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Strauss: The things teachers do that can’t be evaluted

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 1:18pm

Teachers and parents are taking to Twitter, at #evaluatethat, to point out the countless ways in which teachers help their students that cannot be assessed by student standardized test scores or other traditional methods of evaluation.

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Strauss: Philip Seymour Hoffman’s high school district honors him

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 11:44am

Here’s a young Philip Seymour Hoffman, who graduated from Fairport High School in upstate NY. #RIP pic.twitter.com/9spwLgUxKr

— The Film Stage (@TheFilmStage) February 2, 2014

The death of the great actor Philip Seymour Hoffman has prompted a mountain of remembrances and condolences to his family, including this from the superintendent of Fairport Central School District in New York, where he attended Fairport High School outside Rochester and would return periodically to talk with students and faculty.

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Assistant/ Associate Professor of Ministry Leadership | Palm Beach Atlantic University

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 11:23am
US - FL - West Palm Beach, Date Available: August 2014 Qualifications: The successful candidate will oversee the Christian Scoial Ministry track within our ministry degree program. Therefore, an M.S.W. and experience in soc
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PTA leader announces bid for Montgomery school board

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 11:01am

A PTA activist from Silver Spring has announced a bid for Montgomery County’s school board.

In the primary set for June, Shebra Evans, 42, is seeking an at-large seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education. The position is now held by Shirley Brandman, who said in December that she would not be seeking a third term, as her youngest child graduates from high school, and her family moves into a new phase.

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Teachers' Job Protections Debated in California Trial

Education Week - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 9:06am
The plaintiffs in Vergara v. California say it's too difficult to get rid of "grossly ineffective" teachers, but state officials and teachers' unions counter that the protections don’t block dismissals.
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When Is School Reform Not Enough?

Education Week - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 9:03am
Complicated teaching strategies, expensive school construction, and punitive evaluations cannot improve schools; real reform equalizes classroom experiences for all children, writes Ann Evans de Bernard.
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The Learning Network Blog: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Feb. 3, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 8:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.
    





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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 6:26am
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 Blog: Should Sports Betting Be Legal Everywhere?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 6:03am
How would making sports betting legal everywhere affect the athletes, fans and those who gamble on games’ final outcomes?
    





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Strauss: Superintendent on school reform: ‘It is not working’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 6:00am

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has just asked for a “pause” in implementation of a controversial new teacher evaluation system that uses student standardized test scores to assess teachers as well creation of a task force to study the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Is “a pause” the answer?

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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, Feb. 3, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 5:35am
Fill in the blanks in this passage about the Sochi Olympics, then use Olympics photographs for a picture-dictation game.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Seattle Seahawks Win First Super Bowl in Team History

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 5:26am
Who won Super Bowl XLVIII? What was the final score?
    





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