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Strauss: Each day in the lives of American children

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 2:55pm



The following statistics come from the new report “The State of America’s Children 2014.” The report paints a disturbing picture about the way a big percentage of American children are forced to live today, 50 years after President Lyndon B. Johnson began the nation’s “War on Poverty.”

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International Education: The Americanization of British Higher Education

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 1:01pm
Some British universities are experimenting with an American-style grade-point average in hopes that it would better for the students, but not everyone in British academe is on board.
    





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International Education: Dagestan, a Leader in ‘Education Tourism’

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 1:01pm
Dagestan has a gained a reputation for so-called education tourism, because it’s easier for students to cheat their way through Russia’s college entry exams there.
    
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Strauss: How we teach kids to cheat on tests

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

Here is a piece about a cheating scandal in Wisconsin that speaks to a much larger problem about how and why kids cheat on tests. It was written by Vicki Abeles, a filmmaker, attorney and advocate for students and education. She is the co-director and producer of the education documentary “Race to Nowhere” and founder of the non-profit End the Race, an organization established to inspire individual and community action to reclaim healthy childhood and transform our education system.

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F.C.C. Says It Will Double Spending on High-Speed Internet in Schools and Libraries

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 8:41pm
Financing for an increase to $2 billion a year will come from restructuring the $2.4 billion E-Rate program.
    





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Strauss: Justifying Richard Sherman by his GPA at Stanford

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 5:30pm

With the Super Bowl nearly upon us, here’s an interesting take on the recent media spectacle surrounding Richard Sherman of the Seattle Seahawks, his behavior and his excellent record at Stanford University. It was written by P.L. Thomas, an associate professor of education at Furman University in South Carolina, writes in this post about the plight of teachers. Thomas edited the book “Becoming and Being a Teacher,” and wrote the book “Ignoring Poverty in the U.S.: The Corporate Takeover of Public Education.” This was published on his blog, the becoming radical.

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Strauss: Harvard business dean apologizes for sexism on campus

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 4:25pm

In a rather remarkable admission, the dean of the Harvard Business School apologized for the way the school has treated female students and teachers over its 50-year-old history and promised to remedy the problem.

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Preoccupations: Reopening an Employment Door to the Young

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 9:59am
Many employers lament recent graduates’ lack of specialized skills. But a management consultant says these young people still offer much potential for a company’s future.
    





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Arcapita Visiting Professor (Open Rank) | Columbia University

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 8:52am
US - NY - New York, Summary Description: The Middle East Institute and the Department of Middle Eastern, South Asian and African Studies at Columbia University invite applications for an appointment as Arcapita Visiting
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Visiting Professor of Anthropology | Washington and Lee University

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 8:28am
US - VA - Lexington, Department: Sociology and AnthropoloPosition Summary: The Department of Sociology and Anthropology invites applications for a one year sabbatical replacement position at the assistant professor level
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Systems Administrator 4 (0520U) #17369 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 8:11am
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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Business/ Tech Support Analyst 2 - CSS (7558U) #17370 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 8:11am
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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Administrative Officer 2 (7376U) #17364 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 8:11am
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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R&D Engineer 2 (7119U) #17365 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 8:11am
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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Systems Administrator 2 (7303U) #17368 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 8:11am
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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Acad &/ Or Res Prgm Ofcr Assoc | University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 7:46am
US - MI - Ann Arbor, To apply, please complete the online UM application connected to this posting (as well as the LEO Lecturer I Job Opening 91905). Please upload one pdf including the following: 1) A cover letter expl
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 6:50am
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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Strauss: The trouble with calls for universal ‘high-quality’ pre-K

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 02/01/2014 - 6:00am

Whenever policymakers talk about universal preschool -- and that is happening more frequently these days -- they always say that it must be “high quality,” but they never explain what that actually means. Here author Alfie Kohn explains why the absence of definition may be troubling. Kohn is the author of 13 books about education and human behavior, including “The Schools Our Children Deserve,” “The Homework Myth,” and, due out later this spring, “The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom About Children and Parenting.” He lives (actually) in the Boston area and (virtually) at www.alfiekohn.org.

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Funds Meant for Charters May Be Diverted to Pre-K

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 10:33pm
Carmen Fariña, the new schools chancellor, said she plans to take $210 million reserved for charter schools and use it to create thousands of new prekindergarten seats.
    





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Fight Over Effective Teachers Shifts to Courtroom

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 10:16pm
Nine public school students are challenging California’s tenure system, arguing that their right to a quality education is violated by job protections that make it too difficult to fire bad instructors.
    





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