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D.C. charter board postpones vote to close Options school

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 6:21pm

The D.C. Public Charter School Board has postponed its decision about whether to close Options Public Charter School in order to accommodate a request for a public hearing on the matter.

Options has been in turmoil since October, when the D.C. Office of the Attorney General filed a complaint alleging that three former managers of the school funneled millions of dollars meant for students to two for-profit businesses they owned.

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Very few D.C. students attend assigned schools, data show

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:54pm

Start with the District’s enormous range of public school quality and reputation, add the city’s enthusiastic embrace of school choice, and here is what you get: Very few D.C. students attend their assigned public school, particularly outside of a few pockets west of Rock Creek Park and on Capitol Hill.

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Calif. teacher uses cross-curricular projects to teach about politics

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:52pm
Lessons about politics and government can be blended into multiple project-based approaches, writes humanities teacher John B -More
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Maine high-schoolers get social lesson in how to "pay it forward"

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:52pm
Machias Memorial High School students in Christy Alley's Jobs for Maine Graduates class are learning key post-graduation skil -More
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N.J. district's added math may subtract time from social studies

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:52pm
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Inspiring Classroom Innovations: Nancie Lindblom
Trying to get students engaged in American history? Meet Nancie Lindblom, winner of the Arizona Teacher of the Year award in 2013. Inspired by her recent MA degree, Nancie is developing new, innovative material that gets students excited about government. See how Nancie revolutionized her classroom.

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Every educator can, should be a leader

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:52pm
Teachers' role as leaders in education often is lost in the focus on teaching and learning, suggests Naphtali Hoff, a former  -More
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Iowa to pilot yearlong student-teaching model

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:52pm
The University of Northern Iowa in Cedar Falls and Dordt College in Sioux Center next year will pilot a program in which 45 s -More

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N.J. social media courses to focus on responsible use

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:52pm
Schools in New Jersey are preparing to teach courses on social media -- focusing on making the most of the technology and als -More
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Mich. 10th-graders learn conflict-resolution tools in workshops

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:52pm
Tenth-graders in Michigan's Meridian Early College High School recently participated in a workshop meant to spread awareness  -More
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Alaska 5th-graders learn leadership skills as safety officers

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:52pm
An Alaska elementary school is teaching leadership skills to some fifth-graders by training them as safety officers.  -More
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2014 Social Studies Advocacy kick-off webinar

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:52pm
On Jan.  -More
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CUFA Annual Meeting call for proposals

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 2:52pm
The College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) of NCSS invites proposals for scholarships to be presented at its Annual M -More
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Pr. George’s parents criticize plan to move students away from neighborhood schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 1:42pm

More than a dozen parents attending a hearing Tuesday night questioned program changes proposed by Prince George’s County Schools chief executive Kevin M. Maxwell that would require some students to go to different schools next year.

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Strauss: Mom to officials: Stop forcing severely disabled kids to take high-stakes tests

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/19/2014 - 11:16am

Earlier this month I wrote about Andrea Rediske, who had fought a long battle with the Florida Department of Education over a requirement that her blind and brain-damaged son, Ethan, who also suffered from cerebral palsy, take state-mandated standardized tests. Rediske managed to win a waiver for her son, but recently, while he lay dying in a hospital, she was required to fill out paperwork proving that Ethan could not take a new standardized test this year. Ethan passed away on Feb. 7, at home with his parents at his side.

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