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The Upshot: A Link Between Fidgety Boys and a Sputtering Economy

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 1:00am
A gender difference in behavioral skills, seen as early as kindergarten, is hurting boys’ academic prospects and their earning potential.
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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | grievance

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 416 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Philanthropists award $100,000 grants to encourage blended learning in D.C.

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/29/2014 - 12:01am

A coalition of local and national philanthropists has awarded grants to six groups that hope to lift the achievement of the District’s low-income children with schools that emphasize individualized learning, including programs that will use a combination of online and face-to-face instruction.

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National Briefing | Midwest: Indiana: Common Core Replaced With State Standards

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 8:32pm
One of the first states to adopt Common Core education standards became the first state to formally abandon the national benchmarks.






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Henderson faces questions on at-risk funds, renovations

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 7:54pm

D.C. Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson defended her proposed budget Monday during a four-hour D.C. Council hearing that repeatedly circled back to questions about how the school system plans to spend tens of millions of dollars meant to serve at-risk youth.

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Strauss: Computer troubles mar standardized testing in multiple states

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 4:08pm

If you are wondering how the high-stakes standardized testing season is going around the country -- including field testing of new Common Core-aligned standardized exams -- here’s the answer: Not so great.

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Motherlode Blog: Hey, Whiny Modern Parents, Tell Us What You Love About the Gig

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 3:03pm
Do today’s parents spend more time whining about our lives than our forebears? Time for the still-active Boomer parents, Gen X and the Millenials to defend our status as “fun.”






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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | April 22-28, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 2:48pm
A Supreme Court decision, a historic ceremony and a 40th birthday celebration for a popular toy: How many of the questions in this week’s News Quiz can you answer correctly?
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N.C. students study Holocaust victim's 1939 letter, try to find her family

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 1:54pm
Students at East Henderson High School in North Carolina have developed a personal connection to Holocaust victim Betty Erb o -More
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Fla. students document Vietnam veterans' war stories for book

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 1:54pm
Students from Armwood High School in Florida have been interviewing Vietnam veterans for the book "Oral Histories of the Viet -More

Join us at Professional Development this Summer!
New professional development programs have been added this summer from the leaders in Holocaust Education. Model active and collaborative learning, address CCSS, and explore the medium of visual history testimony at a program near you or schedule a no-cost training program for your school district.

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Colo. high school implements Advanced Placement for all

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 1:54pm
Officials at a high school in Colorado have taken steps to increase student access to rigorous academic work.  -More
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Wash. district to use Chromebooks to administer online exams

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 1:54pm
A school district in Washington state already is using about 75 Google Chromebooks in its schools, and officials say addition -More
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Conn. students seek smoking ban in vehicles carrying children

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 1:54pm
A group of Connecticut high-school seniors is calling upon state lawmakers to pass a law that would prohibit smoking in cars  -More
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Tenn. students donate superhero artwork to child services center

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 1:54pm
Students in Tennessee recently donated their artwork featuring superhero characters to the Clarksville Department of Children -More
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Reserve your hotel room now for Boston

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 1:54pm
NCSS is now accepting hotel reservations for the 2014 Annual Conference.  -More
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Volunteer opportunities

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 1:54pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on NCSS Operations Committees and Award and Grant Selection Committees. -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 1:54pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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In nature there are neither rewards nor punishments -- there are consequences.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/28/2014 - 1:54pm
Robert Ingersoll, American orator and political leader -More
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