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Michelle Rhee weighs in on women’s empowerment on visit to D.C.

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 7:51pm
Michelle Rhee isn’t breaking any news today. She’s not here, in this private banquet room at a D.C. restaurant, as the polarizing former chancellor of D.C. Public Schools. She’s here to answer questions from women who are eager for inspiration: How did Rhee find the confidence to take on a high-profile job for which, she openly says, she lacked obvious qualifications? How has she — founder of the national lobbying group StudentsFirst and a leader in the education reform movement — managed life as a working mom?Read full article >>

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Associate Chair, History and Social Science | Middlesex County College

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:57pm
US - NJ - Edison, MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: • Master’s Degree in a Social Science housed within the Department of History and Social Science. Ph.D. preferred• A proven track record in course and program
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Assistant/ Associate Professor - Accounting (Two Positions) | Robert Morris University

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:51pm
US - PA - Moon Township, At Robert Morris University, we believe that institutional equity reflects our continued commitment to a community where everyone is both valued and respected. Institutional equity encompasses racial,
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Paris Announces Plan to Promote Secular Values

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:33pm
The aftermath of the killings at Charlie Hebdo and a kosher market near Paris exposed serious cultural rifts, teachers say.

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White House Proposals on 529 College Savings Plans Would Reduce Benefits

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 4:32pm
As part of the Obama administration’s tax plan, money from 529 plans could no longer be withdrawn tax-free.

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Motherlode Blog: A New Nominee for Worst Tween Sitcom on TV

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 3:33pm
Instead of a show about the coed and girls’ teams our children have grown up with, Nickelodeon offers “Bella and the Bulldogs,” an ugly throwback to an era when girls who love sports are always odd girl out.

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Hundreds of thousands of college students will be asked about sexual assault on campus this spring

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 2:39pm
More than 800,000 students at 28 college campuses will be asked about sexual assault this spring, one of the largest surveys ever on the topic.The Obama administration has made the issue a priority, and the number of federal investigations into how colleges investigate reports of sexual violence has increased dramatically. Many universities have made their own attempts to change campus culture and ensure that students are safe, but there are many students complaining that officials are too worried about bad publicity to tackle the problem head-on.Read full article >>

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The Learning Network: Text to Text | ‘Lord of the Flies’ and ‘A Fight Club for Flies’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 1:20pm
In this Text to Text, we pair an excerpt from “Lord of the Flies” with a recent Science Times article and video on the study of aggression in fruit flies, and ask the question, “What is the relationship between aggression and gender?”

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Strauss: Teacher: Common Core tests set kids up to fail

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:26pm
Jennifer Rickert is a sixth-grade teacher who has worked for 22 years in the Ichabod Crane Central School District in New York State. She just gave a powerful, detailed speech to her Board of Education about her objections to the state’s English Language Arts Common Core test and her decision not to administer it this spring.Read full article >>

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American Immigration Council Announces 2014-2015 Teacher Grant Recipients--Sara Burnett

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 12:05pm
The American Immigration Council’s Education Department is proud to announce the winners of the 2014-2015 Teacher Grant Program. The award and grant program is an Education Department initiative to provide educators with the resources they need to implement a successful immigration curriculum or community-based project. This year’s winners come from all around the country and provide a breadth of knowledge and ideas to teach students and educators about the importance of immigration in --> Read More

Strauss: What the new Common Core tests are — and aren’t

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 11:09am
At a Senate education committee hearing this week on how the No Child Left Behind law should be rewritten, the subject quickly turned to standardized testing and whether the federal government should maintain NCLB’s annual testing mandate. Witnesses and legislators talked about the amount of time students are tested, the stakes tied to the scores for students and teachers, and the quality of the tests.  Tom Boasberg, superintendent of Denver Public Schools, praised new Common Core tests as being more sophisticated than earlier standardized testing. He said:Read full article >>

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The Learning Network: Throwback Thursday | Jan. 22, 1973: Roe v. Wade and the Death of L.B.J.

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/22/2015 - 10:08am
As you can see from the picture of the Jan. 23, 1973 New York Times front page , the death of Lyndon B. Johnson was given a larger headline than the landmark Roe v. Wade decision that was handed down the same day.

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