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How educators at one Mass. school are using Twitter

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 2:31pm
Some teachers at a Massachusetts high school have joined Twitter to keep their students informed about homework assignments a -More
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N.H. students help raise money to buy defibrillator for school

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 2:31pm
The Student Ambassadors club at Rundlett Middle School in New Hampshire recently helped raise $388 to buy an on-campus, autom -More
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Wash. workshop students build neighborhood Little Free Library

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 2:31pm
Salk Middle School workshop students in Washington recently fulfilled a neighbor's request by building a house-like structure -More
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NCSS Live Learning Center

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 2:31pm
The NCSS Live Learning Center features selected NCSS Annual Conference Session recordings to keep you current on the trends i -More
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Inspiration for My Colleagues: Take the Advantage!

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 2:31pm
Rhonda Watton, 2013 Outstanding Middle Level Social Studies Teacher of the Year provides the May/June 2014 "Inspiration for M -More
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Art is the signature of civilizations.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 2:31pm
Beverly Sills, American opera singer -More
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Motherlode Blog: Give Kids Your Undivided Attention — or No Attention At All

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 2:19pm
Either shut your phone and laptop down and be present, or grab the gadgets and get to work. It’s the half-measures of attention that don’t work for parents or kids.






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This Life: How Commencement Speeches Go Viral

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 2:05pm
How commencement speeches like Ellen DeGeneres’s and Barbara Kingsolver’s went viral.
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Strauss: Newseum in D.C. to create free 9/11 curriculum for teachers

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 12:34pm

In an effort to teach current and future generations of young people about what happened to the United States in the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, the Newseum in Washington D.C. will create a new interactive online curriculum that will be available for free to teachers and students everywhere.

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ACT president: Take whichever college admission test suits you. Or take both.

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 11:38am

Not long ago, the ACT surpassed the SAT as the most widely used college admission test in the country. But the president of the testing organization that leads the market advises students to take whichever exam suits them — or both.

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Strauss: Common Core testing group announces timeline for exam delivery

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 11:31am

The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, one of the two multi-state consortia designing Common Core tests, on Friday announced its timeline for delivering key components of its assessment system to states for use in the 2014-15 school year.

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

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 10:35am
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: Six rules for teaching World War II

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 10:28am

The 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Nazi-occupied France during World War II seems like a good time to look at how that war (and all wars) should be taught to young people who know may know close to nothing about these historical events and may not see why what happened decades ago is relevant to their lives. Polls and surveys of Americans have shown over the years that a majority don’t know a great deal about important details of World War II although they do view it as a “just war.”

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The Learning Network: Teenagers in The Times | May 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 9:56am
In this installment of our monthly collection, we spotlight five articles that use photography and narrative to reveal the texture of teenage life, 11 articles about young people making a splash in the world, and three other articles about teenagers that can provoke discussion.






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The Learning Network: Found Poetry Favorite | ‘The Elvish Doings in the Forest’

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 9:33am
This poem, by Libbie, is one of the 11 winners of our fifth annual Found Poem Student Contest. It comes from a dance review, “There’s Brightness When the Fog Clears.”






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Young Love, Complicated by Cancer

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/06/2014 - 8:34am
When was the last time you cried while watching a film?






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