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Teachers take driver's seat in self-directed learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:31pm
Educators have organized and participated in about 600 Edcamps in 15 countries since 2010.  -More
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Educator suggests quick online resources for winter break

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:31pm
The winter holiday break offers time for educators to browse websites for instructional ideas and professional development, e -More
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2 Colo. middle-schoolers collect donations for horse therapy program

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:31pm
Colorado middle-school students Ashlynn Squires and Makayla Burke recently raised and donated $157 to the Dream Catcher Thera -More
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History exams for tour guides tested in federal court

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:31pm
Savannah, Ga., is the latest jurisdiction to face a federal challenge to ordinances requiring tour guides to pass history tes -More
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The Library of Congress and C3: Teaching with Primary Sources and the Inquiry Arc

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:31pm
The Library of Congress and the National Council for the Social Studies will collaborate on a series of four webinars in earl -More
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Religion, social studies and you

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:31pm
This four-part webinar series will focus on ways to incorporate inclusive pedagogical approaches for addressing different fai -More
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You've got to go out on a limb sometimes because that's where the fruit is.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 2:31pm
Will Rogers, American performer and humorist -More
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Strauss: Teacher: We are trying to close the achievement gap all wrong

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 12:30pm
You can’t have a conversation about education reform without the words “achievement gap” coming in at some point, along with specific plans on how to close it. But are policymakers attempting to close it in an effective way? James Boutin, a veteran high school teacher just south of Seattle, Washington, answers in the following post. He is a national board certified language arts and social studies teacher at the Academy of Citizenship and Empowerment in Seatac, and has previously taught in New York City, Washington D.C., and Knoxville, Tennessee. He blogs at An Urban Teacher’s Education.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Eleven, With Down Syndrome, and Still a Santa-Loving Little Girl. Maybe.

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 9:32am
My daughter is still a little girl, with a stuffed Piglet and Velcro-fastened shoes. For years, she’s dictated her letter to Santa to me. This year, things were different.






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Strauss: A 2015 wish list for every U.S. child

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 12/24/2014 - 5:00am
Here’s a wish list for every child in the  United States for 2015. It was written by Elaine Weiss, who  has served as the national coordinator for the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education since 2011. Broader Bolder is a national campaign that acknowledges the impact of social and economic disadvantage on schools and students and proposes policies to improve schools and improve conditions that limit many children’s readiness to learn.Read full article >>






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New York City Will Provide Free Space for a Dozen Charter Schools

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 11:30pm
Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration approved the space requests, but specific locations in public school buildings and districts have not been decided.






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Wilson High School principal, who came out as gay last year, resigns immediately

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 7:09pm
Woodrow Wilson High School Principal Peter Cahall has resigned, effective immediately, D.C. Public Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson announced in an e-mail to parents on Tuesday.The school district had already decided not to renew Cahall’s contract next year. But in a letter less than two weeks ago, Cahall said he would finish out the school year.Read full article >>






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Strauss: SAT cheating in Asia: More scores are withheld, but College Board won’t say how many

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 4:21pm
For the third straight month, some SAT scores in Asia are being withheld because of allegations of widespread cheating, this time on the December administration of the college entrance exam.The same thing happened in November, and in October, and in September. After each administration in those three months, scores on the college admissions test were withheld while cheating allegations were investigated; then some scores were released, and others were invalidated. Some students missed early-decision college application deadlines as a result.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Saving the Images of a Perfect Childhood and Deleting the Rest

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 1:22pm
For my daughter’s fifth birthday, I put together a book of photos that I thought captured her short life. And then I realized that every picture I had chosen made it all look perfect.






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DealBook: A Steep Slide in Law School Enrollment Accelerates

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 1:15pm
The 37,924 full- and part-time students who started classes this fall represent a 30 percent decline from just four years ago, when enrollment peaked at 52,488.






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Motherlode Blog: Dear Santa, Please Bring Daddy

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:59am
This year, my husband will return from his predeployment work-ups to spend Christmas with us, and my daughter will get her wish. Next year, there will be nothing even Santa can do.






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The Learning Network: Happy Holidays

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 12/23/2014 - 10:53am
The blog will be on vacation through Jan. 4, but we’ve left you with lots to do.






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