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Testing Skeptics Aim to Build Support for Opt-Out Strategy

Education Week - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 8:05am
Critics of high-stakes testing believe having parents refuse to let their children take assessments could force policymakers to take note of their cause.
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Business/ Tech Support Analyst 2 - CSS (7558U) #17370 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 7:37am
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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Outreach Coordinator, Berkeley Institute for Jewish Law & Israeli Studies (4508U) #17525 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 7:37am
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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Assistant Professor (PEDL) Professional Education Distance Learning Assistant Professor | Bemidji State University

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 7:32am
US - MN - BEMIDJI STATE UNIVERSITY 1500 Birchmont Drive NE Bemidji, Responsibilities: Teach SEP (Standards of Effective Practice) courses, content area classes, but also teach other graduate and undergraduate courses, in traditional, online, and/or hybrid settings.
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Dean of Global Education | Augsburg College

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 7:31am
US - Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, A Master’s degree in a related field with at least ten years’ experience in global education required.   Competitive candidates will have, ideally, a doctor
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College of Arts, Media and Communication Adjunct Faculty Openings, Fall 2014 | Minnesota State University Moorhead

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 7:18am
US - MN - MINNESOTA STATE UNIVERSITY MOORHEAD 1104 7th Avenue South Moorhead, Responsibilities:The Minnesota State University Moorhead College of Arts,Media and Communication invites applications for the following adjunct faculty positions for the Fall 2014 semester. All posit
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The Learning Network Blog: Does a Championship Game Always Need to Have a Winner (and a Loser)?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 5:00am
What’s wrong with everybody being a winner? Does sharing a championship trophy somehow demean the honor?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | In a Native American Sport, a Family’s Giant Leap

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 4:30am
How did the Thompsons open the door for other lacrosse players living on reservations?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | History, March 11

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 4:15am
Answer this question about World War II.
    





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Strauss: 13 ways high-stakes standardized tests hurt students

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/11/2014 - 4:00am

It’s time for March Madness -- not the famous college basketball tournament but the start of high-stakes standardized testing season in many school districts around the country. I’ve published many posts on how standardized test scores are inappropriately used to evaluate students, educators and schools, but there are plenty of other costs to students as well. Here are 13 ways that high-stakes standardized testing harms students, from the Yinzercation blog by Jessie B. Ramey. She is the parent of two children in Pittsburgh public schools and a historian of working families, gender, race and U.S. social policy and teaches women’s studies and history at the University of Pittsburgh.

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GWU to receive $80 million for public health; donors are Milken and Redstone

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 11:00pm

George Washington University will receive $80 million to support public health scholarship through three gifts connected to philanthropists Michael Milken and Sumner M. Redstone, setting a donation record for the private university.

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The Learning Network Blog: Weekly News Quiz | March 4-10, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 6:46pm
A new SAT, the Paralympics, daylight savings and more: How many of these 10 questions about recent news can you get right?
    





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Math exam failure persists in Montgomery, even as efforts are under way to help

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 6:12pm

Montgomery County high school students failed their January final exams in math at rates as high as 60 percent in key courses, according to newly released figures that point to a continuing test problem despite recent efforts to help struggling students.

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Assistant Lecturer, Academic Professional, Pos. #2555 | University of Wyoming Division of Social Work

Latest Job Postings - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 5:56pm
US - WY - Casper, Responsibilities include: teaching a range of BSW classes; field liaison work; administrative duties under the supervision of the BSW Program Director; student recruitment; student advisement; commit
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Teach for America tests out more training

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/10/2014 - 4:37pm

Teach for America, which places thousands of freshly minted college graduates in teaching jobs in some of the toughest schools in the country, is rethinking its training program in light of complaints from its own members that they need more preparation for the classroom.

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