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How low-income schools can begin integrating technology

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 2:25pm
Daisy Dyer Duerr, a national digital principal, shares in this blog post the innovative ways in which she introduced new, eff -More
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Alaska students lobby lawmakers to drop exit exam they say is too easy

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 2:25pm
Students from Dillingham, Alaska, recently visited Juneau to call on state lawmakers to drop the state's high-school exit exa -More
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Class is offered to help boost Minn. middle-grades girls' self image

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 2:25pm
Three Minnesota middle schools are offering eighth-grade girls an English credit for a class called "Lovin' the Skin I'm In," -More
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Conference proposal reviewers

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 2:25pm
Help shape the 94th NCSS Annual Conference in Boston by becoming an online proposal reviewer.  -More
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Present a session at the 2014 NCSS Annual Conference

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 2:25pm
Join social studies educators from around the world in Boston in November to explore the civic mission of schools in the 21st -More
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Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 2:25pm
Cavett Robert, American lawyer and professional speaker -More
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Prince George’s at-risk-teen program gets up to $1.95 million from philanthropic group

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 2:19pm

Venture Philanthropy Partners has pledged to invest up to $1.95 million to a program that helps teenagers in Prince George’s County who are at risk of dropping out of school.

VPP plans to give the money to the Hillside Work-Scholarship Connection to provide resources to nearly 900 middle and high school students.

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Quality surges in ranks of young teachers

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 1:50pm

I hear from many experienced teachers who feel the emphasis on student test results has hurt their profession. But to young people coming into the profession, the situation does not look so dark. Education leaders influenced by European and Asian methods are raising standards for those who can enroll in teacher training, while making the training deeper, with more participation by skilled veterans.

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A fight is brewing over tests in the Common Core age

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 1:50pm

Testing season begins soon in U.S. public schools, requiring millions of students to spend days answering standardized questions in math and reading, as mandated by an outdated federal law.

But this year is filled with tumult. Educators are questioning the purpose of testing, lawmakers in several states are pushing back against federal regulations, and a momentous standoff between California — the state with the largest number of public school students — and the Obama administration looms.

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Strauss: School board defies N.C. state law abolishing teacher tenure

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 12:14pm

A school board in North Carolina just voted unanimously to reject a new state law that abolishes teacher tenure in four years and requires school districts to offer some teachers temporary contracts in exchange for their tenure through 2018. It also plans to sue the state over the constitutionality of the law.

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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | ‘If the World Is Really Warming Up, How Come It Is So Darned Cold?’

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 9:37am
Why is the concept of global warming different than “what happened yesterday in Poughkeepsie”?
    





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Getting Low-Income Students on the College-Degree Path

Education Week - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 8:30am
This nation needs to move millions more low-income children onto the college track to avoid disastrous results for students and the American economy, writes Rick Dalton, of College for Every Student.
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Strauss: Principal: Time to hold NY education leaders accountable for Core mess

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 8:00am

New York Principal Carol Burris has chronicled the flawed implementation of school reform and the Common Core State Standards across the state for some time (here, and here and here and here, for example), and, in the following post, she tells us more. Burris, who leads South Side High School, was named New York’s 2013 High School Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and in 2010, tapped as the 2010 New York State Outstanding Educator by the School Administrators Association of New York State. She is the co-author of the New York Principals letter of concern regarding the evaluation of teachers by student test scores. It has been signed by thousands of principals teachers, parents, professors, administrators and citizens. You can read the letter by clicking here.

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The Learning Network Blog: Is Hookup Culture Leaving Your Generation Unhappy and Unprepared for Love?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 02/12/2014 - 6:03am
Is yours “a generation that’s terrified of and clueless about the A B C’s of romantic intimacy”? Why or why not?
    





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