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Colo. geography students research, present findings about new middle school

NCSS Smartbrief - November 25, 2015 - 1:45pm
Students in a Colorado high school's Advanced Placement Human Geography class recently conducted a research project into the  -More
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How to keep Thanksgiving lessons balanced, accurate

NCSS Smartbrief - November 25, 2015 - 1:45pm
Teachers should avoid generalized depictions of Native Americans when teaching students lessons about Thanksgiving, according -More

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Calif. superintendent provides funds for teachers to choose their own PD

NCSS Smartbrief - November 25, 2015 - 1:45pm
The superintendent of a California school district gives each teacher $500 to pursue professional development of their choice -More
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Do students really know how to use Google?

NCSS Smartbrief - November 25, 2015 - 1:45pm
Students may not be using Google searches to full potential, according to Alan November, senior partner and founder of Novemb -More
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Group uses social media to keep Haida language alive, relevant

NCSS Smartbrief - November 25, 2015 - 1:45pm
The Haida Language Learners group in Alaska is using social media to teach the language of the Haida people to a broader audi -More
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Urban School Food Alliance uses purchasing power to replace sporks

NCSS Smartbrief - November 25, 2015 - 1:45pm
The six school districts that make up the Urban School Food Alliance are using their collective purchasing power to replace t -More
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Call for manuscripts for "Social Studies and the Young Learner"

NCSS Smartbrief - November 25, 2015 - 1:45pm
If you are an enthusiastic elementary teacher or teacher educator with great ideas that you have implemented in the classroom -More
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2015-16 NCSS Board of Directors Elections

NCSS Smartbrief - November 25, 2015 - 1:45pm
The 2015-16 NCSS Board of Directors is now open! Voting closes Jan. 15.  -More
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SmartBrief will not publish Friday

NCSS Smartbrief - November 25, 2015 - 1:45pm
In observance of Thanksgiving in the US, NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Friday. Publication will resume Monday. -More
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The unexamined life is not worth living.

NCSS Smartbrief - November 25, 2015 - 1:45pm
Socrates, philosopher -More
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Student debt forgiveness could narrow the racial wealth gap

Education News from Washington Post - November 25, 2015 - 11:07am
A new report from liberal think tank Demos says the elimination of student debt for households making $50,000 or less could go a long way to improve the net worth of African-American households.









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Why more teenagers and college students need to work while in school

Education News from Washington Post - November 25, 2015 - 9:50am
The real-world lessons of needing to show up on time, having to complete tasks and being accountable to a boss are getting lost as students opt for loans instead of working.









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For one World War II veteran, a day to give thanks for ‘one more sunrise’

Education News from Washington Post - November 25, 2015 - 9:50am
Dick Graff fought with the Army in World War II and now passes on his lessons about life to school children.









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Days Could Be Numbered for No Child Left Behind

Education Week - November 25, 2015 - 8:07am
A bipartisan deal awaiting action in the House and the Senate would rewrite the law to give states lots of leeway on accountability, school turnarounds, and teacher evaluation, while keeping such “transparency” provisions as annual student testing.
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The Learning Network: What Are You Grateful For?

Education News from NY Times - November 25, 2015 - 5:05am
Do you sometimes find it hard to be grateful? Why?









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Cuomo, in Shift, Is Said to Back Reducing Test Scores’ Role in Teacher Reviews

Education News from NY Times - November 25, 2015 - 5:00am
Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo, who in January called for standardized exams to determine 50 percent of the ratings, is quietly seeking a reduction, even to zero.









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The Learning Network: News Q’s | Chicago Braces After Video of Police Shooting Is Released

Education News from NY Times - November 25, 2015 - 4:53am
This article points out that charges against this officer come “amid a national debate over race, police shootings and a growing number of encounters captured on video showing police conduct.” What examples can you list? Which of those news stories had the biggest impact on you? Why?









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The Learning Network: Word of the Day + Quiz | noisome

Education News from NY Times - November 25, 2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in two New York Times articles in the past year.









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