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How a Minn. teacher uses BYOD with her immigrant students

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
Bring-your-own-device programs can be difficult to implement in schools where students are from low-income families or are re -More
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Iowa high-school students encouraged to register to vote

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
Cedar Falls High School seniors in Iowa who are nearly eligible to vote recently attended a Rock the Vote program at their sc -More
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Scientists may have solved mystery behind Death Valley's "sliding rocks"

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
Scientists studying the "sliding rocks" of California's Death Valley National Park have presented evidence they believe final -More
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Call for members of FASSE Board

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on the Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education (FASSE) boa -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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SmartBrief will not publish Monday

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
In observance of the Labor Day holiday, NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Monday, Sept. 1.  -More
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A hero is one who knows how to hang on one minute longer.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
Novalis, German poet -More
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Prince George’s revises its student appeals process

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:29pm

The Prince George’s Board of Education revised the school system’s policy on student appeals to mirror guidelines created earlier this year by the Maryland State Board of Education that speed up decisions on disciplinary actions.

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Motherlode Blog: 13, and Surviving in the Woods on Squirrel Pizza

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:57pm
The 20-something mastermind behind my son’s outdoor survival program presented parents with no medical forms or really any assurances for our children’s safety. Yet my son has never been hurt any worse than he has playing with friends in our finished basement, and it has transformed him.






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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:40pm
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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Picking Up an Elusive College Dream

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:23pm
For Tenille Warren, the burden of growing up poor was too heavy for even the offer of a free ride to college to counter. But, about to turn 38, she is back on track at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
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Loose cat causes Anne Arundel elementary school to close early

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:20pm

A loose cat closed an Anne Arundel County elementary school Friday morning.

Bob Mosier, a county schools spokesman, said a teacher at Richard Henry Lee Elementary School in Glen Burnie spotted a cat inside her classroom around 7:30 a.m. Mosier said she notified school officials and there were no students inside the school at the time of the discovery.

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Seoul and other Asian cities provide surge of foreign students to U.S. universities

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:39am

Seoul is sending more students to U.S. universities than any other foreign city, followed by Beijing and Shanghai, according to a new analysis of federal data that shows in vivid detail a huge surge of visitors from overseas in recent years seeking higher education in the United States.

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David Rosand, an Art History Scholar Whose Heart Was in Venice, Dies at 75

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 10:27am
Mr. Rosand, who began teaching at Columbia in the mid-’60s, specialized in Venetian painting but had wide art knowledge beyond his immediate field.






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Strauss: Does ‘restorative justice’ in campus sexual assault cases make sense?

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:41am

Meg Mott, a professor of political theory at Marlboro College in Vermont, recent wrote a post published on this blog about how  many colleges are mishandling cases of sexual assault on campus. The issue has been getting attention, with with a bipartisan group of senators recently introducting legislation in Congress that would force school officials to be more transparent and accountable in dealing with sexual assaults. Here’s a follow-up piece on the issue from Mott

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Strauss: State education board slams Obama administration’s testing policies

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:41am

Vermont’s Board of Education recently passed a resolution on assessment and accountability in public education (see full text below) that slams some of the Obama administration’s key school reform policies.

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