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Often-absent students score lower on NAEP

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:01am

A state-by state analysis released Tuesday shows that students who were frequently absent from school did worse on the National Assessment of Educational Progress than those who were not.

Fourth-grade students who reported that they had missed three or more days of school prior to the 2013 test had reading scores that were 12 points lower than students with no absences. That is the equivalent of more than a full grade level, according to the test’s scale.

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On Sidelines, Researchers See C.E.O.s

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:15pm
A new study by researchers at Vanderbilt found that college coaches who command robust salaries are worth the money because of the value they bring to their universities.






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Policymakers hail STEM education as a strong foundation, pushing innovation

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:01pm

Although a recent study found that almost 75 percent of those who have science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) bachelor’s degrees have jobs in other fields, policymakers, advocates and executives continue to push STEM education as a way to close achievement gaps and produce U.S. innovation.

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Education Post aims to take the sting out of national conversations about school reform

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 10:00pm

Spend any time on Twitter or in the blogosphere and the national debate about public education quickly resembles a schoolyard brawl, complete with taunts, name-calling and piling on.

Issues such as teacher tenure, parent triggers, charter schools and the Common Core State Standards bring out vitriol even among policymakers and prominent figures.

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Memo From Mexico City: Billboard Drives Home Extent of Corruption as Schools Suffer

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:46pm
In Mexico, which despite a healthy education budget has dilapidated schools, a billboard shows how much money goes to no-show teachers who collect pay without working.






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Northern Virginia schools open year with changes ahead

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:45pm

Nearly 400,000 Virginia students in the Washington area are scheduled to return to classes Tuesday morning for the start of the 2014-2015 school year, one that brings with it a number of changes across the region’s school districts.

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Olney mourns Sherwood student killed in teen car crash

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:25pm

They had just finished the first week of school, it was the start of Labor Day weekend and a group of high school friends was hanging out at a home in Olney around midnight Friday. When Nick Stull decided to leave, he asked Shawn Gangloff if he wanted to go with him.

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Assistant Professor - Political Science | Wellesley College

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:02pm
US - MA - Wellesley, The Department of Political Science at Wellesley College is seeking outstanding candidates for a tenure-track position at the assistant professor level in international relations, beginning in the ac
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Sharptown Colored School in rural Maryland reopens as a community center

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 7:04pm

Newell Quinton points through the rippled glass of a large second-story window into a sun-soaked field of tall grass. “You see where those short pine trees are? That was home plate.”

Seventy years old, Quinton stood in the wood-planked halls of the school he attended in the 1950s, filling in the field outside with the memories of his rural Maryland boyhood. A trim gray mustache lines his upper lip, and as he relays stories of softball, bib overalls and lining up after recess, the voice that leaves his mouth is at once 7 and 70, animated and articulate.

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Stem: Incentives Aid A.P. Science and Math Scores

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 6:08pm
A Pittsburgh high school took part in an initiative to raise its performance in math and science, but did its results match the high expectations?






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Op-Ed Contributor: The New History Wars

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 5:32pm
Students need an unvarnished picture of our past and the skills to understand and interpret that picture.






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Tenure-Track Faculty Position - Sustainable Transportation | University of Virginia

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 1:00pm
US - VA - Charlottesville, Requirements: Candidates must possess an earned Doctorate in Civil or Environmental Engineering. Professional registration or ability to become registered is desirable. Preferred candidates will demon
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Strauss: Why one school system is dropping Teach For America

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 8:51am

The school board in Durham, N.C., has voted 6-1 to end its relationship with Teach For America after the 2015-16 school year, when all of the 12 TFA teachers hired in the past few years will have completed the two years of service they promise to make when joining the organization.

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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 7:28am
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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Security measures increase as schools open for new year in a new era

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 5:02pm

At Julius West Middle School in Rockville, Md., all doors are locked after the morning bells ring. Those who arrive once the schoolday begins must buzz to get in, and they are video-recorded as they speak into an intercom.

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Mathews: Massachusetts has better schools than us? Maybe not.

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:10pm

My colleague Reid Wilson explained in Outlook recently that Massachusetts appears to be our nation’s best state for education. Its preschool and kindergarten enrollment, testing standards, high school graduation rates, family income and parental employment put it at the top.

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International Education: University Revokes Job Offer After Professor’s Twitter Posts on Israel

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 12:03pm
Thousands of scholars and others are objecting after the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rescinded the offer to Steven G. Salaita.






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Strauss: SAT/ACT tutoring: $1,500 for 90 minutes. And 14 sessions are required. Really.

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 10:15am

If you thought that paying a couple of hundred dollars for an hour of SAT/ACT tutoring for your child was outrageous, get this: A tutor named Anthony Green charges $1,500 for 90 minutes — and he insists that customers take a minimum of 14 sessions, all online. Why? Because rich people will pay, and because he believes he is just that good.

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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 6:36am
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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Laboratory Asst II (9603C) #18560 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 5:59am
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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