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Strauss: And now, a Common Core brawl

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 12:18pm

You’d think that the heated debate, overcharged rhetoric and complete nonsense being spouted for and against the Common Core State Standards would be enough for one education reform. But no, now we have a brawl. Yes, in Louisiana, Gov. Bobby Jindal — who loved the Core before he hated it — has essentially declared war on other state officials with whom he agreed for years. And now teachers and students are in the crosshairs of a political fight that has everything to do with presidential politics and nothing to do with learning how to read and write.

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9 things you didn’t know about Eric Williams, Loudoun’s next superintendent

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 11:25am

Next week marks the end of a more than two-decade run at the helm of the Loudoun County Schools for Edgar B. Hatrick III.

The longest-serving schools chief in the region will retire June 30. Eric Williams, a relative unknown to county residents, will take charge. Williams has been the superintendent of York County schools in Virginia since 2008. He’s also a former high school history teacher in Fairfax.

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New rules planned for colleges to track dating violence, domestic violence and stalking

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 11:08am

The federal government is pushing colleges for the first time to make public a tally of reports of dating violence, domestic violence and stalking.

The Obama administration announced Thursday that proposed regulations will require colleges to compile and disclose statistics on such incidents to comply with a federal law enacted last year. A final version of the regulations is expected to be published on Nov. 1.

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Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, Archaeology | George Mason University

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 10:08am
US - VA, The George Mason University, Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a Tenure-Track Archaeology position at the Assistant Professor-level, beginning academic year 2015-2016.
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Motherlode Blog: How Do You Take the Measure of a School Year?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 9:55am
Was the 2013-14 school year, with its Common Core, its policy debates and its snow days, a success for education, for schools, or for students?






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Special Session Unlikely in Washington State Funding Showdown

Education Week - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 8:01am
Despite the threat of court sanctions and a September deadline, Washington state officials say there's little chance lawmakers will be called back this summer to alter the state's K-12 funding system.
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 7:57am
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: Student Crossword | Fairy Tales

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 7:11am
Test your knowledge of fairy tales by playing our crossword.






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Project/ Policy Analyst 3 (7398U) Job #18111 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 6:41am
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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Academic HR Analyst 3 - Academic Senate (7715U) #18121 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 6:41am
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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Director of Strategic Planning (0563U) #18103 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 6:41am
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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Academic HR Analyst 2 - Academic Senate (7714U) #18119 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 6:41am
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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