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Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the MGSC Foundation | Middle Georgia State College

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 7:28pm
US - GA - Macon, A master’s degree is required; a doctoral degree is preferred. Qualified candidates will have at least eight years of progressive development experience in higher education or a related area. Th
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Manassas pushes back high school start times by 50 minutes

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 6:05pm

High school students in Manassas will get an extra 50 minutes of sleep next year thanks to a decision last week to move their school starting time later than that of fifth- through eighth-graders.

Studies have shown that even modest adjustments to make school bells later lead to improved health, behavior and attendance among teenagers, whose body clocks are naturally set to go to sleep later and snooze until well past sunrise. In several school districts across the country, high school start times have been moved later in the morning. Fairfax County is currently considering such a change.

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Librarian, Archivist | Yale University

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 4:53pm
US - CT - New Haven, Required Education, Skills and Experience: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, or a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related d
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Controller | Chinese American International School

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 4:27pm
US - CA - San Francisco,   Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in accounting Minimum of 5 years experience in non-profit accounting, including managerial experience. Working knowledge of busines
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The Learning Network: Baseball, Happiness and Immigration: Exploring American Society and History With New York Times Maps

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 4:04pm
In this lesson we surface some of our favorite United States maps in The New York Times. We also offer strategies to help students use careful observation and analysis to make sense of these data-rich maps so they can learn more about our current society, history and geography.






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Strauss: Do school ‘reformers’ really believe in accountability? Let’s look at Florida.

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 3:49pm

(Correction: Fixing status of FSU institute)

Education policymakers today insist that teachers, principals and schools must be “held accountable.” You would assume, then, that they would take every opportunity to ensure that all students who are educated with public money take the all-important standardized  tests that are used as the chief accountability metric and that can determine how much educators are paid and employed.

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Meet Dayana Torres: Undocumented immigrant and model student

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 3:24pm

When Virginia Attorney General Mark Herring announced Tuesday that children of illegal immigrants can qualify for in-state tuition, he highlighted an Arlington County graduate from Yorktown High School as an example of the type of student the ruling would help.

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Charles Carroll Middle School students are ‘Happy’

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 3:04pm

It has happened in Jamaica, Austria, Howard University and the Congressional offices of Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga).

Now you can add Charles Carroll Middle School in Prince George’s County to the growing list of places where people are grooving in remake videos of Pharrell Williams’s infectious song “Happy.”

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A quarter of Fairfax County schools earn top state education awards

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 1:17pm

More than a quarter of all Fairfax County schools received recognition from Gov. Terry McAuliffe and the state board of education Tuesday in the 2014 Virginia Index of Performance awards.

A total of 212 schools earned one of the three levels of VIP awards for academic achievement during the 2012-2013 school year, including 52 of Fairfax’s 196 schools. Three Fairfax middle schools — Rachel Carson, Longfellow and Rocky Run — earned the highest honor, the Governor’s award for educational excellence for meeting state and federal academic standards and all around high-achievement. It was the fifth consecutive year that Rocky Run Middle in Chantilly received the top award, which was given to five schools total.

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Motherlode Blog: Instead of Saving for College, We Invested in Our Kids

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 1:11pm
We began saving for our son’s college education soon after he was born—but prioritizing that saving became hard almost immediately. What was more important, sending our son to preschool or saving for college?






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Motherlode Blog: ‘If You Think Preschool’s Bad, Just Wait Until Kindergarten’

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 12:52pm
As my neighbors keep reminding me, preschool is just the first of the crazy New York City school admissions processes. Next up, kindergarten. Why do I put up with it?






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Options to remain open next year

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 12:43pm

The D.C. Public Charter School Board voted unanimously Tuesday to allow Options Public Charter School, a school for at-risk youths that had faced closure for allegations of fiscal mismanagement, to remain open through the 2014-2015 school year.

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Motherlode Blog: How the Struggles of Boys Play Into the Still Sputtering Economy

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 12:15pm
The behavior gap between boys and girls is greater than the performance gap between low- and high-income children, and that, writes David Leonhardt at The Upshot, isn’t good for anyone.






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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | Intelligence Over Diversity

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 11:15am
We’re publishing one of the Top 10 winners of our Student Editorial Contest each day. This essay is by Ashley K.






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Associate Dean for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) Initiatives | Bristol Community College

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 9:56am
US - MA - Fall River, REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree in STEM or related field. Substantial years of experience working in or in conjunction with an academic setting and managing grants, budgets and staff.
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Strauss: The scary way Common Core test ‘cut scores’ are selected

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 9:32am

You may have given no thought to the “cut scores” that are set for various tests, but they make all the difference in who passes and who fails. What exactly are cut scores?  The Educational Testing Service describes them this way:

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White House to Press Colleges to Do More to Combat Rape

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 9:11am
Reacting to a series of highly publicized rapes, the White House is increasing the pressure on universities to more aggressively combat sexual assaults on campus.






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The Learning Network: Should Certain Animals Have Some of the Same Legal Rights As People?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 8:37am
Do chimpanzees have the right not to be kept in a cage? Do orcas have the right not to be held in captivity?






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IMC Con Stra & Spe Res Ctr Mgr | Northwestern University

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 8:14am
US - IL - Evanston, Job Summary:The IMC Content Strategy and Spiegel Research Center Manager builds and manages the audience and communities for The Spiegel Research Center (SRC) and manages content strategy for the IMC
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