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Strauss: Why snow days matter: Kids slept in schools because of late cancellation call

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:36pm

Next time you think a school district is being overly cautious about cancelling school because of bad weather, remember this: Thousands of students in Georgia and Alabama were forced to spend the night Tuesday in their schools — and some on buses — while their parents got stuck in traffic jams for more than 12 hours because a rare snowstorm dumped a few inches of snow.

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Fairfax supervisor to tour schools as budget talks on education funding heat up

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:21pm

Fairfax County supervisor Jeff McKay said he will visit more than 25 schools in upcoming weeks to get a classroom view of the fiscal challenges facing the school system.

With budget talks with the school board underway, McKay said he will visit all of the schools in his magisterial district to talk face-to-face with principals, teachers and students.

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Balloon gives N.C. students an inside view of geography

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:12pm
Pinehurst Elementary School students in North Carolina got an inside look at the world during a recent visit from the Earth B -More
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Blended learning, hybrid innovations for the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:12pm
Some experts say blended learning is a hybrid innovation that is changing classroom instruction for the better.  -More
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New teacher shares how professional connections supported her in the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:12pm
First-year teacher Kate Miller writes in this blog post that her professional connections with mentor teachers, collaborative -More
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Observation rooms, cameras give Ariz. teachers a unique view for PD

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:12pm
The Center for Teacher Development in Paradise Valley Unified School District in Arizona is using two-way mirrors and live-st -More
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Program encourages student dialogue on Twitter

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:12pm
Many schools have put limits on the use of social media in the classroom, but some educators are supporting sites such as Twi -More
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Foreign-language students from Ohio visit Belize and Germany

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:12pm
Twenty students from River View High School in Coshocton County, Ohio, spent their recent winter break either in Germany or B -More
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Fla. middle-schoolers remember 14 fallen astronauts

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:12pm
The 14 fallen astronauts of the 1986 Challenger and 2003 Columbia space shuttle missions were remembered Tuesday by a group o -More
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CUFA annual meeting call for proposals

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:12pm
The College and University Faculty Assembly (CUFA) of NCSS invites proposals for scholarship to be presented at its annual me -More
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Introduction to technology integration in the social studies classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:12pm
Technology integration is all around us and social studies teachers need the tools necessary to teach their students critical -More
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Editor's Choice Award for Excellence in Education Content

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:12pm
With its new Editor's Choice Award for Excellence in Education Content, SmartBlog on Education will recognize two educators e -More
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It is the loose ends with which men hang themselves.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 2:12pm
Zelda Fitzgerald, American writer -More
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Children learn much from field trips that they can’t get from lectures or textbooks

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 12:12pm

The field trip, once woven into the American school experience, is in decline. More than half of schools eliminated at least some planned field trips in 2010-2011, according to the American Association of School Administrators. The practice might diminish even further if we don’t do something about it.

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Fairfax educator among finalists for National Teacher of the Year honors

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/29/2014 - 11:14am

Fairfax County schools educator Melissa Porfirio is among four finalists for the 2014 National Teacher of the Year honors.

Porfirio, 39, who was earlier named the Virginia teacher of the year, has taught since 2005 at Crestwood Elementary in Springfield, where she currently serves as first grade teacher.

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