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Principal at Richard Montgomery High School to leave his post in June

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:56am

Montgomery County will lose a longtime school principal this summer, with the just-announced departure of Nelson McLeod from Richard Montgomery High School in Rockville.

McLeod sent a message to parents Wednesday saying that a cardiac condition had kept him on extended leave for six weeks and that he would step down from the position for medical reasons on June 30.

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New principal bound for Fort Hunt elementary

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:36am

Fairfax County schools administrators announced a permanent replacement for the principal position at Fort Hunt elementary near Alexandria, six months after the school’s leader resigned.

Thomas Fitzpatrick, an assistant principal at Weyanoke Elementary, will become the new principal at Fort Hunt beginning July 1. He will replace interim principal Janet LeBel, who joined the faculty after Barbara Leibbrandt resigned in January.

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The Learning Network: What Did You Think of Our Text-to-Text Lessons?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:28am
We list this school year’s Text-to-Text lessons by subject matter for easy access, and ask you for suggestions on what texts you would like to see paired for next year.






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Strauss: All students should learn to code. Right? Not so fast.

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:01am

It’s the newest thing in education, at least for the moment: teaching kids to learn to code computers. In fact, there is a growing chorus in the business and education world for all students to learn to code and program computers. It is the 21st Century, after all, and it’s a computer world. But education historian Larry Cuban says not so fast. In this post, Cuban looks why the growing call for all students to learn to code won’t work out as supporters hope. Cuban was high school social studies teacher for 14 years, a district superintendent (seven years in Arlington, VA), and professor emeritus of education at Stanford University, where he has taught for more than 20 years. His latest book is “Inside the Black Box of Classroom Practice: Change without Reform in American Education.” This post appeared on his blog. (Coding and programming are not exactly the same thing but Cuban says that for this piece they can be seen as interchangeable.)

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Three Prince George’s County graduates are Gates Millennium Scholars

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 10:53am

Three Prince George’s County high school graduates have been selected as Gates Millennium Scholars.

Oloruntobi Dare of Charles H. Flowers High School, Charmaine Scarlett of Forestville High School and Maimuna Sidibay of High Point High School are among 1,000 minority students nationwide who will receive the “good-through-graduation” scholarships to any college or university of their choice.

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Project/ Policy Analyst 2 (7397U) #17259 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 10:25am
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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Motherlode Blog: Submitted: Teenagers Do Not Need Smartphones, So They Should Pay for Them. Discuss.

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:45am
Teenagers may need to make calls and send and receive texts, but do they need access to Instagram and a store full of apps? Probably not. So if that’s a want, not a need, shouldn’t they pay for it?






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Strauss: Utah high school alters girls’ yearbook photos to cover skin, remove tattoo

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 9:19am

Some female students at a high school in Utah apparently broke the “modesty” standards for their yearbook and discovered that their photos had been changed digitally, with sleeves and necklines added to cover their skin, and a tattoo removed.

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School Spending Increases Linked to Better Outcomes for Poor Students

Education Week - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 8:08am
Low-income children in school districts that boosted spending after court-ordered changes were more likely to graduate from high school and have other positive outcomes, according to a new study.
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 8:03am
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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The Learning Network: Do You Consider Yourself a Feminist?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 7:38am
What is your reaction to the word “feminist”? How would you define it? Have you heard of the “I need feminism because…” campaign?






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3/ 4 Time Instructor, Coordinating and Teaching Educational Technology | Rowan University

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 7:38am
US - Glassboro/NJ/USA, Please See Above The College of Education as the oldest college at Rowan University has a long-held commitment to excellence in teaching, community engagement, and innovation in scholarship. The Colle
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Instructor Elementary Education, 3/ 4-Time Temporary | Rowan University

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 7:38am
US - Glassboro/NJ/USA, Please See Above The College of Education as the oldest college at Rowan University has a long-held commitment to excellence in teaching, community engagement, and innovation in scholarship. The Colle
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Part-Time Faculty - English - Wentworth Institute of Technology | Colleges of the Fenway

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 7:32am
US - MA - Boston, Adjunct faculty are needed to teach sections of English I and English II. Below are course descriptions from the academic catalog.English I: An introduction to college-level academic writing and rese
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External Relations Specialist 4 (6300U) #17965 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 6:49am
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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Administrative Officer 2 (7376U) #17968 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 6:49am
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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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Police Use High-Tech Lures to Reel In Bike Thieves

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 4:30am
What do you think about the tactic of using “bike bait?” Why?






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