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Teachers' Job Protections Debated in California Trial

Education Week - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 9:06am
The plaintiffs in Vergara v. California say it's too difficult to get rid of "grossly ineffective" teachers, but state officials and teachers' unions counter that the protections don’t block dismissals.
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When Is School Reform Not Enough?

Education Week - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 9:03am
Complicated teaching strategies, expensive school construction, and punitive evaluations cannot improve schools; real reform equalizes classroom experiences for all children, writes Ann Evans de Bernard.
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The Learning Network Blog: What’s Going On in This Picture? | Feb. 3, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 8:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.
    





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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 6:26am
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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The Learning Network Blog: Should Sports Betting Be Legal Everywhere?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 6:03am
How would making sports betting legal everywhere affect the athletes, fans and those who gamble on games’ final outcomes?
    





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Strauss: Superintendent on school reform: ‘It is not working’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 6:00am

Connecticut Gov. Dannel Malloy has just asked for a “pause” in implementation of a controversial new teacher evaluation system that uses student standardized test scores to assess teachers as well creation of a task force to study the implementation of the Common Core State Standards. Is “a pause” the answer?

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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | E.L.L. Practice, Feb. 3, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 5:35am
Fill in the blanks in this passage about the Sochi Olympics, then use Olympics photographs for a picture-dictation game.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Seattle Seahawks Win First Super Bowl in Team History

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 5:26am
Who won Super Bowl XLVIII? What was the final score?
    





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Strauss: Public education failing? Not in this school

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 5:00am

The “public schools are failing” narrative is pervasive, even though the facts aren’t there to support the systemic failure that many school reformers insist there are. Here a parent paints a different story. Lynn Michie is a chaplain at the Swannanoa Correctional Center for Women in Black Mountain, North Carolina. She and her husband, David McNair, have two children in the Buncombe County school system.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | caption

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 5,530 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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U-Md.’s unusual admissions approach: One out of every five freshmen start in spring term

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 6:32pm

About 1,100 students are making their debut as freshmen at the University of Maryland in the new spring term under an unusual arrangement that delayed their admission until space opened up at College Park.

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Assistant Professor of Physical Sciences | Wayne State College

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 6:24pm
US - NE - Wayne, Assistant Professor:  Qualifications include a terminal degree in physical sciences or a related field from an accredited institution (Ph.D. or Ed.D). A terminal degree, either possessed or ea
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Mathews: Getting past rumors to see KIPP DC in motion

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 5:56pm

Look for references to KIPP charter schools on the Internet, and you will find critics saying they are akin to military schools or concentration camps. That is far from the truth. The schools have rules but are full of games, songs, choices and critical thinking. Some of those most hostile to KIPP have never been inside a KIPP school, but that doesn’t stop them.

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Strauss: Report: Majority of U.S. kids under age 2 are now children of color -- and one-third are poor

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 02/02/2014 - 3:15pm

For the first time, a majority of American children under age 2 are now children of color -- and 1 in 3 of them is poor, according to a disturbing new report. “The State of America’s Children 2014.” that cites the neglect of children as the top national security threat.

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