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N.Y. student leaders learn about bullying, violence in teen relationships

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Student leaders from 16 schools in Buffalo and Erie counties in New York recently attended a conference hosted by the Nationa -More
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Mentoring program offers guidance to teenage girls

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
A Maryland high school each week hosts a mentoring program for female students.  -More
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2014 NCSS Annual Conference presentations

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Did you miss the annual conference, or are you looking for copies of materials from a conference session you attended?  -More
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Call for manuscripts for Social Studies and the Young Learner

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
If you are an enthusiastic elementary teacher or teacher educator with great ideas that you have implemented in the classroom -More
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SmartBrief readers choose 1st annual Educators' Choice Content Award winners

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Two original content pieces about the Maker Movement struck a chord with SmartBrief readers this year.  -More
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I dwell in Possibility.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:45pm
Emily Dickinson, American poet -More
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Montgomery County to probe handling of school abuse allegations

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 2:32pm
Montgomery officials have scheduled a public session to examine the county school system’s child abuse policies and procedures amid heightened concerns about how the district addresses alleged incidents of sexual abuse on school grounds.Read full article >>






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Turning around schools with low achievement rates never seem to work

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 1:36pm
One of the goals U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan set when he launched the $3.5 billion School Improvement Grant (SIG) program in 2009 was to turn 1,000 schools around annually for five years. “We could really move the needle, lift the bottom and change the lives of tens of millions of underserved children,” he said.Read full article >>






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E-mail text: The Johns Hopkins admissions misfire

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:20pm
Here is the sequence of communication from Johns Hopkins University to Sam Stephenson, a Virginia student who applied for early admission to the class of 2019 in the prestigious private institution in Baltimore. First, Sam was directed, like all other “Early Decision” applicants, to a secure Web site to see the verdict. Those notifications were posted at 3 p.m. Friday. Sam and several hundred others were denied. Then he received two emails on Sunday, the first one a mistake and the second an apology. In all, 294 applicants who had not been admitted received the mistaken email Sunday. Of those, 285 had been denied and 9 deferred for consideration in the regular admission cycle.Read full article >>






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Strauss: How not to bomb the dreaded college application essay

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:15pm
This is the fifth post in a continuing series about a high school senior attemping to navigate through the college admissions process. She is Samantha Fogel, a student at The Derryfield School, a private college preparatory day school for grades six through twelve in Manchester, New Hampshire. Samantha and her college counselor, Brennan Barnard, are documenting her application process in a series of occasional posts that include the voices of her parents, teachers, friends and others. Her story may help debunk some myths surrounding selective college admission while providing a window into a time of transition for one young woman growing up in rural New Hampshire.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: With Three Adults, Two Jobs and One Baby, a Family Is Barely Getting By

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/17/2014 - 12:10pm
The house is paid for. The car is paid for. Everything else, we’re barely covering. I can’t find a job for the life of me—and if I do, who will look after the baby?






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