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Strauss: Mom: My kindergartner was ‘work-sheeted to death’

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 10:17am

This year I have posted a number of pieces  (here, here, here and here, for example) about the travesty that is now kindergarten in many public schools. Today, under this school reform in which standardized-test scores are the chief metric for “accountability” of students, schools, teachers, etc., kindergarten has in many classrooms become an academic workshop rather than a place where kids learn through structured play, which is how experts say young children learn best. Young children are often asked to sit for hours at a time, sometimes with little or no recess, to make sure enough reading, writing and math are covered. In this post, I detailed some kindergarten classroom schedules, and this post about “sweat shop kindergarten” drew reaction from readers reporting their children’s experiences.

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Technophoria: Avoiding Roommate Shock, Online

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 9:40am
After decades of pairing students based on scant information, some colleges are giving them tools for making their own choices.
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Counselor | Tarrant County College

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 9:32am
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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Assistant Professor, Early Modern Iberian Peninsula and its Empires | University of California Santa Cruz

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 9:31am
US - CA - Santa Cruz, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZDEPARTMENT OF HISTORYAssistant Professor, Early Modern Iberian Peninsula and its EmpiresThe History Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) i
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Foreign Tax Analyst (4627U) #18257 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 9:30am
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 Analyst 2 (7708U) #18264 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 9:30am
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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Executive Director of Annual Giving Programs - Fundraising Manager 1 (0464U) #18261 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 9:30am
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 Analyst 4 (7710U) #18246 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 9:30am
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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Cal Men’s Lacrosse, Defensive Coordinator (5046U) #18260 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 9:30am
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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External Relations Spec 3 (6299U) Job #18236 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 9:30am
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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Project/ Policy Analyst 3 - Program Coordinator (7398U) #18136 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 07/19/2014 - 9:30am
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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UConn to Pay $1.3 Million to End Suit on Rape Cases

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 9:17pm
Five students charged that the University of Connecticut treated their claims of sexual assault and harassment with indifference.






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A Classroom Leaves the Syllabus to the Students

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 8:48pm
Lehigh University, in an attempt to foster innovation, is offering a program with no course credit, no set curriculum and no penalty for failure.






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5488 Career Opportunities Manager (Administrator I), Career Services-Student Affairs | San Diego State University

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 8:12pm
US - CA - San Diego, Knowledge, Skills & Abilities The ideal candidate must possess: Expert knowledge and abilities to communicate persuasively the University’s objectives and ability to tran
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D.C. charter board member has $195,000 contract with D.C. charter school

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 7:58pm

A member of the D.C. Public Charter School Board is receiving $195,000 to do consulting work for a network of schools that the board is responsible for overseeing, according to a list of recent contracts the board published on its Web site.

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Forest and Range Soils-tenure track position | Cal Poly State University-San Luis Obispo

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:29pm
US - CA - San Luis Obispo, see above Tenure Track Position- Forest and Range Soils Full-time, academic year, tenure track Assistant/Associate Professor position in the Natural Resources Management and Environmental Sciences
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New college data give fuller picture of graduation rates — and show challenges

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:05pm

Dozens of public universities across the country, including three in Maryland, report that fewer than half of their full-time freshmen in 2007 earned bachelor’s degrees after six years at those schools or after switching to other schools.

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