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Calif. Teachers' Union Sets Sights on Charters

Education Week - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 8:27am
Unions haven't made much headway organizing teachers in charter schools, but in California and some other states, they are gaining ground.
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Assistant Professor | Michigan State University

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 8:25am
US - MI - East Lansing, Job Summary: Latino/a, Chicano/a, or Mexican History. Assistant, tenure system. Michigan State University's Department of History seeks a historian with research expertise in Latino/a, Chicano/a, and
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The Learning Network: The Death of Michael Brown: Teaching About Ferguson

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:48am
Ideas, questions and resources from our audience, The Times and around the web for addressing this summer’s events in Ferguson, Mo., in the classroom.






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The Learning Network: Teenagers in the Times | August 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:30am
A collection of everything published in The Times about young people in one spot.






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The Learning Network: Should Students Be Able to Grade Their Teachers?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 5:00am
Can students offer insights and observations about teachers that school administrators and teachers themselves might otherwise miss?






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International Education: University’s Rescinding of Job Offer Prompts an Outcry

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 5:00am
Thousands of scholars and others are objecting after the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign rescinded the offer to Steven G. Salaita.






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Drake and Lil Wayne Take the Stage

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 4:45am
Can you choose the words to complete the paragraphs?
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Strauss: Teacher: No longer can I throw my students to the ‘testing wolves’

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 4:00am

Dawn Neely-Randall, who just started her 25th year of teaching, is sick and tired of the effects that obsessive standardized testing is having on her students. She is a member of the Badass Teachers Association,  a national group of more than 51,000 educators who came together to organize resistance to school reform that focuses on using standardized test scores for high-stakes accountability purposes and that ignores the role that poverty plays in student achievement.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | licentious

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in four New York Times articles in the past year.






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Suspensions and expulsions down in D.C. charter schools

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 8:50pm

The expulsion rate for D.C. public charter schools in the past school year was about half of what it was two years before, and the rate of out-of-school suspensions decreased by about 20 percent in one year, according to a report released Thursday.

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Big City: As Prekindergarten Expands in New York City, Guiding Guided Play

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 8:39pm
The overarching theory is that children will acquire knowledge and social skills through interactive guided play.






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Op-Ed Contributors: Michael Kimmel and Gloria Steinem on Consensual Sex on Campus

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 8:12pm
California is redefining true consensual sex on campus.






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Two new cases of whooping cough in Montgomery schools, health officials say

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 6:46pm

Montgomery County health officials said Thursday that they have confirmed two new cases of whooping cough among Montgomery County students, bringing the total number to 14 since an outbreak was first reported last week.

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Motherlode Blog: ‘Pretesting’ and Other New Ideas to Help Kids Learn

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 6:41pm
New research in learning offers new techniques for students: Play teacher. Take a break. Walk around. Get some sleep.






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Fairfax schools chief proposes later high school start times to improve teen health

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 5:41pm

Schools Superintendent Karen Garza plans to push for later start times at Fairfax County high schools next year, aiming to begin their day no earlier than 8 a.m. in an effort to give teenagers more time to sleep.

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Strauss: Principal cancels dance to stop students from twerking and blames Miley Cyrus

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 4:50pm

The principal and dean of students at a high school in Vermont cancelled the fall homecoming dance in an effort to stop students from “twerking” and blamed Miley Cyrus for starting the dance trend with her provocative appearance at the 2103 MTV Video Music Awards.

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