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Major county youth soccer group files lawsuit against Montgomery school system

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 7:16pm

A Montgomery County Council committee on Monday sidestepped a battle between the school system and the county’s major recreational youth soccer organization, giving its go-ahead for bidding on a synthetic turf playing field at Winston Churchill High School in Potomac but saying it would not weigh in on what has become a legal clash.

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Refrigeration Mechanic, | Bellevue College

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 6:49pm
US - WA - Bellevue, Qualifications/Core Competencies: Minimum Qualifications: Two years Refrigeration Mechanic work experience with journeyman standing. Vocational training may be substituted for work experie
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Assistant Director of International Student Success, | Bellevue College

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 6:37pm
US - WA - Bellevue, Qualifications/Core Competencies: Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution. Two years of experience in academic advising in a post-secondary educati
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Strauss: 50 Virginia college presidents protest Obama’s planned school rating system (update)

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 5:03pm

(Update: Adding statement from Education Department)

Fifty presidents of public and private nonprofit colleges and universities in Virginia have signed a letter (see text below) to Education Secretary Arne Duncan expressing “serious reservations” about the Obama administration’s “misguided” development of a school rating system that could include data such as how much students earn after graduation.  What will be called the Postsecondary Institution Ratings System is intended to be used in the process of determining which institutions deserve federal student aid (though congressional approval will be needed for this step).

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Strauss: That kid in class who utterly infuriated me

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 4:51pm

For two decades Ellie Herman was a writer/producer for television shows including “The Riches,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Chicago Hope” and “Newhart.” Her fiction has appeared in literary journals, among them The Massachusetts Review, The Missouri Review and the O.Henry Awards Collection. In 2007, she decided, “on an impulse,” she wrote, to become an English teacher and got a job at a South Los Angeles charter school that was 97 percent Latino and where 96 percent of the students lived below the poverty line. She taught drama, creative writing, English 11 and 9th grade Composition at a charter high school in south Los Angeles until 2013, when she decided to stop teaching and spend a year visiting classrooms and learning from other teachers. She is chronicling the lessons she is learning on her blog, Gatsby in L.A., where a version of the following post appeared. The names of the students have been changed.

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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Emotional and Practical Advice for Sending a Child to College

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 3:26pm
Parents, what advice do you have for someone sending a child to college for the first time?






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Discarded Museum is Resurrected at Brown

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 2:47pm
The work of the naturalist John Whipple Potter Jenks was thrown out and forgotten until a group of graduate students revived it, with an artist’s help, for a new exhibition.
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Adjunct Faculty - Master of Business Administration | St. Catherine University

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 2:45pm
US - MN - St. Paul, Requirements: • Earned PhD, MBA, or terminal degree in the field. Other business master’s degrees will be considered if candidate possesses significant relevant work experience. • 5+
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NYC students study, make films about FDR's 4 freedoms

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:32pm
A group of New York City students with special needs are working on mini-films about President Franklin Roosevelt's four free -More
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Colo. students learn state's history in one-room schoolhouse

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:32pm
Some students in kindergarten through fourth grade recently learned about early frontier life during a weeklong summer camp a -More
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Tenn. proposal calls for elementary cursive instruction

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:32pm
The Tennessee State Board of Education recently gave preliminary approval to new standards for cursive writing instruction.  -More
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Texas educators plan for future of education

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:32pm
Education historian Diane Ravitch criticized the shift toward high-stakes testing at a conference for educators in Texas.  -More
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How to shift workflow to a digital platform

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:32pm
Setting up classroom procedures and workflows for a digital platform, such as Google Apps for Education, can be complicated,  -More
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Historians study U.S. Civil War soldiers' use of graffiti

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 1:32pm
Wartime graffiti was used in the Civil War by both Union and Confederate soldiers, writes Kim A.  -More
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