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‘Fierce advocate’ for D.C. charter schools to step down

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 11:29am
Robert Cane, the executive director of an influential pro-charter school advocacy group in the District, has announced he is leaving his job after more than 16 years. During his tenure at Friends of Choice in Urban Schools (FOCUS), charter school enrollment in the city has grown more than tenfold, from about 3,600 to more than 38,000, representing 44 percent of public school students in the city. Read full article >>

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Strauss: Principal: ‘There comes a time when rules must be broken…. That time is now.’

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 11:00am
Last year the parents of about 60,000 New York state students decided to opt their children out of high-stakes standardized testing, putting the state at the forefront of an “opt-out” movement that is growing nationally. That movement will be put to its own test as new Common Core testing are scheduled to begin shortly in states around the country. In this post, award-winning Principal Carol Burris of South Side High School in New York explains why she is now calling for parents to choose to keep their children from taking high-stakes standardized tests even though it breaks the rules.Read full article >>

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Open Rank Clinical Position Focused on Exceptionalities | University of Michigan

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:49am
US - MI - Ann Arbor, REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS The individual will have the following qualifications: An earned doctorate in education or related field with evidence of expertise related to exceptionalities Significant
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History Teacher | Springside Chestnut Hill Academy

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 10:01am
US - PA - Philadelphia, Bachelor’s degree in history; a master’s degree or working towards a master’s degree preferred. At least two years of experience teaching history a plus. Experience teaching 5th
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Motherlode Blog: An Open Egg Donor, Now Reversing the Role

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 9:51am
I chose my son by clicking and unclicking a series of boxes, looking for a sperm donor. Fifteen years ago, the roles were reversed: I was an egg donor.

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Master of Public Policy - Lecturer Position | University of California, Irvine (UCI)

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/19/2015 - 7:56am
US - CA - Irvine, Position: Lecturer. The Master of Public Policy in the School of Social Ecology has openings for up to two Lecturers during the 2014-15 academic and 2015-2016 academic years. Course: PPD 275 â&#
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