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In U.C.L.A. Debate Over Jewish Student, Echoes on Campus of Old Biases

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 9:10pm
A student board debated whether the religion of a second-year economics major meant she would be biased in dealing with sensitive governance questions, and the discussion has upended the campus.






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Montgomery County student wins first-place in Intel science contest

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 9:03pm
A Montgomery County high school student was named one of three first-place winners in the prestigious Intel Science Talent Search competition Tuesday night, earning a prize of $150,000 as one of the nation’s most promising young scientists.Read full article >>






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As Two Oklahoma Students Are Expelled for Racist Chant, Sigma Alpha Epsilon Vows Wider Inquiry

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 8:21pm
Officials said the two students with Sigma Alpha Epsilon had been identified as having played a leading role in singing a racist chant on a bus.
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | March 3-9, 2015

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 6:42pm
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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Economic Scene: Gender Gap in Education Cuts Both Ways

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 6:23pm
A report from the O.E.C.D. revives an old debate about girls’ math abilities, while it raises questions about boys’ overall educational achievements.
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Charter schools less likely to have libraries

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 5:53pm
Charter schools are far less likely than traditional schools to have libraries or librarians, surveys show. During the 2011–12 school year, 49 percent of public charter schools reported having a library media center compared to 93 percent of traditional public schools in the United States, according to a survey by the National Center on Education Statistics.Read full article >>






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Strauss: Publisher to destroy AP history test prep books that equate KKK with Clarence Thomas

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 4:27pm
Put this in the you-can’t-make-up-this-stuff category.Barron’s Educational Series Inc., a private publisher of materials to help students prepare for standardized tests, included in its “Barron’s AP European History,” 7th Edition, a graphic that lumps conservative Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas with the Ku Klux Klan as “those who want things like they used to be,” and is linked with an arrow to the words “reactionary/fascist.”Read full article >>






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Obama Signs ‘Student Aid Bill of Rights’ to Help Protect Borrowers

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:40pm
The order directs federal agencies to make it easier for college students to finance their education, pay back loans and avoid being taken advantage of by unscrupulous lenders.
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Call for special journal issue on global citizenship education--John Myers

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:29pm
Call for Papers Education for Global Citizenship: Democratic Visions and Future Directions ​ Guest Editor: John P. Myers, Florida State University, jpmyers@fsu.edu Deadline: June 1, 2015 Publication date: November 2015 Early submissions are encouraged. ​ Education for global citizenship is a major concern in today’s schools. Educational practices and policies worldwide have begun to address --> Read More

Motherlode Blog: ‘Kids Like Me Deserve Something Special.’ The Risks of Overvaluing Our Young.

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 3:14pm
That fifth lollipop in the bunch that’s just been distributed to four kids? If your child thinks it’s rightly his, that may be on you.






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Chiefs for Change education advocacy group is headed for more change

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 2:02pm
Chiefs for Change, an advocacy group created by former Florida governor Jeb Bush to promote many of his K-12 education policies around the country, is breaking away from its origins and expanding to try to attract big city school leaders. Read full article >>






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Two students expelled from OU for leading racist chant

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 12:47pm
Two students were expelled from the University of Oklahoma on Tuesday for allegedly leading a racist chant that was caught on a video that went viral on social media as shocked and horrified people shared the clip.Read full article >>






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Fourth Grade Teacher (Full-Time; Begins Late August 2015) | Francis W. Parker School

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 11:49am
US - IL - Chicago, Required Qualifications: B.A. in Education required, M.A. strongly preferred At least 3 years of relevant teaching experience Strong mathematical background highly desired Knowledge of the dev
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Motherlode Blog: Living With the ‘Extended Newbornhood’ of the Premature Baby

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 11:24am
My wife’s maternity leave will be over before our daughter is fully out of the newborn stage. I’m going to need help.






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Postdoctoral Researcher | The Center for Decision Research at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 03/10/2015 - 11:06am
US - IL - Chicago, The Center for Decision Research (CDR) at The University of Chicago Booth School of Business is seeking to hire a new postdoctoral researcher to conduct research in behavioral science. This position i
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