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Looking for a Washington area college? See coverage of schools in D.C., Md., Va.

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:37pm

Washington is one of the nation’s top college towns. The capital and the surrounding region boast a variety of schools, public and private, that fill distinctive academic niches. Some have national or global reputations for excellence. For detailed Post coverage of selected colleges and universities, click an icon on the map below and then click on a school’s name to go to its individual page. Scroll out on the interactive map to see schools in Maryland and Virginia, or choose schools from the list below it. This is not a comprehensive list of schools in the Washington region, and we’ll be adding more throughout the coming school year.

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N.Y. educators to bring Colonial Va. experience to their classrooms

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:27pm
Twenty elementary-school teachers from New York state plan to return to the classroom with a fresh perspective on history aft -More
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Educator highlights 3 social-emotional lesson ideas

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:27pm
Research shows that social-emotional learning improves students' academic performance and teaches them how to persevere throu -More
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President signs bill to reauthorize funding for autism research

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:27pm
President Barack Obama on Friday signed into law a bill that reauthorizes federal funding for autism programs.  -More
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NYC, Tenn. test anti-poverty initiatives for students, parents

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:27pm
Students from low-income households in Memphis, Tenn., and the South Bronx, N.Y., are receiving financial incentives for scho -More
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Ind. students' efforts bring safer paths near school

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:27pm
Students returned to their Indiana school this week with new crosswalks and part of a new trail after a group of eighth-grade -More
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Mo. students promote safe driving, seat belt use among peers

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:27pm
Four high-school students in Missouri attended a summer traffic safety leadership conference to develop a plan and deliver th -More
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NCSS Annual Conference -- Boston events

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:27pm
Boston is the perfect location for the 94th NCSS Annual Conference.  -More
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Volunteer opportunities

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:27pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on NCSS Operations Committees and Award and Grant Selection Committee.  -More
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Strauss: Campbell Brown put on notice by teachers union

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:10pm

I recently wrote a post about how Campbell Brown’s new advocacy group, the Partnership for Educational Justice, had used on its Web site the exact wording of the slogan of the current branding campaign of the American Federation of Teachers, the nation’s second-largest teachers union.

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Motherlode Blog: How Does a 2-Year-Old Wear Glasses? (Not) Very Carefully.

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:04pm
I wasn’t happy when the pediatric ophthalmologist ordered up glasses for my toddler. But it wasn’t supposed to be about me.






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Goddard Montessori parents concerned about sharing Pr. George’s school building

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:41am

A decision by Prince George’s County School Chief Kevin Maxwell to move Glenarden Woods Elementary School into part of the building where Robert Goddard Montessori students attend classes has drawn criticism from parents of the popular magnet program.

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Strauss: Are teachers unions really the scourge of the nation?

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:02am

Are teachers unions really the scourge of the nation? You might think so if you listen to some reformers who link union-negotiated job protections for teachers to poor academic performance of students in high-poverty schools. But does the data actually support that contention? Bruce D. Baker, a professor of education and leadership in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, decided to look at what is true and what is not in the following post, initially published in 2012 on  his School Finance 101 blog. This is a long, technical post, filled with graphs, but worth your time.

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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:55am
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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