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In 23 states, richer school districts get more local funding than poorer districts

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 8:00am
Children who live in poverty come to school at a disadvantage, arriving at their classrooms with far more intensive needs than their middle-class and affluent counterparts. Poor children also lag their peers, on average, on almost every measure of academic achievement.Read full article >>






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As fight to save Sweet Briar ramps up, senator asks: Do donors have rights?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 7:59am
As alumnae fight to stop Sweet Briar College from closing, a state senator has a bunch of questions for Virginia’s attorney general, starting with: What are the rights of donors?The small, private liberal arts college shocked faculty, students, and alumnae last week when the interim president announced the school would close forever this summer. The school, an all-women’s college that is more than 100 years old, has been actively fundraising and recruiting but, as president James Jones told the campus community last week, the financial difficulties were “insurmountable.”Read full article >>
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Jackson School of International Studies and Spanish and Portuguese Studies - Lecturer, Full-Time (AA | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 7:21am
US - WA - Seattle, Ladino (Judeo-Spanish) Language and CultureFull-time Lecturer (code 0179)Stroum Center for Jewish Studies/Jackson School of International StudiesDepartment of Spanish and Portuguese StudiesUniversity
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Anthropology - Lecturer, Full-time (AA10553) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 7:21am
US - WA - Seattle, The Department of Anthropology in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Washington invites applications for a one-year, full-time lecturer position (not tenure eligible) in biocultura
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History - Lecturer, Full-Time or Part-Time (AA10613) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 7:21am
US - WA - Seattle, Position: Full- or Part-Time Lecturer in Ancient History (1- or 2-year appointment from September 16, 2015 to June 15, 2016 or June 15, 2017) University of Washington, Seattle. The Department of Hist
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Strauss: Why reports of progress on No Child Left Behind rewrite may not be a good sign

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 5:00am
There are reports on Capitol Hill that some progress is being made on the rewrite of No Child Left Behind, at least between the Republican and Democratic leaders of the Senate education committee. Sen. Lamar Alexander of Tennessee, the Republican committee chairman, and Democratic Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, recently issued a statement saying:Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: How Much Can an Artist Borrow From Earlier Musicians Before It Becomes Stealing?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 5:00am
Do you think the jury made the right decision in ruling that “Blurred Lines” crossed the line into plagiarizing Marvin Gaye?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Disenchanted by Civilian Life, Veterans Volunteer to Fight ISIS

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:51am
Why does Patrick Maxwell say he was interested in fighting ISIS?






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Strauss: In rural towns like Hartsville, S.C., school ‘choice’ doesn’t make sense. Here’s why.

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 4:00am
School “choice” — charter schools, vouchers, etc. — is one of the hallmarks of modern school reform, especially in urban areas. But one issue that never seems to get much, if any, attention, is how it would work in rural areas. According to a new PBS documentary film, 180 Days: Hartsville,the answer is not at all well.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Yoga in the Snow

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/12/2015 - 3:39am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 4 article, “Frozen Yoga? It’s Snowga.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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