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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:


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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

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Educators Evaluate Array of Formative Testing Products

Education Week - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 10:30am
Many schools' personalized learning efforts hinge on the use of formative assessment tools, including embedded online curriculum, adaptive-learning platforms, and stand-alone tests.
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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:52am
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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Study: Alabama K-12 cuts deepest

Education Week - Fri, 10/17/2014 - 9:04am
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