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Closing Arguments Begin in Test Cheating Trial of 12 Atlanta Educators

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 7:51pm
A case centers on whether improvement on standardized testing was the result of teachers and principals changing answers.






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Va. judge rules to keep teacher associations out of public records case

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 6:19pm
A Richmond Circuit Court judge ruled Monday to keep associations representing educators and school boards out of a parent’s legal fight to obtain evaluation data for individual teachers. Brian Davison, a Loudoun County parent, sued the Virginia Department of Education to get student-growth percentile data, saying that he believed that the public has a right to know what the data says about the quality of public school teachers. Student-growth percentiles were created to gauge student academic growth with the aim of using it to measure how effective a teacher is in helping students learn.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: How Often Do You Spend One-on-One Time With Your Closest Friends?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 4:25pm
What happens when friendships grow distant because one or both people have trouble staying in touch?






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Wonkblog: The states where poor kids are most likely to graduate from high school

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 3:51pm
More high school students of minority backgrounds and from poor families are graduating, the U.S. Department of Education announced Monday. New data shows that not only does the high school graduation rate for the country as a whole continue to rise, but also that the increase was particularly pronounced among black, Hispanic and American Indian kids and for economically disadvantaged students.Read full article >>
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D.C. charter board receives six applications for new schools

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 3:49pm
Six applicants have submitted proposals to the D.C. Public Charter School Board this spring to open new charter schools in the District, representing a variety of schools across all grade levels.The applications include proposals for a school focused on service learning, a Montessori elementary program, an alternative school and a competency-based program for teenagers and young adults.Read full article >>






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Obama meets with city school chiefs, outlines education spending priorities

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 2:56pm
President Obama on Monday praised recent academic gains in the nation’s urban public school systems and warned of a fight if the Republican-led Congress fails to provide adequate funds for the neediest students.Read full article >>






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Forget Harvard and Stanford. It really doesn’t matter where you go to college

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 1:45pm
In the coming weeks, college acceptances will start rolling in for a select group of high-school seniors vying to get into the three dozen or so most-selective colleges and universities in the country. Most seniors planning to go to college this fall already have been accepted somewhere, either because they applied early or they chose less-selective schools that notify applicants almost immediately of their decision.Read full article >>
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Fairfax schools hires new communications chief

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 1:40pm
Fairfax Schools Superintendent Karen Garza announced the hiring of a new communications chief for the state’s largest school system.Garza named Matt Guilfoyle as the school district’s executive director for communications and community relations. Guilfoyle joined the Fairfax system March 9 and had previously served as a public affairs officer in the office of the Architect of the Capitol in Washington.Read full article >>






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Pa. students study history of prejudice, discrimination

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 1:15pm
Middle-school students in a Pittsburgh after-school program are studying the history of discrimination and prejudice faced by -More
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Project-based learning's essentials are defined by teacher

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 1:15pm
Project-based learning can have different meanings to different people, but it has eight essential elements, first-grade teac -More
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Colo. education board rejects social studies, science tests scoring system

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 1:15pm
The Colorado State Board of Education recently voted 4-3 to reject recommended cut scores for the state's new high-school soc -More
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More than 2M students have taken PARCC exams so far

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 1:15pm
More than 2 million students have taken Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers exams.  -More
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Educators shine light on nontraditional school designs

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 1:15pm
What does the future looks like for schools? Presenters at the recent SXSWedu conference offered several potential models.  -More
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N.C. students learn how legal system works at county courthouse

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 1:15pm
About 80 students at a school in Lexington, N.C., recently toured the Davidson County Court House and its museum over two day -More
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Mont. students learn poetry through workshops

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 1:15pm
A poet recently worked with some fourth- and fifth-grade students to teach them how to write and understand poetry using the  -More
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NCSS members -- Remember to vote today!

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 1:15pm
The 2015 NCSS Board of Directors Election closes today! If you are an NCSS member who held membership as of Dec.  -More
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