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Strauss: A shameless bid for Twitter followers?

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:05pm
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(Here’s how the USCCF Ed & Workforce describes itself on Twitter: “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Center for Education & Workforce promotes rigorous educational standards and effective job training systems.”)

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Declaration of Independence taught as a breakup letter in Calif. school

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
Juniors in a California U.S.  -More
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How to make asking questions fun, rewarding for students

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
Because "questioning helps us learn, explore the unknown, and adapt to change," it is essential that teachers foster classroo -More
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Duncan offers guidance on testing, evaluations, more

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
Education Secretary Arne Duncan in this blog post addresses key education issues, including teacher evaluations and test prep -More
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Education poll highlights public opinion on policies

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
Public support for the Common Core State Standards has dropped from 65% in 2013 to 53% in favor now, according to a recent su -More
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How schools can keep track of mobile devices

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
As schools introduce more mobile technology, there is increased risk of the devices going missing, according to this article, -More
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Teachers in Mo. clean the streets as historic unrest unfolds

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
With schools in two districts shuttered this week because of civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., some teachers have taken to the s -More
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Iowa students recognized for food-waste projects

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
Students from Johnson County, Iowa, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to be recognized by the President's Environmental  -More
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Link social studies standards with the Common Core State Standards

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
"Teaching Reading with the Social Studies Standards: Elementary Units that Integrate Great Books, Social Studies, and the Com -More
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Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
Get ready for the school year by applying for a Rho Kappa charter.  -More
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Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument an exchange of ignorance.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
Robert Quillen, American journalist -More
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Arlington considers school board appointment to fill vacancy

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:09pm

The Arlington County school board on Friday approved a measure to consider appointing an interim member to fill one of two recent vacancies.

The school board will hold a public hearing on Sept. 4 to discuss the possible appointment to the five-member board. Currently, the board has only three elected members after two members resigned in close succession.

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

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:56am
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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Strauss: Judge smacks N.C. lawmakers, rules school vouchers unconstitutional

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:49am

Blasting state lawmakers for concocting a scheme that he said “fails” children, a North Carolina judge declared unconstitutional a state voucher program that uses public money for students from low-income families to pay private school tuition.

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Ferguson-Area Schools Face 'Balancing Act' Amid Unrest

Education Week - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 11:18am
Local districts are walking a tightrope between returning to the normal routine while acknowledging the street protests and larger debate about race and law enforcement sparked by the fatal shooting in Ferguson, Mo.
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Motherlode Blog: How Dekiema Pogue, Military Spouse and Administrative Assistant, Does It

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 10:03am
A flexible schedule and an equally flexible employer help make this military spouse’s sometimes solo parenting easier.






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