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Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:03am
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Assistant Professor, Athletic Trainer (1 Yr. Temp.) | Westfield State University

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:35pm
US - CA - Westfield, Westfield State UniversityAssistant Professor, Athletic Trainer (1 Yr. Temp.) The Movement Science, Sport and Leisure Studies Department and the Athletic Training Program are looking for an energetic
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GWU faces three student deaths in three months

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 8:17pm

Three George Washington University students who lived in a dormitory in the Foxhall neighborhood of Northwest Washington have died in the past three months, prompting the university to mobilize counseling services for its Mount Vernon campus.

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Duncan urges top students to teach at GW panel

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 7:45pm

Secretary of Education Arne Duncan on Monday urged college educators to promote teaching as a profession to their high-level students, emphasizing the country’s need for a qualified and diverse group of people to lead the next generation of U.S. children.

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Strauss: Chicago charters do no better than traditional public schools, new study finds

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:38pm

An examination of every score that Chicago students earned on state-mandated standardized tests last year reveals that charter schools -- which Mayor Rahm Emanuel (D) has been promoting -- don’t perform any better than traditional public schools.

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U-Md. marketing evolves from ‘Fear the Turtle’ to ‘Fearless Ideas’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:20pm

Branding helps build modern colleges and universities, whether they like it or not. Some pay great attention to slogans, Web sites, iconic images and social media. Some capi­tal­ize on being named after, or founded by, a president.

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How would D.C. phase in new school boundaries?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 5:01pm

Short answer: No one knows yet.

D.C. officials triggered much debate among parents this weekend when they proposed new school boundaries and student-assignment policies that have the potential to affect tens of thousands of families around the city, fundamentally changing how children are assigned to school.

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Strauss: Student to profs: Don’t force us to take tests online

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 3:54pm

Kendall Breitman is a senior at American University in Washington, D.C. She is 22 years old and originally from Havertown, Pa., right outside of West Philadelphia. She went to school at Haverford High School (not one of the newer high schools that give their students computers to work with) and then went on to American to double major in print journalism and law & society. She will graduate in May and wants to be a reporter. (No, journalism is not dead.)

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Obama Announces Grants to Schools to Integrate Work Experiences

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:25pm
The awards to 24 recipients are intended to finance partnerships of local education agencies and employers.






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Md. students explore Russia-Ukraine conflict during visit

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:13pm
A group of juniors and seniors from the Friends School of Baltimore recently visited St.  -More
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How to help students maintain their "gritty" side

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:13pm
Students are born "gritty," but the protective nature of adults can cause students to lose their grit as they become grownups -More
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Va. to replace some assessments with project-based learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:13pm
Students in elementary and middle schools in Virginia will take fewer assessments next year under a bill recently signed by t -More
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Mo. high school to offer Holocaust course, drops geography

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:13pm
Increased student interest in the Holocaust and Germany has led to a change in electives offered at Maryville High School in  -More
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Why digital citizenship should be on the minds of educators

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:13pm
Digital citizenship should be at the forefront of every school leader's mind, said Technology Information Center for Administ -More
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Artists and Colo. students create art using surrendered guns

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:13pm
Seniors in a political action class at Centaurus High School in Lafayette, Colo., will work with artists to create an exhibit -More
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Fla. school honors Holocaust victims, survivors with memorial

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:13pm
Students and faculty at Olympic Heights Community High School near Boca Raton, Fla., along with 25 Holocaust survivors, recen -More
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Common Core Literacy in History and Social Studies: Now What?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:13pm
Join us Tuesday, April 8, for our next NCSS Tuesday Webinar.  -More
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