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National Briefing | Washington: Howard Chooses Surgeon as President

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 8:04pm
The board of trustees voted to appoint Wayne A. I. Frederick, 43, the interim president, to lead the historically black university.






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McAuliffe will not appeal Virginia ruling that struck down school-takeover board

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 6:25pm

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe said Tuesday that he will not appeal a circuit court’s ruling that struck down a newly created state board specializing in school takeovers as being unconstitutional.

His decision effectively neutralizes state lawmakers’ efforts to hand control of the state’s worst-performing public schools to universities or private charter groups.

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Academic Coordinator - The History-Social Science Project | University of California, Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:25pm
US - CA - Berkeley, The History-Social Science Project at the University of California, Berkeley seeks applications for an Academic Coordinator appointment, with a start date of September 1, 2014. The UC Berkeley Histo
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Louisiana parents, teachers, charters sue to get the Common Core back on track

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 5:19pm

A group of parents, teachers and a foundation that runs charter schools filed a lawsuit Tuesday alleging that Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) lacks the authority to withdraw his state from the Common Core national academic standards.

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Assistant Professor of Anthropology | Whitman College

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 4:55pm
US - WA - Walla Walla, Tenure-track position in Cultural Anthropology, with expertise in ethnographic research in new media, visual culture and/or digital culture as they relate to global politics and social movements, at
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Two Prince George’s County students take home awards at NAACP convention

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:52pm

As Alfred A. Dudley III, who recently graduated from Suitland High School, sat in the ballroom of the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas last weekend, he said he couldn’t help but be grateful to the African American heroes he depicted in his drawing and to his high school art teachers who helped him hone his craft.

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Montgomery County panel proposes cutting schools-issued credit cards for board

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 3:39pm

Montgomery County Board of Education members should discontinue their use of school system credit cards for travel and other expenses, a board committee recommended Tuesday.

The panel proposed replacing the cards with a per-diem allowance for members attending professional conferences and establishing a list of preapproved public events members may attend at taxpayer expense. The group also recommended that board members receive supplies to maintain home offices but that the school system no longer reimburse home office Internet service.

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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest Winner, Week 4 | A Millennial on Patriotism

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:34pm
Congratulations to this week’s winner, someone who goes by the handle MSDHAP2014, and to this week’s guest judge, the author Ally Condie.






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Director of the Center for Social Policy | University of Massachusetts Boston

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:26pm
US - MA - Boston, Minimum qualifications include: PhD in Social Policy, Public Policy, Sociology, Economics, Political Science, Psychology or a closely related field is preferred. Several years of professional and/
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Strauss: ‘Say this, not that’: A slick PR guide to selling charter schools by key charter group

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:12pm

It appears as if the charter school sector believes that it needs to better hone its public messaging. At its recent annual convention, the National Alliance for Public Charter School handed out an 18-page “Charter School Messaging Notebook” that actually has sections that include, “Say This, Not That,” and “Who Are ‘Our People?’ ” (See below for the entire notebook).

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#5493 Associate Director (Administrator II), Educational Opportunity Programs/ Ethnic Affairs | San Diego State University

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 2:08pm
US - CA - San Diego, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Demonstrated and verifiable administrative and managerial skills, particularly in the areas of organizational design and development, complex progr
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Strauss: New state rankings on how America’s children are faring

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/22/2014 - 1:12pm

A new report on how America’s children are faring, just released by the  nonprofit Annie E. Casey Foundation, found that Massachusetts is doing the best job and Mississippi the worst in four areas: economic well-being, education, health and family/community indicators.

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