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Louisiana Governor Suing Feds Over Common Core

Education Week - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:59am
Gov. Bobby Jindal planned to file a lawsuit Wednesday, accusing the Obama administration of illegally manipulating federal grant money and regulations to force states to adopt the common-core education standards.
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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | Using Room for Debate to Teach Argumentative Writing and Discussion Skills

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:30am
In this Reader Idea, we share ways that teachers use The Times’s Room for Debate to teach argumentative writing and discussion skills in their classrooms.






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App Smart: Programming Apps Teach the Basics of Code

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 8:28am
Apps use different approaches in teaching the basics of coding; some offer interactive lessons, while others take the form of a game.
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Assistant Professor-Artist, Painting Emphasis | University of California, San Diego

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 7:06am
US - CA - La Jolla, Assistant Professor-Artist, Painting Emphasis (10-809)Division of Arts & Humanities - Visual ArtsUniversity of California San DiegoSalary:Rank and salary commensurate with qualifications and expe
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Temporary - Part - Time Reading Specialist, Project Excite | Northwestern University

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:54am
US - IL - Evanston, Positions: A  Type 10 certified reading specialist to work with small groups and individual students in 7th – 10th grades.Dates: Academic Year 2014-2015Time: Weekdayevenings and/or weekend
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Applications Programmer 3 (7300U) Job #17409 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:25am
US - CA - Berkeley, About Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generatin
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Software Engineer - Big Data Systems (0652U) Job #17709 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:25am
US - CA - Berkeley, About Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generatin
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Data Reporting Analyst (Data Sys Analyst 2, 7198U), Letters & Science - College Relations Dept. - # | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:25am
US - CA - Berkeley, About Berkeley The University of California, Berkeley, is one of the world's most iconic teaching and research institutions. Since 1868, Berkeley has fueled a perpetual renaissance, generatin
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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Miley Cyrus Causes a Stir Again at the VMAs

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 6:00am
We have dropped a word in each of the first six paragraphs. Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Generation Later, Poor Are Still Rare at Elite Colleges

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:30am
Why are lower-income students so underrepresented at elite colleges?






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Strauss: What new Common Core test scores really show

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 4:00am

New York officials recently released the results of the state’s 2014 Common Core State Standards-aligned exams. In this post information award-winning Principal Carol Burris of South Side High School  in the Rockville Centre School District, explains what they mean. Burris has been writing about problems with the controversial school reform efforts in her state for some time on this blog. (You can read some of her work here, herehere,  here, and here.) She was named New York’s 2013 High School Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and in 2010,  tapped as the 2010 New York State Outstanding Educator by the School Administrators Association of New York State.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Music

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 3:32am
Test your knowledge of music by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | revile

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/27/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in seven New York Times articles in the past year.






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Bowser opposes Gray’s school boundaries overhaul; Catania seeks delay

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:46pm

Mayoral candidate Muriel E. Bowser said Tuesday that she would undo newly adopted plans to redraw the District’s school boundaries, distancing herself from the education policies of the city’s current mayor and the schools chancellor she has vowed to keep on if elected.

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Despite Racial Disparity, Alumni Group Backs Test-Only Policy for Elite Schools

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:34pm
Very few black and Hispanic students attend New York City’s eight specialized high schools, which base admissions solely on the results of a standardized test.






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Brooklyn Teacher Accused of Sending Lewd Photo

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:19pm
A student saved an image she said she received from a teacher at Brooklyn Technical High School, who is charged with disseminating indecent material to a minor.






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District to lease four more school buildings to charters

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 10:08pm

The District is making four more surplus school buildings available for long-term lease by public charter schools this fall.

This is the third group of buildings to become available since early 2013, when Mayor Vincent C. Gray (D) first announced a list of 16 buildings the city intended to release for short- or long-term lease.

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Parents Scramble for Pre-K Seats in Brooklyn District

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 9:37pm
In Brooklyn’s crowded District 15, 126 last-minute seats were made available in the former Bishop Ford Central Catholic High School building.






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Prince George’s schools open with expanded programs and new initiatives

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/26/2014 - 7:29pm

Prince George’s County schools chief Kevin M. Maxwell and County Executive Rushern L. Baker III spent Tuesday watching their vision for Maryland’s second-largest school system come into sharper focus as schools opened their doors for the second year under a new governance structure.

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