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Strauss: Mom’s letter to college-bound daughter: Why ‘I have reason to fear’

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:31pm

Vicki Abeles is a filmmaker, attorney and mother of three. She is also the co-director and producer of the education documentary “Race to Nowhere,” which revealed the damage to young people being done by the pressures of school, homework, tutoring and extracurricular activities. In the following letter Abeles tells her daughter Jamey, who will be a freshman at the University of Denver, to “stay true to the strong and talented self you’ve worked so hard to find, and show the world what college is really for.” Here’s her letter (which appeared on Huffington Post):

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South County principal Jane Lipp named assistant superintendent in Fairfax

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:38am

Fairfax County Schools Superintendent Karen Garza named South County High School principal Jane Lipp as the assistant superintendent for special services.

Lipp, who had served as South County principal since 2008, will succeed Kim Dockery, who was promoted to the new position of chief academic officer in July.

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Vice President for Online and Graduate Enrollment Services | LeTourneau University

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:32am
US - TX - Longview, Qualifications The Vice President for Online and Graduate Enrollment Services will be a detail-oriented administrator with a highly successful record of data-driven enrollment and/or client-building
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Four Lessons From Early Education

Education Week - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 8:12am
K-12 policymakers could learn from the pre-K field, where educators serve families as well as children and many states offer incentives for teacher preparation, says Joan Wasser Gish.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Jetliner Explodes Over Ukraine; Struck by Missile, Officials Say

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 7:42am
What has been going on in that region of Ukraine for the past several months?






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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week Six | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 7:01am
Write in by 7 a.m. Eastern time on July 25 to be part of this week’s contest, which will be judged by Times staff and Kathryn Howe, a Penguin Young Adult author.






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Research Scholar (Open Rank) | Columbia University

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 5:49am
US - NY - New York, Summary Description: An outstanding opportunity to join an exciting high-profile and growing team.The Tow Center for digital Journalism at the Columbia Journalism School is looking for a research dir
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Assistant Dean and Dean of Students, Full-time MBA Program in the Office of Student Affairs | Columbia University

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 5:49am
US - NY - New York, Advertised Summary Job Description: The position of Assistant Dean and Dean of Students, Full-time MBA program, plays a major role in shaping and enhancing the student experience of MBA students. Re
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Instructional Learning Senior | University of Michigan - Flint

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 5:41am
US - MI - Flint, The Instructional Designer helps faculty develop and design effective strategies to integrate course content into an online and blended course while achieving specific course outcomes. Areas of spec
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Assistant Professor, Sociology | University of California Santa Cruz

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 5:13am
US - CA - Santa Cruz, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ DEPARTMENT OF SOCIOLOGYAssistant ProfessorThe Sociology Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites applications for a tenure-track assi
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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Currency Around the World

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 3:25am
Test your knowledge of the international currencies by playing our crossword.






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Part-time Professional Math Tutor | Middlesex Community College

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:46am
US - MA - Bedford/Lowell, RESPONSIBILITIES: Tutor/assist students with math concepts. Encourage students to develop a systematic approach to studying that will serve them throughout their math sequence. Maintain ongoing c
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