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Former Montgomery schools chief sets up business to open way for consulting

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 10:23pm
Montgomery County’s former superintendent, Joshua P. Starr, has established a new consulting business, according to Maryland state records and a statement relayed through the school district.The limited liability company, called Education Solutions LLC, was registered with the state Feb. 17, a day after Starr’s resignation took effect, according to online records from the Maryland Department of Assessments & Taxation.Read full article >>

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Your Money Adviser: Putting a Dent in College Costs With Open-Source Textbooks

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 7:04pm
At a two-year community college, textbooks can equal 40 percent of tuition. Free or low-cost electronic books can cut that way back.
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Fed up with low pay and job instability, some adjunct professors walk out

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 6:45pm
It didn’t bring higher education to its knees. But an effort to raise awareness about the disparity in conditions for full- and part-time faculty, “National Adjunct Walkout Day,”  did make its point Wednesday — more often by word of mouth than by people actually refusing to teach a class.Read full article >>

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Middle School History Teacher | The Agnes Irwin School

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 6:41pm
US - PA - Rosemont, The Agnes Irwin School seeks a full-time Middle School History Teacher. Employment will begin in late August, 2015. Candidates should be excited to work in a rigorous academic environment with collea
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Y.O.U. Impact Fellow Spring 2015 - Old Orchard Jr High School | Youth Organizations Umbrella

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 6:23pm
US - IL - Skokie, The Impact Fellow should have the following qualifications: • A deep passion for working with youth and families • Exceptional interpersonal skills, including the ability to work with a di
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School Leadership | Noble Network of Charter Schools

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 6:14pm
US - IL - Chicago, Noble-Quality Non-Negotiables: A History of Personal Achievement Belief That All Students, Regardless of Background and Current Ability, Can Succeed In High School, College, and Life Belief In No
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Social Studies Teacher | Noble Network of Charter Schools

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 6:10pm
US - IL - Chicago, Be Noble. Teach Social Studies at Noble. Noble believes that it must provide an academic foundation that will prepare its students for future success in all endeavors. We’re looking for passi
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Primary Grades Spanish Immerison Homeroom Teacher | Missoula International School

Latest Job Postings - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 5:02pm
US - MT - Missoula,  Qualifications: Prior teaching experience and training, advanced degrees, strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with parents, staff, and school person
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The Learning Network: Text to Text | ‘What Would Malcolm X Think?’ and ‘After the Bombing’

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:33pm
In this Text to Text, we feature an Op-Ed written by Malcolm’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz, in which she asks “What would Malcolm X think?” about today’s violence and activism. We pair it with an excerpt from one of Malcolm X’s final speeches, when he addresses many of these same issues.

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Fairfax elects new student school board member

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:55pm
A Madison High School junior will serve as the 45th student representative to the Fairfax County School board to advocate on behalf of children in the nation’s 10th largest school system.Ben Press will take on his new position beginning July 1, succeeding Harris LaTeef, a senior at Langely High School. The student representative is elected by the county’s student advisory council and serves a one-year term in a non-voting role of the 12 member-board, frequently highlighting issues concerning the district’s 187,000 students.Read full article >>

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Arne Duncan talks early childhood education at Alexandria school

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:49pm
Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Wednesday got a first-hand glimpse of early childhood education in a busy Alexandria preschool classroom, where he got down on the rug with youngsters playing with blocks, chatted up students building a “neighborhood” with sand and talked to a young girl about her writing.Read full article >>

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Mass. social studies students learn about Uganda through dance

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:37pm
Fifth- and sixth-grade social studies students at a Massachusetts school recently performed tribal cultural dances of Uganda. -More
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Digital tourism brings time travel to life for students

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:37pm
To explore Colonial America, Kerry Gallagher's history students acted as digital tour guides and created commercials promotin -More

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