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Coordinator | Lehigh University

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 7:28am
US - PA - Bethlehem, Qualifications: High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience Three to five years related work experience Good communication and interpersonal skills Good writing abili
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Strauss: Parent to Obama: Why don’t private schools adopt your test-based school reforms?

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 7:00am

Bertis Downs is a parent who lives in Athens Ga., and the former legal counselor and manager of the band R.E.M. He wrote the following letter to President Obama, inviting the president to visit a high school in Athens to see the impact of his administration’s standardized test-based policies there.

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Middleburg Elementary charter application receives initial school board approval

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 7:00am

The Loudoun County School Board voted Tuesday night to grant conditional approval of an application to convert historic Middleburg Elementary School to a public charter program, setting the stage for what would become the first charter school in Northern Virginia.

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Assistant Director, International Education | Portland Community College

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:45am
US - OR - Portland, Assistant Director, International EducationPortland Community CollegeJob SummaryUnder the direction of the Program Director, International Education, manages the day-to-day operations within the depa
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The Learning Network: What Challenges Have You Overcome?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 6:06am
The Times is full of articles every week about people who have overcome challenges of all kinds and have learned from failure. What challenges have you overcome?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | A New ‘Cosmos’ for a New Generation

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:45am
Why, according to this writer, might this new “Cosmos” show help us decide big issues as a society?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Math, March 5, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:10am
Can you calculate the 2012 salary of National Football League commissioner Roger Goodell if given his 2011 salary and the percentage increase between the two years?
    





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Strauss: The false markets of market-based school reform

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 5:00am

One of the central tenets of modern school reform is that the public education system would be more efficient if it were run like a for-profit business. Here to discuss the problems with this thinking is Bruce D. Baker, a professor in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. A version of this appeared on his blog School Finance 101.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | senility

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/05/2014 - 1:01am
This word has appeared in 13 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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De Blasio and Operator of Charter School Empire Do Battle

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:48pm
Eva S. Moskowitz, who built a chain of charter schools during the Bloomberg administration, saw plans for three more canceled by Mayor Bill de Blasio.
    





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Cuomo Vows to Defend Charter Schools, Setting Up Another Battle With de Blasio

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 11:36pm
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, at a rally in Albany, offered a sharply different vision for charter schools than Mayor Bill de Blasio, who has vowed to slow the growth of such schools.
    





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Viral Post Draws Attention to Plight at a Brooklyn School

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 10:37pm
A parent’s protest on the website Humans of New York was shared widely, drawing attention to students without a much-needed foreign-language teacher.
    





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Two new studies underscore hopes, frustrations of revamped school lunches

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 9:45pm

A new government study indicates that school districts across the nation have struggled to implement the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s revamped nutrition standards for school meals, while a separate, privately funded study shows students are eating more fruits and vegetables because of those same new standards.

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DealBook: In Change, Tourre Won’t Be Teaching University of Chicago Course

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 7:49pm
The former Goldman Sachs trader had been scheduled to teach an undergraduate course on economic analysis beginning March 31. But a University of Chicago spokesman said on Tuesday that he would no longer be an instructor.
    





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Montgomery County leaders support keeping Walter Reed patients’ kids at Bethesda school

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 7:11pm

Military families who are part of a wounded warrior program in Bethesda have for years sent their children to nearby Bethesda Elementary School while their injured service members are treated at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.

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D.C. Council approves D.C. Promise college scholarship

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 7:07pm

The D.C. Council gave final approval Tuesday to a new taxpayer-funded college scholarship program known as D.C. Promise, which will offer high school graduates up to $7,500 per year to help pay for higher education.

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States Eye Plans to Lower Cost Barriers to College

Education Week - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 6:55pm
A new batch of proposals from state leaders explores different strategies, from making community college free to a "pay it forward" model.
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Calif. Bill Would Repeal Bilingual-Education Restrictions

Education Week - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 6:47pm
A bill to roll back long-running restrictions on bilingual education is only the latest signal of changing politics around English-language instruction in California.
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Pearson Data System Hits Bumpy Ride in North Carolina

Education Week - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 6:45pm
The new computer system for keeping track of student information has run into so many problems that the accuracy of transcripts and other records remains uncertain.
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Ed. Dept. Makes Protecting Student Data a High Priority

Education Week - Tue, 03/04/2014 - 6:30pm
Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education comes amid a flurry of activity around student-data privacy, including recommendations from a leading technology trade group and proposed legislation in California.
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