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Obama administration wants better teachers for nation’s poor schools

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:31pm

The Obama administration is ordering states to devise strategies to get better teachers into high-poverty classrooms, correcting a national imbalance in which students who need the most help are often taught by the weakest educators.

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Web Design & Multimedia Production Coordinator | Colorado State University/LSC Colab Marketing Shop

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:29pm
US - CO - Fort Collins, Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in graphic design, art, computer science, computer mediated communication, technical communication, or related area of study, and three or more yea
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | July 1-7, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:01pm
How well did you follow the news this week? Test yourself to see how you do against others.






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Prince George’s the latest school system to face debate over planned cellphone towers

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 4:00pm

Prince George’s County has become the latest school system in the Washington region to become locked in a debate over building cellphone towers on school property.

Montgomery County officials recently abandoned plans to have a cellphone tower built at Wootton High School in Rockville after an uproar from parents. And this year, a company withdrew its plans to build a tower at Piney Orchard Elementary School in Anne Arundel County after community opposition and issues with zoning.

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Obama Highlights Push for Better Skilled Teachers

Education Week - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 3:16pm
President Barack Obama brought forward a new administration effort Monday to place quality teachers in schools that need them the most.
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NEA wants Duncan's resignation

Education Week - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 3:16pm
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Behind Ivy Walls: More on American Colleges’ Standing in the World

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 2:55pm
Defenders of the supremacy of United States universities are using arguments that don't stand up to scrutiny.
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Monica Warren-Jones to step down from D.C. education board

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 1:46pm

Monica Warren-Jones, who represents Ward 6 on the D.C. State Board of Education, announced this weekend that she will not seek reelection in November.

Warren-Jones said she is leaving the board to focus on improving social services and housing for the city’s disadvantaged children and families.

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Motherlode Blog: Watching the World Cup, and Watching Children See Dishonesty Pay Off

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 1:14pm
We sports fans often think that had it not been for the other team’s misbehavior, our team would have won. In soccer, that’s more likely to be true—which makes soccer more difficult to watch with kids.






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#5473 Director (Administrator II), Technology Services | San Diego State University

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:05pm
US - CA - San Diego,     Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Ability to work and communicate diplomatically and effectively with others, and maintain a cooperative working relationship with al
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OPEN-RANK POSITIONS (ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/ ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/ PROFESSOR) | National University of Singapore

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 12:00pm
SGP - Singapore, NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE, OPEN-RANK POSITIONS (ASSISTANT PROFESSOR/ ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR/ PROFESSOR), TO BEGIN IN JULY 2015 Successful candidates must have • A Ph.D. in Sociology or Ant
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Fix the ESEA Waivers Before It's Too Late

Education Week - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 8:23am
States have failed to use federal leeway to update their accountability systems in meaningful ways, write Morgan Polikoff, Andrew McEachin, Stephani Wrabel, and Matthew Dugue.
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For Vergara Ruling on Teachers, Big Questions Loom

Education Week - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 8:22am
The decision by a California judge declaring unconstitutional key aspects of teacher tenure and due-process protections has made waves, but the implications in that state and beyond remain unclear.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Students Challenge Voter ID Laws

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 7:15am
What grounds do students who attend out-of-state colleges and universities have for challenging voter ID laws?






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Strauss: How college remediation rates are distorted — and why

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 6:01am

Are a large percentage of high school graduates so unprepared for college when they get there that they have to take remedial courses to catch up? School reformers like to say so, and throw out big percentages of students who are said to need remediation. But where do these figures come from, and are they accurate? Award-winning Prinicipal Carol Burris of South Side High School in New York  looks at this issue in the following post.

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