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Student program combines nutrition education, art

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 1:13pm
Students at Church Street Elementary School in White Plains, N.Y., participated in a residency program with an artist and a d -More
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NCSS Annual Conference registration is open!

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 1:13pm
Registration for the NCSS Annual Conference in Boston is now open. Learn more about the conference and register. -More
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Robert H. Jackson Center Award for Teaching Justice

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 1:13pm
The Robert H. Jackson Center and the National Council for the Social Studies announce the 2014 Robert H.  -More
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Editor's Choice Content Award

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 1:13pm
SmartBlog on Education's monthly content award recognizes content written by educators, for educators, that inspires readers  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 1:13pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Every noble work is at first impossible.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 1:13pm
Thomas Carlyle, Scottish writer and historian -More
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Supreme Court ruling on unions reverberates

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 1:10pm

The Supreme Court ruling Monday against an Illinois requirement regarding union dues for home health aides could ease the way for another, broader legal challenge aimed at teachers unions.

In a 5 to 4 decision Monday, the Supreme Court found that home health-care workers in Illinois cannot be compelled to pay union dues — a practice that the majority said violated the free speech rights of health workers who disagree with the union’s political activity.

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Motherlode Blog: Monday Quandary: Nothing Left at the End of the Day

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:52pm
Parent seeking advice from other parents: by six or seven o’clock, I’m fried, but my children are needier than ever. How do you cope with the end of the day when the day’s been especially tough?






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Fairfax School Board approves softer discipline rules, shorter suspensions

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 12:38pm

The Fairfax County School Board voted unanimously late Thursday to reduce punishments and shorten most suspensions by half for students who commit certain offenses, beginning next fall.

The comprehensive revision of the school system’s discipline policies will likely lead to fewer suspensions overall, cutting the number of infractions that require time out of school.

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Strauss: The segregation of kindergartners — by the numbers

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 8:31am

Here, from the non-profit Economic Policy Institute, is a snapshot of how segregated public schools are, starting in kindergarten. It was written by Elaine Weiss and Emma García. Weiss  has served as the national coordinator for the Broader, Bolder Approach to Education since 2011. García,  who joined the Economic Policy Institute in 2013, specializes in the economics of education and education policy.  EPI was created in 1986 to broaden the discussion about economic policy to include the interests of low- and middle-income workers.

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