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International Education: Canadian Universities Explore Range of Real Estate Careers

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 11:32am
Several programs aim to show that the field offers a wide range of options.






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Strauss: Common Core math homework ‘help’

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 10:14am

WGRZ-TV, an NBC affiliate in Buffalo, N.Y., does a useful continuing series called Homework Helper that is designed to assist students and their parents to better understand schoolwork.

The series includes a set of 10 videos aimed at helping decipher Common Core math, with this explanation:

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Strauss: Does holding kids back a year help them academically? No. But schools still do it.

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 10:00am

It may seem to make sense to hold back for a year a student who can’t read well but a mountain of research shows that it doesn’t actually help. Unfortunately, school reformers don’t seem to care what the research says. Here to discuss this is Paul Thomas, an associate professor of education at Furman University in South Carolina. This appeared on The Conversation.

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Assistant Professor | The Ohio State University

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 6:52am
US - OH - Columbus, Department: Political ScienceSummary of Duties:Teaches graduate and undergraduate courses; conducts research with focus on one or more of the following areas: specialization in political violence, co
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Assistant Professor | The Ohio State University

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 6:52am
US - OH - Columbus, Department: SociologySummary of Duties:Assistant Professor in the field of globalization and social change. The successful candidate will broaden or strengthen our existing repetroire of methodologic
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 6:51am
US - WA - Seattle, The Department of Urban Design and Planning invites applications for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor level in Environmental Planning to start September 15, 2014. We seek candidates
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Strauss: Testing revolt brews in Florida as Miami schools chief urges delay in new exams

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 4:01pm

In Florida, the state where former governor Jeb Bush (R) pioneered the use of high-stakes standardized tests for school “accountability” purposes, a testing revolt is unfolding.

Late last month, the Lee County school board voted to drop all state-mandated tests as an act of “civil disobedience,” though the vote was rescinded because of fear that students would suffer the consequences.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Demanding More From College

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 2:30pm
In a world of many separate camps, college can and should be a bridge.






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News Analysis: Why Don’t More Men Go Into Teaching?

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 2:30pm
A change in the gender imbalance could sway the way teaching is regarded, and help it attract the best candidates.






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The Education Issue: So Bill Gates Has This Idea for a History Class ...

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 1:18pm
Should one of the world’s richest men get to dictate the future of how we learn about our past?






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Strauss: Texas school district arms teachers and posts warning signs

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 11:59am

The Argyle Independent School District in north Texas has started the 2014-15 school year, as KDAF-TV noted, “with guns blazing” — or, rather, with newly armed teachers who have been given the right to use them “to protect our students.”

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Strauss: The huge problem with professional development for teachers

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 10:08am

One of the things that teachers have long said they need is quality professional development but most of them don’t get it. In this post, Alvin Crawford, CEO of Knowledge Delivery Systems, the largest provider of online teacher professional development programs, writes about the problem and what to do about it. Crawford has been in the teacher training space for close to 20 years and writes about these issues.

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Temporary - Part - time Middle School Math Teacher, Project Excite | Northwestern University

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 8:22am
US - IL - Evanston, Position: A certified teacher to design and implement a 6th grade pre-algebra math courseDates: Saturdays8:30am – 3:00pmClass times 9:00am – 11:30am and 12:00pm – 2:30pmSeptember 27
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Asst / Assoc Director & Academic Retension Specialist ~ Diversity Programs in Engineering | Cornell University

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 7:13am
US - NY - Ithaca, Asst / Assoc Director & Academic Retension Specialist ~ Diversity Programs in Engineering-25408 Description  The Diversity Programs in Engineering (DPE) office operates programs at the p
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Disability Studies - Lecturer, Full-Time (AA7967) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 6:41am
US - WA - Seattle, Full-Time Lecturer in Disability Studies University of Washington, Seattle. The Disability Studies Program seeks an outstanding Lecturer to teach 6 disability studies courses per year, including Intr
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Indian Leader’s School Talk Draws Fire

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 8:56pm
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who rarely speaks to reporters, answered children’s questions on Friday as part of a nationwide broadcast to mark Teacher’s Day. His opponents said the event highlighted the heavy-handedness of his government.






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D.C. gets one-year extension on its waiver from key rules of No Child Left Behind law

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 8:41pm

The Obama administration on Friday approved the District’s request for a one-year extension of its waiver from key parts of the federal education law known as No Child Left Behind.

The extension, which will run through the end of this academic year, includes provisions that expand support for schools that are struggling the most and push back the use of science tests in determining a school’s performance.

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Westfield High bomb threats in Fairfax County found to be ‘swatting’ hoaxes

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 7:24pm

Two bomb threats called in to Westfield High School during the first week of school were hoaxes known as “swatting,” in which a caller makes a false report to police to draw an overwhelming response, according to Fairfax County police and schools officials.

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From eighth grade to where? More D.C. schools help students map out transitions

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 6:56pm

Most public school students across the country know where they probably will go to high school the day they enter kindergarten. But in the District, where charter schools are proliferating and just 25 percent of students go to neighborhood schools, many eighth-graders have no idea where they will attend classes the following year.

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New York Times reportedly entering the college-rating field

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 5:23pm

The New York Times is reportedly about to wade into the college-rating field, as higher education leaders await the latest version of the closely watched annual rankings from U.S. News and World Report.

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