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Dueling Tests, Standards Put Squeeze on Tennessee Teachers

Education Week - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 8:24am
The pressure is on as educators—especially those new to the classroom—toggle between leftover requirements from Tennessee's retired standards and those imposed by the common core.
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Eagerness, Anxiety Await Rollout of New Tennessee Test

Education Week - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 8:23am
Next spring's round of assessments will be aligned to the Common Core State Standards, but the test-developer's tight time frame poses challenges.
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Strauss: Guiding principles for a more enlightened U.S. education policy

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 6:00am
Michael V. McGill is the long-time superintendent of the Scarsdale school district in New York, one of o the most successful in the country. Now a professor of school leadership at Bank Street College of Education, McGill challenges the dominant vision of school reform in a new report that defines what effective policy and school leadership should like in quality schools. The paper synthesizes McGill’s views from his forthcoming book, “Race to the Bottom: Corporate Reform and the Future of Public Education” (Teachers College Press, April 2015).Read full article >>

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Why Writers Love to Hate the M.F.A.

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 4:59am
The proliferation and power of graduate degrees in creative writing have inspired heated scholarly debate. Aspiring novelists, take note.

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Strauss: What a classroom engaged in real learning looks like

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 04/09/2015 - 4:00am
Aleta Margolis is the founder and executive director of the Center for Inspired Teaching, a D.C.-based nonprofit organization that works with teachers, principals, and entire school faculties to foster the best teaching practices. In a recent post wrote a post titled “Letting kids move in class isn’t a break from learning. It IS learning,” Margolis wrote about how teachers incorporate movement into active learning. Now in this post, she looks at other instructional elements that indicate best practices in teaching. What should you see in a classroom where students are engaged in deep learning?Read full article >>

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Pre-Kindergarten Part-time Classroom Teacher | Epiphany School

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 8:36pm
US - WA - Seattle, Requirements: Bachelor’s degree or higher Teaching Certification Early Childhood Endorsement or background preferred Excellent oral, written, and presentational skills Proficiency with cl
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World Briefing: South Africa: University to Remove Statue of a Colonial-Era Leader

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 8:19pm
The University of Cape Town decided Wednesday to remove a statue of the British imperialist Cecil Rhodes, which has set off protests by students who say it symbolizes an institutional racism that prevails in the country.

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Wait-list numbers are up for District schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 7:51pm
More than 8,500 students in the District are on wait lists for one or more charter schools this year, and nearly 7,000 are on them for at least one traditional public school, according to data released this week.Read full article >>

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George Washington University lays off 46 employees

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 5:51pm
George Washington University disclosed Wednesday that it is laying off 46 employees as part of an effort to reduce administrative costs at the largest higher education institution in the nation’s capital.Read full article >>

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