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U-Md. goes dark, and students’ phones light up

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 3:30pm
What happens when college students lose power? They tweet about it.As long as they can, that  is. When the University of Maryland lost power Tuesday, students used their phones to light their way down stairs, to ask what was going on, to see if classes were canceled, and — of course — to post lots of photos and commentary of the surreal scene.Read full article >>






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National Phi Kappa Psi officers excoriate Rolling Stone for retracted U-Va. rape story

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 3:17pm
The national Phi Kappa Psi fraternal organization Tuesday excoriated Rolling Stone magazine and offered support for the fraternity’s local chapter at the University of Virginia after it announced plans to file a lawsuit against the magazine for a story that portrayed members as sexual predators.Read full article >>






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Sens. Alexander, Murray propose bipartisan measure to replace NCLB

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 3:00pm
The federal role in local schools would be significantly reduced under a bipartisan proposal released Tuesday by Senate leaders working to replace No Child Left Behind, the country’s main education law.Read full article >>






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Social Studies Teacher | Boston College High School

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 2:44pm
US - MA - Boston, Boston College High School is seeking a full-time social studies teacher for the start of the 2015-16 school year through early January 2016 . The position will run from the beginning of the school y
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Strauss: Why the conventional wisdom on schooling is all wrong

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 2:00pm
Kids go to school to learn stuff. Right? Not exactly, according to veteran education Marion Brady, who has long argued that public education needs a paradigm shift — though not the same one pushed by school reformers who champion the Common Core State Standards, school choice and vouchers.Read full article >>






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Psychology Instructor (Tenure Track) | Mt. Hood Community College

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 1:42pm
US - OR - Gresham, Minimum and Desired Qualifications: Master's degree (or higher) in the subject area or a master's degree (or higher) and 24 graduate-credit hours in the subject area Desired Qualifications Teaching
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Student: University presidents should take stronger stances against racism

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:43am
How should a university president balance the Constitutional right to free speech against the responsibility to ensure students feel safe on campus after finding something as shocking as a noose, for example, hung by an undergraduate at Duke University?  Read full article >>






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Grade 4 Co-Teacher | Confidential

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:11am
US - MA - Weston, Candidates should have previous and relevant teaching experience.  We are seeking a confident, team oriented, adaptable and thoughtful educator with excellent communication skills who will join o
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Strauss: How the Obamas opted their children out of high-stakes standardized tests

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 10:00am
Thousands of public school parents around the country are opting their children out of taking high-stakes standardized tests this spring, tired of the emphasis on high-stakes testing and concerned about the validity of the assessments aligned to the Common Core State Standards or similar standards. A growing number of principals and superintendents are supporting parents in this decision, though pushback is getting stronger from others. But, says educator Alan Singer, there is another way to opt out your child from standardized testing — send them, if you can afford it, to a private school that doesn’t give them.Read full article >>






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California teachers unions face new legal challenge over dues

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 9:56am
Four California teachers are suing their unions over the use of member dues for political activities, opening a new legal front against unions that are already facing a separate challenge to their ability to collect dues from all teachers.Read full article >>






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ASSOC. CIO & CHIEF E-LEARNING STRATEGIST | University of Washington

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 04/07/2015 - 9:50am
US - WA - Bothell, ASSOC. CIO & CHIEF E-LEARNING STRATEGISTReq #:118399Department:UW BOTHELL IT (INFORMATION TECHNOLOGIES)Job Location:UW Bothell Posting Date:04/06/2015Closing Info:Open Until Filled Salary:Salary and
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