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Jennifer Niles appointed D.C.’s next deputy mayor for education

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 2:20pm
Jennifer C. Niles, the founder and head of a prominent charter school in the District, was named the next deputy mayor for education on Monday.Mayor-elect Muriel E. Bowser cited Niles’s 25 years of experience in public education and said she will work closely with D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson to make “the goal of a quality school in every neighborhood a reality for all our families.”Read full article >>






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Picasso painting re-created in S.C. high-school history class

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 1:52pm
Students in an International Baccalaureate history class in a South Carolina high school recently completed an 8-by-22-foot c -More
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How to spark personalized learning with idea books

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 1:52pm
Fourth- and fifth-grade students in one Minnesota school are experiencing personalized learning by keeping digital query book -More
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Vet-Connect brings veterans, their histories to Ga. high-schoolers

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 1:52pm
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Would you like a scholar in your classroom?
Ashbrook is bringing collegiate seminars into high school classrooms for free through our Classroom Webinar series. A college professor will lead your students in a discussion of one of the 50 Core American Documents. Each interactive webinar will bring students into a conversation with the professor and with one another. Learn more today.

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Fewer students retained in grades, data indicate

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 1:52pm
Grade-retention rates have declined -- dropping from about 3% to 1.5% between 2005 and 2010, according to a recent study.  -More
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Data reveal diversity gap in advanced courses

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 1:52pm
Data show students enrolled in advanced courses in high school are mostly affluent, white or Asian.  -More
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Lesson plans to teach students about data breaches, online privacy

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 1:52pm
Cyberattacks and data breaches at some major retailers and government websites have been big news.  -More
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Ala. 4th-graders help family in need instead of exchanging gifts

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 1:52pm
Fourth-graders at Cedar Hill Elementary School in Alabama recently went shopping to buy clothes and other items for a family  -More
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Minn. historical group helps with effort to digitize Swedish-language newspapers

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 1:52pm
An effort is underway to create a digital archive of some of the 600-plus Swedish-language newspapers that were published in  -More
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Teaching the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework: Exploring Inquiry-Based Instruction in Social Studies

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 1:52pm
An indispensable guide for teachers implementing the C3 Framework, this new book from NCSS Publications consists of model les -More
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CUFA Retreat

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 1:52pm
The College and University Faculty Assembly will hold its conference retreat next month.  -More
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Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 1:52pm
Hermann Hesse, German-Swiss writer and poet -More
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Motherlode Blog: Live Chat: Prenatal Screening: When a Result Is Not a Diagnosis

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 1:43pm
Join me and New England Center for Investigative Reporting’s Elizabeth Daley, along with experts Dr. Kecia Gaither and Athena Cherry this afternoon, Dec. 15, 2014, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time, for a live chat about the reliability of prenatal screenings.






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Motherlode Blog: Prenatal Testing: When a Result Is Not a Diagnosis

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 1:35pm
An investigative report found that doctors and patients are misinterpreting new prenatal tests and failing to understand how often a positive screen can be a false alarm.






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Wyoming teacher preparation gets "D-"

Education Week - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 12:03pm
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Harvard President Faust on federal college ratings, campus sexual assault and more

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:47am
Any day now, the federal government is expected to reveal its first comprehensive plan for rating colleges on measures of value and access. You might think that Harvard University, perennially ranked at or near the top in higher education, would be unconcerned.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: E-Cigarettes May Serve as Gateway to Smoking for Teens, Study Suggests

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/15/2014 - 11:45am
A study published online Monday in the journal Pediatrics seems to add to the evidence that e-cigarettes are doing more to promote nicotine use than to help people quit.






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