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Webinar -- Geography As The Catalyst

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 1:22pm
In accordance with the four dimensions of C3 and Common Core, we will discuss the content and pedagogy needed to create proje -More
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March TSSP

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 1:22pm
The March issue of The Social Studies Professional is now available for download! Get TSSP. -More
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Strauss: Five reasons standardized testing isn’t likely to let up

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 12:50pm
For well over a dozen years high-stakes standardized testing has become a hallmark of modern school reform, so much so that an anti-testing rebellion has erupted around the country among parents, students and educators. Even some of testing’s strongest proponents now say it is time to scale back on the number of assessments students must take.Read full article >>






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Student Aid: How to Improve Graduation Rates at Community Colleges

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 12:13pm
A CUNY initiative with an emphasis on advisers shows a lot of promise.
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Strauss: Why Teach For America alumni are urging group to reject funding from Arizona

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 11:26am
There’s an unlikely Teach For America controversy erupting in Arizona over whether or not the organization should accept state funding in Arizona. Here’s what’s happening:* The Arizona legislature just passed a new budget, and the Teach For America organization in Phoenix just won a $500,000 annual appropriation for the next three years — even while public education funding was cut elsewhere.Read full article >>






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Prince William County students showcase their invention on the Hill

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 8:00am
Woodbridge High School senior Torger Olson drives a Ford Edge with black leather interiors, which means hot weather poses a common — and uncomfortable — problem.“When I’m wearing shorts in the summer, I hate when I have to sit down in the car,” he said. “It burns.”Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Fraternity Is Closed Over Video With Slurs

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 7:26am
Why was Sigma Alpha Epsilon ordered to vacate its fraternity house at the University of Oklahoma this week?






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How to spot a college about to go out of business

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/11/2015 - 7:00am
The surprise announcement last week that Sweet Briar College will close at the end of the academic year caught many of its current students, their families, and alumnae by surprise. It also led to much speculation about whether such closures are about to become the norm in higher education.Read full article >>






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