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Ed Dept. issues new special ed rules

Education Week - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:29pm
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Strauss: Better ways to use millions of dollars now spent on testing

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:16pm

Hundreds of millions of dollars are spent by states and school districts on standardized tests every year, money that could be used for purposes far more helpful in improving student achievement. What are those purposes? Here are some suggestions, from Jim Arnold and Peter Smagorinsky. Jim Arnold recently retired from the superintendent’s position of the Pelham City Schools in Georgia and he blogs at drjamesarnold.com. Peter Smagorinsky is Distinguished Research  Professor of English Education at the University of Georgia. His essays are archived here.

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Garza unveils new hires in Fairfax schools leadership team

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 11:24am

Fairfax County schools superintendent Karen Garza has announced a slew of new hires as part of her organizational shake-up of the administration that will take effect July 1.

The hires include five new “executive principals” who will serve as deputies to the assistant superintendents leading the recently created “regions” that will divide the county’s 196 schools, replacing the old eight clusters. Garza also created two new executive principals for school improvement, who will focus on student achievement in schools with lagging performance.

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States’ special education services face tighter oversight by the Obama administration

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 9:01am

The Obama administration is tightening its oversight of the way states educate special-needs students, applying more- stringent criteria that drop the number of jurisdictions in compliance with federal law from 38 to 15.

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States’ special education services face tighter oversight by the Obama administration

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 9:01am

The Obama administration is tightening its oversight of the way states educate special-needs students, applying more-stringent criteria that drop the number of states in compliance with federal law from 38 to 15.

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Assistant Women's Softball Coach | Seattle University

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 8:10am
US - WA - Seattle, Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree and three years coaching/playing experience at the four-year level or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform
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Sex-Abuse-Prevention Efforts Urged for Students With Disabilities

Education Week - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 7:27am
Advocacy groups seek to publicize the problem of sexual abuse of students with disabilities, highlighting strategies to protect a population statistically more likely to be victimized.
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We Must Better Prepare Students for College

Education Week - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 7:22am
NAEP data reveal the need to better prepare American high school students for college, National Assessment Governing Board Chairman David Driscoll says.
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 6:59am
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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Associate Director | University of Maryland, College Park

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 6:12am
US - MD - College Park, Campus:Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington,
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Assistant Professor of Marketing | Loyola University Maryland

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 6:10am
US - MD - Baltimore, Position Details:Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management Department of Marketing invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant level beginning
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Strauss: How Arne Duncan talked about Common Core without mentioning ‘Common Core’

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 6:01am

Here’s how Education Secretary Arne Duncan just gave a speech that discussed the Common Core State Standards without actually mentioning the words “Common Core.”

Duncan was in Texas on a trip that included an appearance in Austin at the 2014 annual convention of the National PTA, at which he gave a speech after being introduced by National PTA President Otha Thornton. In the speech (titled “A Vision for Better Education: Areas of Surprising Agreement” by the U.S. Education Department, which posted the speech here), Duncan talks about various education issues, including “new, higher learning standards that many states have adopted.”

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Student Affairs Administrative Assistant II (4723C) #18134 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 6:00am
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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Staff Research Assoc II (9612C) #18131 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 6:00am
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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Program Coordinator (7398U) #18136 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 6:00am
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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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Chiseled Bodybuilder, Frail Clients and a Fitness Story for the Ages

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 4:30am
How has Martin Luther King Addo helped the seniors in the Southbridge Towers community?






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Strauss: Major probe of Michigan charter schools finds wasteful spending, little accountability

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 4:01am

This week the Detroit Free Press is publishing results from its year-long investigation into charter schools in Michigan, which has more for-profit companies operating schools than any other state. The findings, based on tens of thousands of records spanning two decades as well as hundreds of interviews, paint a dismal picture of a charter sector that spends $1 billion annually with little accountability and lax oversight. Ultimately, the paper found, Michigan’s charter schools do no better in terms of student achievement than traditional public schools.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Dance

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 3:27am
Test your knowledge of dance by playing our crossword.






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Learning Specialist, Thornton Student Life Center | University of Tennessee

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:16am
US - TN - Knoxville, Learning Specialist, Thornton Student Life Center Pay Grade 41 (Salary commensurate with experience & qualifications) Full-time position. The University of Tennessee has an outstanding opportu
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