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Motherlode Blog: Kids and Parents: Happy to Move Up, Sad to Say Goodbye

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 3:03pm
I think of summer as a happy time of year—which is why I’m annually blindsided by the small sorrows of graduations and change.

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Outreach Program Manager 1 | University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 3:03pm
US - WI - River Falls, Qualifications Required: Master’s degree in Land Use or Community Planning, Community Development, Sustainable Communities Management, Natural Resource Management or related fields Interest
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Assistant Professor of Agricultural Economics and UW Extension Specialist | University of Wisconsin - River Falls

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 2:58pm
US - WI - River Falls, Qualifications Required: Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics or a related area at the start of the tenure process. Applicants who have finished course work and are still working on their dissertation m
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Jill Abramson, Ex-Times Editor, to Teach at Harvard

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 1:38pm
Ms. Abramson, dismissed on May 14 as executive editor of The New York Times, will teach narrative nonfiction to undergraduates.
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Strauss: Real learning doesn’t ‘look like 6-year-olds slumped in chairs … staring at iPads’ — parent tells school board

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 12:16pm

Massachusetts parent Tassia Thomas gave the following testimony to the Cambridge School Committee — a panel of seven members that sets policy and oversees Cambridge Public Schools — earlier this month. It appeared in Cambridge Day , which said it had lightly edited her comments for publication.

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Efforts by Colleges to Curb Assaults Focus on Fraternities

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 11:32am
As colleges come under intense pressure to curb sexual assault, binge drinking and hazing, they are increasingly looking at their fraternities.

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Lectureship in Psychology | Queen Mary University of London

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:17am
GBR - London, Ranked very highly in the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise, Queen Mary is one of the largest colleges in the University of London and one of the UK's leading research-intensive institutions, having j
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The Learning Network: 184 Questions to Write or Talk About

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:01am
A collection of 184 Student Opinion questions, from this school year, all still open to comment on our blog. Each asks students to read a short, high-interest nonfiction piece from The Times, then write in a response.

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House Delays Vote on Easing School Meal Standards

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 9:52am
The rules are a large component of Michelle Obama’s campaign to reduce the number of overweight children through exercise and better nutrition.
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Motherlode Blog: Parental Collusion on Spending and Rules: Harder Than It Sounds

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 9:48am
Here’s the tricky part about trying to form a cabal to stomp the seeds of perceived materialism: It’s awfully hard to be the first person who speaks up.

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The Learning Network: Found Poem Favorite | ‘I saw the girl near bouquets of snapdragons’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 9:14am
This poem, by Anna S., is one of the 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest.

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S.C. Gov. Haley Signs Reading Improvement Bill

Education Week - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 8:26am
Gov. Nikki Haley has signed into law a bill seeking to boost reading levels of South Carolina's students.
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Lead Technologist, Cornell e-RulemakingInitiative | Cornell University

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 06/12/2014 - 8:22am
US - NY - Ithaca, Lead Technologist, Cornell e-RulemakingInitiative-24358 Description CeRI (Cornell e-Rulemaking Initiative) brings together faculty and students from Communications, Computing and Information
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