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Strauss: Educators alarmed by some questions on N.Y. Common Core tests

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 12:15pm
I wrote a post yesterday saying education activists were reporting more than 175,000 New York students had opted out of Common Core English Language Arts exams given last week — and many more districts were still unheard from.  New York is at the center of a growing movement among parents around the country to protest new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core (or similar state standards) that they think are unfair to students and teachers because the results are used for high-stakes decisions against the advice of assessment experts. The post also mentioned some complaints from teachers about the composition of the tests, which are aligned to the Core and were created for the state of New York by Pearson, the largest education company in the world.Read full article >>






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French and Social Studies | Buxton School

Latest Job Postings - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 11:09am
US - MA - Williamstown, French teacher. Candidate must be comfortable teaching all levels of French I-IV. Strength in social studies/history a plus. On-campus housing will be provided and dormitory and alternate weekend dut
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Strauss: PISA’s potentially dangerous problems — and what to do about them

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 11:04am
Last month I ran a post looking at the troubled Program for International Student Assessment, better known in the education world as PISA, which has come under fierce criticism in recent years. PISA is given every three years to 15-year-olds around the world in reading, math and science, and the results are taken as proxies by many governments — including the Obama administration — as important reflections of the state of their education systems. Critics say the tests are flawed in various ways and the results should not be taken as solemn pronouncements on the success of a school system. (Incidentally, the United States has always tested average at best on the exams.)Read full article >>






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Strauss: What psychology tells us about student achievement — and how it is ignored

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 9:30am
Modern school reform has focused primarily on “accountability” measures — or, how to hold students, teachers, principals, schools and districts “accountable” for higher standardized-test scores, but, unfortunately has failed to look at many of the real problems children face in their classrooms.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Editorial Contest Winner | ‘Chemical Horses’ and the Racing Industry

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 04/19/2015 - 6:08am
A piece by Erica K GHS, one of the Top 10 winners of our Student Editorial Contest.






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‘Free-range’ flap fans the flames of a national debate on parenting

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 8:51pm
Long before the Meitivs of Silver Spring clashed with Montgomery County over their young children’s walk home alone from a park, other parents across the country were at odds with authorities over similar questions: How much supervision do children need, and when are they truly at risk?Read full article >>






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Cornell’s Chocolate Milk Fills Refueling Gap

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 5:41pm
At Cornell, the benefits of having an on-campus dairy extend beyond a diverse dining hall menu to helping change workout recovery habits.






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Strauss: Report: 175,000-plus N.Y. students opt out of Common Core test, more expected

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 4:09pm
An education advocacy group says that more than 175,000 New York students — far more than last year — opted out of Common Core English Language Arts exams given this week, and the number is expected to climb, highlighting a growing movement among parents around the country to protest standardized tests they think are unfair to students and teachers.Read full article >>






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DANCE INSTRUCTOR | Houston Christian High School

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 11:00am
US - TX - Houston, Dance Instructor Houston Christian High School is accepting applications from qualified candidates for the position of Dance Instructor. The Dance Instructor will provide a wide range of dance instr
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Strauss: School apologizes after inviting all girls to wear a hijab for a day

Education News from Washington Post - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 10:17am
A public high school in Mason, Ohio, has apologized for an event called the “Covered For a Day” that encouraged all girls to wear a hijab — a head scarf worn by Islamic women — as a cultural awareness activity.Read full article >>






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Primary Teacher | Laurel School

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 10:12am
US - OH - Shaker Heights, Required Qualifications The successful candidate ideally holds a graduate degree and possesses 3 or more years of teaching experience at the Primary School level. She or he must possess a positive at
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Lecturer in History | University of Chicago (UC)

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 8:43am
US - IL - Chicago, The Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS) at the University of Chicago invites applications for a position as Lecturer in History. This is a full-time one-year lectureship beginning S
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Assistant Professor in Photography | University of California Santa Cruz

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 8:14am
US - CA - Santa Cruz, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, SANTA CRUZ DEPARTMENT OF VISUAL ARTSAssistant Professor in PhotographyThe Visual Arts Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz (UCSC) invites artists focused i
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Program Associate (Assistant Instructor) | University of Maryland, College Park

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 7:58am
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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Adjunct Faculty - Introduction to Sport Management - Emmanuel College | Colleges of the Fenway

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 7:56am
US - MA - Boston, Founded in 1919 by the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur as the first Catholic college for women in New England, Emmanuel today is a coeducational, residential college with a 17-acre campus in the heart
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Senior Associate Director, Major Gifts | Northwestern University

Latest Job Postings - Sat, 04/18/2015 - 7:45am
US - IL - New York,  About the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University:The Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University is a premier institution for management education. Founded in 1908
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National Briefing | Midwest: Illinois: Schools Chief Takes Leave

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 9:49pm
Barbara Byrd-Bennett, chief executive of the Chicago Public Schools, will take a paid leave of absence amid a federal investigation into a $20.5 million no-bid contract the district awarded.






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Lower School English Teacher | Chinese American International School

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:58pm
US - CA - San Francisco, Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree Understanding of social and emotional learning strategies Technical/Computer skills as required for job performance Initial and continued tubercu
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Chemistry Teacher | Pingree School

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 7:46pm
US - MA - South Hamilton, Candidates should have at least 3-5 years of experience at the secondary school level or the equivalent in related area or field and experience.  A bachelor degree is required and a master’
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Director of Diversity and Inclusion | Siena Heights University

Latest Job Postings - Fri, 04/17/2015 - 5:29pm
US - MI - Adrian, REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree in higher education or related field required. Possess a broad-based knowledge of diverse populations including, but not limited to ethnic and racial cultures, fa
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