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International Education: In Scottish Referendum, a Push for Young Voters

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 12:01pm
As the Sept. 18 Scottish independence referendum approaches, campaigners are reaching out to students to explain what the vote could mean for them.






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Strauss: Common Core tests fail kids in New York again. Here’s how.

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:46am

Results of the 2014 New York State Common Core-aligned exams were recently released along with new information about the 2013 tests and the news was not good. Here’s an analysis, by educators Bianca Tanis  and Carol Burris, explaining what the results actually mean to students and educators.

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Strauss: ‘Dear (white) teachers…’

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 11:01am

Michael Doyle teaches biology at Bloomfield High School, an urban district in northern New Jersey, with the aim of turning young cynical hearts into skeptical ones. He worked previously as a longshoreman, a lab tech in an alcohol plant, and, more recently, a pediatrician in the projects who decided he would rather teach than practice medicine. When he is not in school, you can find him on a back bay mud flat.

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Strauss: Overheard at the Lincoln Memorial on a Saturday night

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 10:05am

Even if you aren’t trying to eavesdrop, it is impossible not to overhear other people talking at the Lincoln Memorial when it is late on a Saturday night and the site is packed with people — mostly tourists — who are visiting the magnificent marble monument for the first time and are visibly astounded by its majesty. Here are some snippets of conversation overheard in a five-minute period during a visit Saturday, Aug. 16, at 10:30 p.m.:

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Motherlode Blog: After a Miscarriage, Seeking Permission to Grieve

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 8:01am
I bought the milk in the refrigerator while I was still pregnant. When I sent that text, the baby was already dead, and I didn’t know it yet.






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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 6:41am
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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Prog Asst, EFNEP | The Ohio State University

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 6:31am
US - OH - Columbus, Department: Ross CountySummary of Duties:Teach nutrition, food safety, thrifty food shopping, food preparation, and physical activity classes (training will be provided); network with other individua
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Museum Preparator (9634C) #18487 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 5:58am
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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Publications & Productions Specialist (7458U) #18469 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 08/17/2014 - 5:58am
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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Former D.C. charter board CFO promoted private companies that allegedly paid him

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 6:05pm

As the D.C. Public Charter School Board’s chief financial officer, Jeremy L. Williams was responsible for monitoring charter schools’ business practices and ensuring their compliance with rules meant to prevent financial mismanagement.

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Opinion: Teaching Is Not a Business

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 3:09pm
Reformers misunderstand how central human relationships are to the educational process.
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Strauss: Exercise in math class? How one math teacher gets kids moving while studying

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 2:57pm

I recently published a post titled “Why so many students can’t sit still in school today” that was very popular with readers. The piece mentioned Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder but another factor, as well: the idea expressed by pediatric occupational therapist Angela Hanscom that academic pressures in school have reduced or eliminated the time that kids have for recess, physical education or other activities that allow them to get up and move.

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Strauss: Superintendents forced to tell parents their schools are failing, even though they aren’t

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 11:31am

Many parents in Washington state are being told that their public schools are being considered as failing — even though it isn’t true. They are learning this from the superintendents of their school districts, who don’t want to do it but are being forced to. What’s going on?

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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 6:54am
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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Latin American & Iberian Studies Librarian | Columbia University

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 6:44am
US - NY - New York, Summary Description: Columbia University Libraries/Information Services is seeking applications for the position of Latin American & Iberian Studies (LAIS) Librarian. The LAIS Librarian is responsibl
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Student Academic Advisor 3, College of Chemistry (4545U) #18483 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 6:05am
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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Temporary Lead Custodian (5113C) #18491 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 08/16/2014 - 6:05am
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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National Briefing | South: Louisiana: Judge Denies Halt to School Standards

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:21pm
A state judge on Friday refused a temporary injunction sought against state education officials in an effort to block application of the Common Core education standards.






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The new school year brings changes to the region’s schools

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:36pm

The 2014-2015 school year begins with a lot happening in the world of education, from the implementation of the Common Core State Standards tests in many states (including The District and Maryland) — and a backlash against them — to high-profile challenges against teacher tenure. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, more than 55 million students from pre-K to 12th-grade are expected to be in classes this fall, more than 18 percent of the U.S. population.

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Notre Dame Investigating Four Players

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:09pm
Four Notre Dame football players are being held out of practice while the school investigates what it is calling “suspected academic dishonesty,” the university told the N.C.A.A.






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