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Strauss: Why community schools are part of the answer

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 11:00am

Brock Cohen taught in the Los Angeles Unified School District for 12 years and is now pursuing a doctorate at the University of Southern California while working at the nonprofit Los Angeles Education Partnership as a schools transformation coach. He helps develop community schools, which build strategic partnerships with both public and private organizations to provide essential supports and resources that low-income and high-needs students often go without. Cohen says these schools share a moral imperative to remove barriers to learning so that disadvantaged children can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. Here’s a new piece by Cohen on what a 17-year-old boy taught him and the value of community schools.

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Digital Services Analyst (7308U) #17400 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 7:25am
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, generat
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PART TIME - Administrative Officer 3 (7377U), Demography Dept. - #17722 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 7:25am
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, generat
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Applications Programmer 3 (7300U), Psychology Dept. - #17736 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 7:25am
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, generat
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Staff Research Assoc I (9613C), #17751 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 7:25am
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, generat
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Fellowship, Student, and Alumni Programs Coordinator | Stanford University

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 6:25am
US - CA - Stanford, Fellowship, Student, and Alumni Programs Coordinator - 62544 Description Fellowship, Student, and Alumni Programs CoordinatorStanford Universitys Center for International Security
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WEB CONTENT SPECIALIST (PROJECT APPT) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 6:13am
US - WA - Tacoma, WEB CONTENT SPECIALIST (PROJECT APPT) Req #:107189Department:PUBLIC INFO OFFICE - TACOMAJob Location: UW Tacoma Posting Date:04/18/2014Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary: Salary is commensurate
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 6:13am
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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Lecturer, Social Work | Eastern Kentucky University

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 04/19/2014 - 1:44am
US - KY - Richmond, Lecturer, Social Work Eastern Kentucky University invites applications for a Lecturer position in social work in the Department of Anthropology, Sociology, and Social Work. We seek a social worker
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National Briefing | Plains: Kansas: First Lady’s Visit Draws Criticism

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 11:06pm
Some Topeka high school students and their parents said they would rather keep their graduation day just a family affair, and not include Michelle Obama.






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Go Forth and Conquer, but Postpone the Selfie

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 10:30pm
Bryant University in Rhode Island has told its graduating seniors not to take pictures of themselves with their cellphones when they come onstage for their diplomas next month.






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Outreach Program Coordinator | Oregon State University

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 8:17pm
US - OR - Klamath Falls, Bachelor's degree in Youth Development, Education, Science, Engineering, Agriculture, Technology or closely related field. Demonstrated teaching, written and oral communication skills including
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Loudoun considers cutting Thomas Jefferson bus service

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 6:49pm

The Loudoun County School Board might cut bus service for county students who attend Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology in Fairfax County, a move that could jeopardize county students’ ability to go to the elite magnet school.

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Motherlode Blog: Learning to Set a Goal for the Long Run

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 3:15pm
In a conversation they have had countless times since his reading disability was diagnosed in elementary school, a mother and her teenage son search for ways to set goals and “do something that really distinguishes me.”






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Letter from Woodson High School to parents following series of suicides

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:33pm

The following e-mail message was sent from the principal of Fairfax County’s W.T. Woodson High School to parents on April 11, discussing the school’s actions following a series of suicides at the school. The message came ahead of the school’s spring break and a day before The Washington Post published a story about the suicides of six Woodson students in the past three years and the effects the suicides have had on their families and the school community.

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Parents seek action at Fairfax County’s Woodson High after suicides

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 2:23pm

In the aftermath of a series of student suicides at W.T. Woodson High School, parents are urging Fairfax County schools administrators to help the teens cope with stress at the high-performing school.

Six teens at the school have died by suicide during the past three years, including two students who died within a day of each other in February. The deaths have shocked the school community and have left parents, teachers and students searching for answers.

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How historical fiction can boost social studies lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:49pm
Historical fiction can make it easier to tie together lessons in a wide-ranging social studies curriculum, writes fourth-grad -More
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Mo. middle-schoolers conduct research to honor local Vietnam veterans

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:49pm
Students from Steelville Middle School in Missouri have launched projects to honor Vietnam veterans from their area and state -More
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Generate geographical questions using 19th-century chart

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/18/2014 - 1:49pm
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