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Cuomo, in Shift, Is Said to Back Reducing Test Scores’ Role in Teacher Reviews

Education News from NY Times - November 25, 2015 - 5:00am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who in January called for standardized exams to determine 50 percent of the ratings, is quietly seeking a reduction, even to zero.









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Chicago Braces After Video of Police Shooting Is Released

Education News from NY Times - November 25, 2015 - 4:53am
This article points out that charges against this officer come “amid a national debate over race, police shootings and a growing number of encounters captured on video showing police conduct.” What examples can you list? Which of those news stories had the biggest impact on you? Why?









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The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | noisome

Education News from NY Times - November 25, 2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in two New York Times articles in the past year.









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‘White Student Union’ Groups Set Off Concerns at Campuses

Education News from NY Times - November 24, 2015 - 6:05pm
Facebook groups dedicated to the perceived struggles of whites have emerged claiming links to more than 30 universities, although the authenticity of many of the pages is uncertain.









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The venerable spork’s days are numbered as school cafeterias move on

Education News from Washington Post - November 24, 2015 - 5:40pm
New York City and five major school districts use collective buying power to shake up food quality and utensils.









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Teacher: A student told me I 'couldn’t understand because I was a white lady.' Here's what I did then.

Education News from Washington Post - November 24, 2015 - 5:25pm
Award-winning educator: 'I’ve decided to stand unflinching when it comes to the real issues facing our children today, I’ve decided to be unafraid to question injustice, unafraid to take risks in the classroom — I am changed. And so has my role as a teacher.'









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New college application will help students in financial need

Education News from Washington Post - November 24, 2015 - 4:54pm
An access advocate from Dallas supports a coalition that aims to create a new point of entry for college admissions.









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A debate over a mascot, a racially charged threat and another college cancels classes

Education News from Washington Post - November 24, 2015 - 3:52pm
Western Washington University officials and law enforcement explore whether debate over the school mascot, a Viking, and whether it was offensive to people who aren't white, triggered threats









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Why Massachusetts is creating its own student debt counseling unit

Education News from Washington Post - November 24, 2015 - 3:37pm
Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey said her office had to take action because student loan servicers are failing to stem the rise of scam artists.









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A dozen unconventional ways to improve college admissions

Education News from Washington Post - November 24, 2015 - 2:20pm
Some are serious, and some, not so much.









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How 'twisted' early childhood education has become - from a child development expert

Education News from Washington Post - November 24, 2015 - 1:34pm
Early childhood development expert Nancy Carlsson-Paige: 'Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that we would have to defend children’s right to play."









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Irving Teen Ahmed Mohamed Seeks $15 Million in Damages for Clock Incident

Education Week - November 24, 2015 - 10:24am
Ahmed Mohamed, the Irving teenager who made national news after he was suspended for bringing a clock to school, is seeking $15 million in damages from the city of Irving and the Irving school district.
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Towson University diving coach indicted in videotaping incident

Education News from Washington Post - November 24, 2015 - 9:58am
A diving coach at Towson University was charged with interception of communication and peeping Tom.









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Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer (Pool) - Political Science | Santa Clara University

Latest Job Postings - November 24, 2015 - 9:02am
US - CA - Santa Clara, PurposeThe Department of Political Science at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications from well qualified individuals to teach lower division Introduction to U.S.
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Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer (Pool) | Santa Clara University

Latest Job Postings - November 24, 2015 - 9:02am
US - CA - Santa Clara, PurposeThe Department of Political Science at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, invites applications from well-qualified individuals to teach various undergraduate political scie
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Quarterly Adjunct Lecturer - Innovation for Climate Justice | Santa Clara University

Latest Job Postings - November 24, 2015 - 9:02am
US - CA - Santa Clara, PurposeThe Department of Environmental Studies and Sciences at Santa Clara University, a Jesuit, Catholic university, seeks applicants for a part-time adjunct lecturer position for spring quarter 201
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