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At fraternity rush, U-Va. freshmen keep an open mind as normality begins its return

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 5:44pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The four freshmen walked the row of Greek houses, turning to go up the steps of a brick Colonial with white columns. As they shook hands with the Sigma Alpha Mu upperclassmen, who were bedecked in blazers and smiles, they began an annual rite of spring here at the University of Virginia: rush.Read full article >>






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At fraternity rush, U-Va. freshmen keep an open mind as normality begins its return

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 5:44pm
CHARLOTTESVILLE — The four freshmen walked the row of Greek houses, turning to go up the steps of a brick Colonial with white columns. As they shook hands with the Sigma Alpha Mu upperclassmen, who were bedecked in blazers and smiles, they began an annual rite of spring here at the University of Virginia: rush.Read full article >>






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Obama to propose new student privacy legislation

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 5:33pm
President Obama is planning to propose new federal legislation to safeguard student privacy, a move that comes as new classroom technologies gather sensitive personal information about children in order to deliver personalized lessons.Read full article >>






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Obama to propose new student privacy legislation

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 5:33pm
President Obama is planning to propose new federal legislation to safeguard student privacy, a move that comes as new classroom technologies gather sensitive personal information about children in order to deliver personalized lessons.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Do I Need Screen Time Rules for Other People’s Children, Too?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 4:31pm
It’s my house and my rules, but I’m uncomfortable snatching away a prized possession a child brings over. I’m also uncomfortable with the recent sleepover in which every child spent the night buried in her own screen.






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Texas 1st-graders learn about fairness, rights during lesson

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:52pm
First-graders in a Texas school recently were challenged to think about fairness and rights when they learned a new "rule" -- -More
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Teachers work to recognize, handle bias in the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:52pm
Teachers in 25 states participated in training through Human Rights Campaign's Welcoming Schools program to teach mini-lesson -More
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Civics group pushes S.D. to make civics test a graduation requirement

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:52pm
Members of the South Dakota Civics Education Initiative are seeking to make the U.S.  -More
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Educator offers best practices for quality student assessments

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:52pm
Teachers and students will get out of assessments what they put into them, asserts Adisack Nhouyvanisvong, an educator and en -More
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Is technology fueling social anxiety among students?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:52pm
Some experts say the overuse of phones, computers, tablets and other electronic devices is contributing to a growing number o -More
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N.Y. elementary schoolers perform King's speeches in oratorical contest

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:52pm
Students in grades three to six at a New York state elementary school recently performed excerpts of speeches by Martin Luthe -More
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Colo. program provides computers for needy students

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:52pm
Computers to Youth, a student-led program in Colorado, has provided about 400 computers, monitors and supplies to needy stude -More
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CUFA call for proposals

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:52pm
The NCSS College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) invites proposals for scholarship to be presented at its Annual Meeti -More
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NCSS responds

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:52pm
In recent blog posts, Alan Singer, a professor at Hofstra University, states that NCSS has "sold out" social studies and hist -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 2:52pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Strauss: Letting kids move in class isn’t a break from learning. It IS learning.

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 1:30pm
Last July I published a post titled “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today.” It hit a nerve and became one of the most-read pieces on this blog last year, with readers continuing to click on it, along with related posts, such as “The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class” and “A therapist goes to middle school and tries to sit still. She can’t. Neither can the kids.”Read full article >>






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Strauss: Letting kids move in class isn’t a break from learning. It IS learning.

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 01/19/2015 - 1:30pm
Last July I published a post titled “Why so many kids can’t sit still in school today.” It hit a nerve and became one of the most-read pieces on this blog last year, with readers continuing to click on it, along with related posts, such as “The right — and surprisingly wrong — ways to get kids to sit still in class” and “A therapist goes to middle school and tries to sit still. She can’t. Neither can the kids.”Read full article >>






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