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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Obama’s New Approach Takes a Humorous Turn

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:55am
What is “Between Two Ferns,” and why was President Obama interviewed on it?
    





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Motherlode Blog: Choosing a Preschool: Order Amid Chaos, or Structure Above All?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:20am
My husband and I sometimes found ourselves on opposite sides of questions around structure and child-rearing, and our emotional legacies accompanied us on every preschool visit. Would our daughter thrive amid chaos, or order — or either?
    
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Motherlode Blog: No Questions About I.V.F. in Israel

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 11:11am
I had grown so used to the need to justify my choices about fertility treatments in the United States. In Israel, so many things were just assumed. Of course you want children. Of course!
    
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Common Core Sides Spar Over 'Opt Out' Bill in Alabama

Education Week - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 8:07am
After efforts to repeal Common Core fell flat, a state senator urged lawmakers to let local school systems opt out of the education standards.
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Texas Schools Balk at State Calculator Requirement

Education Week - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 8:07am
School district officials across Texas say efforts to equip students with new technology are being impeded by a state directive that they must purchase costly calculators for 8th graders.
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Assistant Director, Marketing - Social Media (7552U) #17535 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 7:43am
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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R&D Engineer 4 (0442U) Job # 17531 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 7:43am
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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Administrative Officer 2 (7376U) Job # 17532 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 7:43am
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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Leave Replacement - Records Associate (4723C) #17539 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 7:43am
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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Lecturer for Psychology | Holy Names University

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 7:42am
US - CA - Oakland, Lecturer for Psychology - Part-timeDivision of Social SciencesHoly Names UniversityHoly Names University in Oakland, CA is seeking applicants to teach a course in Group Processes and Dynamics (PSYC 1
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Head of Archives and Special Collections | Santa Clara University

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 7:27am
US - CA - Santa Clara, Head of Archives and Special CollectionsUniversity LibraryFull-TimeRequisition Number (please reference): 1001423For information about the benefits offered by Santa Clara University, please visit: ht
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Outreach Coordinator, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law & Israeli Studies (4508U) | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 6:54am
US - CA - Berkeley, Outreach Coordinator, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law & Israeli Studies (4508U) #17525UC Berkeley - Main CampusThe University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world’s most iconic t
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Strauss: Why the Common Core flunks on civic education

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 6:00am

Do the Common Core State Standards in English/Language Arts promote authentic civic learning? This article in The Atlantic magazine says yes. The following post says “no.” It was written by Nicole Mirra, a former classroom teacher and an education researcher at the UCLA Graduate School of Education & Information Studies. Her main interest is infusing meaningful civic learning opportunities into classroom instruction. This post appeared on her blog, Revise and Submit.

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Strauss: D.C. school system’s gaping achievement gaps -- in seven graphs

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 4:00am

In his 2014 State of the District speech, D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray talked Tuesday night about the “significant progress” that the D.C. Public Schools systems have made in recent years -- progress that is measured by (of course) standardized test scores.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | stanch

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/12/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 49 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Motherlode Blog: A Sister’s Love, Not Tempered by Expectations

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 11:24pm
A mother and filmmaker captures her daughter’s unreserved love for a brother born with cerebral palsy.
    
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Status Quo at Elite New York Schools: Few Blacks and Hispanics

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 10:44pm
The stagnant racial demographics at the city’s nine specialized high schools led Mayor Bill de Blasio to call again for increasing their diversity.
    





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