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Prince George’s schools CFO, wife resign after state’s finding of fraud over lost ring

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 6:52pm

The chief financial officer for the Prince George’s County school system and his wife, who works for the school district as an internal auditor, resigned Monday, just days after school officials learned that Maryland state investigators had found them responsible for insurance fraud.

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Police issue ‘wanted’ poster for man seen with U-Va. student before she went missing

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 6:22pm

CHARLOTTESVILLE — Police on Monday released a “wanted” poster seeking the man who was with University of Virginia student Hannah Graham immediately before she disappeared last week because they hope to speak with him about his interactions with Graham in the early morning hours of Sept. 13.

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Rutgers student killed by a bear while hiking in New Jersey

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 5:35pm

A 22-year-old Rutgers University student hiking at a nature preserve not far from New York was attacked and killed by a bear Sunday, making him the second Rutgers student to die over the weekend.

Darsh Patel and four other men, all of Edison, N.J., were hiking in Apshawa Preserve in West Milford Township, about an hour west of Manhattan, when they ran into the black bear, according to West Milford police.

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Record number of public school students nationwide are homeless

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 3:18pm

A record number of homeless children and teens were enrolled in public school last year, according to data released Monday by the federal government.

Elementary and secondary schools reported that 1.3 million students were homeless during the 2012-2013 year, an 8 percent jump from the prior year.

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Strauss: The ‘Big Bang’ boys (at Caltech) have a real science adviser (from UCLA)

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 2:56pm

Have you ever watched the popular television comedy called “The Big Bang Theory” and noticed complex formulas written on the character Sheldon’s white boards? Unless you are an accomplished mathematician, you would have no way of knowing that the formulas — every one of them — are real. In fact, the show’s creators have an actual scientist who helps them keep the show — whose new season is premiering on Sept. 22 — scientifically literate.

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Prince George’s County elementary teacher wins on ‘Wheel of Fortune’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 2:45pm

Lee Hawkins, a fifth-grade social studies and science teacher in Prince George’s County, never dreamed she would appear on “Wheel of Fortune” and meet Pat and Vanna.

Her friend, who went with her to a shopping center in Virginia to try out for the show during a Wheelmobile event, was the big fan of “Wheel of Fortune.”

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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Whose Last Name?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 2:32pm
Tennessee law forbids combining a mother and father’s surnames into a single name for baby — or giving an infant a mother’s last name without both parents’ “mutual assent.”






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Okla. 8th-graders conduct research to mark 50th anniversary of dam

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:43pm
Eighth-graders at Eufaula Middle School in Oklahoma have been working on a project to mark the 50th anniversary of the Lake E -More
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Ideas for developing effective grading practices

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:43pm
Teachers should consider why they grade, what they grade and how their grading practices affect student learning when craftin -More
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Texas education board affirms state standards for history classes

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:43pm
The Texas State Board of Education voted last week to require teachers to stick with the state's curriculum for all history c -More
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Capstone courses focus on teaching advanced research, writing skills

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:43pm
The College Board is piloting a two-year Advanced Placement Capstone course in 26 states to teach students in-depth research, -More
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Educators share tips for tablet integration

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:43pm
Tablets must be integrated meaningfully into the classroom to yield positive results, according to three educators who have d -More
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Calif. school honored for 13,000 book donation for African libraries

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:43pm
Jordan Middle School in Palo Alto, Calif., has been recognized by the Africa Library Project for eight years of contributions -More
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Pa. 3rd-graders make pinwheels to celebrate Day of Peace

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:43pm
Third-graders at West Broad Street Elementary School in Pennsylvania marked the International Day of Peace -- officially obse -More
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Nicholas Kristof -- NCSS Annual Conference Speaker

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 09/22/2014 - 1:43pm
Nicholas Kristof has been a columnist for The New York Times since 2001.  -More
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