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Strauss: How’s this for cynical?

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 2:15pm

How’s this for cynical? The Illinois State Board of Education wants to remove class size protections for students with disabilities. If the proposal (officially known as changes to state administrative rule Part 226) is approved, there would be no statewide limits on the size of special education classes, or the percentage of students with disabilities who can be placed in a general education class. Furthermore, there would be no requirement that a paraprofessional be assigned to a special education class of any particular size.

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Strauss: Maryland schools need $100 million for online Common Core tests, says report

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 10:33am

A new report from Maryland’s Education Department to the legislature says that the vast majority of schools in many of the state’s counties are not technologically prepared to give new online Common Core-aligned standardized tests and that at least $100 million will have to be spent by 2015 to get ready.

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The Learning Network Blog: Skills Practice | Persuading an Audience Using Logos, Pathos and Ethos

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 10:03am
In this edition of Skills Practice, students explore how writers use the rhetorical devices logos, pathos and ethos to appeal to an audience. They then try out their own use of rhetoric to make a persuasive argument.
    





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California Directs Education Money to Neediest

Education Week - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 9:12am
California education officials adopted rules Thursday aimed at directing additional dollars to the state's neediest students and empowering local communities to use them as they see fit.
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Business Systems Analyst 3 (7584U) #17296 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 8:11am
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, generat
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Administrative Officer 2 (7376U) #17300 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 8:11am
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, generat
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McNair Program Adviser, TRiO Ronald E. McNair Post baccalaureate Achievement Program | University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 8:05am
US - MN - Minneapolis, Duties/Responsibilities: Direct Service Advising, Recruitment & Student Support (70%) 1. Serve as academic adviser for students in the TRiO Ronald E. McNair Scholars Program using prescriptive, devel
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Director, Education Equity Program (0378U) | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 6:49am
US - CA - Berkeley, Director, Education Equity Program (0378U) #17254UC Berkeley - Main CampusUC Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall) is one of the nation's great centers for legal education, ever exploring and pushing n
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 6:48am
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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The Learning Network Blog: What Were the Best Movies You Saw in the Past Year?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 6:00am
What do you think about the Oscar nominees this year? Did you see any of the films nominated?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, Jan. 17, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 5:13am
Can you choose the best adjective and verb to complete some sentences from the article?
    





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Strauss: Bad news for teachers comes in an automated phone call

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 5:00am

Despite decades of failure, merit-pay schemes for teachers continue to be pushed in states and school districts around the country. In this post, Chris Gilbert, who teaches English at a high school and community college in North Carolina, explains a new scheme in North Carolina that involves merit pay for teachers and a loss of tenure rights. Gilbert’s work has appeared on this blog and in the National Council of Teachers of English’s (NCTE) publication called English Journal. He is a 2013 recipient of NCTE’s Paul and Kate Farmer Writing Award.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | incorrigible

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 28 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Lawmaker's Retirement to Open K-12 Leadership Void

Education Week - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 1:01am
U.S. Rep. George Miller, leaving Congress after four decades, helped push through game-changing legislation, including the No Child Left Behind Act.
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Federal Spending Plan Aims to Ease 'Sequester' Pain

Education Week - Fri, 01/17/2014 - 1:01am
Early education is a winner in the massive bill worked out in Congress, but key Obama initiatives come up short.
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Most D.C. residents give public schools low ratings in poll

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/16/2014 - 10:10pm

The share of District residents who think that the city’s public schools are performing well has more than doubled since the mid-1990s, but most continue to give low ratings to the schools, according to a new Washington Post poll.

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