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Author Argues Poor Kids Should Be 'Our Kids'

Education Week - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:32pm
In a new book, Robert Putnam, the author of Bowling Alone, contends that a growing share of low-income children are growing up without the community supports that bolstered earlier generations.
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After Divisive Start, Use of 'Parent Trigger' Law Matures

Education Week - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:31pm
Advocates aim to broaden the influence of California's contentious statute, which gives parents a tool to push major changes at low-performing schools.
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Districts Ramp Up Efforts to Link Spending, Academic Priorities

Education Week - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:31pm
A still-nascent effort is under way to shift school district budgeting to a multi-year, collaborative process that has finance and academic officials working in tandem.
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Rebranding No Child Left Behind Act a Tough Marketing Call

Education Week - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:31pm
Any rewrite of the outdated No Child Left Behind Act will need a new name that captures both its policy essence and the public's attention.
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Getting Millennials Engaged in Civic Life

Education Week - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:30pm
Hands-on, technology-enhanced learning can help students become more interested and involved in the political process, writes Jean MacCormack.
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Competency-Based Education Is Working

Education Week - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 7:30pm
New Hampshire schools demonstrate how competency-based education offers a positive, skills-based approach to standards learning, writes Ronald A. Wolk.
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Penn State frat suspended over Facebook page that had photos of naked women

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 6:38pm
A fraternity at Penn State University has been suspended as authorities investigate allegations that members of the group maintained a private Facebook page where they allegedly posted photos of partially naked women, hazing and drugs.Read full article >>






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Lecturer in Sociology: AY 2015-16 | University of California, Merced

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 5:48pm
US - CA - Merced, Masters and/or PhD required but PhD preferred and experience teaching at the college or university level are required. Must be able to provide a record of excellence in teaching. The University of Cal
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FT Faculty - Political Science/ Government Instructor | Education

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 5:15pm
US - TX - Baytown, Qualified candidates must have a Master’s (or higher) degree in the teaching field or a Master’s (or higher) degree with 18 graduate hours in the teaching field. Job duties include, but ar
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School Social Worker - Need MSW, LCSW, and Type 73 | South Central Community Services Inc

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:55pm
US - IL - Chicago, Qualifications: MSW, LCSW or LSW and Type 73 Under the direct supervision of the Clinical Supervisor, the Social Worker is responsible for the delivery of therapeutic and casework services to an assig
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Lawmakers OK Bill to Ensure Maine Keeps Education Waiver

Education Week - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:44pm
Maine lawmakers have approved a bill that seeks to ensure the state keeps it's No Child Left Behind waiver.
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Motherlode Blog: After I.V.F.: Pregnant, but Still Stuck in the Past

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:08pm
Every time I tell someone I’m pregnant, I think, “What if I have to tell them I’m not?”






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Police investigating stabbing of three football players at Morgan State University

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 4:08pm
Three Morgan State University football players were wounded in a stabbing incident Tuesday afternoon on the campus in Baltimore, a university spokesman said.Clinton Coleman, the spokesman, said he was told the injuries did not appear to be life-threatening. One player was cut across the chest, he said, a second was sliced in the arm and a third in the cheek. All were taken to a local hospital for treatment.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | March 10-16, 2015

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:15pm
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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After racist e-mail, U-Md. presidents says: We fight speech with speech

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:02pm
The president of the University of Maryland reached out Tuesday to the campus community — horrified by an offensive e-mail written by a student — and said he would meet with student leaders after spring break to talk about how to improve the campus climate. Wallace Loh, in effect, asked for patience, as the investigation into the incident continues, while emphasizing the importance of free speech.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Beauty Tips for Girls, From Lego

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/17/2015 - 3:02pm
The new “Lego Club Magazine” features a page of “Beauty Tips” for its 5-12 year old audience.
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