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Overcrowding has Arlington officials debating plans for middle school expansion

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 7:33pm

Arlington County will have 1,300 more middle school students by 2019 than it has today and — if nothing is done — not enough classrooms to put them in, according to county school officials.

Like many Northern Virginia school systems, Arlington’s student population is growing rapidly. This year, enrollment increased an unprecedented 5.2 percent, exceeding the district’s projections by 300 students. Two of the high-
performing system’s middle schools are over capacity.

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Rensselaer President Leads List of Highest-Paid Private College Leaders

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:52pm
Shirley Ann Jackson of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute earned $7,143,312 in 2012, according to the Chronicle of Higher Education’s ranking of salaries at private colleges.






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Mathews: What’s a few drinks? That’s a recipe for campus rape.

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 5:27pm

I’m not surprised that University of Virginia President Teresa A. Sullivan didn’t mention alcohol — not even once — in her Nov. 22 statement about the since-discredited report of a gang rape at a fraternity house and her desire to quell sexual abuse on campus. Education officials do their best to avoid the topic, despite the harm binge-drinking does to our students.

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Strauss: A new (somewhat sarcastic) Common Core reading list

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 3:15pm

There has been a lot of controversy swirling around the Common Core State Standards and their relationship with literature, non-fiction and informational text. (Informational text is non-fiction, but not all non-fiction is informational text, which you can read about here.) Much of the debate has involved the requirement that students increasingly read more non-fiction; nonfiction texts are supposed to represent 50 percent of reading assignments in elementary schools with that percentage going up to 70 percent by grade 12. The Core English Language Arts authors have said that  these percentages are across curriculum and that English teachers should still continue teaching literature, but many English teachers are being told to modify their offerings too.

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New York’s Deal With Principals’ Union Includes Back Pay

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 3:10pm
New York City has reached a tentative contract deal with the union representing school principals that would raise their salaries substantially and give them retroactive pay, Mayor Bill de Blasio announced on Saturday.






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Strauss: Are we on the verge of an end to test-based accountability?

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:30pm

There is growing resistance across the country against Common Core-aligned testing, as a growing number of parents are trying to opt their children out of taking these mandated standardized tests and some educators are refusing to administer them. This begs the larger question: Are test-based accountability systems on their way out? To answer that question in this post is  Kevin G. Welner, a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder’s School of Education who specializes in educational policy and law. He is director of the National Education Policy Center and of the NEPC’s Schools of Opportunity project to recognize high schools using research-based practices to close opportunity gaps.

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International Education: Asian M.B.A. Schools Rise in Esteem for Employers

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:01pm
European institutions hold steady as midsize American ones fall back, according to the Emerging-Trendence Global Employability Ranking.






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International Education: In Japanese Universities, Tradition Meets Globalization

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 1:01pm
Yuko Tanaka, the first female president of Japan's Hosei University, has already broken barriers. She wants to take down more, by raising the traditional institution's international profile.






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Motherlode Blog: Church on Sunday: Because Spiritual Education Takes More Than Good Intentions

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 9:23am
By the time we reach Sunday – this supposed day of rest – I’ve had it with arguing with my kids. I am tired of saying “no” and “because I said so.” I’m tempted to just say, “Fine, let’s skip church today.” But I don’t.






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Prog Coord, FCS | The Ohio State University

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 7:32am
US - OH - Columbus, Department: Hancock CountySummary of Duties:This position develops, coordinates, teaches educational programs, and conducts individual counseling sessions on financial literacy via worksites, agencie
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Moving & Events Coordinator (6291U) #19038 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:26am
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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Staff Research Assoc I (9613C) #19037 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 12/07/2014 - 6:26am
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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Motherlode Blog: ‘Mama, Let Me Do Your Scarf So You Can Look Muslim’

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 9:42pm
One morning, my daughter found a scarf in my purse and declared, “Mama, let me do your scarf so you can look Muslim.” She said this in the same way you might say, “Let me do your hair so you can look beautiful.”






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After Retreat on Rolling Stone Article, Virginia Campus Still Uneasy

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 9:22pm
Students have endured a tumultuous semester: the disappearance of a sophomore, two suicides and an article about an alleged gang rape that put the university in the center of a national debate.
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U-Va. remains resolved to address sexual violence as Rolling Stone account unravels

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 8:17pm

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Many people in the University of Virginia community remain outraged about the Rolling Stone account of a gang rape at a campus fraternity house that unraveled into a journalistic debacle Friday.

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Rolling Stone Cites Doubts on Its Story of University of Virginia Rape

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 2:42pm
The magazine acknowledged “discrepancies” in an article that described a gang rape at a University of Virginia fraternity.






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Corner Office: The Importance of Straight Talk

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 10:21am
Anne Williams-Isom, of Harlem Children’s Zone, says a mentor taught her much about authentic leadership, partly by “being really clear about what she was saying and what she needed.”
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Counselor | Tarrant County College

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 6:56am
US - TX - Fort Worth, Job Description Summary:Counsels and provides individual and group educational and vocational guidance services.Essential Duties and Responsibilities:• Assists individuals to underst
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Custodial Supervisor 1 (5187U) #19030 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 6:54am
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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Communications Specialist-Bird Cams | Cornell University

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 12/06/2014 - 6:22am
US - NY - Ithaca, Communications Specialist-Bird Cams-26404 Description  Communications Specialist-Bird CamsCommunications Asst IV - Band DLab of Ornithology, College of Agriculture and Life SciencesCornell
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