Education News

Strauss: Ailing Karen Lewis won’t run against Chicago mayor

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 3:14am

Karen Lewis, the fiery Chicago Teachers Union president who was expected to challenge Mayor Rahm Emanuel in the February 2015 election and who had been leading him in the polls, will not wage a campaign against him. A statement released by her exploratory committee Monday said that Lewis, who was hospitalized last week with an illness described only as “serious,” will not run and confirmed what many had already suspected.

Read full article >>
Categories: Education News

The Learning Network: Word of the Day | disconsolate

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 15 New York Times articles in the past year.






Categories: Education News

Web-Era Trade Schools, Feeding a Need for Code

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:40pm
Dozens of the schools have sprung up around the country to teach computer programming, offering students a fast-paced curriculum and the promise of jobs.






Categories: Education News

National Briefing | Midwest: Illinois: Union Leader Will Not Run for Mayor

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 8:16pm
Karen Lewis, the Chicago union leader who had been considering a bid to unseat Mayor Rahm Emanuel, will not run as she continues treatment after surgery for an undisclosed medical condition, her exploratory committee said Monday.






Categories: Education News

‘Men Make a Difference’ in Prince George’s County schools

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 3:14pm

Malik Shakur said he was so inspired by the participation at the Prince George’s County School System’s annual “Men Make a Difference Day” on Monday that he is seriously considering joining the PTSA at his son’s school, John Hanson Montessori School in Oxon Hill.

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

Motherlode Blog: Wanted: Books for Middle Schoolers Who Aren’t Yet ‘Teens’

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 2:48pm
“People suddenly assume my seventh grader has become a self-obsessed jerk, lost in her iPhone and touching up her lip gloss. Nothing could be further from the truth. She wants great books, but not necessarily teen books,” and it’s hard to fit the bill.






Categories: Education News

Strauss: James McPherson defends new AP U.S. History framework

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 1:39pm

With the new framework for the Advanced Placement U.S. History course under attack by critics who have claimed that it isn’t patriotic enough and even, perhaps, un-American, I decided to ask historian James McPherson for a considered opinion.

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

Neb. students' research adds Iowa cemetery to Underground Railroad registry

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 1:33pm
Four Nebraska high-school students and their social studies teacher, Barry Jurgensen, have helped Oakdale Memorial Gardens in -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Ohio geography teacher hides for GPS project as students search for him

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 1:33pm
A fifth-grade geography teacher in Ohio recently organized a weeklong project in which 55 students and their parents were ask -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Strategies for teaching students to become problem-solvers

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 1:33pm
 -More

ECHOES and REFLECTIONS Leaders in Holocaust Education
More than 22,000 educators have learned how Echoes and Reflections prepares teachers to teach the complex history of the Holocaust in a way that stimulates engagement, critical thinking and personal understanding among students. Learn more on our website.

Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Common-core-aligned tests may be linked with graduation in 3 states

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 1:33pm
Three states -- Maryland, New Jersey and Washington -- are taking steps to link student scores on tests aligned with the Comm -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Educator: Change in education starts with awareness

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 1:33pm
Lack of awareness often is what stands in the way of classroom change, asserts Myron Dueck, a vice principal, teacher and aut -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

3 essential components of blended learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 1:33pm
History teacher Bill Tolley in this commentary explains how educators can introduce blended learning to their classrooms by f -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Ontario school holds walk for autism awareness

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 1:33pm
Students and staff at a school in Ontario, Canada, recently held a walk to raise awareness about autism.  -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

La. students raise money to buy bus passes for the needy

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 1:33pm
A group of Louisiana elementary students recently raised and donated $1,100 to the Salvation Army homeless shelter to help it -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Annual Conference Vital Issues Session: Legacy Voices of Civil Rights Heroes

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 1:33pm
How do descendants of human and civil rights heroes continue the work of their famous ancestors?  -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief
Syndicate content
Stay Connected with NCSS:   Follow NCSSNetwork on Twitter FaceBook.png rss_0.gif