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In Rent Plan for Charters, Mayor Faces a Hard Road

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 8:32pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio has pledged to charge rent to charter schools, but education experts say his proposal might be difficult to put into effect.
    





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Getting a blast from someone else’s past

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 7:12pm

It didn’t make sense, but there it was: A postcard was sticking out of the stack of mail Michele Leonardi had pulled from her mailbox on the first day of March. On it was a 1 cent stamp and a 1946 postmark.

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Montgomery Blair High School leads the nation in Intel science finalists

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 6:33pm

Some time ago, Neil Davey began pondering a question that might not consume the average teenager: How, he wondered, could he effectively detect and isolate circulating tumor cells in a cancer patient’s bloodstream?

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Strauss: A truly ugly standardized testing story

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 2:54pm

You’d think that being severely brain damaged, blind and bound to a wheelchair in 2013 would have been enough of a clue that Ethan Rediske was not able to take a required standardized test in 2014. Or the fact that he was in hospice care, dying.

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International Education: Education Programs Try to Close Gaps in Myanmar

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:02pm
International programs are helping to tackle Myanmar's shortfall in higher education and vocational training after decades of military rule.
    





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International Education: More Indian Students Taking U.S. Graduate School Test

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:01pm
A leap in the number of Indian students taking the Graduate Record Examinations suggests a continuing surge in the number entering American graduate schools.
    





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Strauss: 11 key questions on standardized testing for Congress to answer

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 12:00pm

The nonprofit Network for Public Education, a coalition of education organizations fighting the privatization of public schools, has asked key congressional committees to hold formal hearings on the overuse of high-stakes standardized tests as a result of federal and state laws.

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Strauss: How to get kids from low-income families into the arts

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 11:00am

High-quality arts programs are known to provide myriad benefits to students who participate in them -- but getting kids to sign up isn’t easy. What attracts young students -- especially those from low-income families -- to specific arts programs?

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Briefly: Education: Welsh University to Open Mauritius Campus

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/09/2014 - 8:08am
Students at the new campus in St. Louis, the capital, will be awarded Aberystwyth University degrees.
    
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Surprising secrets of how much we test kids

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/08/2014 - 7:09pm

We education wonks have been arguing for years about the amount of testing in schools, even though we usually don’t know what we are talking about. It’s too much! It’s not! I don’t recall anyone providing any information about how much time is actually devoted to testing each year.

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The Youngest Technorati

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 03/08/2014 - 11:07am
Teenage designers of apps and games have many incentives — financial and otherwise — to forget about their schoolwork.
    





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Strauss: Why bother teaching a severely brain-damaged boy? His mom explains.

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/08/2014 - 11:03am

Should government funds be spent trying to educate severely disabled children like the late Ethan Rediske, who was severely brain-damaged, blind and confined to a wheelchair? Andrea Rediske, his mom, explains in this powerful post why the answer is “yes” -- but why insisting on giving him and other severely disabled children standardized tests is ludicrous.

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Strauss: The manipulation of Social Emotional Learning

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/08/2014 - 10:30am

What is Social Emotional Learning? According to the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, it involves

the processes through which children and adults acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary to understand and manage emotions, set and achieve positive goals, feel and show empathy for others, establish and maintain positive relationships, and make responsible decisions.

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Program Assistant 2 | Northwestern University

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/08/2014 - 8:09am
US - IL - Evanston, Job Summary:The Program Assistant provides a variety of clerical and administrative support for the Political Science department and for African Studies (undergraduate matters) which may include: dra
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Systems Administration Mgr 1 (0517U) Job #17529 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/08/2014 - 7:38am
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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Temporary Cook (5523C) - #17521 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/08/2014 - 7:38am
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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Student Services Advisor 4 (4576U) Job #17524 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/08/2014 - 7:38am
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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Student Affairs Travel Management Analyst (7398U) #17515 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/08/2014 - 7:38am
US - CA - Berkeley, About Berkeley The Division of Student Affairs is looking for a dynamic individual who will create the very first Travel Desk for the Division. If you have passion for customer service, pro
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Sr. HR/ AP Business Partner - CSS Service Delivery #17280 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/08/2014 - 7:38am
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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Public Education Specialist 3 (4168U) #17505 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/08/2014 - 7:38am
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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