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White House to Press Colleges to Do More to Combat Rape

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 9:11am
Reacting to a series of highly publicized rapes, the White House is increasing the pressure on universities to more aggressively combat sexual assaults on campus.






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The Learning Network: Should Certain Animals Have Some of the Same Legal Rights As People?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 8:37am
Do chimpanzees have the right not to be kept in a cage? Do orcas have the right not to be held in captivity?






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IMC Con Stra & Spe Res Ctr Mgr | Northwestern University

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 8:14am
US - IL - Evanston, Job Summary:The IMC Content Strategy and Spiegel Research Center Manager builds and manages the audience and communities for The Spiegel Research Center (SRC) and manages content strategy for the IMC
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A Teacher's Mixed Review of Common Standards

Education Week - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 8:12am
An 8th grade social studies teacher, Kimberly Meller, shares her thoughts on the benefits of (and frustrations with) common standards.
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Assistant Director of the Evaluation Unit (Student Adv. Mgr 1,0313U), L&S Undergraduate Adv. Dept - | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 7:39am
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, generat
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Assistant Director of Admissions (4509U) #17762 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 7:39am
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, generat
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Audience Services Coordinator (6291U) #17785 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 7:39am
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, generat
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 6:37am
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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Computer-adaptive tests in Va. may be quicker

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 5:00am

One thing that Virginia students can look forward to when new on-line Standards of Learning tests are implemented in the coming years is shorter testing times.

The traditional seventh-grade math test took about 40 minutes longer to complete for the majority of test takers statewide last spring than a new version that was tried out by a small number of students this year, education officials reported.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | A Hunt for Survivors After a Night of Tornadoes

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 4:30am
What states were affected by the powerful storms?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | History, April 29

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 4:15am
Answer this question about the deadly riots of 1992.






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The Upshot: A Link Between Fidgety Boys and a Sputtering Economy

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 1:00am
A gender difference in behavioral skills, seen as early as kindergarten, is hurting boys’ academic prospects and their earning potential.
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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | grievance

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 416 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Philanthropists award $100,000 grants to encourage blended learning in D.C.

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 12:01am

A coalition of local and national philanthropists has awarded grants to six groups that hope to lift the achievement of the District’s low-income children with schools that emphasize individualized learning, including programs that will use a combination of online and face-to-face instruction.

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National Briefing | Midwest: Indiana: Common Core Replaced With State Standards

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 8:32pm
One of the first states to adopt Common Core education standards became the first state to formally abandon the national benchmarks.






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Henderson faces questions on at-risk funds, renovations

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 7:54pm

D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson defended her proposed budget Monday during a four-hour D.C. Council hearing that repeatedly circled back to questions about how the school system plans to spend tens of millions of dollars meant to serve at-risk youth.

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Part Time Faculty in Communication | Eastern Connecticut State University

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 4:46pm
US - CT - Willimantic, Part Time Faculty in Communication   The Communication Department at Eastern Connecticut State University is seeking a part time faculty for Fall 2014. The successful candidate should have a
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Strauss: Computer troubles mar standardized testing in multiple states

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 4:08pm

If you are wondering how the high-stakes standardized testing season is going around the country -- including field testing of new Common Core-aligned standardized exams -- here’s the answer: Not so great.

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Motherlode Blog: Hey, Whiny Modern Parents, Tell Us What You Love About the Gig

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 3:03pm
Do today’s parents spend more time whining about our lives than our forebears? Time for the still-active Boomer parents, Gen X and the Millenials to defend our status as “fun.”






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | April 22-28, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 2:48pm
A Supreme Court decision, a historic ceremony and a 40th birthday celebration for a popular toy: How many of the questions in this week’s News Quiz can you answer correctly?
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