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Gov. Scott Walker’s Higher Education Budget Ignites Backlash

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 11:27pm
Critics of Gov. Scott Walker say he is capitalizing on a view that is popular among conservatives like those in the Iowa caucuses: that state universities are elite bastions of liberal academics.






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Search underway for Montgomery County schools superintendent

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 7:06pm
The national search is on in Montgomery County for a new superintendent to lead Maryland’s largest school system, a high-performing district in a place with growing poverty, great affluence, budget stress and parents known for many — and strong — opinions.Read full article >>






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Pa. students study 100 objects to learn about race in America

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 3:05pm
History teacher Rick Malmstrom at The Ellis School in Pennsylvania is leading his 11th-graders through a study of racial atti -More
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Students in Del. call for more African-American teachers

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 3:05pm
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NEW Professional Development Added in 2015!
Model active and collaborative learning, address national and state standards, and explore the medium of visual history testimony at a training program near you. Join over 24,000 educators who are teaching about the Holocaust using Echoes and Reflections.

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Ind. shortens ISTEP exam

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 3:05pm
Indiana's ISTEP exam, which is scheduled to start Feb.  -More
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Is there too much emphasis on testing in U.S. schools?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 3:05pm
The focus on standardized testing in the U.S.  -More
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Anti-testing sentiment prompts opting out of exams

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 3:05pm
The anti-testing sentiment taking hold in some parts of the country has led thousands of students to opt out of standardized  -More
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Study: Students need to improve online literacy skills

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 3:05pm
There is a large online literacy gap among students, according to a recent study.  -More
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Ga. students travel 12 hours to meet former President Jimmy Carter

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 3:05pm
History and social studies students at Newnan High School in Georgia recently got a chance to meet and chat with former U.S.  -More
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N.Y. students learn about peers with disabilities

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 3:05pm
Students across grades at a New York state elementary school are learning about the life experiences of their peers with disa -More
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NCSS legislative webinar on ESEA

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 3:05pm
Catriona Macdonald, president of Linchpin Strategies and NCSS's Congressional expert, discusses the ESEA (Elementary and Seco -More
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NCSS needs your help!

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 3:05pm
NCSS needs members to help us develop the 2015 annual conference program by becoming a proposal reviewer.  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 3:05pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Strauss: The famous ‘word gap’ doesn’t hurt only the young. It affects many educators, too.

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 3:00pm
You have probably heard about what is called the “word gap” found in many low-income children, who were found in a famous 1995 research study to be exposed to 30 million fewer words than their more fortunate peers by age 3, and that this deficit affects literacy development. The word gap has been cited by many experts as a key reason that at-risk children need focused literacy instruction. In this post, Elizabeth A. Gilbert explains that there is a related problem: Many  early childhood educators have the same problem. Gilbert is the coordinator of the “Learn at Work Early Childhood Educator Program Labor” in the Labor Management Workplace Education Center  at the University of Massachusetts Amherst.Read full article >>






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Strauss: Presidents’ Day has an issue

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 2:17pm
There is an issue with Presidents’ Day, or, actually, more than one, to which you may not have given much thought. For one thing, there is no agreement across all states on which presidents are being honored, the actual name of the holiday, or even whether it should be “Presidents’ ” or “Presidents.”Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: What Children Think of the Internet (and Why It Matters)

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 12:22pm
Question I haven’t yet asked my 5-year-old: is the Internet a more reliable source of information than I am?






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Think your college search is almost over? Think again: For many, a transfer awaits.

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 12:12pm
The college search process that for many high school seniors and their families began years ago is nearing the end, as acceptances roll in and the countdown for making a final decision quickly approaches.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Happy Presidents’ Day

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 02/16/2015 - 11:24am
Besides resources for Presidents’ Day, we provide a few to remember the New York Times media columnist and journalism teacher David Carr, who died last week.






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