Education News

Backlash over Montgomery decision to strip Christmas from school calendar

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 11:59pm

The backlash was intense Wednesday to the Montgomery County Board of Education’s decision to scrub Christmas and other religious holidays from its published school calendar — without disturbing the days off.

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

No Muslim holiday on Montgomery County school calendar isn’t fair or ‘PC’

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 9:09pm

My son, who attends a Montgomery County public school, is off on a bunch of religious holidays, including Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur, Christmas, Good Friday and Easter Monday. For years, Muslim families have been arguing that it would be only fair to include at least one of their holy days on the school calendar, too.

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

Strauss: China is sending fewer graduate students to U.S., but more are arriving from India

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 6:04pm

The United States remains a popular destination for international graduate students despite increased competition, according to new data just released showing that China sends the most to U.S. schools, followed by India and South Korea — although the flow of students from China declined for the first time since the data started to be collected a decade ago.

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: Text to Text | The Fall of the Berlin Wall: Reporting in 1989 and Remembering 25 Years Later

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:40pm
In this Text to Text, we compare the moment of euphoria when the wall fell in 1989 with today’s Berlin, a transformed city in which many do not remember the oppressive divisions of the past. In follow-up activities, students can evaluate the choices made since 1989 and decide if the Cold War is really over.






Categories: Education News

Motherlode Blog: A Soon-to-Be Grandma, Ready to Learn

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:09pm
This spring, my older daughter announced that she was pregnant. And I realized almost immediately that I knew nothing about today’s birthing or parenting issues. I had a lot of catching up to do.






Categories: Education News

Motherlode Blog: When All Else Fails, Embryo Adoption Offers Hope

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:09pm
After four years of infertility and many failures, this little baby popsicle of an embryo was our best hope at finally becoming parents.
Categories: Education News

Degrees of Education: Financial Aid, Simplified: A Better College Calculator

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 4:02pm
Wellesley's net-price calculator is simpler than the typical one. As a result, most students who start using it finish the process, in a few minutes.
Categories: Education News

Students in Canada dig, spend night in trenches to honor WWI veterans

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:15pm
A group of 27 students from Eaglesham High School in Canada recently participated in a Remembrance Day eve tribute, in which  -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Educators define "great teaching"

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:15pm
Five educators share their insights in this article into the qualities that make great teachers.  -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Teacher leadership programs take off in the U.S.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:15pm
A growing number of school districts nationwide are focusing on teachers as leaders and creating formal programs that establi -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Survey: Social media aids PD, helps educators stay current on trends

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:15pm
Social media is fast becoming a useful tool for professional development and teacher collaboration, according to a recent sur -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Tech tools connect physical, virtual worlds for students

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 2:15pm
The Maker Movement, which encourages students to design and create, has reintroduced hands-on learning to increasingly virtua -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief
Syndicate content
Stay Connected with NCSS:   Follow NCSSNetwork on Twitter FaceBook.png rss_0.gif