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Teaching in the Shadow of the Ferguson Shooting

Education Week - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 8:49am
Michael Brown's shooting by a police officer has added new concerns for students in the Missouri district where the teen finished high school, writes Normandy, Mo., teacher Inda Schaenen.
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Specialist - Teacher | Michigan State University

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 8:08am
US - MI - East Lansing, Job Summary: Lyman Briggs College (LBC) at Michigan State University (MSU) invites applications for two Science Studies faculty positions in the Academic Specialist Appointment System to join the col
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | ‘The Simpsons’ Marathon Draws Large Audience

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 7:53am
Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Web Developer (7300U) #18116 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 7:37am
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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Executive Director | Harvard University Law School

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 6:55am
US - USA - MA - Cambridge, A bachelor's degree, and 7+ years of progressive financial, administrative, and supervisory experience are required. A successful candidate will almost certainly have an advanced degree in business, l
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 6:33am
US - WA - Seattle, The Department of Urban Design and Planning invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Environmental Planning to start September 15, 2014. We seek candidates
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The Learning Network: Do You Like Watching Other People Play Video Games?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 5:00am
Would you pay money to watch an e-sports tournament live? What’s the appeal?






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Strauss: No, helicopter parents aren’t ruining kids after all

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 4:00am

There is no end to the articles and blog posts about overprotective helicopter parents who won’t let their children do anything for themselves and are raising children who can’t operate independently. There probably are some of these parents — but does the helicopter hysteria match the reality. No, says Alfie Kohn, in the following post. Kohn (www.alfiekohn.org) is the author of 13 books, including, most recently, The Myth of the Spoiled Child: Challenging the Conventional Wisdom About Children and Parenting , from which this article is adapted. Citations to research cited here can be found in the book.

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Behind Ivy Walls: Why Colleges With a Distinct Focus Have a Hidden Advantage

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:29am
Looking at where students who gain admission to numerous colleges choose to go reveals some surprises.
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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | skinflint

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in two New York Times articles in the past year.






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Goucher College allows video applications, without transcripts or test scores

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 10:00pm

Goucher College is offering a novel way for cellphone-savvy teenagers to seek admission if the regular application process seems too confusing or if they fear that their grades and test scores aren’t good enough.

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Pastry gun case goes to oral arguments in Anne Arundel County

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 9:57pm

The so-called “Pop-Tart case” made its way to the Anne Arundel County Board of Education Wednesday, where lawyers sparred in oral arguments about the disciplinary action taken against a second grader who chewed his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun.

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Final Touches Range From Flowery to Frantic as Expanded Pre-K Awaits Start

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 8:50pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s campaign promised free prekindergarten for every 4-year-old, and his administration has invested mightily in quickly bringing that plan to life.






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Air conditioners falter at Washington area schools as temperatures rise

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 7:37pm

Washington was the hottest spot on the Weather Channel’s map at noon Tuesday when temperatures spiked to 92 degrees. And at H.D. Woodson Senior High School in Northeast, students and teachers were starting to feel it as the air conditioner struggled to keep up with the mercury.

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Take Note of These Back-to-School Aids

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 6:12pm
Apps can put a dictionary, graphing calculator, organizer and more in the palms of students’ hands.
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Fairfax full-day Mondays meeting ends with tense exchange on funding

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 5:52pm

Fairfax County leaders began discussing next year’s school budget this week in a sometimes tense meeting that focused on funding the elimination of half-day Mondays.

When it began the academic year Tuesday, the county school system ended its 40-year-old practice of dismissing children in lower grades early on Mondays, a move that was popular with parents who previously had to make day-care arrangements for Monday afternoons. The policy also allowed the system to build in a scheduling cushion in the event of inclement weather, effectively adding 13 snow days to the school calendar.

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