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Sociology Professor & Chair | Iowa State University

Latest Job Postings - December 14, 2016 - 5:08am
US - IA - Ames, Advertised Employing Department: SociologySummary of Duties and Responsibilities:The Department of Sociology at Iowa State University invites applications for the position of Professor and Chairperso
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Assistant to the Chair | Stony Brook University

Latest Job Postings - December 14, 2016 - 4:56am
US - NY - Stony Brook, Required Qualifications: (Evidenced by an attached resume) Bachelor's Degree. Two years of full-time administrative experience, preferably within a Higher-education/academic environment. Highly profi
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Head Start is underfunded and unequal, according to a new study

Education News from Washington Post - December 14, 2016 - 1:00am
Report calls for a bipartisan panel to look at the federal early education program for poor children.
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Montgomery’s school spring break could be cut if snow days pile up

Education News from Washington Post - December 14, 2016 - 1:00am
School board adopts calendar for the 2017-2018 school year that starts after Labor Day, but two snow make-up days fall during spring break.
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The case for abolishing class rank

Education News from Washington Post - December 14, 2016 - 1:00am
'The vicious rivalry and inevitable resentment on display as a handful of overachievers battle it out over tiny differences in GPA has led some schools to stop ranking, or at least to identify a batch of high-scoring kids as co-valedictorians -- a tiny step in the right direction.'
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This school isn't just about academics. The emotional and physical health of kids matters too.

Education News from Washington Post - December 14, 2016 - 1:00am
The seventh in a series of posts about schools that work to close opportunity gaps for all students.
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Students remove Shakespeare portrait from English Department at Ivy League school

Education News from Washington Post - December 14, 2016 - 1:00am
The University of Pennsylvania students replaced it with the photo of an African-American author to highlight diversity.
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Education secretary ousts one of the nation's largest college accreditors from its oversight role

Education News from Washington Post - December 14, 2016 - 1:00am
King rejected an appeal from ACICS, agreeing that it is incapable of rectifying years of lax oversight of troubled for-profit colleges.
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40 Marshall Scholars picked for postgraduate studies in U.K., a 25 percent expansion

Education News from Washington Post - December 14, 2016 - 1:00am
Four of the scholars are from MIT and three each are from U-Va. and Harvard.
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New York Changes the Way It Keeps Tabs on School Violence

Education News from NY Times - December 13, 2016 - 7:48pm
The Board of Regents voted to streamline a process many considered inaccurate and confusing, but the new system will still rely on schools to report data.
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Op-ed Contributor: Betsy DeVos and God’s Plan for Schools

Education News from NY Times - December 13, 2016 - 6:34pm
For the religious right, vouchers are a way to dismantle public education.
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Final ESSA Rules Flesh Out Accountability, Testing Details

Education Week - December 13, 2016 - 6:09pm
New federal regulations cover areas such as school ratings and quality indicators, dealing with "consistently underperforming" groups of students, testing opt-outs, and more.
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17 Teacher-Prep. Programs Meet 'Tougher' Standards

Education Week - December 13, 2016 - 6:07pm
Seventeen of 21 programs fully passed the first major test of the Council for Accreditation of Educator Preparation's new accreditation standards.
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States Beef Up School Counseling Corps

Education Week - December 13, 2016 - 6:02pm
A handful of states are reinvesting in their thinning ranks of school counselors to get more students on the college path.
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In Some States, a Tug of War Over ESSA Plans

Education Week - December 13, 2016 - 5:59pm
Now that states are moving to take on new authority over K-12 policy under the Every Student Succeeds Act, skirmishes are breaking out in several states over who's in charge.
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Five Steps for Trauma-Informed Ed. Leadership

Education Week - December 13, 2016 - 5:28pm
Effective systems of student trauma support can be replicated from one district to another, writes superintendent Tiffany Anderson.
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Student Stress Is Education's Overlooked Crisis

Education Week - December 13, 2016 - 5:28pm
Proven strategies for managing stress help both students and adults within a school community, writes former superintendent Terry Grier.
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The Brain Science Behind Student Trauma

Education Week - December 13, 2016 - 5:27pm
The brain's response to trauma and unpredictable stress has critical implications for student learning, explains researcher Bruce Perry.
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What a Shared Trauma Meant for My School

Education Week - December 13, 2016 - 5:27pm
In Darrington, Wash., a deadly natural disaster magnified the other traumatic circumstances in students’ lives, writes principal Tracy Franke.
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How Art Can Help Children Overcome Trauma

Education Week - December 13, 2016 - 5:27pm
Creative expression in schools gives students an opportunity to work through deep emotional wounds, writes Heidi Durham.
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