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Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 13 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Gentler Words About Charter Schools From de Blasio

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 10:32pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio, in an effort to mend fences on charter schools, emphasized common ground and a desire to “shake the foundations” of the school system.
    





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Washington Group Sees a Cutting-Edge Museum in a Vacant School Building

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 9:34pm
The Franklin School, built under Reconstruction, could soon make its mark as a kunsthalle, a noncollecting art museum.
    
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Museums Special Section: If You Can’t Make It to the Lecture

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 9:27pm
Museums expand their reach and try to make their virtual presence a “distinct experience.”
    





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College applications and the ‘car ambush’

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 4:01pm

Hey parents, listen up. Here’s a hot tip for success in college admissions from an insider named Britt Freitag: No ambushes in the car.

Freitag, an admissions officer for George Washington University, is talking about the roles of parents and of high school students in the application process.

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College applications and the ‘car ambush’

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 4:01pm

Hey parents, listen up. Here’s a hot tip for success in college admissions from an insider named Britt Freitag: No ambushes in the car.

Freitag, an admissions officer for George Washington University, is talking about the roles of parents and of high school students in the application process.

Read full article >>
    





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Why most people, including me, like homework

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 3:59pm

Everyone seems angry about homework. The pitches I receive from experts on the subject are almost always about students getting too much of it. My recent column about Fairfax County teenager Maddy King’s critique of homework drew many sympathetic comments. The school stress documentary “Race to Nowhere” has drawn much support. Readers hailed a father’s lament in the September 2013 Atlantic: “My Daughter’s Homework is Killing Me.”

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Why most people, including me, like homework

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 3:59pm

Everyone seems angry about homework. The pitches I receive from experts on the subject are almost always about students getting too much of it. My recent column about Fairfax County teenager Maddy King’s critique of homework drew many sympathetic comments. The school stress documentary “Race to Nowhere” has drawn much support. Readers hailed a father’s lament in the September 2013 Atlantic: “My Daughter’s Homework is Killing Me.”

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Strauss: Sen. Grassley seeking to defund Common Core in Congress

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 1:56pm

Having tried unsuccessfully last year to persuade his colleagues in Congress to defund the Common Core program, Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) is at it again.

Grassley is circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter asking legislators to sign on to a separate missive that will be sent early next month to Senate education budget appropriators, asking that they no more federal money be put into the 2015 budget that helps develop or promote the Core, a set of math and English language standards adopted by most of the states that has become increasingly controversial over the past year. Grassley is likely to meet resistance from Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), a Core supporter who is chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on education.

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Strauss: Sen. Grassley seeking to defund Common Core in Congress

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 1:56pm

Having tried unsuccessfully last year to persuade his colleagues in Congress to defund the Common Core program, Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) is at it again.

Grassley is circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter asking legislators to sign on to a separate missive that will be sent early next month to Senate education budget appropriators, asking that they no more federal money be put into the 2015 budget that helps develop or promote the Core, a set of math and English language standards adopted by most of the states that has become increasingly controversial over the past year. Grassley is likely to meet resistance from Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa), a Core supporter who is chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee and of the Senate Appropriations subcommittee on education.

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International Education: Adding Coding to the Curriculum

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 12:03pm
Around the world, students from elementary school to the Ph.D. level are increasingly getting acquainted with the basics of computer coding.
    





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International Education: Indians Plan Rebirth for 5th-Century University

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 12:01pm
Amartya Sen is part of an effort to build a new university in India, near the ruins of Nalanda, said to be the world’s first global institution of higher learning.
    





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Strauss: Kindergarten teacher: My job is now about tests and data -- not children. I quit.

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:30am

Susan Sluyter is a veteran teacher of young children in the Cambridge Public Schools who has been connected to the district for nearly 20 years and teaching for more than 25 years. Last month she sent a resignation letter ( “with deep love and a broken heart”) explaining that she could no longer align her understanding of how young children learn best in safe, developmentally appropriate environments with the testing and data collection mandates imposed on teachers today. She wrote in part:

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Strauss: Kindergarten teacher: My job is now about tests and data -- not children. I quit.

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 11:30am

Susan Sluyter is a veteran teacher of young children in the Cambridge Public Schools who has been connected to the district for nearly 20 years and teaching for more than 25 years. Last month she sent a resignation letter ( “with deep love and a broken heart”) explaining that she could no longer align her understanding of how young children learn best in safe, developmentally appropriate environments with the testing and data collection mandates imposed on teachers today. She wrote in part:

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Motherlode Blog: I Didn’t Want My Son to Have Dwarfism. Not Really.

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 8:09am
I have rare form of dwarfism, and I never expected to be able to have a child—but once I was pregnant, part of me expected my son to share my condition. I wasn’t sure I’d know how to raise a “normal” child.
    





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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 03/23/2014 - 7:03am
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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Student alleged to have ricin had been reported to Georgetown

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 7:33pm

A Georgetown University student who was charged Friday with possessing the biological toxin ricin made aggressive comments online toward another student earlier this year, according to a recent Georgetown graduate who said she alerted the school’s administration to the messages and believed the second student might be in danger.

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Snow and severe winter take a toll on classroom learning

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 5:49pm

This winter’s frequent snowstorms have reshuffled lesson plans and testing schedules at schools across the Washington region, and the days off have left students worried about being ready for spring exams. Teachers wonder if first-graders will make their reading goals as they lose ground on snow days, and parents have been surprised by extra homework.

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The Committee: Excerpts from inside the inner sanctum of GW admissions

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 2:32pm

In the world of selective college admissions, the inner sanctum is The Committee.

This is a panel, found at many colleges and universities, that typically convenes to deliberate borderline applications. The Committee weighs the case and decides whether a student should be admitted, turned down or put on a waiting list.

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The Committee: Excerpts from inside the inner sanctum of GW admissions

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 2:32pm

In the world of selective college admissions, the inner sanctum is The Committee.

This is a panel, found at many colleges and universities, that typically convenes to deliberate borderline applications. The Committee weighs the case and decides whether a student should be admitted, turned down or put on a waiting list.

Read full article >>
    





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