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Shock over Sweet Briar turns to determination to stop the college from closing

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 1:50pm
The first reactions were of shock: Tears, disbelief, silence.But within hours of Sweet Briar College’s president announcing that the more-than-a-century-old women’s college in Virginia would abruptly close this summer, the response for many had changed. It was not just sorrow but determination.Read full article >>






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Fairfax schools chief explains snow day policies

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:56pm
Fairfax County schools superintendent Karen Garza held an open meeting for parents in Chantilly on Tuesday and at the end of the session she addressed an issue looming in the room: snow days.“Okay, let’s talk about the snow,” Garza said. “I was hoping I wouldn’t have to.”Read full article >>






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Summer 2015 Professional Development to Cuba and in New Orleans, LA--Denise Woltering

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:21pm
Teaching Cuban Culture and Society June 20 – July 4, 2015 LARC is pleased to present the Summer K-12 Teacher Institute to Cuba. The trip, from June 20 - July 4, 2015 presents a unique opportunity to explore the sights and sounds of a nation and people that remained obscured behind political rhetoric and misinformation. Participants will also work on developing a curricular resource for the K-12 classroom. Recent economic and political events have put the island on the cusp of change. --> Read More

Summer 2015 Professional Development to Cuba and in New Orleans, LA--Denise Woltering

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:18pm
Portuguese & Brazilian Culture for the K-12 Classroom June 14-18, 2015 LARC , the Center for Latin American Studies at Vanderbilt University, and the Latin American and Caribbean Studies Institute at the University of Georgia are hosting a Summer Teacher Institute on Portuguese language and Brazilian Culture. The workshop, June 14 - June 18, 2015 , on the Tulane University Uptown Campus in New Orleans, LA, will introduce teachers to methods and mechanisms for teaching --> Read More

Middle-finger photo in Michigan State newspaper sparks a protest

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 11:42am
Daniel Reimold, an assistant professor of journalism and faculty adviser of The Hawk at Saint Joseph’s University, was struck by the debate over a photo that ran in another campus newspaper:The State News at Michigan State University is apologizing to readers for a photo published earlier this week showing a student, well, flipping the bird — a pair of birds actually.Read full article >>






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High School Social Studies Teacher | Notre Dame Academy

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 11:42am
US - GA - Duluth, Notre Dame Academy, an Independent Marist Catholic and International Baccalaureate World School, is seeking a High School social studies teacher.  Candidates must have prior high school tea
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The Cost of College: Here’s What Will Truly Change Higher Education: Online Degrees That Are Seen as Official

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 11:37am
With information technology poised to transform degrees, students will be able to acquire credentials at a fraction of today’s costs.
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Registered Nurse - Radiation Oncology (PRN / Forest Campus) | Henrico Doctors Hospital Forest

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 11:28am
US - VA - Richmond, Registered Nurse - Radiation Oncology (PRN / Forest Campus)(Job Number: 00448-25209) Work Location: United States-Virginia-Richmond-Henrico Doctors Hospital ForestSchedule: PRN/Pe
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Motherlode Blog: Why Schools Should Undermine Moral Teachings

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:40am
All men are created equal. True or False … or Opinion?






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Strauss: Are colleges gaming their applicants?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:15am
As anybody who has been through it knows, the college application process is tough. In the following post, Liz Willen of the Hechinger Report looks at how colleges make it even harder for many students and asks whether applicants are actually being gamed by schools looking to boost their admissions numbers and lower their selectivity rates. Willen is the editor of The Hechinger Report, a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. This post, which I am republishing with her permission, appeared first on the Hechinger site.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Teenagers, Dealing With Addiction, on What Might Have Helped

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 03/05/2015 - 10:07am
Students in a rehab program answer the question, “Was there anything that anyone could have said to you that would have affected your drug use?”






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