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NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 2:04pm
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Outreach Program Coordinator | Oregon State University

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 1:47pm
US - OR - Central Point, Bachelor's degree in Horticulture or closely related field. Demonstrated ability to work independently with minimal supervision and show evidence of good judgment. Evidence of interest in and/or exper
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Sociology and Anthropology (Two Tenure Track Searches 2015-16) | St. Olaf College

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 1:30pm
US - MN - Northfield, Job Requirements We seek candidates with primary specialization on issues of race and class in the contemporary U.S. for one position and immigration to the U.S. from Asia or Africa for the other.
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Opportunity from Spencer Foundation--Susan Griffin

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Summer In ...: A College Beach Party With a Twist, and More Than a Few Wrinkles

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:09am
Instead of being overrun with partying youngsters, Kingsborough Community College’s beach is visited most often by older adults, who take summer classes at reduced rates.






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New laptops and devices roll out in phases in Montgomery schools

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 9:13am

Thousands of students will be using new laptops and tablets soon with a major technology initiative underway in the Montgomery school system.

The school board recently gave the go-ahead for the purchase of 40,000 laptops and tablets as the first stage of an effort slated to bring 100,000 devices into Montgomery’s public schools by 2017-2018.

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Trial Set to Begin in Atlanta Cheating Case

Education Week - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 8:43am
More than a year after 35 Atlanta Public Schools educators were indicted in a school cheating scandal that rocked the system, 12 people are set to go to trial Monday.
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Strauss: ‘I love when kids are smarter than tests (which is most of the time)’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 5:01am
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | ‘A Safe Haven That Quickly Became a Place of Danger’ for Iraqi Refugees

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:29am
Who are the Yazidis, why have they been forced to leave their homes and what hardships have they encountered en route to refugee camps?






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Strauss: Why race-based affirmative action in college admissions still matters

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 4:01am

Last month I published a defense of race-based affirmative action for African-American students in college admissions by Richard Rothstein, research associate at the Economic Policy Institute, a non-profit created in 1986 to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers. Here is a new piece by Rothstein, expanding his discussion. Rothstein is senior fellow of the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at the University of California (Berkeley) School of Law, and he is the author of books including  “Grading Education: Getting Accountability Right,  and “Class and Schools: Using Social, Economic and Educational Reform to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap.” He was also a national education writer for The New York Times.  This appeared on the EPI blog.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Plants

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 3:31am
Test your knowledge of plants by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | yore

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/11/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 80 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Beijing Journal: An Academy for the Elite Stirs a Culture Clash

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/10/2014 - 10:53pm
The planned Yenching Academy at Peking University, which is aimed at producing “future leaders,” has stirred resistance from many students and professors.






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