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Strauss: Chicago charter schools expel many more kids than district schools — new data

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:41pm

New data released by the Chicago Public School system reveals that the city’s public charter schools — whose expansion has been pushed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel for several years — expelled about 12 times the number of students last year than did traditional public schools.

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Pr. Geo Board of Education approves proposed schools budget

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:37pm

The Prince George’s County Board of Education, which has had a rocky start adjusting to the school system’s new governance structure, was united on Tuesday night, voting unanimously to approve the $1.75 billion budget proposed by Schools Chief Executive Officer Kevin M. Maxwell.

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Pr. George’s school board sets later start for 2014-2015 school year

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 2:04pm

It’s official. Prince George’s parents, mark your calendars.

Schools in Prince George’s County will start one week later for the 2014-15 school year.

The Prince George’s County Board of Education approved the school calendar Tuesday night, and one of the biggest changes is the delayed start.

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Fairfax school board members react with disappointment to proposed county budget

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 1:53pm

On Tuesday, members of the Fairfax County school board took part in a rally before county executive Ed Long presented the proposed budget for next year. Long’s budget calls for a 2 percent increase in local funds to the schools, significantly lower than new superintendent Karen Garza’s original 5.7 percent request.

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Fairfax budget meetings ahead this week

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 1:45pm

Fairfax County School Board members will host two budget meetings this week to discuss strategies for addressing the upcoming decision by the Board of Supervisors to set the tax rate limits for next year.

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Fairfax schools band directors win honors

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 1:16pm

Two Fairfax County band directors received honors this month for exemplary leadership in musical education.

Jane Morgan, who teaches at Stratford Landing and Waynewood elementary schools, and Linda Gammon, of Rachel Carson Middle, were named the 2013-2014 band directors of the year by the Fairfax County Band Directors Association.

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Alternative education gets a remake in Montgomery schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:38pm

School board members in Montgomery County got their first detailed look this week at a new plan to turn around the district’s beleaguered alternative education program for students in middle and high school.

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The Learning Network Blog: Is Your Generation Really ‘Postracial’?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 12:07pm
Do you agree with a recent Times article that says, though many believe that millennials are growing up in a colorblind society, “racial tensions are playing out in new ways among young adults”? Why or why not?
    





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Full - Time Lecturer - Sociology and Anthropology | University of Massachusetts Dartmouth

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 10:45am
US - MA - Dartmouth, Full-Time Lecturer - Sociology and Anthropology University of Massachusetts Dartmouth The Department of Sociology and Anthropology seeks a Full-Time Lecturer, starting Fall 2014. Responsibilities in
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Loudoun School Board approves pilot musical theater magnet

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 9:25am

The Loudoun County School Board has approved a musical theater pilot program that is scheduled to start next fall at Heritage High School.

As many as 32 talented high school juniors or seniors will be selected for the part-time magnet program, designed to give them an edge when applying for specialized arts programs in college or pursuing work in the field.

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Lecturer in Discipline | Columbia University

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 7:38am
US - NY - New York, Summary Description: The Department of Sociology at Columbia University invites applications for a limited-term position at the rank of Lecturer in Discipline to begin July 1, 2014. Initial appointme
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Project Coord Talent 2 | Northwestern University

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 7:29am
US - IL - Evanston, Job Summary:The Project Coordinator manages planning, implementation, and day-to-day operations of a program in CTD. This position’s responsibilities include program promotion, student recruitm
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Communications Specialist 4 (7478U) Job #17468 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 7:03am
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, generat
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Project/ Policy Analyst 3 (7398U) #17474 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 7:03am
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, generat
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Academic HR Analyst 3, English Dept. (7715U) #17465 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 7:03am
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, generat
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Public Safety Officer | Saint Mary's College of California

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 7:02am
US - CA - Moraga, Saint Mary's College of CaliforniaPublic Safety OfficerClosing Date/Time: Mon. 03/24/14 11:59 PM Pacific TimeSalary: Depends on QualificationsJob Type: Full-TimeLocation: Main Campus,
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Strauss: Education reform and the corrosion of community responsibility

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 7:00am

The law of unintended consequences essentially states that individual and government actions always have some unintended consequences. In the following post, Arthur H. Camins writes about the unintended consequences of many education reform policies. Camins is the director of the Center for Innovation in Engineering and Science Education at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, N.J. The ideas expressed in this article are his alone and do not represent Stevens Institute. His other writing can be found at www.arthurcamins.com .

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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 6:07am
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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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | The ‘Star Quality’ of Jennifer Lawrence

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/26/2014 - 5:48am
What examples does this writer use in the first few paragraphs to show that Jennifer Lawrence was “no ordinary starlet” even before she was famous?
    





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