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Strategies for teaching students to become problem-solvers

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 1:33pm
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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NCSS Annual Conference -- Boston events

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 1:33pm
Boston is the perfect location for the 94th NCSS Annual Conference.  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 1:33pm
Check out the latest posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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If you want to be successful, you must respect one rule: Never lie to yourself.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 1:33pm
Paulo Coelho, Brazilian novelist -More
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Three schools open in Loudoun County

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 1:09pm

Three schools have opened this year in Loudoun County to accommodate the explosive growth of the student population, which has more than doubled since 2000.

Students, teachers and public officials dedicated two schools late last week: Cardinal Ridge Elementary School in Centreville on Thursday and Rock Ridge High School in Ashburn on Friday. A third, Trailside Middle School in Ashburn, had its dedication at the end of September.

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Report: D.C. homeless students need more support

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 1:05pm

As the number of homeless children in the District is increasing, public schools need to redouble efforts to help them, according to a new report by the D.C. Fiscal Policy Institute.

More than 4,000 children in D.C. public schools qualified as homeless in the past school year, a 37 percent increase from the 2011-2012 school year, the report found. That includes nearly a quarter of students in some schools. And one in eight schools had a homeless rate of more than 10 percent. The figures include families living with friends or relatives, as well as those living in shelters or motels.

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Hannah Graham’s parents plead for information about missing U-Va. student

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 12:59pm

The parents of Hannah Graham, an 18-year-old University of Virginia sophomore, released a statement Monday pleading for information about her whereabouts, 30 days after she disappeared in downtown Charlottesville.

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Prince George’s school system schedules 2016 budget forum

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:52am

The Prince George’s County Public School System will hold a forum Tuesday night to get input from the community about priorities for the 2016 budget.

The meeting will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. at the school district’s administration building.

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Motherlode Blog: The ‘Save the Princess’ Message Hurts Boys, Too

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 11:08am
Do all princes just sort of wander around, hoping for a dragon to slay and a damsel in distress to kiss? What if they are not the rescuing type? What if they are scared of the dragon?






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Ogden Superintendent Chosen as State Schools Chief

Education Week - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 9:01am
Ogden School District Superintendent Brad Smith has been selected as the new chief of Utah schools.
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