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Best, Brightest and Rejected: Elite Colleges Turn Away Up to 95%

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 2:02pm
Deluged by more applications than ever, the most selective colleges are rejecting legions of students they once would have accepted.






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DCPS releases full school lottery data

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 1:47pm

A week after D.C. parents found out how they fared in the District’s citywide school enrollment lottery, the traditional school system has released more data meant to give a fuller picture of how the lottery played out across the city.

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Strauss: ‘Dear public school teachers: we are sorry’

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 12:30pm

Elizabeth Weill-Greenberg is a parent living in Highland Park, New Jersey, and a member of Highland Park Cares About Schools, a nonpartisan coalition of coalition of parents, educators, and others interested in preserving public education. Here is an open letter she wrote to public school teachers in New Jersey and beyond.

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Md. students explore Russia-Ukraine conflict during visit

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:13pm
A group of juniors and seniors from the Friends School of Baltimore recently visited St.  -More
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How to help students maintain their "gritty" side

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:13pm
Students are born "gritty," but the protective nature of adults can cause students to lose their grit as they become grownups -More
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Va. to replace some assessments with project-based learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:13pm
Students in elementary and middle schools in Virginia will take fewer assessments next year under a bill recently signed by t -More
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Mo. high school to offer Holocaust course, drops geography

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:13pm
Increased student interest in the Holocaust and Germany has led to a change in electives offered at Maryville High School in  -More
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Why digital citizenship should be on the minds of educators

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:13pm
Digital citizenship should be at the forefront of every school leader's mind, said Technology Information Center for Administ -More
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Artists and Colo. students create art using surrendered guns

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:13pm
Seniors in a political action class at Centaurus High School in Lafayette, Colo., will work with artists to create an exhibit -More
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Fla. school honors Holocaust victims, survivors with memorial

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:13pm
Students and faculty at Olympic Heights Community High School near Boca Raton, Fla., along with 25 Holocaust survivors, recen -More
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Common Core Literacy in History and Social Studies: Now What?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:13pm
Join us Tuesday, April 8, for our next NCSS Tuesday Webinar.  -More
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Ken Burns, Henry Louis Gates to speak at NCSS 2014

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:13pm
Filmmaker Ken Burns and historians Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Eric Foner headline the notable list of conference speakers.  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:13pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Beware of the man who won't be bothered with details.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:13pm
William Feather, American publisher -More
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