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International Education: For Some Foreign Students, U.S. Education Is Losing Its Attraction

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 12:01pm
After years of robust enrollment increases, graduate applications from South Korea to American colleges have dropped, raising concerns that Chinese applications may follow the trend






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Strauss: What school reformers can learn from poker

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 11:47am

School reformers have made student outcomes the big focus of their efforts, targeting teachers for failure to improve student achievement. But teachers say they ignore the inputs — the issues students bring into a classroom and the training/resources of  teachers. Here’s a look about the problem with outcome-based assessment, by Ben Spielberg,  a Teach For America alum and current math instructional coach in San Jose Unified School District who serves on the Executive Board of the San Jose Teachers Association.  Ben co-founded 34justice.com and blogs about a variety of social justice issues, where you can find a version of this post. He has a bachelors degree in Mathematical and Computational Sciences from Stanford University and has written several articles about education research and policy.

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Strauss: Thousands hold vigil as UC Santa Barbara reacts to shootings

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 05/25/2014 - 12:41am

Several thousand students staged a candlelight vigil Saturday night in the seaside community near the University of California at Santa Barbara where  a 22-year-old gunman  killed six people  — including three students — and injured 13 others. Flags on the campus were lowered to half-staff and school officials moved quickly to set up counseling services for students, faculty and staff.

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D.C. school buses racked up traffic-camera violations

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 7:12pm

Traffic cameras in the District have caught city school bus drivers speeding and running red lights hundreds of times in recent years, and — unlike most drivers in the District — they haven’t had to pay the tickets, according to city records.

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Opinion: Who Are Women’s Colleges For?

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 2:30pm
Applications from transgender students and a Title IX ruling are forcing women’s colleges to reconsider admissions.






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Montgomery candidates for school board meet at public forum as June primary nears

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 10:49am

Four candidates vying for an at-large seat on Montgomery County’s school board laid out their views at their first political forum this week, with some supporting changes in special education and all weighing in on the district’s budget difficulties, changes to school schedules, the need for construction funding and the possibility of charter schools.

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Strauss: ‘Let’s stop measuring fish by how well they climb trees’

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 10:01am

Joshua Katz is a high school math teacher in Orange County, Florida. He gave the following speech about what he calls “the toxic culture of education” today in a TEDx talk this month at the University of Akron.

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Lecturer in Discipline | Columbia University

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 9:41am
US - NY - New York, Summary Description: The Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy (ISERP) at Columbia University University invites applications for a full-time position at the rank of Lecturer in Disci
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Applied Science: The Ripple Effects of Rising Student Debt

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 9:39am
A collection of studies shows that the burden of student loans may well cause the borrowers to make different life decisions — choices that affect the overall economy.






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Administrative Coordinator (UCP 5) | University of Connecticut

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 9:24am
US - CT - STORRS, The Department of Political Science, at the University of Connecticut, Storrs Campus, seeks qualified applicants for the position of Administrative Coordinator, UCP 5.  Under the direction of th
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Prog Dir for Wmn & Global Justice, YWLP, Engaged Scholarship | University of Virginia

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 9:18am
US - VA - Charlottesville, University of VirginiaProg Dir for Wmn & Global Justice, YWLP, Engaged ScholarshipJob Number: 0614286Posting Summary:The University of Virginia's Women Center is seeking a Program Director for Wo
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Counselor | Tarrant County College

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 9:03am
US - TX - Fort Worth, Job Description Summary:Counsels and provides individual and group educational and vocational guidance services.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:• Assists individuals to underst
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Payroll Accountant II (6943U) #17967 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 9:01am
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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Financial Accountant (7735U) #17971 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 9:01am
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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Metrics and Reporting Manager (7399U) #17980 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 9:01am
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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Coordinator | Lehigh University

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 8:43am
US - PA - Bethlehem, Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience Three to five years of experience; musical training or background a plus Excellent communication and inter
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Administrative Assistant, LEAD New York | Cornell University

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 8:36am
US - NY - Ithaca, Administrative Assistant, LEAD New York-24233 Description  Administrative Assistant, LEAD New YorkPosition SummaryThe Department of Development Sociology prides itself in having a unique pro
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Competitiveness and Economic Development Program Manager | Harvard University Business School

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 8:33am
US - USA - MA - Boston, BA/BS in economics, management, or related discipline (advanced degree strongly preferred but not required), 5+years of strong program delivery and support, with experience developing and managing rel
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DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVES | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 8:19am
US - WA - Seattle, DIRECTOR OF STRATEGIC INITIATIVESReq #:108283Department:UNDERGRAD ACADEMIC AFFAIRSJob Location:Seattle Campus Job Location Detail:220 Mary Gates HallPosting Date:05/22/2014Closing Info:Closes On 05/
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 8:19am
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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