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Associate Director of Development - CNAS | University of California, Riverside

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 7:49am
US - CA - Riverside, About this position: Associate Director of Development Position, College of Natural and Agricultural Sciences(CNAS), University of California Riverside. This integral position is responsible for plan
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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Celebrating Pi Day

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 7:37am
How will some people celebrate Pi Day?
    





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Strauss: Netflix’s Reed Hastings has a big idea: Kill elected school boards

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 6:00am

There seems to be no end to the expertise that America’s billionaires possess and are happy to share with the rest of us about public education. Apparently making a fortune in the business world makes them experts on how to educate children.

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The Learning Network Blog: What Qualities Would You Look For in a College Roommate?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 5:00am
Would you want a roommate who is more similar to you or more different? Why?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, March 14, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 4:16am
Can you identify the literary device in the sentences from the article?
    





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Strauss: How ‘platooning’ and data walls are changing elementary school

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 4:01am

You may have heard about the increasing use in schools of data walls on which teachers often post children’s names along with their test scores and other academic information that too often humiliates kids who don’t do well and violate federal student privacy laws. But have you heard about “platooning?” In this post three education academics from the University of New Hampshire look at both trends. They are Associate Professor Joe Onosko, Professor Paula Salvio and Clio Stearns, a former elementary school teacher and current doctoral student.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | parable

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/14/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 148 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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New Obama administration proposal to regulate for-profit colleges

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 10:08pm

The Obama administration is proposing to tighten oversight of for-profit colleges through new rules that seek to limit how much debt students can amass in career-training programs.

The proposal, announced Friday, is the administration’s second try at regulations setting standards for what colleges must do to ensure that graduates of career programs get “gainful employment.”

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About New York: No Easy Task in Bid to Find Seats for Pre-K

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 9:16pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s recent announcement of 29,000 possible seats for prekindergarten has run into rules that are different for 4-year-olds.
    





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De Blasio Closes In on Pre-K Funding, but Not From a Higher Tax

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 9:08pm
Even as he faces escalating attacks for his stance toward charter schools, Mayor Bill de Blasio on Thursday neared securing state funding to expand prekindergarten in New York City.
    





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D.C. schools see progress under Mayor Gray, but questions linger

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 8:35pm

The day after Vincent C. Gray defeated Mayor Adrian M. Fenty in 2010, then-Schools Chancellor Michelle A. Rhee warned that the election results would be “devastating for the schoolchildren of Washington, D.C.”

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National Briefing | Washington: For-Profit Schools Face New Default Rules

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 8:25pm
For-profit colleges would lose all federal student aid, a fatal blow, if their students fail tests of earnings and debt default, the Obama administration will propose Friday.
    
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Bigger focus on Latinos, ending duplicated services among Pr. George’s school goals

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 7:02pm

The Prince George’s County Public Schools System needs to focus more on its Latino students, improve the image of the district through a “rebranding” effort and conduct an internal audit of its central office to eliminate duplicated services, according to a transition report presented to the school board Thursday.

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Alexandria school closed Friday to contain stomach virus outbreak

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 6:38pm

John Adams Elementary School in Alexandria will be closed Friday to contain the spread of a stomach illness that has affected a quarter of the students over the past two days, school officials announced Thursday.

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Prince George’s schools to seek $3 million grant from Carnegie Corporation for high schools for English language learners

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 6:37pm

The Prince George’s Board of Education voted Thursday to enter into a partnership with the Internationals Network of Public Schools and CASA de Maryland, in hopes of obtaining a $3 million grant from a New York-based foundation to open two high schools for English language learners.

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Big City: In Debate on Charter Schools, Hybrids Offer an Answer

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 6:26pm
Eagle Academy’s five innovative institutions offer a private school experience but hire union teachers.
    
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Prince George’s police officer Ariel Acosta receives a thank you from the school board

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 5:58pm

The Prince George’s County Board of Education publicly thanked a county police officer Thursday for what members called his “extraordinary” response in apprehending a man suspected of trying to abduct a third grader walking to school.

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Assistant Professor Diversity Fellow- Education | Framingham State University

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 5:50pm
US - MA - Framingham, Company Description: Framingham State University, located just 20 miles west of Boston, is a vibrant comprehensive liberal arts institution offering 26 undergraduate degree programs in arts, human
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U.S. Senate Approves Bipartisan Child-Care Grant Bill

Education Week - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 4:54pm
States would have to pay closer attention to the quality and safety of federally funded centers under a measure making over the Child Care and Development Block Grant program.
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The Learning Network: Text to Text | ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ and ‘Discrimination in Housing Against Nonwhites Persists Quietly’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/13/2014 - 4:11pm
In this Text to Text, we examine a famous scene from the play “A Raisin in the Sun” paired with a 2013 Times article on the persistence of the problem of housing discrimination in the United States.
    





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