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States’ special education services face tighter oversight by the Obama administration

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 9:01am

The Obama administration is tightening its oversight of the way states educate special-needs students, applying more- stringent criteria that drop the number of jurisdictions in compliance with federal law from 38 to 15.

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States’ special education services face tighter oversight by the Obama administration

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 9:01am

The Obama administration is tightening its oversight of the way states educate special-needs students, applying more-stringent criteria that drop the number of states in compliance with federal law from 38 to 15.

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Assistant Women's Softball Coach | Seattle University

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 8:10am
US - WA - Seattle, Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree and three years coaching/playing experience at the four-year level or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform
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Sex-Abuse-Prevention Efforts Urged for Students With Disabilities

Education Week - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 7:27am
Advocacy groups seek to publicize the problem of sexual abuse of students with disabilities, highlighting strategies to protect a population statistically more likely to be victimized.
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We Must Better Prepare Students for College

Education Week - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 7:22am
NAEP data reveal the need to better prepare American high school students for college, National Assessment Governing Board Chairman David Driscoll says.
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Urban Design and Planning - Assistant Professor (AA3703) | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 6:59am
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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Associate Director | University of Maryland, College Park

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 6:12am
US - MD - College Park, Campus:Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the flagship institution in the University System of Maryland. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington,
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Assistant Professor of Marketing | Loyola University Maryland

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 6:10am
US - MD - Baltimore, Position Details:Loyola University Maryland’s Sellinger School of Business and Management Department of Marketing invites applicants for a tenure-track position at the Assistant level beginning
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Strauss: How Arne Duncan talked about Common Core without mentioning ‘Common Core’

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 6:01am

Here’s how Education Secretary Arne Duncan just gave a speech that discussed the Common Core State Standards without actually mentioning the words “Common Core.”

Duncan was in Texas on a trip that included an appearance in Austin at the 2014 annual convention of the National PTA, at which he gave a speech after being introduced by National PTA President Otha Thornton. In the speech (titled “A Vision for Better Education: Areas of Surprising Agreement” by the U.S. Education Department, which posted the speech here), Duncan talks about various education issues, including “new, higher learning standards that many states have adopted.”

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Student Affairs Administrative Assistant II (4723C) #18134 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 6:00am
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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Staff Research Assoc II (9612C) #18131 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 6:00am
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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Program Coordinator (7398U) #18136 | University of California Berkeley

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 6:00am
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: 6 Q’s About the News | A Chiseled Bodybuilder, Frail Clients and a Fitness Story for the Ages

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 4:30am
How has Martin Luther King Addo helped the seniors in the Southbridge Towers community?






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Strauss: Major probe of Michigan charter schools finds wasteful spending, little accountability

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 4:01am

This week the Detroit Free Press is publishing results from its year-long investigation into charter schools in Michigan, which has more for-profit companies operating schools than any other state. The findings, based on tens of thousands of records spanning two decades as well as hundreds of interviews, paint a dismal picture of a charter sector that spends $1 billion annually with little accountability and lax oversight. Ultimately, the paper found, Michigan’s charter schools do no better in terms of student achievement than traditional public schools.

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Dance

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 3:27am
Test your knowledge of dance by playing our crossword.






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Learning Specialist, Thornton Student Life Center | University of Tennessee

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:16am
US - TN - Knoxville, Learning Specialist, Thornton Student Life Center Pay Grade 41 (Salary commensurate with experience & qualifications) Full-time position. The University of Tennessee has an outstanding opportu
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Pediatrics Group to Recommend Reading Aloud to Children From Birth

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:11am
With the increased recognition that reading to children enhances vocabulary and other important skills, the American Academy of Pediatrics is asking its members to become advocates.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | delusion

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 201 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Starting From Behind: The Reality of Student Debt Is Different From the Clichés

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:01am
A new research paper finds that typical debt burdens have not risen significantly over the last two decades.






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Wallace Foundation aims to help school leaders get better, donates $30 million

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 06/24/2014 - 12:01am

Fourteen school systems around the country, including the District and Prince George’s County, will receive grants totaling $30 million to improve the effectiveness of unsung middle managers in large urban districts — those who supervise principals.

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