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Fairfax schools to vote on spending millions to turn half-day Mondays into full class days

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 7:43pm

The Fairfax County School Board is scheduled to vote Thursday on using $7.6 million to cover the estimated cost of extending Mondays from half a day of classes to a full day for elementary students in the coming school year.

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D.C. students ‘meet Washington’ to learn about careers and prepare for them

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 6:12pm

A group of D.C. students got a close look at the construction of the National Museum of African American History and Culture this week, with the senior project manager giving an overview of the design and building phases of the three-tiered copper building and the artifacts it will house.

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John Walsh, Democrat, Confronts Questions of Plagiarism

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 3:20pm
An examination of the final paper required for Senator John Walsh of Montana’s master’s degree from the Army War College indicates that at least a quarter of it was appropriated without attribution.






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Motherlode Blog: 5 Ways To Help Your Kid Not Stink At Math

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:51pm
The “new math” curriculum is great — and nearly guaranteed to drive children and their parents understandably insane, because teachers don’t know how to teach it yet. Here’s what to do to help your child while they learn.






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Maxwell appoints new chief financial officer for Prince George’s County schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 2:32pm

Eighteen years ago, Colby R. White was an accounting clerk for Maryland’s second-largest school system.

Today, he is the Prince George’s County school district’s chief financial officer, responsible for a staff of 175 employees and for helping craft the school system’s $1.8 billion budget. His office includes payroll, purchasing and worker’s compensation.

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How to help students make connections to history

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
Students need to make connections to history that are meaningful and personal, middle-grades history teachers Jody Passanisi  -More
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High-school students help dig for artifacts on Mass. estate

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
Eight high-school students in Milton, Mass., are participating in the Wakefield Estate's Summer Archaeology Institute, a two- -More
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Collaboration time for teachers yields improvements for Conn. school

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
Following an unsuccessful attempt in 2010 to extend school days for students and teachers to improve achievement at a Connect -More
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3 tips to help teachers work together

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
Sharing responsibility by delegating some of the workload can improve collaboration between educators, writes former classroo -More
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Strategies to help schools safeguard sensitive data in the cloud

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
For school districts looking to move data to the cloud or use other file-sharing services, file encryption technology is esse -More
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La. students prepare school gardens in Choctaw tradition

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
Elementary- and middle-school students in Lacombe, La., recently learned about the gardening traditions of the Choctaw Indian -More
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Ore. students' service projects help children, at-risk youths

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
High-school student volunteers participating in a CARECorps summer camp aim to complete several service projects benefitting  -More
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Opportunity for NBCTs

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
From NCSS Past-President Michael Yell's blog on Connected, the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is seeking  -More
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Are you a member?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 1:58pm
NCSS provides the professional network and teaching resources to keep social studies a valued and vital part of the nation&rs -More
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D.C. Youth Slam Team brings home world championship

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/23/2014 - 12:59pm

This story has been updated.

A D.C. slam poetry team won first prize at an international festival last weekend.

The 2014 Brave New Voices Festival, the largest youth slam poetry festival, attracted 50 teams from around the country and five international cities, and ended Saturday night with the “Grand Slam Finals.”

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