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The Learning Network: What’s Going On in This Picture? | March 9, 2015

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 7:16am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Eastern time.






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Chronic truancy rates above 50 percent in D.C. high schools

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 6:00am
Despite intensified efforts to improve attendance rates in D.C. public schools, more than half of high school students — 56 percent —were considered “chronically truant” during the 2013-2014 school year, after accumulating more than 10 unexcused absences, according to a report scheduled to be released Monday by the Children’s Law Center and D.C. Lawyers for Youth.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Remembering Selma, and Considering the Road Ahead

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:33am
Who took part in Saturday’s march in Selma, Ala.?






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Strauss: What kids want in books

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:01am
Here, from the Scholastic Kids & Family Reading ReportTM: Fifth Edition is information on what kids want in books, findings taken from a nationally representative survey of parents and students taken last fall. You can read more about that in the post below.Read full article >>
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Strauss: How to get kids to read independently

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 4:00am
The Scholastic Kids & Family Reading ReportTM: Fifth Edition is out and offers a snapshot of where young people are when it comes to reading independently.Here are some of the findings of a nationally representative survey conducted last fall by Scholastic in conjunction with YouGov. Some of the results are surprising, including the fact that kids prefer to read books in print.Read full article >>
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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | plutocracy

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/09/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 16 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Don’t trust complaints that schools are too rigorous for low-income students

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 6:26pm
Happy birthday to Vincent E. Reed, one of the best D.C. schools superintendents ever. He turned 87 on March 1. Among the many battles Reed fought for children was the creation of Benjamin Banneker Academic High School. The selective, demanding magnet school in Northwest Washington became a reality in 1980 only because Reed inspired a revolt against a school board that thought challenging low-income students was an elitist pipe dream.Read full article >>






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Visiting Nurses, Helping Mothers on the Margins

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 5:00pm
The Nurse-Family Partnership is at the heart of a sweeping federal effort aimed at improving children’s health by educating mothers.






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Fairfax student, 17, takes part in Smithsonian art exhibition

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 4:57pm
A Fairfax County student is among 56 artists — and the youngest of the group — to be chosen for a Smithsonian Institution exhibit on the National Mall.The work of Maya Chung, a senior at Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology, is being featured in the Artists at Work exhibition on display at the Smithsonian’s Ripley Center. Chung is a volunteer at the museum’s Q?rius science­education lab.Read full article >>






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Who Spewed That Abuse? Anonymous Yik Yak App Isn’t Telling

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 11:09am
Yik Yak, a social media app that serves as a local bulletin board, has proved popular especially on college campuses, but the cover of anonymity it offers allows for some unfettered nastiness.






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Motherlode Blog: Short Hair: A First for a Daughter, and a Leap for a Mother

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 03/08/2015 - 9:22am
As much as I didn’t want to micromanage my daughter’s hair, I did want to micromanage my daughter’s hair.






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Some parents across the country are revolting against standardized testing

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 10:19pm
A growing number of parents are refusing to let their children take standardized tests this year, arguing that civil disobedience is the best way to change what they say is a destructive overemphasis on tests in the nation’s public schools. Read full article >>






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Charter School in Miami Fails, but Proves Useful on Jeb Bush’s Résumé

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 4:36pm
The Liberty City Charter School, the first of its kind in Florida and a pioneer in what became a national movement, is now defunct.






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On College Football: Tangled Case of a Baylor Football Player Poses a Test for the Rules of Eligibility

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 1:52pm
There remain more questions than answers about a Baylor football player being declared ineligible, and about the procedure by which college students are barred from playing sports.
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Design Director - University Advancement, Communications and Donor Relations | Tufts University

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 10:28am
US - MA - Medford/Somerville, Basic Requirements: Must have 7-10 years design experience, with some experience in a higher education or other nonprofit setting preferred. Must have 1-3 years of supervisory experience (can be of p
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Content Producer - University Advancement, Communications and Donor Relations | Tufts University

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 10:28am
US - MA - Medford/Somerville, Basic Requirements: Must have at least 3-4 years of marketing copywriting experience, with some experience in a higher education or other nonprofit setting preferred.. Some exposure to the production
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Part Time Lecturer in Social Studies | Harvard University

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 10:25am
US - MA - Cambridge, The Committee on Degrees in Social Studies seeks applications for part-time lecturers on Social Studies 10, a year-long sophomore social theory course, and also semester-long junior tutorials (Social
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LECTURERS | Ithaca College

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 03/07/2015 - 10:01am
US - NY - Ithaca, The Department of Sociology is seeking part time lecturers for Spring 2016 to teach introduction to sociology, as well as courses in areas relating to deviance; race and ethnicity; individuals, cultu
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