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Social Studies for the Next Generation: Purposes, Practices, and Implications of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 1:36pm
New from NCSS Publications, this book breaks new ground with its inquiry-based framework for enhancing social studies state s -More
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A first look at next year’s school calendar in Prince George’s

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 1:00pm

To all those who like to plan early: It’s time to mark your calendars.

Prince George’s County Schools Chief Executive Officer Kevin M. Maxwell submitted the 2014-2015 school calendar to the school board for review on Thursday night. The Board of Education is scheduled to take final action on the proposed calendar on Feb. 13.

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Closed Prince George’s school turned over to MGM Resorts casino project

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 12:48pm

The Prince George’s County Board of Education on Thursday night approved a request by the county government to transfer the deed of a vacant school near National Harbor to the county so that MGM Resorts can use the property as it develops its casino project.

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Maryland school board asks for dismissal in Talbot lacrosse players’ suit

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 12:26pm

A Maryland school board asked a federal court Thursday to dismiss a civil rights lawsuit filed by families of two former high school lacrosse players who were suspended for carrying small knives and a lighter in their sports gear bags that they said they were using to fix their equipment.

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The Learning Network Blog: Skills Practice | Creating ‘Character Recipes’

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 11:10am
What “ingredients” might go into Lady Macbeth Soup? A pinch of paranoia and a pint of blood? In this writing prompt, students use recipes from The New York Times as templates for writing about characters in novels.
    





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Strauss: Why there’s no excuse for ‘no-excuse’ schools

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 8:00am

The “no excuses” brand of schooling is alive and well in this reform era. In this post Sigal Ben-Porath, an associate professor at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, explains why that is unfortunate. Ben-Porath’s research focuses on the politics of education policy, citizenship education, and political philosophy.

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The Learning Network Blog: Do Laws That Ban Offensive Words Make the World a Better Place?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 6:00am
Should the right to free speech trump our desire to end the use of hateful words?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Gay Marriages Confront Catholic School Rules

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 5:30am
How is the legalization of same-sex marriage in many states affecting Roman Catholic schools across the nation?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, Jan. 24, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 5:10am
Can you identify the subject of a sentence from the article?
    





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Strauss: The latest bad fad in higher education

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 5:01am

Patricia McGuire is president of Trinity Washington University, a Catholic school of some 2,500 students just a few miles from where President Obama last week held its White House Summit on College Opportunity. She wasn’t invited. Instead the administration invited leaders of colleges and universities who agreed to pledge to take new steps to help students in financial need enroll and graduate; at Trinity, 80 percent of the students are already eligible for Pell grants. According to this story in the Chronicle of Higher Education, the summit was heavy with leaders from elite institutions, and that wasn’t a coincidence, given what motivated the summit. McGuire explains in the following post, which appeared in Huffington Post.

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Screen Time Study Finds Education Drop-Off

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 1:29am
According to a new study, less than half the time that children age 2 to 10 watch or interact with electronic screens is spent on what parents consider “educational” material.
    
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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | hermitage

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/24/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 54 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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