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Obama Uses Address to Push K-12 Agenda

Education Week - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 5:23pm
President Barack Obama steered clear of new education initiatives in his State of the Union address, but is expected to use executive authority to push his priorities.
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Snow Days Turn Into E-Learning Days for Some Schools

Education Week - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 5:07pm
Recent bouts of snow and extreme cold across many states have led to widespread school cancellations, but some educators have tapped e-learning to keep up educational momentum.
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Proposed D.C. Promise scholarship program could threaten D.C. TAG, Norton warns

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 4:03pm

Ahead of a vote Tuesday to give District residents one of the nation’s few publicly financed college scholarship programs, the city’s delegate to Congress is sounding alarms.

Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) says the plan proposed by council member David A. Catania (I-At Large) could upend a long-standing federal scholarship program that’s unique to the city and has become key to how thousands of families budget for college.

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Virginia Intermont College, with dwindling enrollment, intends to merge with Fla. school

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 2:48pm

A private liberal arts college in southwestern Virginia with dwindling enrollment announced Friday it intends to merge with a larger university in Florida.

Virginia Intermont College, in Bristol near the Tennessee border, reported to state authorities that it had 378 students in the fall term — an enrollment decline of 35 percent since 2010. It is one of many small private colleges that have struggled with recruiting in recent years amid upheaval in the market nationwide.

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Mich. student produces documentary for end-of-year history assignment

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 2:06pm
A high-school junior in Michigan has turned his end-of-year history report -- about abolitionist John Brown -- into a 40-minu -More
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How to deliver a more engaging lecture

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 2:06pm
Lectures are a valid and effective instructional method despite a negative reputation, writes Todd Finley, Edutopia editorial -More
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How to use newspaper articles to engage struggling readers

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 2:06pm
Margueya Poupko, a teacher at Bruriah High School in Elizabeth, N.J., was struggling to reach her students when she decided t -More
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N.Y. officials debate funding for universal pre-K

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 2:06pm
Plans to offer universal full-day prekindergarten in New York state, according to state Education Commissioner John King, cou -More
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Why school librarians play key roles in the digital shift

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 2:06pm
Three school districts have included their librarians as an integral part of the digital transformation taking place in educa -More
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Va. district's Twitter account soars as snow-day-seeking students pile on

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 2:06pm
Students in a Virginia school district recently used Twitter to urge officials to cancel school due to snow.  -More
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NCSS Professional Development Series

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/31/2014 - 2:06pm
NCSS presents the 2014 Social Studies Professional Development Series.  -More
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