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Group proposes more assessments for Va. kindergartners

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 6:24pm
A University of Virginia report published last week found that about a third of Virginia youngsters rated poorly on kindergarten readiness and argued that more assessments are needed for young students to identify where they fall short.Read full article >>






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Mathews: Some parents decry more computer work

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 01/11/2015 - 5:26pm
Laptops or tablets for every student have led to messes in many big school districts, such as Los Angeles. Could the same be true of the new technology program in Arlington County, one of this region’s best-run school systems? Read full article >>






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Carl N. Degler, Scholarly Champion of the Oppressed in America, Dies at 93

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 6:55pm
Professor Degler, a Stanford historian, was a Pulitzer Prize-winning author who illuminated the role of women, the poor and minorities in the nation’s evolution.






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Poor, Hispanic school focuses on test prep, sees huge gains. But can it be replicated?

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 6:32pm
A grim picture of academic performance was emerging at Carlin Springs Elementary. Fewer than half of the school’s third-graders had passed the reading and math portions of the Virginia Standards of Learning exam, and numbers for history and science weren’t much better.Read full article >>






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HR Generalist 2 - CSS Service Delivery Team 4 (7595U) #18653 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 7:17am
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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Project Manager - Operational Excellence(0522U) #19175 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 7:17am
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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NMR Specialist, College of Chemistry (9612C) #19163 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 7:17am
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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Assistant Professor & Director of SOBS/ T/ Z | Seton Hall University

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 01/10/2015 - 6:54am
US - NJ - South Orange, The Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work seeks to hire a director of the Social and Behavioral Sciences program at the Assistant Professor level with a start date of August 16, 2015.
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Obama, in Tennessee, Begins Selling His Community College Tuition Plan

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 9:54pm
The president urged Congress to allocate an estimated $60 billion over 10 years for an initiative that would be based in part on a Tennessee program.






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Students in Maryland Test Civic Participation and Win Right to Vote

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 9:36pm
The City Council in Hyattsville, Md., approved giving 16- and 17-year-olds a voice in local government.
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National Briefing | South: Florida: 6-Year Prison Term for Florida A&M University Hazing Death

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 8:35pm
A former Florida A&M University band member was sentenced Friday to more than six years in prison for manslaughter and felony hazing in the death of a drum major.
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Northern Virginia’s weird week in snow

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 7:04pm
For the Washington region’s school employees, parents and schoolchildren, this week’s arctic blast brought school closings, late openings, an avalanche of gripes, a handful of school bus accidents and at least one hilarious parody of a top school official.Read full article >>






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Education Secretary Arne Duncan to outline education priorities and defend testing

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 6:57pm
As a new Congress gets to work to rewrite the 2002 federal education law known as No Child Left Behind, the Obama administration is drawing what Education Secretary Arne Duncan calls a “line in the sand”: The federal government must continue to require states to give annual, standardized tests in reading and math.Read full article >>






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Responding to Alan Singer--Michelle Herczog

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 6:42pm
In blog posts in the Huffington Post ("Koch Brothers Do Common Core", January 5) and History News Network (How the NCSS Sold Out Social Studies and History, December 16) , Alan Singer, Professor at Hoftstra University, states that NCSS has "sold out" social studies and history. He bases this on inaccurate perceptions of our position on the Common Core State Standards, and an exaggeration of our relationships with "conservative" organizations. Dr. Diane Ravitch reposted much of Singer's Huffington --> Read More

Higher Education: Obama’s Community-College Plan: A Reading List

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 5:08pm
A guide to the debate over President Obama’s plan to make community college free for many students — and the local programs that have already done so.
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Registrar | Haffenreffer Museum of Anthropology

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 3:54pm
US - RI - Bristol, The successful candidate should have a degree in Anthropology, Anthropological Archaeology, or Museum Studies (with additional proven background in Anthropology or Archaeology) and 2-4 years relevant
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Obama’s free community college tuition plan: Four questions

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 3:39pm
President Obama’s proposal for tuition-free community college could be “a game-changer,” some education leaders say, if it entices students who hadn’t thought seriously about going to college to reverse course and pursue a degree. Read full article >>






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Model trains help Nev. educator teach about railroad history

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/09/2015 - 2:46pm
Las Vegas elementary-school teacher Larry McKnight has incorporated his model trains hobby into lessons about the history of  -More
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