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Strauss: An educator challenges the Gates Foundation

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:16pm

Anybody paying attention to school reform in recent years knows the power that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has wielded with its ability to play a leading role in driving the reform agenda by distributing mountains of cash to every sector of the education world. Veteran educator Anthony Cody has been questioning the role of the foundation on a blog, Living in Dialogue, that he wrote for some time on Education Week, and now as an independent Web site. He even engaged in a discussion with the foundation about its role in school reform. Now Cody has written a book titled, “The Educator and the Oligarch: A Teacher Challenges Bill Gates,” in which he explores the foundation’s influence on education issues and whether that has been good or bad for the public school system.

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D.C. public schools enrollments continue to climb

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:12pm

Enrollment is up in both D.C. charter and traditional public schools this year, according to unofficial numbers released this week by officials from the D.C. Public Charter School Board and D.C. Public Schools.

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D.C. public schools enrollments continue to climb

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 3:12pm

Enrollment is up in both D.C. charter and traditional public schools this year, according to an unofficial numbers released this week by officials from the D.C. Public Charter School Board and D.C. Public Schools.

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The Learning Network: Guest Post | Practical Tools for Teaching News Literacy

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:42pm
The Center for News Literacy shares a video of middle schoolers practicing some principles of news literacy, and suggests practical tools any teacher can use to help students become savvy news consumers.






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Why gifted education doesn’t make sense

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 2:04pm

A new book out by nationally known gifted-education expert James R. Delisle, a former fifth grade special education teacher and Kent State University professor, says our schools are making war on our nation’s finest young minds by failing to fund enough programs for the gifted.

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Second alert on whooping cough at Gaithersburg High School

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:50pm

Health and school officials in Montgomery County have sent a second reminder about whooping cough to parents at Gaithersburg High School, asking them to be on the lookout for signs of the highly contagious disease.

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Ala. educator's "Flat Stanley" lesson teaches geography to first-graders

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
"Flat Stanley" has been helping a classroom of Alabama first-grade students learn geography, teacher Meghan Everette writes i -More
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Students learn to protect environment with place-based education

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
Schools in Michigan are working to help students learn to become stewards of the environment through place-based educational  -More
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"Big History" course asks students to consider the bigger picture

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
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ECHOES and REFLECTIONS Leaders in Holocaust Education
More than 22,000 educators have learned how Echoes and Reflections prepares teachers to teach the complex history of the Holocaust in a way that stimulates engagement, critical thinking and personal understanding among students. Learn more on our website.

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Study: Teacher-collaboration training model leads to higher scores

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
Test scores rose at schools in Tennessee that adopted the Teacher Peer Excellence Groups training method, according to a rece -More
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Wyo. educators use social media to connect, collaborate

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
More Wyoming educators are engaging in edchats on Twitter -- weekly online discussions that allow them to share best practice -More
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How school leaders can use a survey to assess learning-team success

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
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Free Online Course for Social Studies Teachers
Get new ideas to use in your history classroom! Teaching Historical Inquiry with Objects is a six-week online course that brings together the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework and the Smithsonian's hands-on techniques for inquiry-based learning. Don't wait - course starts this week! Register for this course from the National Museum of American History

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Classroom-management strategies for mobile classrooms

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
In this article, East Central University assistant professor Mark Jones and instructor Toni Jones offer tips to help educator -More
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Geocaching program helps Ariz. students get fit

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
Dozens of students in Arizona are participating in the KohlsFIT Program in which they use a geocaching mobile application to  -More
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N.J. seventh-graders learn about tribal culture in African history class

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
Seventh-graders at Henry C.  -More
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Tips for first-time conference attendees

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
We've put together some suggestions to help first-time attendees get the most from their experience at the NCSS Annual Confer -More
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Volunteers needed for NCSS Committees

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
NCSS is seeking applicants to serve on NCSS Operations Committees.  -More
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We adore chaos because we love to produce order.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
M.C. Escher, Dutch graphic artist -More
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17 Charter Schools Approved for New York City, Expanding a Polarizing Network

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:23pm
The decision by a state committee substantially increased the size of Success Academy, one of the city’s largest and most polarizing charter networks.
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