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Motherlode Blog: A New Nominee for Worst Tween Sitcom on TV

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:33pm
Instead of a show about the coed and girls’ teams our children have grown up with, Nickelodeon offers “Bella and the Bulldogs,” an ugly throwback to an era when girls who love sports are always odd girl out.

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Hundreds of thousands of college students will be asked about sexual assault on campus this spring

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 2:39pm
More than 800,000 students at 28 college campuses will be asked about sexual assault this spring, one of the largest surveys ever on the topic.The Obama administration has made the issue a priority, and the number of federal investigations into how colleges investigate reports of sexual violence has increased dramatically. Many universities have made their own attempts to change campus culture and ensure that students are safe, but there are many students complaining that officials are too worried about bad publicity to tackle the problem head-on.Read full article >>

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The Learning Network: Text to Text | ‘Lord of the Flies’ and ‘A Fight Club for Flies’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 1:20pm
In this Text to Text, we pair an excerpt from “Lord of the Flies” with a recent Science Times article and video on the study of aggression in fruit flies, and ask the question, “What is the relationship between aggression and gender?”

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Strauss: Teacher: Common Core tests set kids up to fail

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:26pm
Jennifer Rickert is a sixth-grade teacher who has worked for 22 years in the Ichabod Crane Central School District in New York State. She just gave a powerful, detailed speech to her Board of Education about her objections to the state’s English Language Arts Common Core test and her decision not to administer it this spring.Read full article >>

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American Immigration Council Announces 2014-2015 Teacher Grant Recipients--Sara Burnett

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:05pm
The American Immigration Council’s Education Department is proud to announce the winners of the 2014-2015 Teacher Grant Program. The award and grant program is an Education Department initiative to provide educators with the resources they need to implement a successful immigration curriculum or community-based project. This year’s winners come from all around the country and provide a breadth of knowledge and ideas to teach students and educators about the importance of immigration in --> Read More

Strauss: What the new Common Core tests are — and aren’t

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:09am
At a Senate education committee hearing this week on how the No Child Left Behind law should be rewritten, the subject quickly turned to standardized testing and whether the federal government should maintain NCLB’s annual testing mandate. Witnesses and legislators talked about the amount of time students are tested, the stakes tied to the scores for students and teachers, and the quality of the tests.  Tom Boasberg, superintendent of Denver Public Schools, praised new Common Core tests as being more sophisticated than earlier standardized testing. He said:Read full article >>

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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Jan. 22, 1973: Roe v. Wade and the Death of L.B.J.

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:08am
As you can see from the picture of the Jan. 23, 1973 New York Times front page , the death of Lyndon B. Johnson was given a larger headline than the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that was handed down the same day.

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Temporary Administrative Assistant (4722C) #19233 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 7:30am
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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Assoicate/ Professor | Michigan State University

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 6:55am
US - MI - East Lansing, Job Summary: Description: Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for the position of Director of MSU's Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies (CLACS). The appointment will be a
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