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Latest Job Postings - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 1:44pm
US - DC - Washington, We seek candidates with at least two years of teaching experience, preferably in an independent school community. A master's degree in a relevant field, high academic standards, and the ability to
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Strauss: For school choice-loving Democrats to consider

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 1:22pm

This has been National School Choice Week, complete with thousands of events around the country to promote school choice. It was quite an organizational feat: The Education Department released new guidance on charter school lotteries, legislation was introduced in Congress to expand choice, papers were released, rallies were held, and much, much more took place.

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Strauss: Why Common Core isn’t the answer

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 12:30pm

The Common Core State Standards have become targets for criticism from all corners of the political spectrum for various reasons. Here’s a different take, from Marion Brady, a veteran classroom teacher, who has written history and world culture textbooks (Prentice-Hall), professional books, numerous nationally distributed columns (many are available here), and courses of study. His 2011 book, “What’s Worth Learning,” asks and answers this question: What knowledge is absolutely essential for every learner? His course of study for secondary-level students, called “Connections: Investigating Reality,” is free for downloading here. Brady’s website is www.marionbrady.com.

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Fairfax schools chief preparing for worst as budget battle begins with supervisors

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 12:08pm

Fairfax schools superintendent Karen Garza said she is preparing several contingency plans in the event her entire funding request is not met by the county supervisors.

At a budget work session Thursday night, Garza said that her proposed $2.5 billion budget is in line with previous requests made to the supervisors. Overall, her proposal is 2.4 percent larger than last year’s approved budget and calls for $96 million in cuts, including eliminating 731 staff positions and increasing class sizes.

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Virginia science bill sent to courts subcommittee

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 10:57am

A bill that would encourage Virginia students to explore controversial scientific topics was referred Thursday to a House committee for Courts and Justice, where any constitutional concerns can be analyzed.

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Academic Total Joint/ Reconstructive Surgery Position | UMass Memorial Medical Group

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 10:29am
US - MA, Academic Total Joint/Reconstructive Surgery Position The Department of Orthopedics at UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, MA is currently seeking a BC/BE Orthopedic Surgeon with Fellowsh
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