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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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D.C. mayor says he plans to increase budget for schools by more than $100 million

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 10:14pm

The District’s traditional public and public charter schools would receive a major infusion of more than $100 million next year, including tens of millions to improve services for at-risk students, under a budget proposal announced Tuesday evening by Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D).

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Universities Try a Cultural Bridge to Lure Foreign Students

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 10:05pm
Oregon State University is among a growing number of academic institutions that are teaming up with private companies to lure foreign students with yearlong transitional programs.
    





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After Students’ Hazing-Related Deaths, Fraternity Eliminates Tradition of Pledging

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 9:20pm
Sigma Alpha Epsilon will no longer force aspiring members to endure onerous tasks of the type that have defined fraternity initiations for more than half a century.
    





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Virginia State Superintendent Patricia Wright to retire in May

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 6:53pm

Virginia Superintendent of Public Instruction Patricia I. Wright Tuesday announced that she will retire May 1 after six years in the state’s top education job and nearly three decades with the state’s Education Department.

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The Learning Network Blog: Text to Text | ‘The Prince’ and ‘Why Machiavelli Still Matters’

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 4:24pm
In this Text to Text, we pair Machiavelli’s “The Prince” with the Times Opinion article “Why Machiavelli Still Matters” by John T. Scott and Robert Zaretsky.
    





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