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U.S. Reviews of Standards, Tests Enter New Phase

Education Week - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 5:41pm
As the Education Department prepares to release new guidance on its peer-review process for standards and assessments, educators and testmakers worry how their systems will be judged under the new criteria.
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A Healthy Child Is a Better Student

Education Week - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 4:20pm
Removing the eight "health barriers to learning" can make all the difference in the academic success of children living in poverty, Irwin Redlener argues.
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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Winner, Week 6 | ‘I Will Always Be What I Am: A Precrastinator’

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 1:52pm
This week our winner is Sarah Toscano, and our Penguin Young Readers Group judge was Katherine Howe.

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Bowie student selected to serve on national board promoting healthy habits among kids

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 1:23pm

Jodi Evans is a national advocate for children.

And she’s just a child herself.

Jodi, 11, a sixth-grader at Robert Goddard French Immersion School in Prince George’s County, was recently selected to serve as a youth ambassador on the Alliance for a Healthier Generation’s youth advisory board. It will be her third year serving on the board.

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College Costs: Amherst College and Financial Aid

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:59am
The published price at Amherst has soared in recent years. The actual price is virtually unchanged.
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Montgomery task force on cyber civility extends its work into the fall

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:53am

A Montgomery County schools task force looking into how to boost online civility will extend its work into the fall, continuing to meet through late October, the group decided.

The task force was announced last December after Superintendent Joshua P. Starr was zinged with offensive tweets as he and other district officials weighed whether to close schools for snow and icy weather. Some tweets included cursing or racial epithets.

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Motherlode Blog: Telling the Kids: ‘We’re Moving.’

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 11:15am
Telling my children we were moving from Atlanta to Nashville was easier than I thought it would be. Getting over worrying about how the move would affect them was not.

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ASSISTANT PROFESSOR | University of Michigan - Ann Arbor

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:22am
US - MI - Ann Arbor, Applications should include a cover letter, CV, a concise personal statement describing your vision and plans for research and education, and copies of three letters of reference. To apply go to htt
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Strauss: Michelle Rhee has a new position

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 10:02am

Michelle Rhee just got a new position.

According to the Sacramento Bee she was just named interim board chairwoman of St. Hope Schools, a small group of Sacramento charter schools. The new position gives “Rhee a powerful new role in the charter school system founded by her husband, Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson.” But she isn’t giving up her day job, which is running the advocacy group StudentsFirst.

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Collegiate Assistant Professor | University of Chicago (UC)

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:38am
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Director, David R Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future | Cornell University

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 9:05am
US - NY - Ithaca, Director, David R Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future-25040 Description  CORNELL UNIVERSITYDIRECTOR OF THE DAVID R. ATKINSON CENTER FOR A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE   Nominations and appli
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 8:08am
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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Associate Teacher | University of Michigan - Flint

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 7:39am
US - MI - Flint, Teacher (duties are not listed in priority order): *Provide a safe, healthy learning environment for children birth to five years * Effectively manage a classroom by maintaining consistency and
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