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Technophoria: Your College May Be Banking on Your Facebook Likes

Education News from NY Times - Sat, 01/24/2015 - 10:40am
College fund-raising offices are turning to a handful of start-ups to help identify prospective alumni donors through their social media activity.






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Montgomery parents plead for later high school start times

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 7:52pm
Parents in Montgomery County made impassioned pleas Thursday for later high school starting times, sharing personal stories of teenagers who barely function in the pre-dawn darkness, fall asleep during early classes and fight chronic exhaustion.Read full article >>






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J.C. Hayward announces retirement from WUSA 9 after long hiatus

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 6:22pm
Longtime television news anchor J.C. Hayward is retiring from WUSA Channel 9 after four decades on the air, following a hiatus that began in late 2013, when she was linked to allegations of financial irregularities at a D.C. charter school whose board she chaired.Read full article >>






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ESEA Testing In Flux After Senate Hearing

Education Week - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 5:42pm
Several witnesses implored Sen. Alexander to maintain annual testing in the ESEA, but he continues to entertain alternatives.
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Motherlode Blog: Childless, With Regret and Advice: Don’t Wait for the Perfect Picture

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:50pm
I didn’t want to become my mother, so I actively avoided becoming a mother at all until it was too late.






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Pilot programs help Mass. 6th-graders explore archaeology, fossils

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
About 400 sixth-graders in Cambridge, Mass., recently studied artifacts, fossils and history as part of pilot programs in soc -More
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Why teachers should partner with librarians for inquiry-based learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
School librarians can help educators make the transition to inquiry-based learning, said Paige Jaeger, a school librarian tur -More
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Obama addresses higher education, student data protections

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
President Barack Obama addressed several education issues during the State of the Union, including the need for expanded acce -More
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Ariz. teachers show support for new civics requirement

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
Teachers in Arizona interviewed for this article largely support the American Civics Act signed into law recently by Gov.  -More
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Pa. educators enhance student learning with virtual field trips

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
Educators in some Pennsylvania schools are using videoconferencing technology for virtual field trips that engage and connect -More
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Map charts 224 State of the Union addresses

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
This article offers an interactive map highlighting the various concerns and issues at home and abroad that U.S.  -More
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13-year-old's startup to develop Braille printers

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
Shubham Banerjee, 13, won awards for his inexpensive Braille printer built with a Lego robotics kit, then launched a tech sta -More
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2015 NCSS Board of Directors Elections

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
Voting for the 2015 Elections for the NCSS Board of Directors opens Feb. 2. Members of good standing as of Dec.  -More
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January/February TSSP

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
The January/February issue of The Social Studies Professional is now available for download! Get TSSP. -More
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Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
Thomas Browne, English author -More
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KIPP DC’s Jennifer Ramacciotti named Teacher of the Year

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:50pm
D.C.’s Teacher of the Year for 2015 is Jennifer Ramacciotti, an eighth-grade math teacher at KIPP DC-Aim Academy. The George Washington University graduate spent her first two years in the classroom as a Teach for America fellow in Philadelphia and then came back to the District to teach at the KIPP school in Ward 8. Read full article >>






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