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Contempt Ruling Slams Wash. Lawmakers on K-12 Funding

Education Week - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:19pm
A state supreme court's order means legislators must produce a plan to substantially boost education aid in their 2015 session or face penalties.
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Arlington School Board appoints former PTA president to fill vacant seat

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:15pm

The Arlington School Board appointed a former parent teacher association president to fill the seat of a member who resigned Aug. 1.

In a special meeting Friday morning, Nancy Van Doren was sworn in to take the place of Noah Simon, who left the post last month to spend more time with his family. She will hold the position until a special election scheduled for Nov. 4.

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Alexandria marks the opening of $45 million Jefferson-Houston School building

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:32pm

The sleek new gym at Jefferson-Houston School roared with applause Friday morning as Alexandria Schools Superintendent Alvin L. Crawley cut a ceremonial ribbon with oversized scissors, officially marking the opening of a new $45 million school building.

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Ill. students, teachers work together on cemetery project

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
A group of Illinois high-school students last year began a project to restore headstones on the graves of seven Civil War sol -More
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What teachers can do to prepare for back-to-school night

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Back-to-school night is right around the corner for many educators and, in this blog post, Lily Jones shares nine reminders a -More
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Study: Aerobic exercise improves children's attention, mood

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Among children at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, aerobic exercises before the beginning of the school day -More
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Pa. district to reduce testing time for elementary grades

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Officials in Pittsburgh Public Schools will reduce testing by as much as half in kindergarten through fifth grades to help en -More
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How 1 mobile device can transform the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Teachers don't need a suite of smartphones or a tablet for every student to make an impact with iPads and iPhones, asserts Ch -More
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N.Y. state museum opens "Family Room" exhibit honoring 9/11 victims

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
The New York State Museum in Albany has opened the "Family Room," an exhibit of personal tributes and items that once filled  -More
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Tenn. 5th-grade artists create new city limit signs

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Fifth-grade art students at Friendsville Elementary School in Tennessee recently created drawings with a hometown theme that  -More
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The Social Studies Professional

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
The September issue of The Social Studies Professional, the NCSS newsletter, is available for download.  -More
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NCSS awarded Gates Foundation Grant

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
NCSS has been awarded a grant from the Gates Foundation as part of a robust, multi-network effort to support teachers as they -More

Assistant or Associate Professor in Social Studies Education
Plymouth State University

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It doesn't matter where you are coming from. All that matters is where you are going.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Brian Tracy, Canadian entrepreneur -More
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More than 200 Fairfax students among National Merit semi-finalists

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:13pm

More than 200 Fairfax County students have been named National Merit Scholarship semi-finalists for 2015.

The 205 Fairfax seniors are among 16,000 high school students who are semi-finalists this year for the scholarship program. The students were picked based on their 2013 PSAT and qualifying test scores. The semi-finalists represent the top-scoring students in each state and make up less than one percent of all high school seniors.

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Motherlode Blog: The End of a Week of Cooking, and a Weekend Plan

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 12:13pm
After a week of cooking, Friday is a night off before weekend meals and planning for next week.






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