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Pr. George’s schools to hold public hearing Feb. 18 on school boundary, program changes

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 4:19pm

Boundary changes often evoke strong emotions, with parents worrying that their child could be forced to attend schools with lower test scores or fewer programs.

That was the case at a recent meeting of the Prince George’s County school board, where two young students who currently attend Hyattsville Middle School, which has a creative and performing arts program, made impassioned pleas to be able to attend Northwestern High School next year. Their problem: They live outside the boundaries of the high school.

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Preschool Push Moving Ahead in Many States

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 4:12pm
Once a mostly Democratic cause, government-funded preschool has been embraced by both parties outside Washington, with Republican governors pushing some of the biggest increases in preschool spending.
    





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Data for 685 Fairfax students mistakenly posted online

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 3:33pm

Personal information of hundreds of Fairfax County public school students was mistakenly posted on the school system’s Web site, exposing their student identification numbers, birth dates, home addresses and phone numbers in what parents described as a breach of privacy.

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N.J. class project spreads the word about human trafficking

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 3:10pm
When middle-school teacher Dan Papa taught his then-eighth-grade class about slavery and tied the lesson to modern-day human  -More
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Ky. students' projects explore world history

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 3:10pm
Seventh-graders in a social studies class in Clark Middle School in Kentucky explored how people used to live in ancient cult -More
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Proposal seeks "early warning system" for Fla. middle schools

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 3:10pm
The Florida House of Representatives K-12 subcommittee has proposed a bill to create an "early warning system" for middle-sch -More
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Ravitch: Too much focus is placed on testing

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 3:10pm
There is too much emphasis on standardized testing, education historian Diane Ravitch told educators and others gathered at t -More
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Districts take varied approaches to compiling digital libraries

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 3:10pm
The transition to the Common Core State Standards has more educators relying on digital content -- compiled via outside vendo -More
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Students ask legislators to approve official Wash. state waterfall

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 3:10pm
Five Washtucna Elementary School students recently visited Olympia, Wash., to lobby the state Legislature to designate Palous -More
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17-year-old students register to vote in party primaries in Ill.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 3:10pm
More than 300 students at New Trier High School in Illinois plan to participate in "Suffrage at 17," a state law that allows  -More
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Introduction to technology integration in the social studies classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 3:10pm
Technology integration is all around us and social studies teachers need the tools necessary to teach their students critical -More
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January/February 2014 TSSP

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 3:10pm
The January/February 2014 issue of "The Social Studies Professional," the newsletter for members of the National Council for  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 3:10pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Life has a funny way of becoming ordinary as soon as it can.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/03/2014 - 3:10pm
Colm Toibin, Irish writer -More
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