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Unlikely Allies Uniting to Fight School Changes

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 10:15pm
Teachers, lawmakers and parents from the left and right are banding together to fight against new high-stakes standardized tests and other hot-button policies in public education.






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Need Scholarship? Join Scrum

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 9:37pm
A growing number of high school students have discovered an alternative route to college through fringe sports like rugby.






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Strauss: No. 1 Shanghai may drop out of PISA

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 5:20pm

First in 2009 and then in 2012, Shanghai’s 15-year-old students (or, rather, a supposed representative group)  were No. 1 in the world on the recent Program for International Student Assessment reading, math and science exams. But now, according to a popular Shanghai newspaper, Shanghai is considering dropping out of PISA. Why?

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D.C.’s School Without Walls reopens admissions after failing to fill freshman class

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 5:02pm

The School Without Walls, a selective D.C. public high school consistently ranked among the nation’s best, failed to fill its incoming freshman class despite receiving a record number of applications this year.

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All Montgomery high schools to have police on campus for new school year

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 4:37pm

Police will be posted in all 25 Montgomery County high schools next fall as county leaders bolstered the schools’ security force in a final budget approved last week.

The budget for the year that begins July 1 includes 10 new school resource officers (SROs), who will join 12 school police officers in place and three supported by the cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg and the county sheriff’s department.

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Strauss: Rating colleges is ‘like rating a blender’ — Education Department official

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 1:01pm

This is what  Jamienne Studley, a deputy under secretary at the Education Department, told a group of college presidents who were meeting to talk about President’s Obama’s plan to rate colleges with the apparent aim of driving out of business schools that don’t meet the administration’s definition of success, as reported by The New York Times:

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Research Administrator 3, CSS (6206U) - #17987 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 6:48am
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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Storekeeper (5064C) #17977 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 6:48am
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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Research Administrator 2, Psychology Dept (6205U) # 17981 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 6:48am
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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Assistant or Associate Professor in Urban Planning | Harvard University

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 6:19am
US - MA - Cambridge, The Department of Urban Planning and Design in the Harvard Graduate School of Design invites applications for an Assistant or Associate Professor specializing in teaching and research in topics relat
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As Ballot Count Nears, City’s Teachers Debate Whether to Ratify Contract

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 1:21am
With less than two weeks before ballots are counted, details about health care and retroactive pay are the biggest concerns among New York City teachers.






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Motherlode Blog: Change Is Not Loss. It Only Feels That Way.

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 10:20pm
I wasn’t really worried about my son spending a semester studying in Greece. I was worried about how it would feel when he was gone.






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Colleges Rattled as Obama Seeks Rating System

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 10:01pm
College presidents are balking at President Obama’s call for a rating system that would compare schools to aid prospective students and determine federal funding.
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Clinton Lauds N.Y.U. Graduates, and Inquiry, in Speech

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 8:42pm
Bill Clinton expressed support for his friend John Sexton, N.Y.U.’s president, while voicing concern about treatment of foreign laborers who helped construct the building where the ceremony was held.
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‘Star Trek’ Prop to Help ‘Reading Rainbow’ Grow

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 8:03pm
LeVar Burton is leveraging a chance to wear the original Visor he sported as the character Geordi La Forge in “Star Trek: The Next Generation” in exchange for a donation to a crowdfunding campaign for “Reading Rainbow.”
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An inventor takes the helm at Virginia Tech

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 7:30pm

BLACKSBURG, Va. — The incoming president of Virginia Tech, a public university that seeks to be known as an engine of innovation, holds 17 patents and was co-inventor of a laser process crucial for making white-light-emitting diodes.

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Mathews: How administrators killed Fairfax school’s math success

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 2:24pm

When people began telling me of J.E.B. Stuart High School’s decline, with scores plummeting and teachers leaving, I contacted Bill Horkan, a veteran math teacher at the Fairfax County school who is one of the most insightful educators I know.

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Briefly: International Education: IESE of Spain Announces Plans for a Munich Campus

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 12:04pm
The Spanish business school said the new campus in Germany would be open by the end of the year.






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International Education: British Universities Turn to Capital Markets

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 12:01pm
Facing government funding cuts and sharp spending increases, some British universities are raising money in the bond market.






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International Education: For Some Foreign Students, U.S. Education Is Losing Its Attraction

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 12:01pm
After years of robust enrollment increases, graduate applications from South Korea to American colleges have dropped, raising concerns that Chinese applications may follow the trend






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