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Howard U.’s president: An unusual pitch to help ‘prospective graduates’ pay debts

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 9:00am
Here is an excerpted version of an e-mail that Howard University President Wayne A.I. Frederick sent to the school’s alumni in April, seeking to raise money to help students who are in jeopardy of not being financially cleared to participate in the May 9 commencement. Some details about individual students have been removed to protect their identities.Read full article >>






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Howard U. asks alumni to help clear student debts before graduation

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 9:00am
A couple weeks before Howard University’s 147th commencement, its president e-mailed tens of thousands of alumni with an urgent and unusual appeal on behalf of 180 seniors in the class of 2015: Help the students pay off their debt so they can get their diplomas. Read full article >>






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Strauss: Are government officials trying to intimidate parents who resist testing?

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 05/02/2015 - 5:00am
Tens of thousands of parents in a number of states have decided this spring to opt their children out of high-stakes standardized tests aligned to the Common Core and similar standards, and as that movement has grown, so has pushback from administrators. Now, government officials, both state and federal, are sounding off on the issue, with some threatening consequences to schools where  students refuse to take the assessments. What to make of the threats? Here’s an analysis by Monty Neill, executive director of the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, known as  FairTest, a nonprofit organization that works to end the misuses of standardized testing and to ensure that evaluation of students, educators and schools is fair, open, valid and educationally sound.Read full article >>






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National Briefing | South: North Carolina: Investigation Into Noose at Duke Ends

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 9:49pm
A student who left a noose hanging from a tree at Duke University has been disciplined but can return to campus next semester and will not face criminal charges.






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2015-2016 Upper School Math Teacher | Francis Parker School

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 6:18pm
US - CA, Qualifications: Minimum of Bachelor’s degree required with a Master’s preferred in math Ability and experience to teach Math at the high school level or equivalent experiencePassionate
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Family Advocate | Breakthrough Urban Ministries

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 6:05pm
US - IL - Chicago, Bachelors in Social Work (BSW) or related field (sociology, psychology, political science, and/or child development). Clear Criminal Records Background Check. Proof of Medical Exam and Negative TB
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Instructional Technology Specialist | Academy of the Holy Names

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 4:30pm
US - FL - Tampa, See job description. Instructional Technology Specialist The Academy of the Holy Names is an independent, Catholic, coeducational elementary school and a college preparatory high school for young wom
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Chaplain/ Humanties Department | St. Paul's School

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 3:52pm
US - NH - Concord, Education: Master’s Degree (or higher) and ordination as a priest in the Episcopal church preferred. The primary focus of faculty at St. Paul’s School is to offer help and encouragement to
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Speech & Language Pathologist | AppleTree Early Learning Public Charter School

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 3:51pm
US - DC - Washington, Qualifications:  Candidates must have a master’s degree in speech - language pathology and one year’s experience serving children. CCC-SLP required. Expected to meet state licensing r
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Montgomery school leaders revise policy on reporting, preventing abuse

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 3:45pm
School officials in Montgomery County have proposed revisions to their district’s policy on child abuse and neglect and are seeking public comment on the changes.The new policy, intended to guide school practices on recognizing, reporting and preventing abuse, cites the importance of holding school employees to high standards, supporting alleged victims and cooperating with law enforcement and child welfare investigations.Read full article >>






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Amid Baltimore Turmoil, Students and Educators Seek Understanding

Education Week - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 2:27pm
The city's youths call for schools to focus on underlying economic, racial, and social issues that too often lead to deaths of young black men.
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D.C. seniors announce their choices in first ‘College Signing Day’

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 1:15pm
Well over 100 high school seniors walked across a stage Friday morning at George Washington University and leaned in to a microphone to announce the colleges they are planning to attend at the first D.C. College Signing Day.Read full article >>






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Va. 8th-graders seek to turn 1-room schoolhouse into museum

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 1:08pm
Eighth-graders at a private school in Virginia are working on restoring a 123-year-old, one-room schoolhouse that once served -More
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Reading choices may help students avoid summer slide, research shows

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 1:08pm
A recent study suggests that allowing students to pick books to bring home to read during the summer can prevent learning los -More
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Federal legislation aims to protect student data

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 05/01/2015 - 1:08pm
Lawmakers in the U.S.  -More
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