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N.J. high-schoolers stage crash to discourage DUI, texting while driving

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 2:02pm
To raise awareness about the dangers of intoxication and texting while driving, students at North Hunterdon High School in Ne -More
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Ore. students campaign to replace paper towels in school's bathrooms

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 2:02pm
A group of five Oregon high-school seniors who studied how much their school district spent on paper towels persuaded adminis -More
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NCSS Teacher of the Year Awards -- Deadline extended

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 2:02pm
The deadline for nominations for the NCSS Social Studies Teacher of the Year Awards has been extended!  -More
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Become a social studies leader

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 2:02pm
NCSS is seeking candidates for Vice President, and the Board of Directors.  -More
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To love for the sake of being loved is human, but to love for the sake of loving is angelic.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 2:02pm
Alphonse de Lamartine, French writer and politician -More
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The Learning Network: Year-End Roundup, 2013-14 | Math, Science, Health and Technology

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 12:55pm
All the Science, Math, Health and Technology lessons we published this year — with links back to our 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 collections.






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Wilson High principal comes out as gay at school’s Pride Day

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:57am

Wilson High School Principal Pete Cahall came out to his students as gay at a school-wide Pride Day event Tuesday, shaking as he said that he had “hid in the shadows for the last 50 years” but was inspired by his students to declare his sexual orientation openly.

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The Learning Network: Found Poem Favorite | ‘I want to be a pilot’

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 11:07am
This poem, by Kayla C., is one of the 11 winners of our Found Poem Student Contest. Come back every weekday through June 17 to read another.






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Prince George’s to discuss how to increase the number of fathers involved in education

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 10:50am

Prince George’s school board member Curtis Valentine, a former middle school teacher, hosted a forum in February to discuss ways to increase the number of male teachers in the school district.

On Thursday night at Dr. Henry A. Wise High School, Valentine will take the lead again, discussing another topic he is familiar with.

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Strauss: Parent: Why I can’t ‘in good conscience’ leave my kids in public school

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 6:01am

Lynne Rigby and her husband Brad live outside of Orlando, Florida, with their five children who have attended a Seminole County public elementary school. Rigby, a former public school teacher and photographer, wrote a letter to state and local officials explaining why, with great sadness, she and her husband are pulling their children out of public schools. No longer, she says, can she accept the effect that high-stakes standardized testing and other school reform measures are having on her children. She posted the letter on her blog so that her friends could see it, and she has gotten a much bigger response than she expected.

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The Learning Network: When Do You Write by Hand?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 5:04am
Has it been your experience that you learn things differently or better when you write by hand? Why or why not?






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Strauss: Why hedge funds love charter schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 5:02am

One of the features of corporate school reform is the interest that Wall Street has shown in supporting charter schools. Why?  No doubt hedge fund managers would say they want to support education and help young people have educational choices. But here’s another part of the answer, written by Alan Singer,  a social studies educator in the Department of Teaching, Literacy and Leadership at Hofstra University in Long Island, New York, and the editor of Social Science Docket (a joint publication of the New York and New Jersey Councils for Social Studies). He taught at a number of secondary schools in New York City, including Franklin K. Lane High School and Edward R. Murrow High School. He is also the author of several books.  This appeared on his Huffington Post blog.

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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | New U.S. Effort to Aid Unaccompanied Child Migrants

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:49am
Why has there been a recent surge in children attempting to enter the country illegally?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Math, June 4, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/04/2014 - 4:18am
Can you calculate the the approximate vertical distance between the upper and lower mezzanine levels of a New York City subway station?






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