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Demographics shift at Thomas Jefferson High as Asians make up 66 percent of new class

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 5:46pm

The demographic makeup of Fairfax County’s Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology continues to shift. More than 66 percent of the students in next fall’s incoming class are of Asian descent, with just 10 black and eight Hispanic students admitted to the magnet school’s Class of 2018.

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The Learning Network Blog: Text to Text | Bangladesh Factory Safety and the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 4:25pm
Can stronger laws and inspections make a difference in preventing disasters like the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire or the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh? To answer this question, we selected two Times articles to compare.






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Motherlode: Family Disaster Preparedness

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 04/08/2014 - 3:11pm
Any family who has weathered a severe storm knows it’s easier if you’re prepared. But I admit it—we’re not. No stockpile of water, no emergency plan. Are you?






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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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