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Teachers' Unions Reap Little From Election Spending

Education Week - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 9:25am
More than $60 million in campaign money failed to unseat key Republican governors or secure the Democrats' majority in the U.S. Senate.
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GOP Leaders in Congress Outline Education Priorities

Education Week - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 9:24am
School choice measures, renewal of the NCLB law, and a scaled-back federal footprint on K-12 are on the table for Republican leaders in Congress.
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The Learning Network: Would You Want Your Photo or Video to Go Viral?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 9:17am
What do you think will happen with “Alex from Target”? Will his viral photo lead to more opportunities than just 15 minutes of fame? Or, do you think Mr. Laboeuf will go back to his normal life, just with a lot more Twitter followers?






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The Learning Network: Teenagers in The Times | October 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 8:28am
A collection of everything published in The Times about young people in October 2014.
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Research Administrator 4 (6207U), #18886 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 6:42am
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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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | As Myanmar Advances Resettlement Plan, Rohingya Flee

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 5:30am
How should the United States and the rest of the world respond to the treatment of the Rohingya in Myanmar?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Designing a Robotics Lab for ‘Big Hero Six’

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 5:08am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | amorally

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 1:01am
This word has appeared in one New York Times article in the past three years.






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Secret Cameras Rekindle Privacy Debate at Harvard

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 10:34pm
Harvard acknowledged this week that it had used hidden cameras to photograph classes, poking a sore spot created by the news last year that it had searched faculty members’ email accounts.






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Manhattan Preschool Teacher Who Alleged Abuse Sues Over Firing

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 8:25pm
Mariangela Kefalas was fired a week after telling her supervisor at International Preschools that she had seen Malthe Thomsen touching students inappropriately.






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Voters in Loudoun County approve $162.9 million schools bond

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 7:25pm

Voters in Loudoun County overwhelmingly approved a measure that will allow the school system to sell bonds to finance the construction of the Advanced Technology Academy, according to preliminary results.

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Arlington plans to host meetings to discuss school boundary changes

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 7:01pm

Arlington Public Schools leaders are considering an adjustment to school boundaries for eight elementary schools for the 2015-2016 school year after enrollment in some schools exceeded projections.

A new elementary school is slated to open in northwest Arlington in the fall of 2015. In the spring of last year, the school board approved boundary changes to account for the new school, which will be built next to Williamsburg Middle School on North Harrison Street.

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The Learning Network: Text to Text | ‘Little Things Are Big’ and ‘Students See Many Slights as Racial ‘Microaggressions’ ‘

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 6:49pm
Read New York Times reporting on the concept of “microaggressions” alongside a widely-taught 1961 piece by Jesús Colón. Use the two to spark discussions about identity, difference, bias and awareness.






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Strauss: Learning is like sex — and other key reasons the liberal arts remain relevant

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 6:01pm

If you have never thought that learning is in any way  like sex, this post may change your mind. It was written by Leon Botstein, president of Bard College since 1975. He is also Bard’s Leon Levy professor in the arts and humanities. In addition to serving on a number of boards, he is the musical director and principal conductor of the American Symphony Orchestra, and conductor laureate of the Jerusalem Symphony Orchestra. A version of this appeared on the website of The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news Web site focused on inequality and innovation in education.

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Fairfax schools communications chief to join Alexandria

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 5:19pm

Barbara Hunter, the Fairfax County school system’s assistant superintendent for communications, is leaving to join the Alexandria City public school system, effective Nov. 18.

Hunter, who joined Fairfax in 2007, will become communications director for the 13,000-student school system in Alexandria.

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D.C. students get lessons in Thai food and culture with help from embassy

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 4:39pm

The children assembled in H.D. Cooke Elementary School’s gymnasium Thursday morning were greeted in Thai as well as English.

“Good morning! . . . Sa-wad-dee kah!” said Saroj Thanasunti, minister and deputy chief of mission at the Thai Embassy. He asked the D.C. students whether they had visited his country. When no hands went up, he offered a few quick facts: Thailand is in Asia. The head of state is a king. And the national animal is an elephant.

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Ind. Education Department Website Hacked 2nd Time

Education Week - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 4:28pm
The Indiana Department of Education has taken down its website again after it was hacked for the second time in four days.
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