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Pa. high school uses mosaics to teach across subjects

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:56pm
A visiting artist recently taught students at a Pennsylvania high school about mosaics in lessons that included not only art -More
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Resources, videos for teaching spoken-word poetry

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Ideas for teachers to take charge of their PD

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:56pm
Educators can take control of their professional development by leveraging professional learning networks as well as online r -More
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How teachers can tailor their messages to peer audiences

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:56pm
In this blog post, educator Lisa Nielsen offers some suggestions to help teachers connect their ideas with potential audience -More
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States show increased interest in digital learning, report finds

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:56pm
Some states nationwide are showing improvement in digital learning, according to a recent report card released by Digital Lea -More
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Colo. students visit senior center to interview veterans for history project

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:56pm
A group of Colorado high-school students recently interviewed World War II, Korean War and Vietnam War veterans to record the -More
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Ill. students help clean cemetery's grounds, conduct research

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:56pm
Students from Zeigler-Royalton High School in Illinois joined local officials in an effort to spruce up one of Franklin Count -More
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Webinar: Integrating Map Tools in the Social Studies Classroom -- April 22

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:56pm
Our April 22 webinar will focus on the utilization of online map tools to engage students and enhance professional practice f -More
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Inspiration for My Colleagues: Social Studies is Everywhere!

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:56pm
Barbara Knighton, NCSS 2013 Social Studies Elementary Teacher of the Year, provides this month's "Inspiration for My Colleagu -More
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I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 1:56pm
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord, French diplomat -More
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Strauss: What is the SAT good for?

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 11:00am

The College Board released new details on Wednesday about how the SAT will change in early 2016. My colleague Nick Anderson wrote about the changes in this story, explaining how the test, once billed as evaluating “aptitude,” is now being marketed as a measure of high school achievement. But does it even do that? Bob Schaeffer, public education director of the National Center for Fair & Open Testing, known as FairTest, explains. FairTest is a non-profit organization dedicated to ending the misuse of standardized tests.

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Motherlode Blog: Recipes for Kids: Bananas, Cold and Custardy

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:42am
Whip up plain frozen bananas and end up with a creamy, dreamy dessert.






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Motherlode Blog: The Decision: One Child, One School

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:39am
Parents are notoriously anxious yet clueless with their first child. With the preschool decision, I felt additional pressure because after a recent ectopic pregnancy, it looks as if Zee will be our only child.






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Strauss: Students don’t need a ‘voice.’ Here’s what they really need.

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 10:00am

Sam Levin was a student when, in 2011, he founded the Independent Project at Monument Mountain Regional High School in Massachusetts. He had thrown out an idea to administrations about allowing students to create a learning environment in which teachers serve as mentors and coaches while students post questions and design ways to answer them in unorthodox ways. The project started as a pilot and is now in several different schools. Levin graduated and went to Oxford University in England, where he is now a senior. Here’s a piece he wrote about what students really need in school.

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Strauss: Live online chat at 1 p.m. today

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:39am

I’ll be doing a live chat on washingtonpost.com at 1 p.m. today, so if you have any questions or comments about anything in education (or even marginally related), send them in here:

http://live.washingtonpost.com/the-answer-sheet-20140416.html#submit-question

Here’s a transcript of the first chat, and here is the transcript of last week’s.

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Auburn University Suspends Classes After Threat

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 9:31am
University officials said that they did not believe the threat, written in a campus restroom, was credible, but that they wanted to ease anxiety among students and parents.
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Tenn. Lawmakers Pass Free College Tuition Plan

Education Week - Wed, 04/16/2014 - 8:25am
Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is headed to his desk after passing the House on Tuesday.
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