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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A Common Core for All of Us

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 2:30pm
Should schools protect kids or challenge them?
    





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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: A Common Core for All of Us

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 2:30pm
Should schools protect kids or challenge them?
    





Categories: Education News

Inside the admissions process at George Washington University

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 2:12pm

Britt Freitag, an admissions officer at George Washington University, confessed she was “slightly nervous” about a candidate for the Class of 2018. His grades were solid, but not stellar. The student had taken some tough courses, but not as many as Freitag would have liked. Test scores, she said, were “definitely on the low side.”

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Inside the admissions process at George Washington University

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 2:12pm

Britt Freitag, an admissions officer at George Washington University, confessed she was “slightly nervous” about a candidate for the Class of 2018. His grades were solid, but not stellar. The student had taken some tough courses, but not as many as Freitag would have liked. Test scores, she said, were “definitely on the low side.”

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Strauss: Things teachers learn in their first year

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 2:00pm

Here is a lovely video from BuzzFeed Video featuring teachers talking about the things they learned during their first year on the job.

Excerpts:

You think right off the bat you’re gonna be this amazing teacher and you kinda have to come and realize that you’re not.

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You don’t know the life of your students so something at home could be a really big problem. Some kids reading on a 12th grade level. Some kids reading on a sixth grade level. And when you are faced with that reality every single day you are making up for a lot of lost time. You have to be a counselor, a best friend, a father figure, a mother figure.

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I had a student who was so defiant he was border-line threatening me.

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Teaching has really showed me that there is no kid who doesn’t want to learn.

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Strauss: Things teachers learn in their first year

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 2:00pm

Here is a lovely video from BuzzFeed Video featuring teachers talking about the things they learned during their first year on the job.

Excerpts:

You think right off the bat you’re gonna be this amazing teacher and you kinda have to come and realize that you’re not.

--

You don’t know the life of your students so something at home could be a really big problem. Some kids reading on a 12th grade level. Some kids reading on a sixth grade level. And when you are faced with that reality every single day you are making up for a lot of lost time. You have to be a counselor, a best friend, a father figure, a mother figure.

--

I had a student who was so defiant he was border-line threatening me.

--

Teaching has really showed me that there is no kid who doesn’t want to learn.

--

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Sociology Instructor | Clackamas Community College

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 12:23pm
US - OR - Oregon City, Required Qualifications: MINIMUM/MANDATORY EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in sociology, or a related field with 30 quarter credits (20 semester hours) of graduat
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Economics Instructor | Clackamas Community College

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 12:18pm
US - OR - Oregon City, Required Qualifications: MINIMUM/MANDATORY EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in economics, or a related field with 30 quarter credits (20 semester hours) of graduat
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Strauss: A ‘Dear John’ letter to Florida -- from 2010 state Teacher of the Year

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 11:50am

Megan Allen is a veteran English teacher who was the 2010 Florida Teacher of the Year and a finalist for National Teacher of the Year. She is also a National Board Certified Teacher. But she left Florida with her morale extremely low because of a series of reforms that she felt were targeting teachers in ways that unfairly hurt them as well as their students.

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Strauss: A ‘Dear John’ letter to Florida -- from 2010 state Teacher of the Year

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 11:50am

Megan Allen is a veteran English teacher who was the 2010 Florida Teacher of the Year and a finalist for National Teacher of the Year. She is also a National Board Certified Teacher. But she left Florida with her morale extremely low because of a series of reforms that she felt were targeting teachers in ways that unfairly hurt them as well as their students.

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Lecturer in Discipline | Columbia University

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 9:01am
US - NY - New York, Summary Description: Columbia University seeks a Lecturer in Discipline to serve as associate director of the Oral History MA Program, teach courses in oral history, and contribute substantively to o
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Nursery Technician (9562C), #17600 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 8:18am
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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Associate Secretary, UCBF (6298U) #17579 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 8:18am
US - CA - Berkeley, Application Review Date The First Review Date for this job is: April 4, 2014 Departmental Overview We are seeking an Associate Secretary to join the UC Berkeley Foundation within the
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Assistant Horticulturist (9724C) #17557 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 8:18am
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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Information Systems Analyst 3 (7309U) Job #17604 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 8:18am
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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Executive Assistant - Team Lead (7384U) #17595 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 8:18am
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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Chief Financial Officer (0213U) #17240 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 8:18am
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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Executive Assistant - Front Desk (7384U) #17594 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 8:18am
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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Director of Communications (7478U) #17556 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 8:18am
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 - Sat, 03/22/2014 - 7:36am
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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