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Calif. students connect with culture through Telugu language

NCSS Smartbrief - February 3, 2016 - 1:40pm
California teacher Vidya Tandanki is teaching Telugu, a language spoken in India that is not spoken as widely among second- a -More
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Mass. students start petition to change terminology

NCSS Smartbrief - February 3, 2016 - 1:40pm
Seventh- and eighth-graders at a Massachusetts school recently filed a petition on the White House's website to ask that the  -More
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NCSS Annual Conference proposal reviewers

NCSS Smartbrief - February 3, 2016 - 1:40pm
Help shape the 2016 NCSS Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., by becoming an online proposal reviewer.  -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - February 3, 2016 - 1:40pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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George Mason student shares debt struggles at congressional forum

Education News from Washington Post - February 3, 2016 - 1:01pm
Senate Democrats held a forum Wednesday on the social and economic impact of student debt.









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Dad: My state now requires 11th graders to take the SAT. Not my daughter.

Education News from Washington Post - February 3, 2016 - 11:29am
More states are mandating that high school juniors take the SAT or ACT for federal accountability purposes. Why some think this is a bad idea.









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PARCC Scores Lower for Students Who Took Exams on Computers

Education Week - February 3, 2016 - 10:03am
The Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers acknowledged the discrepancies in scores across different formats of its exams in response to questions from Education Week.
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U.S. Education Official Apologizes for Judgment, Collapses

Education Week - February 3, 2016 - 8:53am
The Education Department's chief information officer collapsed after undergoing grueling questioning from lawmakers about his work on side businesses with subordinates, failure to pay taxes on his profits and award of a government contract to a friend's company.
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The Learning Network: Student Question | Have You Experienced Racism or Other Kinds of Discrimination in School?

Education News from NY Times - February 3, 2016 - 8:29am
Do you think your school sometimes has a hostile environment for people of color, or for anyone who is in the minority there? If so, how much does that concern you?









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The Learning Network: List of the Week | 20 Things to Teach This February

Education News from NY Times - February 3, 2016 - 8:09am
You may not have realized just how many learning opportunities the various holidays, traditions and calendrical quirks of February 2016 offer you, but we have.









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Homeless student stops donations and asks people to help others

Education News from Washington Post - February 3, 2016 - 7:38am
Many people wanted to help a college student who is homeless, but he quickly directed donations to help others, saying, "This is more than enough."









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Should colleges ask about criminal and disciplinary records?

Education News from Washington Post - February 3, 2016 - 6:36am
One senior admissions official says it's past time to study whether the 'checkboxes' are counterproductive









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