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Nation's high school graduation rate reaches new record high

Education News from Washington Post - October 18, 2016 - 1:00am
More than 83 percent of U.S. students earned a diploma on time, according to federal data released Monday.
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No, it's not cute when little boys force kisses on little girls. A primer on teaching boys to respect girls.

Education News from Washington Post - October 18, 2016 - 1:00am
'My daughter should not be made to feel uncomfortable and afraid of going to school because a boy is overly affectionate. Is this where violence begins? Maybe . . . or maybe not. But it is undeniably disrespect. And pervasive disrespect leads to violence and harm.'
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A $4.36 Million Gift to Boost Dance Education

Education News from NY Times - October 17, 2016 - 5:22pm
The donation will allow Teachers College at Columbia University to establish a new doctoral program to train those who train dance teachers.
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Games teach Wis. students about earning money

NCSS Smartbrief - October 17, 2016 - 1:29pm
Third- and fourth-graders at a Wisconsin school recently got a hands-on introduction to financial literacy and entrepreneursh -More
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How to grow students' intercultural competence

NCSS Smartbrief - October 17, 2016 - 1:29pm
Intercultural competence helps students develop as global citizens, writes Melissa Liles, chief education officer for AFS Int -More
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Socioeconomic integration is underway in some schools

NCSS Smartbrief - October 17, 2016 - 1:29pm
One hundred school districts and charter schools use students' socioeconomic status to determine school assignments -- up fro -More
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US high-school graduation rate rises

NCSS Smartbrief - October 17, 2016 - 1:29pm
The high-school graduation rate in the US has reached a record high of 83.2% -- an increase of about 4 percentage points sinc -More
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Students write tech-enabled content for museums

NCSS Smartbrief - October 17, 2016 - 1:29pm
Visitors to four University of Alabama museums will have new ways to interact with exhibits, thanks to sixth-graders at a loc -More
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Survey: Parents, teachers try to define kindness

NCSS Smartbrief - October 17, 2016 - 1:29pm
Both parents and teachers believe it is important for children to be kind, but they define kindness in different ways, accord -More
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Hispanic cultures celebrated in Ill. district

NCSS Smartbrief - October 17, 2016 - 1:29pm
Students across all grades in an Illinois district recently celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month.  -More
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Itineraries: Civil Rights History Finds Heightened Relevance in a Troubled Present

Education News from NY Times - October 17, 2016 - 1:03pm
Interest is growing in so-called civil rights tourism, as attendance and donations grow for museums focused on the African-American experience.
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