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Kansas 4th-graders research Route 66, build landmarks with Legos

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 1:47pm
Fourth-graders in a Kansas school recently wrapped up a yearlong study of historic Route 66 by building some of the landmarks -More
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Ill. kindergartners learn STEM concepts through puppet show

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 1:47pm
A Washington, D.C.-based performance group is teaching young students science, technology, engineering and math concepts thro -More
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5 educators share the use, power of formative assessments

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 1:47pm
Five teachers use video to demonstrate the use of formative assessments to test for student knowledge and alter instruction i -More
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Data show few high-school seniors are ready for college

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 1:47pm
Fewer than 40% of high-school seniors have the math and reading skills needed to be successful in college, according to an an -More
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What is the forecast for education technology?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 1:47pm
Attendees and sessions at the recent annual SIIA Education Industry Summit in San Francisco focused on forecasting the next b -More
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Mich. high-school students donate locks to children with hair loss

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 1:47pm
High-school students and staff in Michigan recently received haircuts that yielded nearly 340 inches of hair that will be don -More
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Mass. students say Senior Focus class sparks interest in service learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 1:47pm
Students taking the Senior Focus course at Winchester High School in Massachusetts recently appeared before a school committe -More
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NCSS Teacher of the Year awards

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 1:47pm
NCSS is accepting nominations for the NCSS Social Studies Teacher of the Year Awards.  -More
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C3: Creatively Communicate Results from an Inquiry

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 1:47pm
Join us on May 20 for this webinar that will feature C3 Teachers in action as they facilitate participant discussions about s -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 1:47pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Motherlode Blog: Parents Respond to The ‘Frozen’ Frenzy

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 1:17pm
“Frozen” has gone from movie to phenomenon, at least in part because the passion at its heart is one children of both genders can relate to.






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Motherlode Blog: ‘You’re Not My Real Mother’

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:29am
“You’re not my real mother.” True words in one sense, but words that are still hard for an adoptive mother to hear.






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Strauss: Jill Abramson tells graduates: ‘I’m in exactly the same boat as many of you’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 11:16am

Of all the commencement speeches being given this year at high schools, colleges and universities across the country, this was the one that got all the attention.

Jill Abramson, the ousted executive editor of the New York Times, delivered the commencement speech today at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, N.C., her first public appearance since she lost her job last week. And she didn’t ignore what has become a big controversy for the newspaper.

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First Lady Tells Kansas Students to Fight Bias

Education Week - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 10:43am
First lady Michelle Obama told Kansas high school graduates Friday that young people who've grown up with diversity must lead a national fight against prejudice and discrimination because after six decades, the Brown v. Board of Education ruling against school segregation is "still being decided every single day."
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Montgomery schools: Chief operating officer Larry Bowers plans to retire

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 10:30am

One of Montgomery County’s top school leaders will retire next year, after more than 35 years with the school system.

Larry A. Bowers, 65, chief operating officer for Montgomery County schools, is set to step down in June 2015. He will be replaced by Andrew Zuckerman, 37, who has been chief of staff to Superintendent Joshua P. Starr for the past year, officials said.

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Motherlode Blog: The New Inequality for Toddlers: Less Income; More Ritalin

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 9:57am
A rare, ironic example of low-income children getting more of something than they need: 15,000 American toddlers, many on Medicaid, are being medicated for A.D.H.D.-like symptoms.






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