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Motherlode Blog: Rainy Day Video Game Rules: Is iPad Monopoly ‘Screen Time?’

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:31pm
There are only two children at home on this rainy day, and only one child wants to play Monopoly — which brought up a new question. Is playing Monopoly against the iPad really a “video game”?






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1st-year teacher in Ga. seeks to inspire her history students

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
History teacher Lauren Beck recently welcomed students back to their Augusta, Ga., school with a pledge that they will enjoy  -More
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Teachers: Advice for reflecting on the practice

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
If it's not broken, don't fix it.  -More

Middle School Resources Help Diverse Students Succeed
Text pairs with matching content at two reading levels make grade-level social studies material accessible, while the new Famous People, Famous Words Reader's Theater scripts engage mixed-ability groups in active learning about historic documents, authors and events. Language-leveled social studies sets for ELs also improve content comprehension. FREE Sampler.

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Teacher collaboration effort to expand in Utah district

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
A school district in Utah is expanding an initiative that uses late start times for classes to give teachers more time to wor -More
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Iowa schools implement teacher-leader program to boost collaboration

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
A new teacher-leader program being used in 39 Iowa school districts will pair a veteran teacher with a new one to improve cla -More
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Why Khan Academy is more than just videos

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
Teachers should forget everything they've heard about the Khan Academy and visit the site with fresh eyes, according to Eric  -More
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N.J. teen raises awareness about gun violence

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
A 16-year-old student from Jersey City, N.J., recently shared her personal account of how her life has been affected by gun v -More
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Mass. students help plant, harvest produce for area food banks

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
Elementary-school students in Worcester, Mass., are volunteering with the Community Harvest Project, which distributes fresh  -More
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NCSS Annual Conference -- A Conversation with Ken Burns

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
Join us at the NCSS Annual Conference in Boston this November for a special session with director and producer Ken Burns.  -More
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Scholarships for first-time NCSS Annual Conference attendees

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
National Council for the Social Studies believes that high quality professional development is important to the professional  -More
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The mind is not a vessel to be filled but a fire to be kindled.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 2:01pm
Plutarch, Greek historian -More
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Strauss: Michelle Rhee reported to be stepping down as StudentsFirst chief

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 12:00pm

Michelle Rhee has been the most visible star in the nation’s galaxy of school reformers since she became D.C. schools chancellor in 2007, abruptly quit in 2010, and started an advocacy organization called StudentsFirst in 2011. Now, it is being reported that she will step down soon from her role as head of StudentsFirst at a time when the organization is facing questions about its effectiveness.

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Two charts that show student population growth in Montgomery County

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 11:24am

Student enrollment has surged in Montgomery County’s public schools, with the district’s forecast for the coming school year reflecting the largest one-year jump since 2000. More than 2,800 additional students are expected to fill classrooms in Montgomery’s 202 schools.

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New D.C. principals trained through fellowship designed to promote talent

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 10:42am

D.C. public schools announced this week that eight new principals graduated from a fellowship program the school system designed to create an internal pipeline for leaders.

The rising principals are the first graduates of the Mary Jane Patterson Fellowship, which provides 18 months of training and mentoring for promising D.C. schools employees who want to become principals.

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