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Supreme Court ruling on unions reverberates

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 1:10pm

The Supreme Court ruling Monday against an Illinois requirement regarding union dues for home health aides could ease the way for another, broader legal challenge aimed at teachers unions.

In a 5 to 4 decision Monday, the Supreme Court found that home health-care workers in Illinois cannot be compelled to pay union dues — a practice that the majority said violated the free speech rights of health workers who disagree with the union’s political activity.

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Motherlode Blog: Monday Quandary: Nothing Left at the End of the Day

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:52pm
Parent seeking advice from other parents: by six or seven o’clock, I’m fried, but my children are needier than ever. How do you cope with the end of the day when the day’s been especially tough?






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Fairfax School Board approves softer discipline rules, shorter suspensions

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:38pm

The Fairfax County School Board voted unanimously late Thursday to reduce punishments and shorten most suspensions by half for students who commit certain offenses, beginning next fall.

The comprehensive revision of the school system’s discipline policies will likely lead to fewer suspensions overall, cutting the number of infractions that require time out of school.

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#5456 Housing Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Manager (Administrator I), Housing Facilities | San Diego State University

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:25pm
US - CA - San Diego,   Knowledge, Skills & Abilities The ideal candidate will possess the following: Thorough knowledge of job design and work sequencing related to facilities maintenance and
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Schools Weigh Expanding Free Meals to All Students

Education Week - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 9:10am
Schools and districts now have until Aug. 31 to opt for a new federal provision that allows them to serve free meals to all students.
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Strauss: The segregation of kindergartners — by the numbers

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 8:31am

Here, from the non-profit Economic Policy Institute, is a snapshot of how segregated public schools are, starting in kindergarten. It was written by Elaine Weiss and Emma García. Weiss  has served as the national coordinator for the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education since 2011. García,  who joined the Economic Policy Institute in 2013, specializes in the economics of education and education policy.  EPI was created in 1986 to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers.

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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 6:56am
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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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Water Levels on the Rise in the Great Lakes

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 4:30am
Why are water levels of the Great Lakes rising after many years of decreasing?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Women Novelists

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 3:31am
Test your knowledge of women novelists by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | lagoon

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:05am
This word has appeared in 100 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Amid de Blasio’s Pre-K Push, a Bid to Boost Learning at a Weak Point in the Pipeline

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 10:46pm
With prekindergarten classes set to grow under Mayor Bill de Blasio’s ambitious plan, the ad hoc in-home day care providers that serve thousands of city children are getting fresh attention.
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Catholic U. student recounts her struggles after reporting a sex assault

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 10:45pm

Erin Cavalier downed a couple of glasses of wine and a­ few shots of tequila, grabbed a water bottle filled with vodka and Sprite, and headed out from her dormitory to celebrate the end of her first semester at the Catholic University of America.

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How colleges vary in reports of sex assault and other sex offenses

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 06/29/2014 - 10:38pm

The sex abuse scandal that shook Penn State University in 2011, sinking its president and legendary football coach, yielded another effect that still lingers. It is the university with the highest number of reports of forcible sex offenses on any campus in the nation.

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