Job Location Detail:Gerberding HallPosting Date:12/09/2014Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary:Salary and
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The Learning Network: Have Your Ever Taken Part in a Protest?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 5:01am
What were you protesting? What was the experience like?






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Essay: Getting to ‘No’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:58am
Thinking back to my own bad night​ — and the words that might have made a difference.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | At Nets’ Game, a Plan for a Simple Statement Is Carried Out to a T

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 12/11/2014 - 4:43am
What “elaborate plan” took shape this Monday to get “I Can’t Breathe” T-shirts to N.B.A. players?






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