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Motherlode Blog: A 6-Year-Old Shouldn’t Inherit a Stiff Upper Lip

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:51pm
My mother was sent away from her mother during the Blitz. She was expected to be stoic, and she expected the same from me. Now, I’m trying not to pass her dismissal of all fears on to my daughter.






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Strauss: A shameless bid for Twitter followers?

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 2:05pm
Follow us if you believe that every child deserves an excellent education!

(Here’s how the USCCF Ed & Workforce describes itself on Twitter: “The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation’s Center for Education & Workforce promotes rigorous educational standards and effective job training systems.”)

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Declaration of Independence taught as a breakup letter in Calif. school

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
Juniors in a California U.S.  -More
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How to make asking questions fun, rewarding for students

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
Because "questioning helps us learn, explore the unknown, and adapt to change," it is essential that teachers foster classroo -More
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Duncan offers guidance on testing, evaluations, more

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
Education Secretary Arne Duncan in this blog post addresses key education issues, including teacher evaluations and test prep -More
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Education poll highlights public opinion on policies

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
Public support for the Common Core State Standards has dropped from 65% in 2013 to 53% in favor now, according to a recent su -More
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How schools can keep track of mobile devices

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
As schools introduce more mobile technology, there is increased risk of the devices going missing, according to this article, -More
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Teachers in Mo. clean the streets as historic unrest unfolds

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
With schools in two districts shuttered this week because of civil unrest in Ferguson, Mo., some teachers have taken to the s -More
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Iowa students recognized for food-waste projects

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
Students from Johnson County, Iowa, recently traveled to Washington, D.C., to be recognized by the President's Environmental  -More
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Link social studies standards with the Common Core State Standards

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
"Teaching Reading with the Social Studies Standards: Elementary Units that Integrate Great Books, Social Studies, and the Com -More
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Rho Kappa National Social Studies Honor Society

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
Get ready for the school year by applying for a Rho Kappa charter.  -More
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Discussion is an exchange of knowledge; argument an exchange of ignorance.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 1:56pm
Robert Quillen, American journalist -More
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Arlington considers school board appointment to fill vacancy

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/22/2014 - 12:09pm

The Arlington County school board on Friday approved a measure to consider appointing an interim member to fill one of two recent vacancies.

The school board will hold a public hearing on Sept. 4 to discuss the possible appointment to the five-member board. Currently, the board has only three elected members after two members resigned in close succession.

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