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Prince George’s schools offer breakfast and lunch to students during summer

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:30pm

With students running a higher risk of obesity and hunger during their summer break, Prince George’s County schools have joined an effort to provide the youngsters with free breakfast and lunch.

More than 60 schools throughout the county will serve the meals until Aug. 1.

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Strauss: Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 11:01am

The Centers for Disease Control tells us that in recent years there has been a jump in the percentage of young people diagnosed with Attention Deficit and Hyperactivity Disorder, commonly known as ADHD: 7.8 percent in 2003 to 9.5 percent in 2007 and to 11 percent in 2011. The reasons for the rise are multiple, and include changes in diagnostic criteria, medication treatment and more awareness of the condition. In the following post, Angela Hanscom, a pediatric occupational therapist and the founder of TimberNook, a nature-based development program designed to foster creativity and independent play outdoors in New England, suggests yet another reason more children are being diagnosed with ADHD, whether or not they really have it: the amount of time kids are forced to sit while they are in school. This appeared on the TimberNook blog.

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CCS-Student Success Coordinator | St. Cloud State University

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:53am
US - MN - ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY 720 Fourth Avenue South St. Cloud, Responsibilities: SCSU Online is a part of the Center for Continuing Studies and, in addition to offering online courses, coordinates and provides a variety of complementary academic support services
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Manager, General Chemistry Labs | Lehigh University

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:52am
US - PA - Bethlehem, Qualifications: Requires a Master’s degree or foreign equivalent in Chemistry, Biochemistry or a related field Three years of experience as a Laboratory Instructor/Manager or a re
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:13am
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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District's Teachers Take Leading Role in Policy Overhaul

Education Week - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 8:01am
Tennessee officials enlisted teachers early in key elements of the state's Race to the Top initiatives that affect the teaching force.
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FCC Prepares to Vote on E-Rate Overhaul

Education Week - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 7:58am
Schools and libraries hungry for faster and more reliably funded Wi-Fi connections will be watching the July 11 open meeting of the Federal Communications Commission closely.
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Strauss: Largest U.S. teachers union calls for Education Secretary Duncan to resign

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 7:03am

Education Secretary Arne Duncan’s relations with teachers unions just got more difficult.

Delegates of the National Education Association, the nation’s largest teachers union, voted at their annual convention to call on Duncan to resign after similar efforts had failed in previous years. And the NEA is about to get a new president, Lily Eskelsen García, who is known for her tough talk and determination to fight back against corporate school reformers. She told the delegates:

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Executive Director, Center for Law, Energy & the Environment (7378U) #18201 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 6:50am
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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Career Counselor ( Part-time) | Saint Mary's College of California

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 6:50am
US - CA - Moraga, Saint Mary's College of CaliforniaCareer Counselor ( Part-time)Bargaining Unit: Non-AcademicBackground:Founded in 1863, Saint Mary's is a residential campus nestled 20 miles east of San Francisco
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Executive Assistant 3 (7384U), #18195 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 6:50am
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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_____Assistant III (4722C) #18159 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 6:50am
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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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | California’s Extreme Drought, Explained

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 4:30am
Why do you think Californians have been able to reduce their water consumption by only 5 percent so far?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | America’s First Ladies

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:33am
Test your knowledge of America’s first ladies by playing our crossword.






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Community Financial Centers Financial Services Manager | Cleveland Neighborhood Progress

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 3:29am
US - OH - Cleveland, Community Financial Centers (CFC), a region wide initiative seeks to improve the economic security of residents by providing high quality, professionally delivered one-on-one financial consultation t
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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | diffuse

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 07/08/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 154 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Corinthian Colleges details plan to sell 85 campuses, close 12 others

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 7:49pm

The for-profit company Corinthian Colleges detailed plans Monday to sell 85 of its career-education campuses nationwide and shutter a dozen others, including two outposts operating under the Everest brand in the Washington region.

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One in four students in Prince George’s County fails to graduate in four years

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:46pm

As most school districts across the Washington region and the nation experienced rising high school graduation rates during the past decade — including the highest national graduation rate in history — Prince George’s County continued to lag behind in its effort to get students a diploma, moving against the national trend.

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