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Special Session Unlikely in Washington State Funding Showdown

Education Week - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 8:01am
Despite the threat of court sanctions and a September deadline, Washington state officials say there's little chance lawmakers will be called back this summer to alter the state's K-12 funding system.
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 7:57am
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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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Fairy Tales

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 7:11am
Test your knowledge of fairy tales by playing our crossword.






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Project/ Policy Analyst 3 (7398U) Job #18111 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 6:41am
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, generatin
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Academic HR Analyst 3 - Academic Senate (7715U) #18121 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 6:41am
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, generatin
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Director of Strategic Planning (0563U) #18103 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 6:41am
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, generatin
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Academic HR Analyst 2 - Academic Senate (7714U) #18119 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 6:41am
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, generatin
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Temporary Cook (5523C) #18100 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 6:41am
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, generatin
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Director of Development, Campus Initiatives | University of California, San Diego

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 6:37am
US - CA - San Diego, DEPARTMENT OVERVIEWCurrently we are actively recruiting leadership in front-line fundraising at the Director of Development level for Social Sciences.The Division of Social Sciences prepares young pe
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Director, Water Resources Center | University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 6:33am
US - MN - Minneapolis, Duties/Responsibilities: WRC DirectorThe Director will provide leadership to accomplish the WRC goals, to encourage and strengthen the links between University water resources research and Extension,
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Strauss: Aren’t California tenure policies in fact unreasonable? Plus 4 more Vergara questions asked and answered

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 5:02am

Los Angeles Superior Court Judge Rolf M. Treu handed down a ruling in Vergara vs California this month tossing out California statutes providing job protections to teachers, siding with plaintiffs who argued that California children who live in low-income families receive an inadequate education because they get weak teachers who can’t be fired. The ruling has been stayed until an appeal can be heard, but there are a lot of questions about the judge’s decisions as well as tenure policies in California. Here are five key issues explained by Kevin Welner, the director of the National Education Policy Center, an attorney and a professor education policy at the University of Colorado Boulder. Last week, Welner wrote a piece about the case trial, titled “A silver lining in the Vergara trial?”

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Fight Over the New Common Core Standards

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 4:30am
Are you familiar with the new Common Core standards? Have you noticed any shift in teaching at your school aligned with the new standards? Do you have an opinion about the Common Core? Explain.






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Strauss: From Redskins to Redhawks: Why one Washington high school changed team name after 88 years

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 4:01am

This week, a Washington state high school whose sports teams were known as the Redskins for 88 years gave final approval for a new logo with the team’s new name: The Redhawks. Why did it make the change? Because it determined that while tradition was important and change is hard, the Redskins name is disparaging and should be “retired with honor and dignity.” The story of this name change at Port Townsend High School in Washington state seems particularly relevant given that on Wednesday, the Redskins professional football team learned that it was losing its trademark protection after the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office ruled that the name is disparaging to Native Americans. This happened once before and the decision was later overturned, but it seems less likely that a Redskins appeal this time would come out successful. The owner of the Redskins, Daniel Snyder, has been resisting calls to change the team name. But some high schools around the country have decided that it is time to give up the Redskins name, including Port Townsend High School. After a parent complained about the Redskins name in 2012, the school formed a committee to conduct a review of the name last year. The panel’s report could in fact be a template for any other teams looking to find their way out of a Redskins controversy, the Peninsula Daily News reported. The Mascot Study Committee Report said in part:

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | rampart

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 33 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Report shows school disengagement among Latino youth

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 06/19/2014 - 12:01am

High dropout rates and school disengagement among Montgomery County’s fast-growing Latino population appear to stem from such factors as low expectations from teachers, a lack of parental involvement and not having regular computer access at home, according to a study released Thursday.

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Governor Plans to Cut Ties to Common Core in Louisiana

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 8:43pm
Louisiana’s governor said on Wednesday that his state would end its enactment of the educational guidelines, but other officials immediately said that he had overstepped his authority.






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Op-Ed Contributors: Simplifying Fafsa Will Get More Kids Into College

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 7:45pm
Fafsa’s complicated application form discourages many from going to college. Our bill proposes replacing it with just two simple questions.
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National Briefing | Education: College to No Longer Consider Test Scores in Its Decisions

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 7:36pm
Hampshire College, in Amherst, Mass., said Wednesday it would no longer consider SAT or ACT scores in admissions or financial aid decisions.






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