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Black U-Va. student injured in scuffle with white police officers arresting him

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 5:25pm
This story has been updated.A black University of Virginia student sustained injuries to his face and head after being detained by a white police officer during an altercation outside of a popular Irish pub in Charlottesville on Tuesday night.Read full article >>






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Bobby Jindal vows (again) to pull out of the Common Core

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:35pm
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a potential candidate for the 2016 GOP nomination, announced yet another plan on Wednesday to try to pull his state from the K-12 Common Core State Standards, the academic benchmarks that have become anathema among the conservative voters Jindal is trying to woo.Read full article >>






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Bobby Jindal vows (again) to pull out of the Common Core

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 4:19pm
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a potential candidate for the 2o16 GOP nomination, announced yet another plan on Wednesday to try to pull his state from the K-12 Common Core State Standards, the academic benchmarks that have become anathema among the conservative voters Jindal is trying to woo.Read full article >>






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Meeting with Obama highlights D.C. Public Schools as leader in reforms

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:37pm
The D.C. public school system has long been used as an example of what’s broken in American public education, listed at the bottom of national rankings, and written off for its low performance. But this week, President Obama held up the city’s school district as an example of what’s promising in education today.Read full article >>






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First Year Composition English 101 and English 100A/ B Lecturer Pool | Sonoma State University

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:30pm
US - CA - Rohnert Park, FACULTY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY   DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH Temporary Faculty Position (Lecturer) First Year Composition English 101 & English 100A/B Addition to the Pool (2015-2018)  
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Strauss: Lawmaker reads ‘Sex After Sixty’ during education debate in Iowa legislature

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:29pm
While debating whether to change the collective bargaining rights of public school teachers, some members of the Iowa legislature had other things to do.See for yourself: #ialegis #standwithteachers @ProgressIowa pic.twitter.com/gOc6f1j1pk Read full article >>






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Part-time Music Teacher | Green Acres School

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:23pm
US - MD - N. Bethesda, Desired Background and Skills  Inherent joy in music and in teaching students to find, develop, and share the joy! Bachelor’s degree in music, teaching, or a related field. Master&rsqu
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Lower School Head | Green Acres School

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 3:11pm
US - MD - N. Bethesda, Desired qualifications and skills include: Knowledge of and commitment to progressive educational theory and practice Thorough understanding of childhood development, including early childhood Te
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Motherlode Blog: The FaceTime Babysitter

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:33pm
FaceTime has become the “secret weapon” that allows relatives or friends to virtually babysit while parents get things done.






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Sigma Alpha Epsilon launches national effort to eliminate racism from its chapters

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:30pm
Ever since a video of a racist chant from the University of Oklahoma chapter went viral this month, national leaders of Sigma Alpha Epsilon have been reviewing their groups on more than 200 campuses to find out if there are similar chants or other offensive behaviors there.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: A Nation on the Move: Exploring the Promise of the First Transcontinental Railroad

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:09pm
In this lesson, students use primary sources to answer the question: Why was the first transcontinental railroad more than just another railroad in the eyes of the nation?






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Linguistic Anthropology Lecturer Pool | Sonoma State University

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 2:04pm
US - CA - Rohnert Park, FACULTY EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY   DEPARTMENT OF ANTHROPOLOGY   Temporary Faculty Position (Lecturer) Linguistic Anthropology Addition to the Pool (2015-2018)   Refer to 103919 o
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Va. high-school students learn to lead Appomattox, Civil War tours

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:58pm
A group of high-school students in Appomattox County, Va., has been preparing for months to lead tours relating to the area's -More
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Pa. students create coloring book highlighting local history

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:58pm
Honors history students in a Pennsylvania high school recently researched historic sites around Hummelstown, Pa., and used th -More
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$1M teaching prize is awarded to Maine educator

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:58pm
A writing teacher and author in Maine has won the Global Teacher Prize, sometimes referred to as the "Nobel Prize of Teaching -More

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Social Studies books for grades K-8 each have an accompanying Text-Dependent Comprehension Card, which provides questions that prompt students to develop evidence-based answers. These unique resources help you improve the understanding of grade-level Social Studies content and engage students in creating effective written responses. FREE sampler.

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NYC district trains veteran educators to mentor 1st-year teachers

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/18/2015 - 1:58pm
A Bronx, N.Y., district is piloting a mentoring program to ease high turnover of new educators.  -More
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