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Research Associate (3102-95) | MDRC

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 4:13pm
US - NY, Prospective candidates should possess the following requisite qualifications: •Demonstrated experience and interest in working with schools, school districts, and/or education policy. •PhD i
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How much time do D.C. Public Schools spend testing?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 2:43pm

D.C. Public Schools do not spend as much time on testing as some other urban school districts, according to a new report from the national nonprofit Teach Plus.

Teach Plus examined school system assessment calendars in 12 large cities and found that kids spend an average of 1.7 percent of their time testing each year. But there is huge variation, with kids in high-testing districts spending five times as many hours on testing as kids in low-testing districts.

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Fairfax schools’ strategic plan diagram evokes another complex PowerPoint slide

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 2:39pm

Slide presentations largely aim to provide audiences with visual aids to help in understanding complex ideas. But sometimes, the images can just add to the complexity.

At a meeting scheduled for Monday, the Fairfax County School Board plans to discuss Superintendent Karen Garza’s top initiative for this year: A new strategic plan for the school system. Garza has said that a concrete strategy will help her administration work more efficiently and make decisions with a specific goal in mind.

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Coordinator of Secondary Literacy and Social Studies | The School District of Lancaster

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 1:50pm
US - PA - Lancaster, Master's Degree, valid PA Supervisory or Administrative Certification, PA Reading Specialist Certification QUALIFICATIONS: 1. Valid PA Supervisory or Administrative Certificate. 2. Valid PA Princ
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Paul VI’s planned move to Loudoun generates online opposition from those in Fairfax

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 12:35pm

A petition is circulating online calling for Fairfax’s Paul VI Catholic High School to refrain from a planned move to a new Loudoun County campus by 2020.

In December the Catholic Diocese of Arlington announced the plan to move Paul VI west to a property in South Riding. Established in 1983, Paul VI, with more than 1,000 students, has been situated on an 18-acre campus in Fairfax City that the diocese said it wants to sell. The site, occupying a stretch along Fairfax Boulevard near Route 123, is considered prime real estate.

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Lower School Exploratorium Teacher | Sidwell Friends School

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:59am
US - DC - Bethesda, The ideal applicant will have a genuine love of young children and the outdoors and possess a deep understanding of developmental ages and stages.  He/she must have a minimum of three years of ea
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The Learning Network: Student Contest | Write an Editorial on an Issue That Matters to You

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 11:00am
In our first Student Editorial Contest, we’re asking teenagers to write short, evidence-based persuasive essays like the editorials The New York Times publishes every day. Post yours here by March 17.

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Montgomery teacher survey: more views from the classroom on exam failure

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:07am

Nearly half of Montgomery County teachers who were surveyed on the causes of widespread exam failure in the high-performing school system cited student studying as a problem, according to a 38-page summary of the results.

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Prince George’s Gray Elementary wins national distinction

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 10:04am

Robert R. Gray Elementary School in Prince George’s County, which has had success in narrowing the achievement gap between student groups, was named a National Title I Distinguished School for the 2013-2014 school year.

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The Learning Network Blog: Will You Be Watching the Sochi Olympics?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 9:27am
Not only are there concerns about terrorism at these Olympics, but many are outraged about Russian legislation that seems to discriminate against gay athletes and visitors. Will you be watching the Games? Why or why not?

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In New Mexico, Early Education Could Get $100 Million Yearly Bump

Education Week - Thu, 02/06/2014 - 9:18am
A proposal to provide at least $100 million annually for early childhood education cleared an early hurdle in the Legislature on Wednesday.
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