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With School Closed, Teachers and Volunteers in Ferguson Work to Fill Gap

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:43pm
More than a week after protests erupted here after the shooting death of Michael Brown, teachers and others are volunteering to provide some instruction to the students.
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Duncan offers teachers leeway on job performance tied to standardized tests

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 8:11pm

U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Thursday announced a plan to allow states to delay using student standardized test results on teacher performance evaluations, a move widely seen as an effort to calm tension between Duncan and the nation’s educators.

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States Given a Reprieve on Ratings of Teachers

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 7:50pm
Arne Duncan said that testing issues are “sucking the oxygen” out of classrooms, and that teachers should have another year to adjust to new standards and practices.






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Former congressman Davis chosen to lead George Mason University’s governing board

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 5:35pm

Former congressman Thomas M. Davis III will become the next leader of the governing board of George Mason University, officials announced Thursday.

Davis, a Republican who represented Northern Virginia in the House from January 1995 to November 2008, was elected rector of the university’s Board of Visitors in a vote of the board. Mason, with nearly 34,000 students last fall at the main campus in Fairfax County and at satellite campuses, is Virginia’s largest public university.

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Fewer Pass High School Exams, and Some in England Cheer

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 5:06pm
Traditionalists are pleased with what they see as a reversal of decades of slackening standards in education.
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Strauss: Is doing less harm enough for Education Secretary Duncan?

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 4:34pm

Education Secretary Arne Duncan said today via a blog post that he has decided to allow most states to apply for permission from the Education Department to push back to 2015-16 a requirement that they use student standardized test scores in teacher’s evaluations. This marked a step beyond flexibility Duncan offered last year, when he said states could seek flexibility from making personnel decisions based on teacher evaluations linked to student standardized test scores.

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Men's Project Coordinator | Pacific Lutheran University

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:52pm
US - WA - Tacoma, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: Detailed knowledge of masculinity and gender equity. Knowledge in one of the following areas and/or a willingness to become competent in all three: How gender inte
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Strauss: For first time, minority students expected to be majority in U.S. public schools this fall

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 1:05pm

For the first time in U.S. history, ethnic and racial minorities are projected to make up the majority of students attending American public schools this fall, ending the white-majority population that has existed from the beginnings of the public education system.

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Motherlode Blog: Simple Student Routines for Back-to-School Success

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 12:47pm
Establishing routines like a weekly regroup (with trash can and storage at hand), evening organization and nondigital bedtimes set the stage for a successful year.






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Strauss: Books that college freshmen should have read over the summer

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:34am

It has become a common practice at many colleges and universities to assign to incoming freshmen a book or other reading selection over the summer —sometimes as a requirement, sometimes just as a suggestion — so they can all come together to participate in a discussion about a particular theme during the school year. In some cases, students are also required to write about the book. Here are some of the 2014 reading selections from various schools and the reasons for which they were selected:

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Assistant Professor - Development Psychological Science | IU Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:24am
US - IN - Bloomington, The Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Indiana University -- Bloomington seeks to fill a faculty position in developmental psychology at the rank of Assistant Professor (tenure-track), t
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Gov. McAuliffe forms task force to combat sexual violence at Virginia colleges

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 11:00am

Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe formed a task force to combat sexual violence at the state’s colleges and universities, addressing a problem that has commanded attention this year in Washington and on campuses nationwide.

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Part-time Faculty - Anatomy & Physiology | Middlesex Community College

Latest Job Postings - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:58am
US - MA, Company Description: Middlesex Community College (MCC) employs over 800 people in full-time, part-time, faculty, professional administrative and support positions at campuses in both Lowell and Be
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Motherlode Blog: Casting Call: Rethink Family Dinner With Jenny Rosenstrach

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 08/21/2014 - 10:24am
During the week of Sept. 8, we’ll be coaching a real family through real family dinners in real time – seven new meals in seven days – and we hope that you’ll cook along with us.






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