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Alaska 10th-graders work with younger students on History Day projects

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:30pm
History Day is coming up, and 10th-graders from West Valley High School in Alaska recently teamed up with University Park Ele -More
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Nation-simulator game brings relevance to U.S. history lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:30pm
Middle-grades teacher Aaron Kaio in this blog post describes how he uses the nation-building simulation game Civic Mirror as  -More
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Is there a connection between per-pupil funding, achievement in Kansas?

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:30pm
Per-pupil funding in Kansas last year hit a 10-year low -- $3,838 each -- and students in the state posted their lowest ranki -More
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Israel's president sets record by teaching world's largest online civics class

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:30pm
Israel's President Shimon Peres recently set a world record when he taught an online class about civics to more than 9,000 hi -More
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Calif. 5th-graders Skype with students in "mystery" locations

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:30pm
Teacher Scott Bedley connects his fifth-grade students at Plaza Vista School in California with the world through regular tel -More
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Ala. mayor encourages high-schoolers to join teen council

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:30pm
High-school students in Alabaster, Ala., who are interested in becoming involved in the community have an opportunity to serv -More
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Ore. students' YouTube video helps raise $50,000 for clean-water charity

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:30pm
A YouTube video produced by students at R.A.  -More
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Help shape the NCSS Annual Conference

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:30pm
NCSS invites members to help us develop the 2014 annual conference program by becoming a proposal reviewer.  -More
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NCSS Live Learning Center

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:30pm
As part of our commitment to providing professional learning opportunities, NCSS is offering session recordings from the 93rd -More
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Too often reason deceives us ... but conscience never deceives.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 3:30pm
Jean-Jacques Rousseau, Genevan philosopher and writer -More
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Prince George’s County chief academic officer resigns after four years on the job

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 1:28pm

The chief academic officer for Prince George’s County public schools, who for the past four years has worked to improve the district’s academic standings, has submitted his resignation to take a position with a nonprofit organization.

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Langley High junior elected as Fairfax school board representative

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 1:00pm

Langley High school junior Harris LaTeef was elected as the 44th student representative to the Fairfax County school board Wednesday.

He will succeed Will Ashe, a senior at the Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology.

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U.S. News college ranker poses questions about federal college ratings

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:28am

The guru of college rankings stood up one afternoon this week in Washington to ask a few questions about President Obama’s college rating plan.

Robert Morse, director of data research for U.S. News & World Report and leader of its famous annual college rankings, wondered exactly how the government planned to meet what appears to be a September 2015 launch date for a new federal system to rate colleges on measures of value and access.

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The Learning Network Blog: For the Sake of Argument: Writing Persuasively to Craft Short, Evidence-Based Editorials

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:09am
In this lesson, we offer suggestions on how to guide students through the process when writing editorials — from brainstorming a topic to publishing their work — and all the steps in between.
    





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Strauss: How to mine Sochi Olympics for teaching and learning

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 11:00am


View Photo Gallery —The start of Olympic competition kicked off with snowboarding, freestyle skiing and figure skating.

This is an updated version of a piece that Jeffrey S. Hacker, a teacher at Beall Elementary School in Rockville, wrote years ago for The Washington Post about the possibilities that the Olympic Games provide for teaching.

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The Learning Network Blog: Teenagers in The Times | January 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 10:00am
The latest monthly collection of stories about young people published in The Times.
    





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Strauss: Wife of teacher to Obama: ‘please stop this runaway reform now’

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 02/07/2014 - 9:45am

Here’s an open letter that the wife of a public school teacher in Georgia wrote to President Obama about the reality in her husband’s school. She sent a more detailed version of this letter to the president. The author is Dana Bultman, an associate professor of Spanish at the University of Georgia.

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