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Student: University presidents should take stronger stances against racism

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:43am
How should a university president balance the Constitutional right to free speech against the responsibility to ensure students feel safe on campus after finding something as shocking as a noose, for example, hung by an undergraduate at Duke University?  Read full article >>






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Grade 4 Co-Teacher | Confidential

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:11am
US - MA - Weston, Candidates should have previous and relevant teaching experience.  We are seeking a confident, team oriented, adaptable and thoughtful educator with excellent communication skills who will join o
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Strauss: How the Obamas opted their children out of high-stakes standardized tests

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:00am
Thousands of public school parents around the country are opting their children out of taking high-stakes standardized tests this spring, tired of the emphasis on high-stakes testing and concerned about the validity of the assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards or similar standards. A growing number of principals and superintendents are supporting parents in this decision, though pushback is getting stronger from others. But, says educator Alan Singer, there is another way to opt out your child from standardized testing — send them, if you can afford it, to a private school that doesn’t give them.Read full article >>






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California teachers unions face new legal challenge over dues

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 9:56am
Four California teachers are suing their unions over the use of member dues for political activities, opening a new legal front against unions that are already facing a separate challenge to their ability to collect dues from all teachers.Read full article >>






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ASSOC. CIO & CHIEF E-LEARNING STRATEGIST | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 9:50am
US - WA - Bothell, ASSOC. CIO & CHIEF E-LEARNING STRATEGISTReq #:118399Department:UW BOTHELL IT (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES)Job Location:UW Bothell Posting Date:04/06/2015Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary:Salary and
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Strauss: Are essays sold online any good? Teen buys one — on Dante’s ‘Inferno’ — to find out.

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 7:00am
You’ve surely seen them — online advertisements offering to write an essay for you in exchange for cash. Essays about Dante, Shakespeare, Lincoln, even personal narratives about yourself even though the author has never met you. Can’t write an essay to get into college? Medical school? You can buy one. Or two or three.Read full article >>






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M.B.A. Programs That Get You Where You Want to Go

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 5:17am
Want to work at Amazon, Apple or McKinsey? Some business schools have impressive records placing graduates in certain fields and even companies.






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How to Be Emotionally Intelligent

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 5:00am
What makes a leader? Knowledge, smarts and vision, but also the ability to identify and monitor emotions and manage relationships.






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Can You Learn to Lead?

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 5:00am
Business schools say yes — because, really, who just wants to manage?






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Mayor de Blasio’s New Challenge: Paying for 2 Children in College

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 5:00am
With his daughter already in college and his son looking at several exclusive institutions, not even New York’s leader is immune to seeking relief from the high cost of higher education.






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Inequality on Campus: New Prize Rewards Economic Diversity at Colleges

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:29am
Colleges have many reasons not to enroll low-income students. A new $1 million prize, won by Vassar, is trying to nudge them in the other direction.






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Strauss: 9-year-old destroys Florida’s new standardized test in front of school board

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 4:00am
Meet Sydney Smoot, a 9-year-old fourth grader in Hernando County, Fla., who has more confidence than many adults. Smoot wrote (with help from her mom) and powerfully delivered (all by herself) a speech about Florida’s new standardized test, the FSA, or Florida Standards Assessment that drew loud applause from the audience.Read full article >>






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U-Va. Phi Psi chapter plans lawsuit against Rolling Stone magazine

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/06/2015 - 9:42pm
The University of Virginia chapter of Phi Kappa Psi said Monday that the fraternity house will file a lawsuit against Rolling Stone, calling the magazine’s discredited reporting of an alleged gang rape by some of its members “reckless.”Read full article >>






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