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Minn. teacher uses fantasy-sports format to hook students on the news

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 3:24pm
Fantasy Geopolitics, a game loosely modeled after formats of fantasy football, is changing the way students learn about curre -More
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Using the Oscars to produce lessons about film

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 3:24pm
With the Super Bowl over, the next major television event is the Academy Awards broadcast March 2, writes media literacy educ -More
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Elementary school uses stock market game to teach finances

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 3:24pm
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Iowa district's plan would help develop teacher leaders

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 3:24pm
An Iowa school district is hoping to attract top teachers by using a grant from the state Department of Education to establis -More
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Foundation funds "professional renewal" for teachers in Ind.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 3:24pm
The Lilly Foundation's Teacher Creativity Fellowship Program provides funding for about 100 teachers in Indiana to participat -More
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How to teach students to assess the credibility of digital news

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 3:24pm
Teaching students to think critically about information and sources found on the Internet is becoming an increasingly importa -More
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Calif. group seeks ideas for boosting students' civic engagement

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 3:24pm
The California Task Force on K-12 Civic Learning will hold meetings during the next few months to gather ideas from the publi -More
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Pa. district's evening programs seek to build character in 4th-, 5th-graders

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 3:24pm
The Lebanon School District in Pennsylvania holds annual districtwide boys' and girls' nights out to help fourth- and fifth-g -More
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C3 Framework Webinar series: Implications for Practice

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 3:24pm
Beginning Feb.  -More
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Black History Month resources

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 3:24pm
This month, the NCSS online-featured resources include articles and lessons related to Black History Month from NCSS Publicat -More
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History is the unfolding of miscalculation.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 3:24pm
Barbara W. Tuchman, American historian -More
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Va. bill calling for Fairfax schools auditor stalls in Richmond

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 2:53pm

A proposed bill in Richmond calling on the Fairfax County school board to establish an independent auditor’s office has stalled after delegates moved to push consideration of the bill into 2015.

The legislation, sponsored by Del. Mark Sickles (D) whose 43rd district includes southeastern Fairfax, would have required the school board to hire an independent auditor to oversee the administration's $2.5 billion budget.

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Strauss: Ravitch: The ‘White House’s obsession with data is sick’

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 2:30pm

Education historian and activist Diane Ravitch has been blasting the Obama administration for a long time for education policies that have expanded the importance of standardized tests and promoted the privatization of public education. She was just in Washington to talk with U.S. legislators about the dangers of corporate-influenced school reform and she made some of her strongest statements yet, according to my colleague Lyndsey Layton.

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Strauss: Text of report detailing $100 million-plus needed for Common Core tests in Maryland

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 02/05/2014 - 12:37pm

I recently wrote about a Maryland Education Department report that said the vast majority of schools in many of the state’s counties are not technologically prepared to give new online Common Core-aligned standardized tests, and at least $100 million will have to be spent by 2015 to get ready.

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