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Strauss: So how overblown were No. 1 Shanghai’s PISA results?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 9:50am

In December, I wrote a post questioning the No. 1 ranking of Shanghai in the most recent Program for International Student Assessment, known as PISA. Shanghai came out with the No. 1 international ranking in the 2012 administration of PISA in math, reading and science, while 15 year olds in the United States performed no better than average of 65 countries and education systems (like usual).

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Associate Dean for Educator Preparation, College of Education - Reposted | Rowan University

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 8:43am
US - Glassboro/NJ/USA, Please See Above Job Posting has been Revised and RepostedRowan University has three campuses in New Jersey. Its main campus is located in Glassboro, N.J., 20 minutes southeast of Philadelphia. Its C
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Weighted Admissions Lotteries: Will They Reshape Charter Demographics?

Education Week - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 8:24am
New federal regulatory guidance that allows charter schools to hold weighted admissions lotteries in favor of disadvantaged students could make a long-term impact on charter enrollments.
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Applications Programmer 3/ Solutions Architect (7300U) Job #17573 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 8:16am
US - CA - Berkeley, About Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generat
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Career Services Specialist (4516U) #17550 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 8:16am
US - CA - Berkeley, Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: April 2, 2014 Departmental Overview The University of California, Berkeley is one of the world's leading universities in
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Temporary Sr. Food Service Worker (5651C) #17576 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 8:16am
US - CA - Berkeley, About Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generat
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 7:29am
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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Newtown Helps Map Out a New Path to Healing

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 7:00am
The architects designing the new Sandy Hook elementary school have had to contend with the extra burden of the horrific crime that unfolded on Dec. 14, 2012, and they turned to the residents of Newtown, Conn., for feedback.
    
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The Learning Network: How Concerned Are You About Climate Change?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 5:01am
How much have you learned about climate change in school? What do you believe about it?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | A New Cold War?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 4:42am
Why do this week’s events in Crimea “threaten to usher in a new, more dangerous era” in the relationship between the United States and Russia?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, March 20, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 4:15am
Can you choose the best synonym for “augur,” as it is used in the article?
    





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Strauss: Everybody else has seen this. It’s your turn

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 4:00am

In 2006, Sir Ken Robinson, an author and expert on innovation and creativity in education and business, gave a TED talk titled “How Schools Kill Creativity” that became the most watched in TED’s history with more than 25 million views on the TED website and more than 6 million on YouTube. If you haven’t watched it, here it is. If you have, watch it again, below, -- and/or read the transcript.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | sophistry

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/20/2014 - 12:26am
This word has appeared in eight New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Mount Vernon High School in Fairfax County receives grant from Grammy Foundation

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 5:53pm

In Irvin Kalugdan’s music therapy classroom at Mount Vernon High School, students with emotional disabilities engage in DJ turntable battles. They play on electronic drum sets, strum guitars and learn how to express themselves through music.

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Parents, students praise D.C. TAG in effort to shore up congressional support

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/19/2014 - 5:19pm

D.C. parents, students and college graduates gathered on Capitol Hill this week to share their praise for a federally funded program that helps city students pay for higher education.

“Coming from D.C., it’s just a real assurance, a faith and a belief in you going on to do bigger and better things,” said Channell Autrey, a 2005 graduate of the School Without Walls. Autrey used the money she received from the program to attend Pennsylvania State University and now works as a public defender in Baltimore.

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