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Prince George’s charter school wants to get rid of recess

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 12:01pm

College Park Academy, a charter school in Prince George’s County, wants to shorten its day by 25 minutes -- not to reduce classroom instruction, but to get rid of recess.

Charter school officials have asked the school system to approve a waiver to change the school’s schedule to eliminate daily recess.

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First-day enrollment in Montgomery schools supports forecast for record-high year

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:57am

Montgomery County’s first-day enrollment numbers are on track for a record high, with school leaders counting 154,417 students Monday across the fast-growing system’s 202 schools.

Bruce Crispell, director of long-range planning for Montgomery schools, said he expects that figure to inch down slightly before student rolls settle out in September. Typically, some students expected to return do not come back, he said.

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Shining Stars under-enrolled after scramble for location

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 11:54am

Last spring, Shining Stars Montessori Academy had a wait list with more than 200 names on it. This week, since school started, the wait list has been whittled down and the school is under-enrolled.

In between, school officials and families went on a real-estate roller coaster ride, when negotiations for two buildings fell through at the last minute. They found themselves without a home nearly two weeks before school was to begin.

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Motherlode Blog: How Nicole Zeitzer Johnson, Communications Director and Special Needs Parent, Does It

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:52am
I have a 7-year-old and a 2-year-old whose seizures mean someone’s eyes have to be on her at every moment. Fortunately I have a great support system and a flexible work arrangement.






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Motherlode Blog: Don’t Just Pay for Chores. Pay for Performance.

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:10am
A motivational scale for the chores problem: nothing if it’s all reminding and whining; more if you do an adequate job; and a substantial bonus for performance.






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Arlington ninth-graders to get MacBook Airs

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 10:08am

Arlington Public Schools plans to distribute a MacBook Air laptop computer to every ninth grader at three high schools this year, school officials said.

The laptops are one of many pilot programs in the county’s school system as it pursues a goal of giving every student a computer by 2017.

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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Life Made Easier in 1967

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 9:21am
One dozen new innovations to make life easier, from the Aug. 28, 1967 New York Times.






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Strauss: Assistant principal who secretly changed son’s grades gets $7,000 fine

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:46am

Teachers can lose their jobs if their students don’t do well enough on standardized tests. An assistant principal in New York City who secretly changed 11 of his own son’s test scores and class grades received a $7,000 fine but still remains employed by the Education Department.

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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Get to Know Your Introverts, Extroverts and Ambiverts

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:30am
This Reader Idea get students thinking, talking and writing about their own approaches to skills like brainstorming and collaboration.






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Open Rank Faculty Position in Quantitative Research (Educational Equity) | Harvard University

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 8:07am
US - MA - Cambridge, The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) invites applications from scholars who do quantitative research with a focus on educational equity, for one or more faculty positions at the rank of As
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Strauss: Florida county opts out of all state-mandated testing in ‘act of civil disobedience’

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:46am

Florida’s Lee County became  on Wednesday night the first school district in the state to vote to opt out of all state-mandated testing, including exams that are being designed to assess student knowledge of new state standards based on the Common Core.

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Economics - Assistant Professor (AA7816) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:44am
US - WA - Seattle, University of Washington, Seattle, WA C01 Econometrics The University of Washington, Department of Economics invites applications for a tenure-track position at the full-time Assistant Professor leve
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Part-time Lecturer, American Economic History | Northeastern University

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 08/28/2014 - 7:14am
US - MA - Boston, Northeastern UniversityPart-time Lecturer, American Economic HistoryRequisition Number: PTFR000006Division/College: College of Social Sciences and HumanitiesFT/PT: Part TimePosition Summary:There is
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