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Motherlode Blog: I’ve Ruined My Boys

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 2:21pm
My sons—and my husband—expect me to wait on them. I can’t really blame them. I made my bed. And everyone else’s.






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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 2:19pm
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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Tenn. 5th-graders learn, seek to inspire more service projects

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Fifth-graders in Greeneville, Tenn., chose to clean and repaint a bus stop, then tidied up a playground during a project they -More
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What the process of making can teach today's students

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Teachers Gayle Allen and Lisa Yokana write in this blog post about how the process of making and creating hones specific skil -More
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Utah considers whether to renew NCLB waiver

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Utah's state school board is expected to decide in August whether to renew its waiver from parts of No Child Left Behind or r -More
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Report examines distribution of federal special-education funds

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
A report by the New America Foundation suggests that the formula used by the U.S.  -More
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How to make the most of social media in education

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Social media has a lot of potential in the classroom and beyond -- when used properly, eSchool News managing editor Laura Dev -More
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Pa. students' create app to encourage witnesses to report bullying

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
A Pennsylvania high school's Gay-Straight Alliance/No Place for Hate student group recently won first place in an Anti-Bullyi -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Stephen Covey, American writer and educator -More
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Strauss: Mom’s letter to college-bound daughter: Why ‘I have reason to fear’

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 12:31pm

Vicki Abeles is a filmmaker, attorney and mother of three. She is also the co-director and producer of the education documentary “Race to Nowhere,” which revealed the damage to young people being done by the pressures of school, homework, tutoring and extracurricular activities. In the following letter Abeles tells her daughter Jamey, who will be a freshman at the University of Denver, to “stay true to the strong and talented self you’ve worked so hard to find, and show the world what college is really for.” Here’s her letter (which appeared on Huffington Post):

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South County principal Jane Lipp named assistant superintendent in Fairfax

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 11:38am

Fairfax County Schools Superintendent Karen Garza named South County High School principal Jane Lipp as the assistant superintendent for special services.

Lipp, who had served as South County principal since 2008, will succeed Kim Dockery, who was promoted to the new position of chief academic officer in July.

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