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State Lawmakers Ramp Up Attention to Data Privacy

Education Week - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 7:55am
Spurred by concerns about technology and new assessments, legislators in a number of states act to address student-data protection.
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IT Program Manager (8822U) - Academic Senate, #17678 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 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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Assistant Director, Compliance (5173U) #17717 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 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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MnSCU Academic Professional-2 Student Success Advisor | Pine Technical College

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 7:33am
US - MN - PINE TECHNICAL COLLEGE 900 Fourth Street SE Pine City, Responsibilities: As part of Pine Technical College's commitment to on-going institutional effectiveness this position is responsible for: developing, implementing and evaluating an articulated compr
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 6:41am
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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Strauss: Testing resistance movement exploding around country

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 4:00am

The testing resistance movement is growing rapidly around the country and parents are opting out their children from high-stakes standardized tests in most states. What do test reformers want to accomplish? Monty Neill, executive director of FairTest, explains in this post. FairTest, or the National Center for Fair and Open Testing, is dedicated to eliminating the abuse and misuse of standardized tests.

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Idea of New Attention Disorder Spurs Research, and Debate

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 9:59pm
Powerful figures in mental health are claiming to have identified a new disorder, sluggish cognitive tempo, that could widely expand the ranks of young people treated for attention problems.






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Bowser makes subtle change in D.C. school boundary position

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 7:50pm

It was a subtle change, striking out a two-word phrase. But when Muriel Bowser, the District’s Democratic nominee for mayor, made that alteration to her stated position on a proposed overhaul of the city’s public school boundaries, it highlighted the issue’s deep political implications.

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Why can’t his daughter take AP calculus?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 4:05pm

Walter Fields’s 15-year-old daughter is a sophomore at Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J. She scored advanced proficient on state math tests in middle school and received an A in algebra in eighth grade.

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Strauss: Guess where Florida is field testing its new standardized tests? (Not Florida)

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:21pm

Alberto M. Carvalho is the superintendent of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Florida, and was named the national 2014 Superintendent of the Year by the School Superintendents Association. He’s held that job for more than five years, having worked his way through the school district as a teacher, assistant principal, lobbyist and other positions.

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Visiting Assistant Professor/ Instructor of Anthropology | Pacific Lutheran University

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 2:43pm
US - WA - Tacoma, REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: Ph.D. must be in hand by September 1, 2014 for appointment at the Visiting Assistant professor level. ABD is required by September 1, 2014 for appointment at the Instructor l
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At Woodson high, suicide numbers too high to ignore

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 1:51pm

Parents, teachers and students at W. T. Woodson High School in Fairfax have been reeling in recent months after two students died from apparent suicide within days of each other. The two deaths are among six suspected suicides that have occurred among students at the school since 2011. No other school in Fairfax County has had such a high rate of suicide among its teen students.

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Essay | American Studies : Looking for America Beyond Its Borders

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 1:43pm
In a new globalist era, the United States is no longer the center of the universe — or of an academic field.






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Consider students' interests, real-world scenarios when creating history lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
Understanding how history relates to everyday life is not always clear to adolescent students, but middle-school social studi -More
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Spring-inspired classroom lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
With harsh winter weather giving way to spring, this blog post offers several ways teachers can use the season in classroom l -More
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Expanding Earth Day projects beyond April 22

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
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How Will you Commemorate Yom Hashoah this Year?
Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day, begins on the evening of April 27th. Echoes and Reflections includes visual history testimony from Holocaust survivors and other witnesses and addresses CCSS to help you teach about the Holocaust on this day of remembrance.

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Role of standardized testing to change in NYC schools

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
Under a recent decision, standardized test scores no longer will be the dominant factor in deciding whether students in third -More
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Experts eye struggling readers as potential dropouts in the future

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
Students' early struggles with reading harm their achievement in almost every subject and put them on a path to dropping out  -More
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Tips to help teachers leverage social media tools

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
Social media provides useful tools for teachers and students, along with some challenges, Kathy Cook, the director of educati -More
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