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Homicide Charges Likely in Baruch College Fraternity Retreat Case

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 8:10pm
A Pennsylvania police chief said he expected most of the Pi Delta Psi members who were at a Poconos retreat where Chun Hsien Deng died to be prosecuted.






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Preschool Teacher Is Stabbed to Death in Classroom in France

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 8:05pm
The police said the suspect, the mother of a pupil in the teacher’s class, had been in treatment for “serious psychiatric problems.”






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Fairfax County still trying to get high schoolers more sleep

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 8:01pm

Although the Fairfax County School Board last week approved more instructional time for elementary students and added more than 11 days to the academic calendar to account for inclement weather, a long-standing county plan to help teenagers get more sleep could call for cutting high school classes.

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College Group Run for Profit Looks to Close or Sell Schools

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 2:34pm
Corinthian Colleges, under an agreement with the Education Department, will sell almost 100 schools in the United States and Canada, and it will close a dozen others.






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The Learning Network: Summer Reading Contest, Week Four | What Interested You Most in The Times This Week?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 7:01am
Our Summer Reading Contest is in its fourth week. To participate, just write in below by 7 a.m. Eastern on July 11.






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Strauss: A declaration for teachers

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 07/04/2014 - 6:01am

There’s no better time of  year to talk about declarations than on July 4th, the day the second Constitutional Convention meeting in 1776 approved the Declaration of Independence.  Here’s a new one by Jennifer Barnett, a classroom teacher for more than 20 years who decided it was time for teachers to have a declaration of their own and wrote one. Barnett currently serves as Teacher Leader in Residence for the Center for Teaching Quality. A member of the Collaboratory and co-author of Teaching 2030: What We Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools … Now and in the Future , Jennifer blogs, manages a tech help wiki, and spends far too much time on Twitter.

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Wash. 2nd-graders profile community's diversity on video

NCSS Smartbrief - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:44pm
Second-graders at Oak Harbor Elementary School in Washington state shared what they learned about the diverse cultures in the -More
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Educators share their experiences with blended learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:44pm
Some educators who use blended learning say the infusion of technology has helped them develop student-centered classrooms.  -More
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Iowa students learn about requirements of IB diploma in seminars

NCSS Smartbrief - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:44pm
High-school juniors in Iowa who will start the two-year International Baccalaureate Diploma program in the fall are taking wr -More
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Conn. high school to add 3 new social studies courses

NCSS Smartbrief - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:44pm
The social studies department at Southington High School in Connecticut plans to offer three new courses -- human rights, wor -More
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Edmodo hopes to improve education through social networking

NCSS Smartbrief - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:44pm
Edmodo is a social network that connects teachers, students and parents at primary and secondary schools for improvement ther -More
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Maine civics students spruce up alley with mural

NCSS Smartbrief - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:44pm
Students from a Maine high-school civics class recently painted a mural on a downtown alleyway as part of their participation -More
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4th-graders lobby for D.C. to have its own rock

NCSS Smartbrief - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:44pm
Fourth-graders in a Washington, D.C., elementary school have partnered with local officials to establish the Potomac blueston -More
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Freedom Summer's 50th anniversary: Investigating the civil rights movement

NCSS Smartbrief - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:44pm
This three-day workshop, July 30 to August 1, will provide a varied program of civil rights panelists, demonstration of the F -More
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Are you a member?

NCSS Smartbrief - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:44pm
NCSS provides the professional network and teaching resources to keep social studies a valued and vital part of the nation&rs -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:44pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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To be content with little is hard; to be content with much, impossible.

NCSS Smartbrief - Thu, 07/03/2014 - 2:44pm
Marie von Ebner-Eschenbach, Austrian writer -More
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