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Part-time Interim Upper School History Teacher | Sidwell Friends School

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 1:39pm
US - DC - Washington, Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree in History or a related field (a master’s is preferred) and teaching experience, preferably at the high school level.  A deep understanding o
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U-Va. dean sues Rolling Stone for ‘false’ portrayal in retracted rape story

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 12:10pm
A University of Virginia associate dean of students filed a multimillion-dollar defamation lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine Tuesday, alleging that it portrayed her as callous and indifferent to allegations of sexual assault on campus and made her the university’s “chief villain” in a now-debunked article about a fraternity gang rape.Read full article >>







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Strauss: Ten-step survival guide for special-ed teachers (that works for every educator)

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 11:30am
Teachers have hard jobs — and special-education teachers have especially hard jobs. In this post, a special education teacher offers a 10-point survival guide for her  special-education colleagues — which actually applies to every teacher. It was written by Teresa Cooper, who has worked for the last seven years as a special education teacher, with certifications in special education, secondary math and middle-school language arts. She was previously a casework for social services and graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is married and has two children, one who has autism. She writes about raising a child with autism at www.embracingthespectrum.com. This post originally appeared on the Education’s Room website.Read full article >>







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Upper School History Teacher | Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 10:51am
US - NJ, Oak Knoll School of the Holy Child, a Catholic independent school in Summit, New Jersey, seeks an Upper School History Teacher. Candidates must have an undergraduate degree in history, 3-5 years teac
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Is the classroom a stressful place? Thousands of teachers say yes

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 10:00am
This story has been updated.A new survey of more than 30,000 U.S. teachers finds that most of them report high levels of stress and low levels of autonomy, but it also shows that they are not ready to bail on the classroom.Read full article >>







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Many D.C. Public School students travel less than a mile to school

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 9:36am
High school students attending traditional public schools in the District travel a median distance of 1.8 miles to get to school compared to 0.6 miles for elementary school students, according to information released by D.C. Public Schools this week.Read full article >>







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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | May 5-11, 2015

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 8:59am
Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.







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We Need a National Digital-Library Endowment

Education Week - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 8:25am
As library resources dwindle, philanthropists and policymakers could give e-book sharing a big boost, write David H. Rothman and Jim Duncan.
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New Candidates Join Field of GOP White House Hopefuls

Education Week - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 8:25am
Three new Republican candidates have tossed their hats into the ring for the 2016 presidential contest: Ben Carson, Carly Fiorina, and Mike Huckabee.
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The Learning Network: Do You Pay Attention to Calorie Counts for Food?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 5:00am
Do you think requiring restaurants to post calorie counts helps consumers make healthier choices? Or do you think most consumers don’t care much about, or don’t understand, the importance of calorie intake?







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Public Schools Fund, Under de Blasio, Is Struggling to Lure Wealthy Donors

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 5:00am
The fund, which lured wealthy philanthropists under Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg, raised an average of $29 million a year over the last decade. This fiscal year, it has raised just $18 million.







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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | More Than 1,000 Refugees Land on Malaysian Resort Island

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:30am
How should the world respond to the persecution of the Rohingya in Myanmar?







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Strauss: Gates Foundation pours millions more into Common Core

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 4:00am
Bill Gates famously spent hundreds of millions of dollars to develop, implement and promote the now controversial Common Core State Standards. He hasn’t stopped giving.In the last seven months, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has poured more than $10 million into implementation and parent support for the Core, according to grant details on the foundation website (see below). That includes $3.7 million to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce to support the Core at a time when it has come under increasing attack across the country, for both educational and political reasons.Read full article >>







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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The @_FloridaMan Twitter Account

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 05/12/2015 - 3:58am
Here are several paragraphs from the May 10 article “@_FloridaMan Beguiles With the Hapless and Harebrained.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?







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