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How one middle school naturally incorporated more nonfiction texts

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 3:35pm
The implementation of the Common Core State Standards means a greater focus on nonfiction texts in the English language arts  -More
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Texas teachers seek to maintain social studies requirements

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 3:35pm
High-school teachers in Texas are asking state officials to reconsider a proposal to reduce the number of social studies cred -More
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Educators debate pros, cons of flipped instruction

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 3:35pm
Educators write this blog post to share both their enthusiasm for and their skepticism of the flipped instructional model.  -More
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Fla. 4th-graders help restore dunes at beach park

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 3:35pm
Fourth-graders at Embassy Creek Elementary School in Cooper City, Fla., took their study of erosion to an area park recently  -More
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Ore. high school's Social Media Team creates online buzz

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 3:35pm
Beaverton High School in Oregon has become internationally known thanks to its digital marketing efforts, which include estab -More
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Be an NCSS leader! Serve on an NCSS Operations Committee

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 3:35pm
NCSS is seeking applicants to serve on NCSS Operations Committees.  -More
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NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Jan. 1

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 3:35pm
In observance of New Year's Day, NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Wednesday, Jan. 1. Publication will resume Friday, Jan. 3. -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 3:35pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 3:35pm
Johann Sebastian Bach, German composer -More
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Calif. Charter Caters to Home-Schooled Students

Education Week - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 12:34pm
Through an unusual partnership between a school district and an educational-management group, a charter school helps reconnect home-schooling families to local public schools.
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Strauss: Ed Dept. pours $43 million into reform program with questionable results

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 9:59am

The U.S. Education Department is pouring $43 million more in federal funds into a program that is aimed at improving the lowest-performing schools but has had highly questionable results.

The department announced last week that seven states would receive more than $43.4 million through the School Improvement Grants program: Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Rhode Island, Tennessee and Wisconsin (see each state award below).

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Strauss: ‘Five things I did not expect from my Teach For America experience’

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 5:00am

Here is part of a post that Julian Vasquez Heilig, an award-winning researcher and associate professor of educational policy and planning at the University of Texas at Austin, wrote on his Cloaking Inquality blog. The piece, entitled “Tell-All From A TFA and KIPP Teacher: Unprepared, Isolation, Shame, and Burnout,” is largely about a former student of Heilig’s who came to him to tell him about her experience in TFA. The student is still teaching at a KIPP school as a TFA corps member so asked not to be identified.

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Veteran of City School System Is Said to Be Next Chancellor

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/30/2013 - 1:01am
Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio was expected to appoint Carmen Fariña, a veteran educator in New York City who has served as a teacher, principal and superintendent.
    





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Solving Problems for Real World, Using Design

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 11:55pm
Formally the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford University, the D.school has made a global impact by encouraging students to find out what is most useful.
    





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