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Wyo. 4th-graders learn about agriculture, food production

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:20pm
About 700 fourth-grade students in a Wyoming district are to learn about agriculture, where their food comes from and other t -More
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2 Mich. students sell lemonade, collect donations to help charity

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:20pm
Two fifth-grade girls in Michigan recently presented a donation to Habitat for Humanity.  -More
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Scholarships for first-time NCSS Annual Conference attendees

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:20pm
National Council for the Social Studies believes that high quality professional development is important to the professional  -More

$125,000 Salary for Master Social Studies Middle School Teachers!
The Equity Project (TEP) Charter School

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A thing well done is worth doing.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 1:20pm
Hugh Leonard, Irish dramatist -More
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Motherlode Blog: Don’t Make Me Land This Plane

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 12:19pm
Sometimes both parties to a dispute have right on their side, but they still can’t both win.






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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 10:16am
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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Strauss: Clemson U. stops mandatory student survey with detailed sex questions

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 9:24am

Clemson University has said students do not now have to fill out a survey that had been mandatory and that included some highly detailed questions about sex, such as, “With how many people have you had sex (including oral) in the last 3 months?”

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The Learning Network: NYTLNreads | What Did You Read in The Times This Week?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 8:22am
Did your students read The Times this week? What articles, graphics, videos, photographs or Op-Eds did they find most interesting? What would they recommend to others? Why?






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The Learning Network: Should Texting While Driving Be Illegal in Every State?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 7:19am
Why do think many teenagers choose to text and drive, even though it has been proven to be so dangerous — even more dangerous than drunken driving?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Scotland Rejects Independence From Britain in Historic Vote

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 7:11am
What is your reaction to the results of Scotland’s referendum? Why?
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Strauss: Why ‘no excuses’ charter schools mold ‘very submissive’ students — starting in kindergarten

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 6:00am

If you have heard the phrase “no excuses” charter schools but don’t really know what they mean, here is an informative post about  them and the controversial philosophy under which they approach student discipline and achievement.  Joan Goodman, a professor in the Graduate School of Education University of Pennsylvania and director of the school’s Teach For America program, explains her research on these charter schools tofreelance journalist and public education advocate Jennifer Berkshire, who worked for six years editing a newspaper for the American Federation of Teachers in Massachusetts and who authors the EduShyster blog, where this Q * A originally appeared. Goodman is a former school psychologist whose article “Charter Management Organizations and the Regulated Environment: Is It Worth the Price?“ appeared in the March 2013 issue of Educational Researcher.

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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | From Caribbean Dance Halls to Brooklyn Streets

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:17am
Can you choose the best word to complete each blank?






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Strauss: The importance of a name

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/19/2014 - 4:00am

Here is a post by a Colorado teacher about what seems to be a simple observation about some students — that they don’t correct adults who mispronounce their names — but is really a nuanced look into the psyche of some students of color who live in poverty. This public school teacher blogs anonymously under the name Shakespeare’s Sister at Daily Kos, where this appeared. She teaches 11th grade AP Language and Composition in the Denver area.

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