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Strauss: Common Core’s testing framework is crumbling

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 10:24am

In 2010, Education Secretary Arne Duncan gave a major speech praising the Common Core State Standards and new Core-aligned standardized tests that the Obama administration was funding and that would be developed by two multi-state consortia. He said:

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Motherlode Blog: The Battle Over Vaccinating Grandparents

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 8:19am
Before the birth of my first baby, I asked my parents and my in-laws to get the T.D.A.P. vaccine. My mother and in-laws agreed. My father refused.






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Librarian | Princeton University

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 8:17am
US - NJ - Princeton, Position Summary: The Princeton University Library comprises a large central library and 12 specialized libraries that are heavily used by an academic community that includes 7,800 students and 1,100
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Payroll Specialist - CSS (4722C) #18166 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 7:49am
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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Front Office Coordinator, Department of Plant and Microbial Biology (4723) #18164 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 7:49am
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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Library Assistant (6760C) #18163 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 7:49am
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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Assessment Specialist (6256U) #18167 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 7:49am
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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Integrative Biology Curriculum Planner (4523U) #18168 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 7:49am
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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Carpenter (8197C), Letters & Science Facilities Dept. - #18146 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 7:49am
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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Events Specialist 3 (6292U), Letters & Science - College Relations Dept - #18158 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 7:49am
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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Executive Assistant (7384U), Chancellor's Office, #18162 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 7:49am
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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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 7:26am
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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Steep failure rate on Algebra I exams in Montgomery leads to mass recalculation

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 6:37pm

Montgomery County’s failure rate for the June final exam in Algebra 1 was so steep — 82 percent for high school students — that district officials say they decided to add 15 percentage points to all test grades, recalculate scores and reprint thousands of report cards.

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In Fairfax County kindergarten classes, school system’s future comes into focus

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 6:12pm

The kindergartners of the Class of 2026, who finished their first year in Fairfax County schools Wednesday, constitute the largest and one of the most ethnically, culturally and socioeconomically diverse groups of students the county has seen, a fact that school system administrators say could pose significant challenges in the decade to come. 

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Op-Ed Columnist: Stopping Campus Rape

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 2:30pm
There are changes colleges could make in campus life that would address the root causes of sexual assaults.






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Strauss: ‘I teach because…’

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 12:01pm

Maribeth Whitehouse has been a special education teacher in the Bronx for nearly a decade. In 2012, she scored in the 99th percentile — better than nearly all other teachers in New York City — on  teacher data reports created through “value added measures”, which supposedly can determine the “value” of a teacher by plugging student standardized test scores into a complicated formula. Yet she told the New York Times’ Michael Winerip that such data is “nonsense” — and she helped organize a protest by other teachers who had top scores because, as she wrote at the time in this piece:

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Social Science Research Asst | Stanford University

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 7:33am
US - CA - Stanford, Social Science Research Asst - 63354 Description THIS IS A FIXED-TERM POSITION.  THE TERM ENDS AUGUST 31, 2017, BUT MAY BE EXTENDED BASED ON PROGRAMMATIC NEED AND FUNDING AVAI
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 7:14am
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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FISCAL SPECIALIST 2 | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 7:14am
US - WA - Seattle, FISCAL SPECIALIST 2Req #:109772Department:COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES - SHARED SERVICESAppointing Department Web Address:https://ssc.artsci.washington.edu/Job Location:Seattle Campus Posting Date:06/2
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Associate Director of Career Services, Career Services Specialist 4 (4517U) #18165 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 06/28/2014 - 6:26am
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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