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Arlington schools chief proposes raising pay and cutting 75 jobs

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 6:17pm

Arlington County Schools Superintendent Patrick K. Murphy unveiled a $539.4 million budget plan Thursday that would increase salaries and consolidate services for students pursuing alternative paths to high school graduation.

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Strauss: Gates Foundation opposes release of teachers’ VAM scores in Florida

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 5:16pm

Readers of this blog know that I am not a fan of the “value-added method” of evaluating educators. VAM uses student test scores and adds them into complicated formulas that can supposedly figure out the “value” teachers add to student learning. (Can a complicated formula really factor out the post traumatic stress that affects a student’s ability to take a standardized test or the effects of persistent hunger?) Assessment experts have cautioned that the use of VAM for high-stakes evaluation decisions is a bad idea because the results are generally not valid or reliable, but policymakers have gone ahead and required school districts to use them anyway.

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‘Flappy birthday’ to Code.org

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 2:13pm

To mark its one-year anniversary, Code.org, the nonprofit that has created free lessons to get kids from K-12 to write computer code, has released a new drag-and-drop tutorial that lets anyone build a version of the Flappy Bird game.

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The Learning Network Blog: Poetry Pairing | ‘Sestina: Like’

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 12:07pm
The poem “Sestina: Like” by A.E. Stallings and “They’re, Like, Way Ahead of the Linguistic Currrrve” by Douglas Quenqua appear in this Poetry Pairing.
    





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Virginia preschool funding formula change could cause Arlington to lose slots

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:14am

A proposed change in Virginia’s preschool funding formula could leave Arlington County with about 50 fewer state-funded slots, if the House of Delegates and Senate don’t agree on a fix in the coming days.

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Montgomery County candidates jump into race for school board

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 11:04am

As the June primary nears in Maryland, Montgomery County’s school board election has come into sharper focus, with a collection of new candidates jumping into the race just ahead of this week’s filing deadline.

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Financial Services Analyst 2 (4627U) #17477 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 7:24am
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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Head of Interlibrary Services #17466 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 7:24am
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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Executive Chef (5235U) #17485 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 7:24am
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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OERCS Assistant (7373U), #17471 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 7:24am
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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Administrative Officer 2 #17142 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 7:24am
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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The Learning Network: Does Reading a Book Count More Than Listening to One?

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 6:03am
Do you have fond memories of being read to as a child? Do you listen to audiobooks? Do you think listening to books counts the same way reading those books would, or do you think listening is less serious? Why?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | The Times Minute on Childhood Obesity, Plastic Bags and Politics

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 5:54am
How much did the obesity rate among 2- to 5-year-old children drop over the past decade?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | English, Feb. 27, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 02/27/2014 - 5:12am
Can you choose the best synonym for “sanguine,” as it is used in the article?
    





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