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Arlington considers school board appointment to fill vacancy

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:09pm

The Arlington County school board on Friday approved a measure to consider appointing an interim member to fill one of two recent vacancies.

The school board will hold a public hearing on Sept. 4 to discuss the possible appointment to the five-member board. Currently, the board has only three elected members after two members resigned in close succession.

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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:56am
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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Strauss: Judge smacks N.C. lawmakers, rules school vouchers unconstitutional

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:49am

Blasting state lawmakers for concocting a scheme that he said “fails” children, a North Carolina judge declared unconstitutional a state voucher program that uses public money for students from low-income families to pay private school tuition.

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Ferguson-Area Schools Face 'Balancing Act' Amid Unrest

Education Week - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:18am
Local districts are walking a tightrope between returning to the normal routine while acknowledging the street protests and larger debate about race and law enforcement sparked by the fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo.
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Motherlode Blog: How Dekiema Pogue, Military Spouse and Administrative Assistant, Does It

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:03am
A flexible schedule and an equally flexible employer help make this military spouse’s sometimes solo parenting easier.






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Associate Director for Community Engaged Learning and Research | Stanford University

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 8:54am
US - CA - Stanford, Associate Director for Community Engaged Learning and Research - 63997 Description  STRONG INTERNAL CANDIDATES IDENTIFIEDStanford University, located between San Francisco and San
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Court Ends Part of Arkansas Desegregation Lawsuit

Education Week - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 8:22am
U.S. District Judge D.P. Marshall Jr. signed an order that will halt payments the state of Arkansas has been making to three Little Rock-area districts to boost integration.
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HRIS Specialist - CSS (4722C) #18511 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 7:33am
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, generatin
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | A Comeback Campaign for Lassie

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 5:45am
We have dropped a word in each of the first six paragraphs. Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Strauss: And now, final exams for kindergartners. Really.

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 4:02am

Just when you think things can’t get any worse for kindergartners, they do.

It used to be that kindergartners could play  — which is how early childhood development experts say young children learn and are socialized best.  Today 5- and 6-year-olds are forced to sit for hours at a time doing academics, often with little or no recess, and in some places, no time for a snack. Homework goes home every day with many kindergartners.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Museums

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 3:25am
Test your knowledge of museums by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | invulnerable

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 21 New York Times articles in the past year.






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D.C. Mayor Gray adopts new school boundary recommendations

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:45pm

D.C. Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) authorized new school boundaries Thursday that are slated to go into effect for the 2015-2016 school year and that will in coming years change the assigned schools for tens of thousands of students.

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With School Closed, Teachers and Volunteers in Ferguson Work to Fill Gap

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:43pm
More than a week after protests erupted here after the shooting death of Michael Brown, teachers and others are volunteering to provide some instruction to the students.
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Duncan offers teachers leeway on job performance tied to standardized tests

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:11pm

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Thursday announced a plan to allow states to delay using student standardized test results on teacher performance evaluations, a move widely seen as an effort to calm tension between Duncan and the nation’s educators.

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States Given a Reprieve on Ratings of Teachers

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:50pm
Arne Duncan said that testing issues are “sucking the oxygen” out of classrooms, and that teachers should have another year to adjust to new standards and practices.






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Former congressman Davis chosen to lead George Mason University’s governing board

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 5:35pm

Former congressman Thomas M. Davis III will become the next leader of the governing board of George Mason University, officials announced Thursday.

Davis, a Republican who represented Northern Virginia in the House from January 1995 to November 2008, was elected rector of the university’s Board of Visitors in a vote of the board. Mason, with nearly 34,000 students last fall at the main campus in Fairfax County and at satellite campuses, is Virginia’s largest public university.

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