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Montgomery proposal would change enrollment and classroom capacity guidelines

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 4:44pm

This story has been updated.

As Montgomery County’s enrollment surges for another year, school leaders have proposed changing guidelines to increase the preferred maximum enrollment of high schools and establish classroom capacity at 18 students in the early grades at high-needs schools.

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Motherlode Blog: Family Dinners for a Complicated Week

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 3:35pm
This week features a lot of moving parts at our house, and dinner will not be the focus. But it still has to be planned and provided, even if not necessarily cooked.






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Mont. social studies, science students work together on water project

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Science teacher Steve Paulson of Lewistown Junior High School in Montana and his class have teamed with social studies teache -More
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Why teachers should consider research on learning styles

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Educators need the training and resources to utilize years of research into students' learning differences and strengths, esp -More
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Ill. task force wants input on social studies standards

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:25pm
A new task force, established by the Illinois State Board of Education, is seeking public input on new social studies standar -More
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NYC school embraces system of teacher-leaders

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:25pm
A New York City school is one of about 70 teacher-led schools in the U.S.  -More
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Duncan takes part in Twitter chat for Connected Educator Month

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:25pm
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan co-hosted a recent Twitter chat with educators as part of Connected Educator Month.  -More
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4th-grade class project prompts N.Y. to name yogurt its official snack

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:25pm
A fourth-grade class project in a New York school has prompted lawmakers to adopt yogurt as the state's official snack.  -More
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N.J. students donate backpacks filled with supplies to peers in need

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Students attending a New Jersey high school plan to distribute backpacks collected for students in another community.  -More
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Volunteers needed for NCSS Committees

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 1:25pm
NCSS is seeking applicants to serve on NCSS Operations Committees.  -More
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Strauss: ‘E’ stands for Ebola. What does ‘S’ stand for? Scaring students.

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:31am

This isn’t part of the standard school curriculum, but some schools in the United States are teaching kids how to be scared. How?

Let’s review:

From WKYC.com:

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Strauss: What the Common Core standards can’t do

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 11:00am

A lot has been written about the Common Core State Standards, but here’s a different way of looking at the standards and what they can and can’t do. It was written by veteran educator Marion Brady, who has written history and world culture textbooks,  professional books, numerous nationally distributed columns (many are available here), and courses of study. His 2011 book, “What’s Worth Learning,” asks and answers this question: What knowledge is absolutely essential for every learner? His course of study for secondary-level students, called “Connections: Investigating Reality,” is free for downloading here. Brady’s website is www.marionbrady.com.

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