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Lockdown ends at Gaithersburg Elementary

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 12:48pm
Gaithersburg Elementary School is no longer on lockdown, following police activity near the school.The lockdown started when a man ran to the school for safety. He said he had been leaving an apartment complex near the school, when he was approached by a group of four people. They talked, and one man in the group then lifted his shirt, letting the man see what appeared to be the butt of a gun in his waistband, according to Gaithersburg police spokesman Dan Lane.Read full article >>






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Strauss: ‘Teachers of the world, unite. You have nothing to lose but your rubrics.’

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 12:36pm
Hardly a week goes by where some education-related group gathers somewhere to talk about something, but a gathering of education activists this past weekend in Chicago was different from the usual.  It was the second annual conference of the Network for Public Education, an advocacy organization started by education historian and activist Diane Ravitch and some of her allies, and it attracted more than 600 teachers, parents, students, union leaders, school board members and others from around the country. It reflects the growth and seriousness of the movement that is fighting corporate school reform.Read full article >>






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Lecturer | Princeton University

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 11:15am
US - NJ - Princeton, Position Summary: Applications are invited for a lecturer or visitor in sociocultural anthropology (rank open) for one or two semesters during the coming academic year (September 1, 2015 - June 30, 2
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Assistant Professor, Sociology (one-year appointment) | Caldwell University

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:48am
US - NJ - Caldwell, Caldwell University invites applications for a one-year appointment for a full-time, non- tenure-track position as Assistant Professor, Sociology beginning August 2015. Responsibilities include, but
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Philosophy’s gender bias: For too long, scholars say, women have been ignored.

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:41am
Generations of college students know philosophy as a subject dominated by the writings of men, from ancient Greece onward. The stereotypical figure in its history: Sage with beard.In recent decades, scholars of English literature and other fields have pushed to broaden their curriculum through the inclusion of previously neglected works of women.Read full article >>






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Strauss: Report: Millions of dollars in fraud, waste found in charter school sector

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 10:32am
A new report released on Tuesday details fraud and waste totaling more than $200 million of uncovered fraud and waste of taxpayer funds in the charter school sector, but says the total is  impossible to know because there is not sufficient oversight over these schools. It calls on Congress to include safeguards in legislation being considered to succeed the federal No Child Left Behind law.Read full article >>






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Middle School English | Laurel School

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 9:58am
US - OH - Shaker Heights, Required Qualifications The successful candidate ideally holds an advanced degree in English and possesses 1-3 years experience teaching students in the middle grades. She or he must possess excellen
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | April 21-27, 2015

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 8:40am
Have you been following the news? Take our quiz to see what you know and to learn more, and look for a new edition each week on Tuesday morning.






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National Superintendents' Group Backs Away From Firm at Center of Chicago Probe

Education Week - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 8:34am
AASA, the School Superintendents Association, moves to end its partnership with the SUPES Academy, which has become embroiled in an FBI investigation into its $20.5 million no-bid contract with the Chicago public schools.
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Strauss: Can reading comprehension be taught?

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 6:00am
This is the second of five posts I am publishing this week by cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham, all dedicated to reading and based on his new book, “Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do.”  The first post asked and answered the question of whether the Common Core State Standards could be boost reading comprehension.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Do You Care What You Wear?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 5:01am
Do you try hard to wear what’s in style? Or do you make your own style?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | The World’s Longest Yard Sale

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:46am
All six paragraphs of “From Michigan to Alabama, a 690-Mile Yard Sale,” an article that accompanies the video, above. Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Baltimore Police Clash With Youths After Funeral for Freddie Gray

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:30am
What message did the Rev. Jamal Bryant deliver during his eulogy for Freddie Gray?






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Summer Intern - Apartment Assets | Pinnacle Property Management Services

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:10am
US - WA - Seattle, Pinnacle is a national real estate provider that manages and invests in multifamily residential communities. As one of the nations largest third-party managers of multifamily housing, Pinnacle serves
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Strauss: Black male teachers: There aren’t enough of them

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/28/2015 - 4:00am
Consider these statistics: Slightly more than half of all public schools students are children of color. Yet, despite documented benefits of a racially and ethnically diverse teaching force, no more than 2 percent of teachers in the public education system are black men. What’s more, research shows that teachers of color are leaving the profession. The following post discusses the reasons for the dearth of black males in the teaching force and how to support and retain them. It was written by Travis J. Bristol, a research and policy fellow at the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education (SCOPE) who used to teach high school English teacher in New York City public schools and who was a teacher educator with the Boston Teacher Residency program.Read full article >>






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