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DealBook: As Demand for Education Rises in Brazil, For-Profit Colleges Fill the Gap

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:09pm
Despite concerns about an emphasis on the business of education, private equity funds and investment banks are buying and merging educational institutions at a rapid pace.






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It’s Official: The Boomerang Kids Won’t Leave

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:07pm
One in five young adults lives with his or her parents. It might be a recessionary blip — or the dawn of a whole new economic age.
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Langley Park study finds students face serious challenges

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 2:19pm

Most of the children who live in Langley Park are at risk of not completing high school, as gang involvement, pregnancy and the need to work are all trumping education in the small, high-
poverty Prince George’s County community, according to a study released Monday.

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In Fairfax, Garza announces new support team at Stuart High amid low staff morale

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 1:37pm

Acknowledging concerns among parents, Fairfax County Schools Superintendent Karen Garza announced a new support team at the troubled Stuart High School, where a vast majority of staff in a survey described the leadership as ineffective.

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Motherlode Blog: Monday Quandary: When a Child’s First Friends Fade Away

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 12:28pm
Looking for advice for parents, from parents: how do you help a child transition from the friends and playmates you produce for her to friends of her own making, and what do you do when your child is the one who is growing away?






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Montgomery school board candidates cite top issues

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 11:27am

With Maryland’s primary election Tuesday, four candidates vying for an at-large seat on the Montgomery County Board of Education are making their final push with voters.

Three of the candidates have experience as parent advocates and have held PTA leadership roles in Montgomery: Merry Eisner-Heidorn, Shebra Evans and Jill Ortman-Fouse. The fourth, Edward Amatetti, was a teacher for seven years and works in finance.

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Campus Minister for Social Justice - Campus Ministry | St. Catherine University

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:56am
US - MN - St. Paul, Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree required, with a preferred concentration in the liberal arts, specifically theology, religious studies or sociology. Three (3) years experience in campus mi
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Strauss: Northwestern’s journalism school misspells its name on 2014 diploma

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:40am

Northwestern University’s Medill school of journalism changed its name several years back to this unwieldly title: Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications. 

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New Coursera chief stresses the ‘wow’ factor of huge audience for free online courses

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:31am

A little more than two years ago, the emergence of massive open online courses wowed the higher education world. The sheer scale of the response to free classes from star faculty at prestigious universities boggled minds. A single professor was capable of reaching more students — topping 100,000, say — with one online course than she would have drawn in an entire career of lecturing on campus.

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State Lawmakers Assert Influence Over Standards

Education Week - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 8:09am
Amid intense debate over the common core, 10 states have recently enacted laws that place new restrictions or specifications on how state boards of education adopt standards
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Funeral Poses Mimic Life

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 8:05am
What new approaches to presenting the deceased at viewings have been drawing interest and concern among funeral directors and the public?






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Digging Out of Debt: Obama’s Move to Help Students Is Not as Forgiving as It Seems

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 6:59am
The PAYE program saves money mostly for low-income borrowers who have incurred an unusually big federal debt.
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 5:52am
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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Strauss: In surprise move, key legislator allows state testing moratorium to pass

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 4:01am

This actually happened: A key legislator listened to his constituents and changed his mind about an important piece of legislation, which changed the fate of the bill.

It just happened in Rhode Island, where House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello first opposed a three-year moratorium on using a standardized test as a requirement for high school graduation, but then learned about what was at stake for students and decided to support it. Instead of tabling legislation calling for a moratorium, which had already been approved by the state Senate, he allowed it to come up for a vote on the last day of the legislative session and it passed 69-3. It would be surprising if Gov. Lincoln Chaffee did not sign the legislation into law.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | The 1960’s

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:30am
Test your knowledge of the 1960′s by playing our crossword.






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The Multimillion-Dollar Minds of 5 Mathematical Masters

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:00am
The Breakthrough Prize in Mathematics, financed by Yuri Milner, a Russian investor, and Mark Zuckerberg, the founder of Facebook, comes with a $3 million award.






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