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In Reston, Mini Maker Faire encourages creativity

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 7:12pm

On Sunday afternoon, 7-year-old Russell Welland built a parachute out of coffee filters, cups and pipe cleaners. He wanted to make it fly.

So the amateur aeronautical engineer tested the parachute by putting it in the bottom of a tall plastic tube set atop an electrical fan in a South Lakes High School auditorium.

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Strauss: Parent to officials: ‘if you know it’s wrong but remain silent, you’re complicit in educational malpractice’

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 4:30pm

Here’s a letter from Massachusetts parent Ricardo D. Rosa to the New Bedford School Committee and Superintendent Pia Durkin about high-stakes standardized testing. Rosa explains why he wants to opt his children out of this month’s Massachusetts Comprehensive Assessment System (MCAS) exams and all upcoming high-stakes test, including the Common Core-aligned tests being designed by a consortium of states called PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers).

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Mathews: Why I no longer fear the SAT

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 4:28pm

I tried. I really did. When the College Board announced its latest SAT changes and my e-mail box overflowed with analyses of their importance for the future of our republic, I tried to ignore them.

The SAT and its feisty competitor, the ACT, are the most discussed and feared exams in the country, but I learned long ago that they don’t deserve all that attention. I wanted to let this latest SAT freak-out pass without my mentioning it. I decided to weigh in only when otherwise intelligent people began to suggest even more bizarre changes to the test, such as adding ways to measure emotional maturity and creativity.

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Strauss: Town judge -- and ‘spiritual’ weight loss consultant -- elected to NY Regents

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:44pm

This is a good example of why it is important to do your homework before you vote. On anything.

New York legislators elected -- and last week the entire body confirmed -- four new members of the state Board of Regents, which makes and oversees education policy and has been under attack for the botched rollout of the Common Core State Standards.

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International Education: E.U. Fights to Get Everyone Speaking Same Language on Education

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 12:18pm
Though the objective to get youngsters learning more languages has been restated repeatedly among European Union officials, progress seems to be slowing.
    





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Strauss: How three teachers are dealing with Common Core in class

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 10:00am

Love them or hate them, the Common Core State Standards in math and English/Language Arts are being implemented in classrooms in most of the country -- in some places better than others. A nonpartisan organization called Young Education Professionals asked a few teachers how they are dealing with the new standards, and their reports are below. The teachers work in Maryland and Washington and D.C.; Virginia is one of the few states that did not adopt the Common Core. This appeared on the organization’s website.

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Motherlode Blog: Shouldn’t the Breast Pump Be as Elegant as an iPhone and as Quiet as a Prius by Now?

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 8:54am
That noise? It’s the motor, not the suction, and a half-ton hybrid vehicle is quieter. And what product designer actually thought women wanted to see their nipples getting sucked into small tubes over and over again?
    





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

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 03/16/2014 - 6:27am
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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D.C. parents press city to help fund building renovation for D.C. International school

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 8:44pm

Parents are calling on Mayor Vincent C. Gray to restore city funding meant to help provide a permanent home for D.C. International, a new foreign-
language-immersion charter school for students in grades six through 12.

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Strauss: Teacher: What it feels like to be evaluated on test scores of students I don’t have

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 12:00pm

Julie Hiltz is a media specialist at Lutz Elementary in Hillsborough County, Florida, and a National Board Certified Teacher with 12 years of experience. She is also a 2013-14 Center for Teaching Quality Teacherpreneur, who is spending half of her workweek this school year engaging colleagues across the state in teacher evaluation and Common Core reforms.

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IT Architect 4 (0531U) #17548 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 7:49am
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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Administrative Officer 2/ HR/ Payroll CSS Liaison Specialist (7376U) #17522 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 7:49am
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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Research Fellow - HarvardX | Harvard University

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 7:22am
US - MA - Cambridge, Candidates should have a Ph.D. or Ed.D. at the time of application or by the end of the current academic year. The degree should be in a relevant behavioral/social science, including but not limited t
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Adjunct Instructors�School of Public Affairs (for Academic Years 2014-15 & 2015-16) | St. Cloud State University

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 7:10am
US - MN - ST. CLOUD STATE UNIVERSITY 720 Fourth Avenue South St. Cloud, Responsibilities: St. Cloud State University is seeking applications for potential adjunct instructors (part-time) who qualify to teach in the following departments and programs in the School of Publ
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CLEE Administrator & External Relations Specialist 17494 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 6:58am
US - CA - Berkeley, CLEE Administrator & External Relations Specialist #17494UC Berkeley - Main CampusThe University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic teaching and research institution
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 6:57am
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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Latin American Studies and Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures Librarian | University of California, San Diego

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 6:49am
US - CA - La Jolla, Latin American Studies and Spanish and Portuguese Languages and Literatures Librarian (10-732)University Library [Academic Liaison Program]University of California San DiegoJob Description:The UC San
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Strauss: Ten clueless things people say to teachers -- and comebacks to throw right back

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/15/2014 - 6:00am

People say the craziest things to teachers about their profession. Like what? Like how easy their jobs are, and how anybody can do it.

Here is a list of some of the common idiocies along with some useful comebacks, compiled and written by Cindy Long and originally published in NEA Today , a publication of the National Education Association, the country’s largest teachers union.

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Massachusetts College Town Seeks Answers as Festivities Spin Out of Control

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 8:18pm
The arrest of 55 people during a pre-St. Patrick’s Day rite that turned violent has many people wondering how student partying can be controlled.
    





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Mayor’s Pre-K Tax Drive: Views Vary on Its Success as Widely as on Its Merits

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 8:09pm
Albany may give Mayor Bill de Blasio financing for universal prekindergarten, but the anticipated failure of his preferred revenue mechanism illustrates the limits of mayoral power.
    





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