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5th-graders study history through Minecraft simulations

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:58pm
Fifth-grade teacher Amber Palmer incorporates the game Minecraft into her history and literacy lessons at a Salt Lake City el -More
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Pa. students encourage mental health awareness, empathy during project

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:58pm
Middle- and high-school students from seven schools in Allegheny County, Pa., have been learning about mental health disorder -More
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Texas students observe Memorial Day on school makeup day

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:58pm
Some Houston-area students observed Memorial Day in class while making up a school day lost to winter weather closures earlie -More
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Become a social studies leader

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:58pm
NCSS is seeking candidates for Vice President, and the Board of Directors.  -More
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Freedom Summer's 50th Anniversary: Investigating the Civil Rights Movement

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:58pm
This three-day workshop, July 30 to August 1, will provide a varied program of civil rights panelists, demonstration of the F -More
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Hayfield principal in Fairfax to retire for medical reasons

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 1:25pm

Hayfield Secondary School principal Dave Tremaine is retiring, school officials announced in a letter to parents.

Assistant superintendent Deborah L. Tyler said in a letter sent Tuesday to Hayfield parents that Tremaine will leave the school for unspecified medical reasons.

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Popular counselor remembered across Montgomery County

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:57pm

Graduation rehearsal at Col. Zadok Magruder High School is Thursday, and Denise Schaefer planned to be there, leading the effort to get the Class of 2014 ready for its momentous end of high school. It was not her paid job, but she stepped up.

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Strauss: When Maya Angelou blasted Obama’s school-reform policies

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 10:23am

The legendary poet and author Maya Angelou, who just passed away at the age of  86, was a big supporter of President Obama, and in 2011, he awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. But she also was a critic of his school-reform policies, raising her voice last year to blast his signature education initiative, Race to the Top, and expressing concern about the impact standardized testing was having on children.

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Motherlode Blog: With a Hashtag, Women Take On Our Fears for Our Daughters and Ourselves: #YesAllWomen

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 10:11am
When the media reported on a gunman’s misogynistic motives, some men responded with #NotAllMen. But while not all men prey on women, #YesAllWomen — including our daughters — take the risk of violence into account when we choose everything from our route to our clothes.






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Strauss: WiFi in U.S. schools estimated cost: $3.2 billion to meet Obama’s goal

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 10:03am

(Correction: Earlier version had incorrect total)

President Obama’s vision of ensuring that 99 percent of American K-12 schools have broadband and WIFI by 2018 is going to be mighty expensive.

The Federal Communications Commission received an estimate Wednesday of how much money it will take: $800 million a year for four years for a total $3.2 billion.   The estimate came from  the Consortium for School Networking and the EducationSuperHighway, which together did an analysis of the additional E-rate funds necessary to build the networks to achieve Obama’s goal, first announced in 2013.  

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Justice Dept. to look into complaint about boundaries for new Prince William high school

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 9:56am

The Justice Department is looking into a complaint about the process of drawing attendance boundaries for a new high school in Prince William County, according to school officials.

Schools spokesman Phil Kavits said he did not know the specifics of the complaint but said the school district would cooperate in whatever way necessary. Justice Department officials did not respond to requests for comment.

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The Learning Network: Do You Think You Will Have a Career That You Love?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 5:00am
Is that the most important quality you’ll look for in a job?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | U.S. Will Complete Afghan Pullout by End of 2016, Obama Says

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 4:30am
How many American troops will remain in Afghanistan after 2014?






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Strauss: Jim Carrey gives commencement speech at Maharishi University of Management

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 4:03am

Jim Carrey surprised graduates at the Maharishi University of Management in Fairfield, Iowa, with a funny, emotional commencement speech in which he told them a poignant story about his father and urged them to walk their own path in life and never settle.

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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | inadvertently

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/28/2014 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 352 New York Times articles in the past year.






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