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60 districts pledge to improve education for black, Hispanic males

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
Sixty of the country's largest school districts, which enroll about 40% of all African-American and Hispanic male youths livi -More
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Hallmarks of a tech-savvy teacher

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
Partaking in regular online professional development, participating in Twitter chats with fellow educators and promoting digi -More
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2 Fla. students lead community tree-planting projects

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
Two Florida students are overseeing tree-planting projects to beautify the area and help the environment.  -More
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Volunteer opportunities

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on NCSS Operations Committees and Award and Grant Selection Committee.  -More
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Social studies for the next generation: The C3 Framework

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
One of the recent milestones in social studies education was the release in 2013 of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3)  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
Check out the latest posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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I give myself sometimes admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:21pm
Mary Wortley Montagu, British writer -More
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The Learning Network: Weekly News Quiz | July 15-21, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:15pm
Two big stories dominated the news in what the Sunday Review called “a week of agony.” Take the quiz below to see what you understood about those and other stories, and to find links to more information.






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Motherlode Blog: Weekly Quandary: Having a Baby, and Getting a Dog

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 2:09pm
Should a couple planning on soon having a baby get a dog?






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Strauss: Why college remediation needs to be overhauled

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 9:33am

Award-winning Principal Carol Burris of South Side High School in New York has written here and here about how college remediation rates are often hyped. In in the following post she expands her examination by looking at the purpose and efficacy of the remedial model. Burris has been exposing the problems with New York’s disastrous school reform effort for a long time on this blog. (You can read some of her work here, herehere,  here, and here.) She previously wrote about remediation rates here. She was named New York’s 2013 High School Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and in 2010,  tapped as the 2010 New York State Outstanding Educator by the School Administrators Association of New York State.

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Teachers Get Up-Close Insight Into High Court Workings

Education Week - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 7:57am
The Supreme Court Summer Institute for Teachers brings educators with a keen interest in the law to Washington for a hands-on encounter with the nation's highest court.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Plight of the Sage Grouse and Energy Production

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:29am
What dilemma do environmentalists, energy production companies and the federal government face regarding a certain bird?






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Strauss: This is educational ‘innovation’?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 4:01am

The Organization of Economic Cooperation and Development, which brings the world the international testing program of 15-year old students known as PISA, just issued a new report called “Measuring Innovation in Education: A New Perspective, Educational Research and Innovation.”

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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Energy

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 3:31am
Test your knowledge of energy by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | brook

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/21/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 71 New York Times articles in the past year.






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My Brother’s Keeper Program Grows to Include More Impoverished Minorities

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 07/20/2014 - 8:03pm
Some of the nation’s largest school districts have joined the My Brother’s Keeper program.






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