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Sherwood mourns student killed in crash, police say driver had odor of alcohol

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 8:30pm

Sherwood High School was a sad but unified place Tuesday, as students wore their school colors to show a common bond while struggling with the death of a 15-year-old schoolmate killed in a teen car crash over the holiday weekend.

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U.S. Colleges Advised to Tighten Ebola Precautions

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 7:50pm
The new recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention came as thousands of foreign students and workers, and Americans who have been traveling abroad, began arriving on campuses to start a new school year.
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At Bailey’s elementary, Fairfax County students head to class in office building

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 7:10pm

At Fairfax County’s newest school, the first buses rolled into the parking lot Tuesday at 8:23 a.m. The giggling, jittery students poured out and looked up.

The new Bailey’s Upper Elementary School for the Arts and Sciences is a five-story brick structure that nine months ago housed an office complex. Now, it’s Fairfax County’s tallest school.

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Bomb threat puts Westfield High on first-day lockdown

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 4:51pm

A bomb threat called in at Westfield High in Chantilly on Tuesday afternoon forced the school into lockdown while police swept the building, the only unusual incident in an otherwise normal first day of classes in Fairfax County.

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Prince George’s BOE creates committees to address numerous areas of work

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:38pm

The Prince George’s County Board of Education has created six committees to help carry out the work of the school board.

The formation of the new committees comes more than a year after the board was overhauled. The reconfigured board, which was a fully-elected body changed to a hybrid board with several appointed members, had a rough transition after County Executive Rushern Baker III pushed for a school takeover.

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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Winner, Week 10 | A High School Journalist on the Execution of James Foley

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:34pm
5,680 entries ago, we began our Summer Reading Contest. Today, reluctantly, we announce our final winner — congratulations DB_TZ! — and our usual long list of runners-up and honorable mentions.






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The Learning Network: How to Use Our Blog This School Year

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 3:11pm
Happy academic year 2014-15! Here’s what we’ve got on our blog and how you can use it, whether you’re a teacher, a student (of any age) or a parent.






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Active Role in Class Helps Black and First-Generation College Students, Study Says

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 2:15pm
A study of college students found that the trend toward more class participation, and away from a traditional lecture-based approach, raised average test scores, with bigger gains for some.






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Stanford University plans to slowly increase its undergraduate enrollment

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 2:11pm

The most selective university in the country plans to open its gates a bit wider in the next few years.

Stanford University, which turns down roughly 19 out of every 20 applicants, wants to grow its entering freshman class by an estimated 100 students in the fall of 2016. That would translate to a class of about 1,800.

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Getting Involved with NCSS- Spotlight: Operations Committees--Jordan Grote

NCSS Blogs from Connected - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 1:53pm
Are you an NCSS member looking for ways to get more involved with the organization? One of the ways individuals can get more involved is to volunteer for an NCSS Operations Committee. The Operations Committees are: Archives, Awards, Conference, Government Relations/Public Relations, International Visitors, Membership, Publications, and the Social Education Select Subcommittee. For more information on the different committees, and to apply, please visit: http://www.socialstudies.org/getinvolved/committees --> Read More

Assistant Professor in Sociocultural Anthropology | Haverford College

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 1:43pm
US - PA - Haverford, The successful applicant should have completed the Ph.D. by August, 2015, and have a strong record of research, publishing, and teaching in Environmental Anthropology. Applicants should submit a cov
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Sociocultural Anthropologist | Quest University Canada

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 1:41pm
CAN - BC - Squamish, A completed PhD or equivalent is required. At the minimum, candidates are expected to have designed and taught at least one university-level course. Candidates without this level of experience are enc
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Professor Psychology & Neuroscience/ Director Duke Center for Interdisciplinary Decision Sciences | Duke University

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 1:20pm
US - NC - Durham, The Department of Psychology and Neuroscience at Duke University seeks applications for a tenured Associate or Full Professor in the area of decision-making to serve as the Director of the Duke Cente
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Anne Arundel County officials find cat that closed an elementary school in closet

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 1:14pm

An animal control officer captured a cat that closed an Anne Arundel County school Tuesday after two second-grade teachers discovered fur and urine inside a supply closet, a spokesmen said.

Two Richard Henry Lee Elementary School teachers contacted animal control around 7:30 a.m. Tuesday, and the cat was captured by 9 a.m., said Bob Mosier, a county schools spokesman.

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Assistant Professor of Education | St. Norbert College

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:34am
US - WI, St. Norbert College invites applications for a tenure-track Assistant Professor position in its Education discipline, to begin in August 2015. We seek an individual who can contribute to our Teacher
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Pediatric Emergency Medicine Position | District Medical Group Inc. (DMG)

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:46am
US - AZ - Phoenix, The Pediatric Emergency Division of DMG (District Medical Group Inc.) is recruiting for a BC/BE PEM physician to join the Pediatric Emergency Department at Maricopa Medical Center’s Arizona Children’
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Open Rank, Psychologist, Departments of Psychology | Penn State University

Latest Job Postings - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 10:03am
US - PA - University Park, The Department of Psychology at Penn State (http://psych.la.psu.edu/) is recruiting (rank open) for a psychologist to participate in the Psychology-Women’s Studies dual degree graduate program commen
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