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Education News from NY Times - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:02am
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Critics of D.C. education policies question test score gains

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 07/10/2014 - 12:01am

A group of education advocates is calling on the District to release more information about students’ performance on city tests, arguing that the limited data released in years past has overstated city schools’ progress.

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Ex-Inmate Threatens Columbia’s Paper, Police Say

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:26pm
Daniel Mingues, who was involved in the fatal stabbing of a professor in 1972, recently showed up at the office of The Columbia Daily Spectator, which had published articles about the case.






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National Briefing | Washington: Survey Finds Low Rate of Sexual Assault Inquiries at Colleges

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 10:20pm
A survey of American colleges and universities found that many had gone years without investigating a sexual assault.






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Deal Allows University of Texas President to Keep Job for Now

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 7:49pm
Under the agreement, William Powers Jr., who was threatened with firing in a long-simmering clash over turf, personality and ideology, will keep his job until he formally resigns next June.






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Biggest influence on a child’s education may be the mother’s education

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 2:28pm

It’s long been known that a mother’s education status has a sizable influence on her children’s academic lives. But a report released Wednesday enumerates many of the ways a mother’s education plays out in the next generation’s economic, social and health outcomes as well.

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Motherlode Blog: Parent on a Smartphone, With Almost No Guilt

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 2:14pm
Smartphones can make us more present as parents—or not.






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McCaskill questions athletics-department role in sex-assault cases involving athletes

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 2:00pm

About one in five colleges surveyed nationwide give their athletic departments oversight over cases of sexual violence involving student athletes, a Senate Democrat reported Wednesday.

That finding emerged from a survey of hundreds of colleges that Sen. Claire McCaskill’s staff conducted about campus sex assaults. The survey provides an unusually detailed look at variations in policies and customs in what has become an explosive issue for higher education.

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Students research, create exhibits honoring Canada's war history

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 1:12pm
Students at Waterdown District High School in Ontario recently hosted a classroom exhibit to showcase Canadian war history an -More
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Maker Movement marks a turning point in education

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 1:12pm
A new industrial revolution is underway with the modern Maker Movement, in which classrooms and lessons are designed to foste -More
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Should educators stay connected during the summer?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 1:12pm
Principal Matt Renwick reflects in this blog post on a dilemma that all connected educators face -- whether to stay connected -More
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La. initiative teaches educators about workforce education

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 1:12pm
Louisiana teachers are learning how to prepare students for an anticipated boom in high-skill jobs in the state.  -More
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How games can motivate, engage students

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 1:12pm
Games are powerful motivators for students, asserts computer science teacher Douglas Kiang, who spoke on the topic during a r -More
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Va. students to explore history by traveling on the James River

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 1:12pm
Students from 17 high schools in Virginia this summer are traveling on the James River to learn about the state's geography,  -More
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Utah program trains teens in money management

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 1:12pm
About 60 teens from 11 Utah counties are teaching their peers about financial literacy this summer, as part of a program run  -More
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Scholarships for first-time NCSS Annual Conference attendees

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 07/09/2014 - 1:12pm
National Council for the Social Studies believes that high quality professional development is important to the professional  -More
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