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Strauss: ‘Shut your lips and stand in line’ — what no kid should hear on the first day of school

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 10:00am

Veteran educator Matt Fiteny is the social studies education manager at the non-profit Center for Inspired Teaching in Washington D.C., which trains educators at all stages of their careers to improve their ability to raise student achievement. He worked for 12 years as a teacher, teacher-leader and administrator. This is a short post about an experience he had on the first day of school in Washington D.C.

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Assistant or Associate Professor, K-8 Curriculum and Instruction: Bilingual Language Arts/ Literacy | San Jose State University

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 7:58am
US - CA - San Jose, San José State UniversitySan José, California ANNOUNCEMENT OF POSITION AVAILABILITY Subject to Budgetary ApprovalK-8 Curriculum and Instruction: Bilingual Language Arts/Literacy Job Ope
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Coordinator of K-12 and Community Outreach | University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 7:36am
US - MI - Ann Arbor, The Kelsey Museum of Archaeology at the University of Michigan seeks a full-time Coordinator of K-12 and Community Outreach to support the Museum's varied educational and conservation activities. Th
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ACADEMIC COUNSELOR - SENIOR | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:55am
US - WA - Seattle, ACADEMIC COUNSELOR - SENIORReq #:111061Department:COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING ADV & DVRSTY CTRJob Location:Seattle Campus Job Location Detail:College of EngineeringPosting Date:08/29/2014Closing Info:To e
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:55am
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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Assistant Professor, Economics | University of California, San Diego

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 6:31am
US - CA - La Jolla, Assistant Professor, Economics (10-807)(Any Field, Applied Econometrics) Division of Social Sciences - EconomicsUniversity of California San DiegoSalary:Salary is commensurate with qualifications and
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Tenure-track Assistant Professor in Social Studies Education | National Institute of Education (Singapore)

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 5:10am
SGP - Nationwide, • A PhD in Social Studies Education, or a related field, from an internationally acclaimed institution at the time of appointment. • A good track record in teaching and research, and / or a promisin
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County reports 12 confirmed or suspected cases of whooping cough in schools

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 12:03am

Three confirmed cases of whooping cough and nine suspected cases have been reported by Montgomery County at four schools, according to officials and a letter that went home to parents.

Whooping cough, or pertussis, is highly contagious and begins with mild, coldlike symptoms, including coughs and runny noses. The initial symptoms usually appear seven to 10 days after exposure.

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App City: Shuffle, Deal and Learn

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 11:10pm
Brainscape has many flashcard decks for free or for purchase, lets you assemble your own, and shuffles as you rate your knowledge of the cards.






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Pre-K Clash May Hint at the Start of a Rivalry Between de Blasio and Stringer

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:33pm
This week, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer criticized the city’s rollout of prekindergarten expansion, eliciting an unusually strong response from Mayor Bill de Blasio.






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U.S. Colleges See Little Risk From Ebola, but Depend on Students to Speak Up

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:06pm
Universities and colleges in the United States also admit that they have limited ability to track students’ travels or their health.






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U.S. colleges will screen some students for Ebola

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 8:10pm

For many U.S. college students arriving from West Africa, this year’s “back to school” routine will include a screening for Ebola.

Although health and university officials agree that the threat of the virus spreading at a college in the United States is small, some schools are taking absolutely no chances, according to an Associated Press report on college responses to the outbreak.

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Two Wilson football players from another school lose spot on high school’s team

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:53pm

Two varsity football players for D.C.’s Wilson High School who attend a private school were kicked off the team as the season was about to begin after school officials realized that they had mistakenly allowed the boys to play for two seasons.

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Calif. teacher tenure case spices up superintendent race

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:13pm

This story has been updated.

The Vergara case in California, in which a judge struck down that state’s tenure laws and other job protections for teachers, is about to become a central issue in the November race for state schools chief.

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Lawyer Seeks to Reinstate Suit Over Alleged Abuse Cover-Up at Yeshiva High

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:10pm
A lawyer for dozens of men who say they were sexually abused by rabbis argued that a judge had misconstrued the statute of limitations because the school’s complicity had only recently come to light.






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Ex-GWU president criticized for remarks about women, drinking and sexual assault

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:30pm

The former president of George Washington University — who declared this week that women should be “trained not to drink in excess” so they can “be in a position to punch the guys in the nose if they misbehave” — said Friday that he did not mean to imply that drunk women should be blamed if they are raped.

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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | From Article to Infographic: Translating Information About ‘Sneakerheads’

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 3:53pm
Brett Vogelsinger’s students worked with an article about the subculture of teenage “sneakerheads,” to think about how to take written information and transform it into an infographic that communicates main ideas visually.






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Ind. high-school students interview local WWII veterans for film

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
After being asked by the Marshall County Historical Society Museum to create a film for visitors, Indiana high-school student -More
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200 educators attend training to teach about the Holocaust

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
Two hundred teachers from across the country recently participated in a three-day workshop at the U.S.  -More
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Dropping state tests could lead to consequences for Fla. districts

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
Some Florida school districts are considering sending a message to state lawmakers by opting out of state tests.  -More
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