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The Learning Network Blog: What Makes a Good TV Show Finale?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 7:20am
Are you a “How I Met Your Mother” fan? What did you think of Monday night’s finale? What other television show finales have been memorable for you? Why? In general, what do you think a finale should — and shouldn’t — do?
    





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Strauss: 10 things wrong with what kids learn in school

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:00am

The debate over the Common Core State Standards overlooks the broad problems inherent in the core curriculum that has been taught in schools for decades. Below Marion Brady explains. Brady has worked as a teacher, administrator, college professor, contributor to academic journals, textbook and professional book author, consultant to publishers and foundations, newspaper columnist.

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Strauss: 10 things wrong with what kids learn in school

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 6:00am

The debate over the Common Core State Standards overlooks the broad problems inherent in the core curriculum that has been taught in schools for decades. Below Marion Brady explains. Brady has worked as a teacher, administrator, college professor, contributor to academic journals, textbook and professional book author, consultant to publishers and foundations, newspaper columnist.

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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Math, April 2, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 4:17am
Can you calculate the number of tickets sold each week for “The Lion King”?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | oscillate

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/02/2014 - 12:03am
This word has appeared in 18 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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How to create thoughtful history, social studies lesson plans

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
Finding a balance between spontaneity and well-crafted lesson plans for social studies and history can be a challenge, especi -More
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Australian students explore personal family ties to WWI service members

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
A renewed interest in history is taking place at Goondiwindi State High School on the New South Wales-Queensland border in Au -More
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Calif. students study life story of Cesar Chavez

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
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Connecting with the Past
The Ashbrook Center sponsors a series of colloquia at historic sites that invite teachers to connect with key people and ideas from American history. During a recent colloquium at Mount Vernon, teachers connected with our first president on a deeper level. Their inspiring takeaways can be found here.

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Educators' group opposes ending some social studies tests in Okla.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
The Oklahoma Council for the Social Studies has expressed opposition to a state Senate bill that would end the mandate for th -More
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Should schools change students' grades based on AP exam scores?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
A recent review found that some high schools in Orange County, Fla., raise the grades of Advanced Placement students based on -More
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Ohio district's electronic library grows with help of NBA star

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
Akron Public Schools students in Ohio now have access to a growing catalog of electronic books, thanks to donors that include -More
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Calif. agriculture students, teachers protest proposed cuts

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
More than 50 students from four California high schools and their teachers recently traveled to Sacramento to rally against p -More
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Elementary-school students send cards to peers after Wash. landslide

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
Wildwood Elementary School's student council in Puyallup, Wash., recently led their peers in a schoolwide card-writing campai -More
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NCSS Tuesday webinars

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
Through June 10, NCSS presents a different professional development every Tuesday evening.  -More
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NCSS Live Learning Center

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
The NCSS Live Learning Center features selected NCSS Annual Conference Session recordings to keep you current on the trends i -More
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Editor's Choice Content Award

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
With its new Editor's Choice Content Award, SmartBlog on Education will recognize two educators each month for creating conte -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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The older I grow, the more I distrust the familiar doctrine that age brings wisdom.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/31/2014 - 2:29pm
H.L. Mencken, American journalist -More
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