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Fairfax County School Board approves Garza’s budget proposal

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:47pm

The Fairfax County School Board on Thursday night unanimously approved new Schools Superintendent Karen Garza’s proposed $2.5 billion budget for next year.

Ted Velkoff (At Large), the school board budget chair, said that Garza, who joined the school system in July, had brought with her a new way of developing the budget, noting that she met with local civic leaders and others in the county while drafting her proposal.

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Strauss: School board member vows to keep fighting for the late Ethan Rediske

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:42pm

Rick Roach, a member of the Orange County School Board in Florida, sent the following e-mail about the death on Friday of 11-year-old Ethan Rediske, who became known in Florida after his mother, Andrea, fought a state requirement that her blind son, who had brain damage as well as cerebral palsy, take standardized tests.

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Notebook | Valentines : Teaching Generation Y the Basics of a Strong Relationship

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:33pm
The most elemental skills of romantic intimacy are going the way of cursive handwriting. Colleges can help — in the classroom.
    
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Alaska 10th-graders work with younger students on History Day projects

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:30pm
History Day is coming up, and 10th-graders from West Valley High School in Alaska recently teamed up with University Park Ele -More
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Nation-simulator game brings relevance to U.S. history lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:30pm
Middle-grades teacher Aaron Kaio in this blog post describes how he uses the nation-building simulation game Civic Mirror as  -More
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Is there a connection between per-pupil funding, achievement in Kansas?

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:30pm
Per-pupil funding in Kansas last year hit a 10-year low -- $3,838 each -- and students in the state posted their lowest ranki -More
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Israel's president sets record by teaching world's largest online civics class

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:30pm
Israel's President Shimon Peres recently set a world record when he taught an online class about civics to more than 9,000 hi -More
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Calif. 5th-graders Skype with students in "mystery" locations

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:30pm
Teacher Scott Bedley connects his fifth-grade students at Plaza Vista School in California with the world through regular tel -More
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Ala. mayor encourages high-schoolers to join teen council

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:30pm
High-school students in Alabaster, Ala., who are interested in becoming involved in the community have an opportunity to serv -More
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Ore. students' YouTube video helps raise $50,000 for clean-water charity

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:30pm
A YouTube video produced by students at R.A.  -More
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Help shape the NCSS Annual Conference

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:30pm
NCSS invites members to help us develop the 2014 annual conference program by becoming a proposal reviewer.  -More
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NCSS Live Learning Center

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:30pm
As part of our commitment to providing professional learning opportunities, NCSS is offering session recordings from the 93rd -More
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Too often reason deceives us ... but conscience never deceives.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:30pm
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Genevan philosopher and writer -More
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