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The Learning Network: Text to Text | ‘What Would Malcolm X Think?’ and ‘After the Bombing’

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 3:33pm
In this Text to Text, we feature an Op-Ed written by Malcolm’s daughter Ilyasah Shabazz, in which she asks “What would Malcolm X think?” about today’s violence and activism. We pair it with an excerpt from one of Malcolm X’s final speeches, when he addresses many of these same issues.






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Fairfax elects new student school board member

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:55pm
A Madison High School junior will serve as the 45th student representative to the Fairfax County School board to advocate on behalf of children in the nation’s 10th largest school system.Ben Press will take on his new position beginning July 1, succeeding Harris LaTeef, a senior at Langely High School. The student representative is elected by the county’s student advisory council and serves a one-year term in a non-voting role of the 12 member-board, frequently highlighting issues concerning the district’s 187,000 students.Read full article >>






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Arne Duncan talks early childhood education at Alexandria school

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:49pm
Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Wednesday got a first-hand glimpse of early childhood education in a busy Alexandria preschool classroom, where he got down on the rug with youngsters playing with blocks, chatted up students building a “neighborhood” with sand and talked to a young girl about her writing.Read full article >>






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Mass. social studies students learn about Uganda through dance

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:37pm
Fifth- and sixth-grade social studies students at a Massachusetts school recently performed tribal cultural dances of Uganda. -More
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Digital tourism brings time travel to life for students

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:37pm
To explore Colonial America, Kerry Gallagher's history students acted as digital tour guides and created commercials promotin -More

Register for Free Teacher Programs hosted by Ashbrook at Ashland University
TeachingAmericanHistory.org a project of the Ashbrook Center at Ashland University now includes a new section for upcoming programs. We are even offering free teacher programs across the country. We are regularly adding dates to this calendar, so make sure you check back often to find programs which explore themes and ideas in American History and Government.
Go here to find all scheduled upcoming webinars, seminars and colloquia.

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Minn. universities have trouble finding hosts for student-teachers

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:37pm
Colleges and universities across Minnesota report difficulty in placing student-teachers as veteran educators face more deman -More
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Do teacher-prep programs offer easy A's?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:37pm
The latest volley in the debate about rigor -- or a lack of rigor -- of teacher-preparation programs comes from Kate Walsh, p -More
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Website allows teachers to share free, supplemental reading texts

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:37pm
CommonLit.org helps educators find and exchange free supplemental reading texts sorted by themes and Lexile scores that are h -More
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High-schoolers to meet, discuss issues at Texas youth symposium

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:37pm
About 300 high-school students from New Mexico, Texas and the Mexican state of Chihuahua will meet in March at the BORDERize  -More
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Ways that gentrification affects neighborhood schools

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:37pm
Gentrification of cities, including Washington, D.C., has resulted in the closure of even successful neighborhood schools, of -More
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Webinar -- Page One Economics: Teaching with Current Events in Mind

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/25/2015 - 2:37pm
Economics instruction is often focused on graphs, charts and theory.  -More
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