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The Learning Network: Do You Like School?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 8:08am
Do you look forward to going to school in the morning?






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New York State Sets Focus on English-Learners

Education Week - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 7:52am
The state's sweeping new Blueprint for English-Language Learners Success may be the first time state policymakers have made such a strong statement on the needs of ELL students.
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The Case for the New Kindergarten: Challenging and Playful

Education Week - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 7:50am
Making kindergarten intellectually stimulating does not preclude making it fun and play-based as well, write Daphna Bassok, Amy Claessens, and Mimi Engel.
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Head Coach – Men’s Tennis | Stanford University

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 6:38am
US - CA - Stanford, Head Coach Mens Tennis - 63052 Description Position Title:    Head Coach Mens TennisStanford University seeks a qualified individual for the full-time position of
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 6:25am
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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Strauss: 6th graders seeking payment for taking Common Core field tests

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 6:02am

Some sixth grade students in Massachusetts who spent hours over several days taking practice versions of newly developed Common Core tests decided that they should be paid for their work and are seeking payment for serving as “guinea pigs.”

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Visiting Affiliate Assistant Professor or Instructor, Sociology | Loyola University Maryland

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 5:51am
US - MD - Baltimore, Position Details:The Department of Sociology at Loyola University Maryland invites applications for a one-year, full-time teaching position to support the Sociology and Global Studies majors. Teachi
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2014-2015 (Z-Term) Teaching Specialist or Lecturer: Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature | University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 5:40am
US - MN - Minneapolis, Duties/Responsibilities: The department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature occasionally needs lecturers or teaching specialists to teach courses that cannot be staffed by regular faculty
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2013-2014 (Z-Term) Teaching Specialist or Lecturer: Cultural Studies, Comparative Literature | University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 5:40am
US - MN - Minneapolis, Duties/Responsibilities: The department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature occasionally needs lecturers or teaching specialists to teach courses that cannot be staffed by regular faculty
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Strauss: The real story behind drop in scores on N.Y. Regents exams

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 5:01am

Two educators in New York did an analysis of scores on the June 2013 New York State Regents exams and found something  interesting that somehow never made it into news stories, including a recent “exclusive” by one New York City newspaper. Read about it what it was below in the post by Carol Burris and John Murphy. Burris, the award-winning principal of  South Side High School in the Rockville Centre School District,  has been chronicling the flawed implementation of school reform and the Common Core State Standards in a series of posts on this blog (here, and here and here and here and here, for example).  Murphy is the assistant principal of South Side High School in charge of the school’s English department.

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Strauss: Three innovative ways to address mental health issues

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 4:02am

With every new traumatic shooting that rivets the nation’s attention, mental health becomes a hot topic for debate for a short while before dying down until the next disaster. In an attempt to move the dialogue into action, the National Alliance on Mental Illness, or NAMI, and the Cigna Foundation are hosting an all-day forum on Wednesday, June 4, at George Washington University titled  “It’s Time to Take Action: Innovative Community Approaches to Children’s Mental Health.” You can learn more here,  and read the following post, which details steps that will move the mental health debate from dialogue to action. It was written by Mary Giliberti and Stuart Lustig. Giliberti is the executive director of the National Alliance on Mental Illness, and Lustig is the lead medical director for child and adolescent care for Cigna Behavioral Health and associate clinical professor at the University of California San Francisco in the Department of Psychiatry.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | pliable

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 42 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Schools get road map for improving discipline practices

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/03/2014 - 12:01am

A national report described as a first-of-its-kind road map for improving discipline practices in U.S. public schools was released Tuesday, with 60 recommendations intended to help schools reduce suspensions and create better learning conditions.

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The Appraisal: Seeking to Expand an Uptown Site, N.Y.U. Finds Itself in an Alley Fight

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 11:05pm
The university’s attempt to connect two uptown buildings with a 10-foot-long passageway has been met with resistance.






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Prince George’s schools mark one year under new governance structure

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 6:10pm

Since Maryland lawmakers gave Prince George’s County Executive Rushern L. Baker III (D) unprecedented power over the state’s second-largest school system last year, the district has hired a new superintendent, gained six new school board members and started to slowly work on reforms to reinvent itself.

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Strauss: How much do Oklahoma legislators hate the Common Core? This much.

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:53pm

It’s one thing to critique the Common Core State Standards. It’s another thing entirely to do what the Oklahoma legislature has done: pass a bill that not only stops schools from using the standards but also insists that new state standards are carefully compared to the Core to make sure there is no resemblance. That’s part of a bill known as HB 3399, which is now in the hands of Gov. Mary Fallin, who has this week to decide whether to sign it or kill it — either by vetoing it or or not signing it into law.

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D.C. officials allege improper diversion of charter funds

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:41pm

Kent Amos, founder of one of the oldest and largest D.C. charter school networks, allegedly funneled millions of school dollars to a for-profit management company he owns, according to a legal complaint filed Monday by D.C. Attorney General Irvin B. Nathan.

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Head Coach – Men’s Tennis | Stanford Athletics

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:35pm
US - CA - Stanford, QUALIFICATIONS: Bachelor’s degree required and a minimum of five years collegiate or professional tennis coaching and/or playing experience required; Division I collegiate coaching experience preferr
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Assistant Baseball Coach | Andrew College

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:25pm
US - GA - Cuthbert, Education & Experience: • Bachelor's degree required, master’s degree preferred. • Experience coaching pitchers and knowledge of pitching techniques preferred. • Successful baseball coaching or t
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The Learning Network: The Winners of Our Fifth Annual Found Poetry Contest

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/02/2014 - 4:14pm
Eleven winners, 14 runners up, and 25 honorable mentions: the best found poems of the nearly 2,000 we received. Congratulations, poets, and thank you, teachers!






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