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Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 11:57am
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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Clarksburg High School student Dahlia Huh elected to Montgomery County school board

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 10:31am

Thousands of Montgomery County high school students cast ballots for school board candidates this week, electing a teenager from Clarksburg High School as next year’s student board member.

Dahlia Huh, a junior who lives in Germantown, pulled in 69 percent of the vote, overwhelming opponent Calvin Yeh, a junior at Poolesville High School, who had 31 percent. In all, 77 percent of secondary students cast ballots.

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Special Events Parking Assistant, Parking & Transportation (4329U), #17693 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 8:15am
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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Contract Administrator 4 (0345U) #17803 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 8:15am
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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Staff Experience Analyst (7397U) #17810 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 8:15am
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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Director of Local and Government Community Relations, #17802 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 8:15am
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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Student Accounts Receivable System Administrator (4628U) #17806 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 8:15am
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
Categories: Jobs

The Learning Network: Skills and Strategies | Enlivening Reading Clubs With Tech Tools and More

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 8:00am
This week Sarah Gross suggests a few strategies for rethinking student book and reading clubs, with or without technology.






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The Learning Network: Teenagers in The Times | April 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 7:51am
Ten articles published in April that feature teenagers demonstrating bravery, entrepreneurship or an indomitable spirit.






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InBloom's Collapse Shines Spotlight on Data-Sharing Challenges

Education Week - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 7:50am
With the rapid demise of the nonprofit data-management company, the daunting technical hurdles for better and safer use of educational data are again front and center.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Behind Focus on College Assaults, a Steady Drumbeat by Students

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 4:30am
Why do you think sexual assault is such a problem on both college campuses and in the military?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, May 2, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 4:16am
Can you put the sentences from the paragraph of a New York Times article in the correct order?






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Strauss: 6 reasons to reject Common Core K-3 standards — and 6 rules to guide policy

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 4:02am

The Common Core State Standards for students in kindergarten through Grade 3 have come under severe criticism by early childhood education experts who say that they are not developmentally appropriate. Even some supporters of the Core initiative, including American Federation of Teachers President Randi Weingarten, have called for a revamping of these early education standards. Weingarten made her call in conjunction with early childhood expert Nancy Carlsson-Paige of Lesley University in Cambridge, a senior advisor to Defending the Early Years, a non-profit project of the Survival Education Fund, Inc. — a 501(c) 3 educational organization — that is dedicated to rally educators to take action on policies that affect the education of young children.

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Michigan Affirmative-Action Ruling May Have Modest K-12 Effect

Education Week - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 3:11am
The U.S. Supreme Court upholds a Michigan initiative barring race-based preferences in admissions at the state’s universities, but no one opinion commanded a majority.
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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | incarnation

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/02/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 331 New York Times articles in the past year.






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