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Calif. student's History Day paper becomes part of online curriculum

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:17pm
California eighth-grader Jessica Stump's award-winning History Day paper about Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose cells have been -More
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How to break the ice with students on the 1st day of school

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:17pm
The first day of school can bring up anxiety and there are ways to calm fears with some fun icebreaker activities, sixth-grad -More
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Fla. district's students to make cross-curricular connections

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:17pm
Students in a Florida school district will receive cross-curricular instruction in English, math and social studies to promot -More
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Colo. establishes cut scores for social studies, science exams

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:17pm
The Colorado State Board of Education has approved a range of cut scores for new online science and social studies assessment -More
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Overcoming anxiety to become tech fluent

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:17pm
Technology cannot benefit the classroom unless teachers have the digital fluency essential to embed tech tools seamlessly int -More
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N.C. 3rd-graders send care packages to "adopted" Marines

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:17pm
A group of third-graders in North Carolina recently collected items for care packages for their two "adopted" Marines who are -More
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Ill. students promote protection for trees, environment

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:17pm
High-school students in Illinois later this month will clean up a trail and tie red forestry tape on trees to promote saving  -More
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NCSS Webinar series -- Mapping the Nation and Get Digital

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:17pm
NCSS is offering new webinars to kick-off your school year this September: Mapping the Nation and Get Digital, a webinar seri -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:17pm
Check out the latest posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Love involves a peculiar unfathomable combination of understanding and misunderstanding.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:17pm
Diane Arbus, American photographer and writer -More
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Montgomery school system backpack campaign is short of its goal

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 1:12pm

The backpack campaign goes on. With a new school year about to begin, Montgomery County is making a final push in its quest to fund 17,000 backpacks for students at high-poverty county schools.

So far, school system leaders have raised $153,000 in community, PTA, business and individual donations, enough for more than 15,000 of the $10-apiece backpacks.

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Strauss: Teacher: ‘Don’t tell me that I don’t want accountability’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:39pm

I published a post last week titled “Seven things teachers are sick of hearing from school reformers” that was very popular with readers. There has been a lively debate in the comments section of that post, with some people critical of the teacher who wrote the piece and others supportive. I am publishing a response from a reader identified as “teechur” because it sums up the way a great many teachers feel about the issue of “accountability.” In this school reform era, “accountability” has largely come in the form of student standardized test scores.

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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | Aug. 12-18, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 12:38pm
Take the quiz to see what you know about these news stories, and to find links to more information about each.






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Motherlode Blog: Viral Video Parents and Non-Photo Sharers Debate

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:45am
Is sharing videos and pictures a violation of a child’s right to privacy, or a simple act to remain connected to friends and family?






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Strauss: What’s the real purpose of educational benchmarking?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 11:07am

“Benchmarking” is a word that is now everywhere in the world of education. There’s even a Center on International Education Benchmarking, a program of the National Center on Education and the Economy, which over 20 years has benchmarked the education systems of more than 20 countries in what is said to be an effort to find out what works and what doesn’t in educational practice. Could there be another purpose of benchmarking? Andy Hargreaves, the Brennan Chair in Education at Boston College, asks and attempts to answer this question in the following post. His just-published book is “Uplifting Leadership,” coauthored with Alan Boyle and Alma Harris.

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