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Former D.C. charter school leader sentenced to prison for stealing school funds

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 3:42pm

The former executive director of a D.C. public charter school was sentenced to nine months in prison Thursday after admitting to embezzling $29,000 in school funds, according to U.S. Attorney Ronald C. Machen Jr.’s office.

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Teen charged with having sex in school hallway in Montgomery County

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 3:19pm

An 18-year-old student at Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville was charged with a fourth-degree sex offense after he and a 14-year-old student allegedly had consensual sex in a school hallway in late February.

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How American University is handling fallout from crude e-mail incident

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 3:05pm

There is never an optimal time for a university to confront the disclosure of a string of e-mails, possibly originating from some of its own students, that refer to rape, assault and wild parties in crude and offensive language.

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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | Stop ‘I Spy’ Game With Allies

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 1:36pm
We’re publishing one of the Top 10 winners of our Student Editorial Contest each day. This essay is by Edgar Hu.






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Motherlode Blog: Looking for Stories of Non-College-Bound Kids

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 11:37am
We’re looking for stories from parents of children who aren’t interested in college (or the “children” themselves).






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Motherlode Blog: Thinking of Requesting a Specific Teacher for Your Child? Think Twice

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:35am
A parent asks, “How hard should I push to get my daughter the teachers I think will best fit with her learning style?”






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Strauss: How, after 60 years, Brown v. Board of Education succeeded -- and didn’t

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:30am

The 60th anniversary of the historic Brown v. Board of Education Supreme Court ruling is almost upon us and it’s a good time to take a look at whether it succeeded in its mission: to end segregation in public schools. Here is an important report about what has and has not been accomplished by the case. It was written by Richard Rothstein, a 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. He is also 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 a national education writer for The New York Times as well. This appeared on the EPI blog.

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The Learning Network: Poetry Pairing | ‘The Salutation’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 10:04am
“The Salutation” by Thomas Traherne and the Well blog post “Ah, There’s Nothing Like New Baby Smell” by Douglas Quenqua appear in this Poetry Pairing.






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Californians Support Common-Core Standards, Survey Says

Education Week - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 9:42am
As other U.S. states move to delay or halt implementation of the shared learning framework known as the common core, the new national math and language standards still enjoy solid support in California, according to a survey.
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Postdoctoral Research Associate | Princeton University

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 8:31am
US - NJ - Princeton, Position Summary: The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs invites outstanding researchers to apply for an anticipated opening as a Postdoctoral Research Associate. The Postdocto
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Principal Data Processing Coordinator (7191C) #17759 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 8:06am
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, generat
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Assistant Director of Admissions (4509U) #17754 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 8:06am
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, generat
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Events Management Intern (5171U) #17766 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 8:06am
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, generat
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Temporary Senior Custodian (5116C) #17771 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 8:06am
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, generat
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Customer Relationship Manager (5173U) #17768 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 04/24/2014 - 8:06am
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, generat
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