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NCLB Waiver Loss Puts Washington State on Uncertain Ground

Education Week - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 7:55am
The Evergreen State now faces a potentially messy transition back to accountability provisions of the outdated No Child Left Behind Act.
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The Learning Network: Do We Need New Ways to Identify Gender and Sexuality?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 5:07am
Do you think we need new ways to identify gender and sexuality differences beyond the binary choice “male” and “female,” whether on social media or on official forms like driver’s licenses and passports?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Formal Breakup With Prom Wear

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:41am
Who, interviewed in this article, wants to “punch prom in the face by wearing pants”?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Math, April 30, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 4:12am
Can you calculate the amount a family spends on average for a child to go to Boston College, and what percentage of their income this amount represents?






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Fairfax schools chief unveils new budget plan

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 1:20am

Teachers will receive salary increases and students taking advanced classes won’t have to pay testing fees under a new budget plan presented by superintendent Karen Garza late Monday to the Fairfax County school board.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | grate

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/30/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 126 New York Times articles in the past year.






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East Silver Spring pupil wins Google doodle contest; will go to Calif. to vie for grand prize

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 10:08pm

Ten-year-old Shashi Arnold is a self-proclaimed doodler who wants to become an author and illustrator when she grows up.

In the meantime, some of her artwork might soon be available for all the world to see.

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Newest Fairfax schools budget includes cuts, salary raises

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 9:07pm

When Fairfax County’s school superintendent, Karen Garza, took office in July, she faced a dire outlook for fiscal 2015, with some internal projections showing a $140 million budget shortfall.

In her first months as leader of the school system, Garza often described the situation she had inherited as a “crisis.”

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Virginia Attorney General Opens In-State Tuition to Students Brought to U.S. Illegally

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 8:48pm
Attorney General Mark R. Herring, a Democrat, issued the legal opinion after Republicans in the General Assembly killed a state Dream Act early this year.






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D.C.’s Hospitality High to convert from charter to traditional school

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 8:37pm

Leaders of Hospitality High, a D.C. charter school backed by some of the Washington area’s largest hotel companies, have decided to relinquish their charter to join the city’s traditional school system.

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White House issues report on steps to prevent sexual assaults on college campuses

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 8:14pm

The White House is pushing colleges to survey their students about sex assault and other “campus climate” issues, part of a rape-prevention campaign that will include a Web site to support survivors and track enforcement, a public service announcement from President Obama, and recommendations for how to handle reported assaults.

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Vice President for University Advancement and Executive Director of the MGSC Foundation | Middle Georgia State College

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 7:28pm
US - GA - Macon, A master’s degree is required; a doctoral degree is preferred. Qualified candidates will have at least eight years of progressive development experience in higher education or a related area. Th
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Manassas pushes back high school start times by 50 minutes

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 6:05pm

High school students in Manassas will get an extra 50 minutes of sleep next year thanks to a decision last week to move their school starting time later than that of fifth- through eighth-graders.

Studies have shown that even modest adjustments to make school bells later lead to improved health, behavior and attendance among teenagers, whose body clocks are naturally set to go to sleep later and snooze until well past sunrise. In several school districts across the country, high school start times have been moved later in the morning. Fairfax County is currently considering such a change.

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Librarian, Archivist | Yale University

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 4:53pm
US - CT - New Haven, Required Education, Skills and Experience: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree, or a post-graduate degree in museum studies or a related d
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Controller | Chinese American International School

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 4:27pm
US - CA - San Francisco,   Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in accounting Minimum of 5 years experience in non-profit accounting, including managerial experience. Working knowledge of busines
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The Learning Network: Baseball, Happiness and Immigration: Exploring American Society and History With New York Times Maps

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 4:04pm
In this lesson we surface some of our favorite United States maps in The New York Times. We also offer strategies to help students use careful observation and analysis to make sense of these data-rich maps so they can learn more about our current society, history and geography.






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