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Georgetown says student’s meningitis death is ‘isolated case’

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:23pm

Georgetown University in an e-mail to students and staff Wednesday said the meningitis that killed a college sophomore on Tuesday is not considered a risk to other students.

The e-mail, sent from James Welsh, assistant vice president of student health services, said that Andrea Jaime, a student in the School of Nursing and Health Studies, died of “an isolated case of meningitis.”

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Strauss: More students are illegally downloading college textbooks for free

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 4:07pm

It’s hard (if not impossible) to know just how prevalent this practice is, but some college students around the country are uploading their expensive college textbooks onto the Internet so other students can download them for free and avoid the hefty fees that are sometimes more than $200 a book.

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Motherlode Blog: 20 Years After ‘It’s Perfectly Normal,’ What’s Changed?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:58pm
If you’re looking to start a conversation about sexuality with your child, “It’s Perfectly Normal,” with its science-based, rigorously researched approach, makes for solid footing on which to begin.






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The Learning Network: The ISIS Threat: Teaching About the Complex War Raging in Iraq and Syria

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:32pm
In this lesson, students will analyze videos, maps, graphs and images related to ISIS and then discuss how the U.S. and the world should respond to ISIS’ rise in Iraq and Syria.






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Ill. students to connect online with peers in Ireland

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Community officials and leaders of a parochial elementary school in Peoria, Ill., are developing a cultural exchange with a s -More
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How teachers can use home visits to get to know students

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Making a home visit is one of the best ways for teachers to better understand their students and improve relationships, asser -More

Text-Dependent Comprehension of Social Studies Content
Social Studies books for grades K-8 each have an accompanying Text-Dependent Comprehension Card, which provides questions that prompt students to develop evidence-based answers. These unique resources help you improve the understanding of grade-level Social Studies content and engage students in creating effective written responses. FREE sampler.

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Tips to get the most out of professional-learning communities

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Education blogger and high-school teacher Paul Barnwell in this blog post poses five questions he says teachers and administr -More
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Educator: Effective teacher PD drives students' achievement

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Quality professional-development programs for teachers are the single greatest thing that educators can do to help students l -More
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BYOD helps more districts support one-to-one programs

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
More school districts are inviting students to bring and use their digital devices in the classroom as part of bring-your-own -More
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Scientists in Va. to fold social studies into climate research

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Researchers in Virginia will investigate population growth and the economy, among other topics, as part of a federal grant-fu -More
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S.C. students to plant sequoia trees for the environment, boost tourism

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
A group of high-school students in Lexington County, S.C., will plant, care for and keep records on foot-tall sequoia tree se -More
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Answering Ferguson in the Social Studies Classroom: A perspective from St. Louis

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
In this special article for Socialstudies.org, Alexander Cuenca, an NCSS member in St.  -More
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NCSS Annual Conference speaker -- Eric Foner

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 09/17/2014 - 1:25pm
Eric Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History at Columbia University, is one of the country's most prominent historians.  -More

Assistant or Associate Professor in Social Studies Education
Plymouth State University

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