Education News

Ind. students' efforts bring safer paths near school

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:27pm
Students returned to their Indiana school this week with new crosswalks and part of a new trail after a group of eighth-grade -More
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Mo. students promote safe driving, seat belt use among peers

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:27pm
Four high-school students in Missouri attended a summer traffic safety leadership conference to develop a plan and deliver th -More
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NCSS Annual Conference -- Boston events

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:27pm
Boston is the perfect location for the 94th NCSS Annual Conference.  -More
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Volunteer opportunities

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:27pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on NCSS Operations Committees and Award and Grant Selection Committee.  -More
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Strauss: Campbell Brown put on notice by teachers union

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 1:10pm

I recently wrote a post about how Campbell Brown’s new advocacy group, the Partnership for Educational Justice, had used on its Web site the exact wording of the slogan of the current branding campaign of the American Federation of Teachers, the nation’s second-largest teachers union.

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Motherlode Blog: How Does a 2-Year-Old Wear Glasses? (Not) Very Carefully.

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:04pm
I wasn’t happy when the pediatric ophthalmologist ordered up glasses for my toddler. But it wasn’t supposed to be about me.






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Goddard Montessori parents concerned about sharing Pr. George’s school building

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:41am

A decision by Prince George’s County School Chief Kevin Maxwell to move Glenarden Woods Elementary School into part of the building where Robert Goddard Montessori students attend classes has drawn criticism from parents of the popular magnet program.

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Strauss: Are teachers unions really the scourge of the nation?

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 11:02am

Are teachers unions really the scourge of the nation? You might think so if you listen to some reformers who link union-negotiated job protections for teachers to poor academic performance of students in high-poverty schools. But does the data actually support that contention? Bruce D. Baker, a professor of education and leadership in the Graduate School of Education at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, decided to look at what is true and what is not in the following post, initially published in 2012 on  his School Finance 101 blog. This is a long, technical post, filled with graphs, but worth your time.

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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 10:55am
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week 10 | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 7:28am
The final week of our Summer Reading Contest begins! Get your pick in by 7 a.m. Eastern on Aug. 22.






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | New to the Archaeologist’s Tool Kit: The Drone

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 4:30am
Why can drones be more effective than conventional methods in surveying archaeological sites?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | The American Judicial System

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 3:36am
Test your knowledge of the American judicial system by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | piety

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 12:01am
This word has appeared in 80 New York Times articles in the past year.






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