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Academic Advisor I (UCP 5) | University of Connecticut

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 7:42am
US - CT - STORRS, The Department of Human Development and Family Studies within the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Connecticut seeks applicants for a full-time position as an Academic Adviso
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | America’s ‘It’ School? Look West, Harvard

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:48am
By what measures is Stanford beginning to replace Harvard as the “it” school for American students?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, May 30, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 4:11am
Can you choose the verb that matches the subject of the sentence from the article?






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Strauss: Winning words in National Spelling Bee going back to 1925

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 12:04am

It’s National Spelling Bee time again, and some Post colleagues put together a great graphic that tests your ability to spell, here. Below is a selected list of words that won the bee in various years going back to the first one in 1925. You can see the entire list here.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | ghastly

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/30/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 105 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Common Core School Standards Face a New Wave of Opposition

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 11:42pm
The governors of Oklahoma and South Carolina are considering signing bills to replace the Common Core standards with locally written versions, and Missouri is considering a related measure.






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Strauss: Mindy Kaling to Harvard law grads: ‘I’m afraid a couple of you probably are evil. That’s just the odds.’

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 6:12pm

Here’s yet another in my series of interesting/amusing/surprising commencement speeches that have been given in the 2014 graduation season. This one was delivered at Harvard Law School on Wednesday by Mindy Kaling, creator, producer and star of “The Mindy Project” and who had been a cast member on “The Office.” She was introduced by a student who noted that “Ms. Kaling has stated on multiple occasions that she is ‘obsessed with justice.’ Well, it seems like she’s come to the right place to find like-minded people.” Incidentally, Kaling’s a Dartmouth grad.

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Strauss: Diane Ravitch a candidate for New York governor? (update)

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 2:25pm

(Update: Ravitch confirms on her blog that she won’t be a candidate, which is what the original post said.)

Diane Ravitch a candidate for New York governor?

New York newspapers, including The New York Times, are reporting that the Working Families Party, whose New Jersey affiliate just helped get Ras Baraka elected mayor of Newark on the issue of school reform, is considering making her its candidate in this November’s election if it decides not to endorse incumbent Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo. A party source confirmed that she is one of several possible gubernatorial candidates and that the winner will be decided when party leaders meet this Saturday. The Daily News reported that Ravitch was interested.

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Is the divided New Orleans school district system fair to African American kids?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 2:08pm

The news this week about the closing of traditional public schools in the Recovery School District in New Orleans raises questions about whether African American students are getting an equal opportunity to attend the best public schools in the city.

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Riding Technology Wave, Stanford Rises to Top of Some Measures

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 1:19pm
Riding a wave of interest in technology, Stanford University has risen to the top of measures that Harvard once dominated.






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House Panel Advances Bill on School Lunch Options

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 1:16pm
A bill includes a provision for a waiver process for local school districts that found it too expensive to comply with the White House nutritional guidelines passed in 2012.






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State dismisses appeal by Prince George’s residents over use of vacant school

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/29/2014 - 12:18pm

The Maryland State Board of Education has dismissed an appeal by a nonprofit group and dozens of Prince George’s County residents who challenged the county board of education’s decision to allow MGM Resorts to use it as a casino training facility.

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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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