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U-Va. student detained in N. Korea described as 'buoyant,' inspiring and driven

Education News from Washington Post - January 22, 2016 - 2:37pm
A University of Virginia student being held by the North Korean government is described by friends as smart, driven, and joyful.









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'Phishing' hack at the University of Virginia compromises employee computer records

Education News from Washington Post - January 22, 2016 - 1:19pm
U-Va. announces that an FBI investigation turned up data exposure and that suspects are now in custody.









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Geography students in Texas examine terrorism for class project

NCSS Smartbrief - January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
A world geography teacher in Dallas is using recent events to engage students in thoughtful discussions about terrorism.  -More
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How to use "Star Wars" in the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
Teachers can use the "Star Wars" films to teach multiple subjects, Tim Chartier and Michael Gonchar write in this blog post.  -More
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ESSA may put more financial pressure on states

NCSS Smartbrief - January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
States have more authority under the Every Student Succeeds Act, but some experts predict challenges because of staffing and  -More
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Wis. district changes curriculum to boost global learning

NCSS Smartbrief - January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
A Wisconsin school district has revised its social studies curriculum to ensure ninth-grade students are learning more about  -More
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Microsoft to launch new version of Minecraft for schools

NCSS Smartbrief - January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
Minecraft: Education Edition will be available to schools this summer.  -More
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Agriculture curriculum grows modern in urban, suburban districts

NCSS Smartbrief - January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
Agriculture programs are on the rise in urban and suburban areas, where students can explore topics ranging from small-scale  -More
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Calif. 4th-grade students visit with penguins via Skype

NCSS Smartbrief - January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
Fourth-grade students in California recently participated in a 30-minute Skype session to learn about penguins in Antarctica  -More
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C3 Framework resources

NCSS Smartbrief - January 22, 2016 - 1:09pm
Learn more about the instructional shifts needed to help students achieve the goals of the new ELA/literacy Common Core State -More
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Gray Matter: What a Million Syllabuses Can Teach Us

Education News from NY Times - January 22, 2016 - 12:38pm
New insights about teaching, publishing and intellectual history.









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Wealth Matters: When College Scholarship Programs Falter

Education News from NY Times - January 22, 2016 - 10:42am
The philanthropist who initially funded First Scholars is suing an affiliate university that ended the program, accusing it of breaching its contract.









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