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Strauss: Students given wrong Common Core test to take

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 3:37pm
Lots of things can go wrong when taking a test, but this isn’t usually one of them: In New Hampshire, many students took the wrong Common Core test this month.According to the Union Leader, school officials in Manchester, the largest city in the state, as well as in the towns of Barrington and Gorham, gave students a practice test instead of the full math and English Language Arts Common Core computer-administered assessments created by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium. The mistake may also have happened elsewhere but schools in these three locales reported it to the state Education Department.Read full article >>

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Indiana Supreme Court: Constitution Doesn't Require School Bus Service

Education Week - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 3:33pm
School districts aren't required to provide bus transportation for students under the state constitution, the Indiana Supreme Court said Tuesday in a ruling that could impact cash-strapped districts.
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Strauss: Teacher: The disturbing things I’ve learned about our new Common Core tests

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 3:00pm
Emily Talmage is an elementary school teacher in Lewiston, Maine who did some research on the new Common Core tests that her students are taking this spring. In Maine, students are taking the Maine Educational Assessments in math and English Language Arts, developed by the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, one of the two multi-state consortia given a total of some $360 million in federal funds to develop new exams that align with the Core standards. In this post, Talmage reports on what she found. Talmage has seven years of teaching experience in New York City and Maine, as well as a masters degree in urban education from Mercy College and a masters degree in developmental psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University.Read full article >>

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Maryland begins to consider requests to waive school days lost to snow

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 2:44pm
Maryland officials will begin considering requests for waivers that would forgive school systems for canceling up to three days of classes during the winter’s snow and ice. The Maryland State Board of Education gave the go-ahead at its Tuesday meeting, saying that State Superintendent Lillian M. Lowery could decide such requests on a case-by-case basis.Read full article >>

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Part-time Temporary Computer Instructor | Middlesex Community College

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 2:18pm
US - MA - Cambridge, Company Description: Middlesex Community College (MCC) employs over 800 people in full-time, part-time, faculty, professional administrative and support positions at campuses in both Lowell and Be
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GOP lawmaker: I’m short votes for No Child Left Behind rewrite

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 2:07pm
Rep. John Kline (R-Minn.), the chairman of the House education panel, said Tuesday that he is still a “handful” of votes short to pass his GOP bill to replace No Child Left Behind, the main federal education law. Read full article >>

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California charter schools vulnerable to fraud, report says

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 1:55pm
Journalists, auditors and other investigators have turned up more than $80 million in charter school fraud in California to date, according to a new report by a coalition of left-leaning organizations, which argues that lax oversight of the state’s charter schools is leaving taxpayer dollars vulnerable to abuse.Read full article >>

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Proposal would co-locate Rockville middle school and special ed school

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:54pm
Montgomery County’s interim superintendent is recommending that a Rockville-area middle school be jointly located with a special education school in a new facility that would allow students with disabilities more time in a regular school setting.Read full article >>

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U-Va. board considers tuition increase, and some worry it could be large

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:37pm
Tuition and fees for state residents attending the University of Virginia would rise 3.6 percent in the next school year under a proposal before the governing board of the flagship public university.The proposal, on the agenda of the Board of Visitors as it meets this week in Charlottesville, would set the in-state tuition and fees for undergraduates at $13,468. That would be up $470 from the current rate, $12,998.Read full article >>

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Assistant Professor of History | Tarleton State University

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:26pm
US - TX - Stephenville, Ph.D. (ABD status may be considered as long as all degree requirements, including dissertation, defense of dissertation, and comprehensive examinations, have been successfully completed by time o
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Upper School Social Studies Teacher | Jemicy School

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:46am
US - MD - Owings Mills, Jemicy School is seeking a full time upper school social studies teacher for the 2015-2016 school year. Jemicy School educates talented and bright college-bound students (grades 1 – 12) with dy
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Hillary Clinton Caught Between Dueling Forces on Education: Teachers and Wealthy Donors

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:26am
The pressure Hillary Rodham Clinton faces shows the demands she will have to contend with on a number of divisive domestic issues that flared up during the Obama administration.

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