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Teacher-student duo produces Secret Service documentary

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 2:27pm
Indiana history teacher Tim McDonald and his former student Hobie Crase recently teamed up to produce "Behind Dark Glasses,"  -More
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Wis. students preserve WWII, Holocaust survivors' stories on DVD

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 2:27pm
A team of eighth-graders from a Wisconsin middle school are using technology to preserve the stories of World War II veterans -More
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Conference proposal reviewers

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 2:27pm
Help shape the 2014 NCSS Annual Conference in Boston by becoming an online proposal reviewer.  -More
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Social Studies for the Next Generation: Purposes, Practices, and Implications of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 2:27pm
New from NCSS Publications, this book breaks new ground with its inquiry-based framework for enhancing social studies state s -More
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It is often easier to fight for principles than to live up to them.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 2:27pm
Adlai Stevenson II, American politician -More
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In Calif., Some Charter Conversions Motivated by Money

Education Week - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 1:11pm
Charter schools in the Golden State and elsewhere have increasingly become associated with something basic yet elusive: money.
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The Learning Network Blog: An Update for ‘On This Day’

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 11:10am
For the first time since we introduced this feature in 1999, we have revised our master list of 366 featured New York Times front-page articles to add 26 new articles.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Teenagers in The Times | December 2013

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 8:30am
The latest monthly collection of stories about young people published in The Times.
    





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The Learning Network Blog: What Words or Phrases Should Be Retired in 2014?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 6:10am
What words or phrases were overused in 2013? What expressions, catchphrases, neologisms or slang do you hope never to hear again in 2014? Why?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: Test Yourself | Editing Practice, Jan. 3, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 5:21am
Which word correctly completes the sentence from the article?
    





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The Learning Network Blog: 6 Q’s About the News | Rescue on the Ice

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 5:04am
Who were rescued from an ice-bound ship on Jan. 2?
    





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Strauss: Student privacy concerns grow over ‘data in a cloud’

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 5:00am

Privacy concerns have been growing over a $100 million student database -- largely funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and operated by a nonprofit organization, inBloom Inc. -- that contains detailed information about millions of students. Most of the states that had signed up to participate in a pilot program have pulled back, and in New York, parents and educators have pushed back with protests and a lawsuit. The nonprofit Electronic Privacy Information Center has sued the U.S. Education Department over the database.

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The Learning Network Blog: Word of the Day | aria

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/03/2014 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 346 New York Times articles in the past year.
    





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Chemistry Lab Fire Injures 2 at a Manhattan High School

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 10:40pm
A teacher’s science demonstration for a 10th-grade class exploded at Beacon High School, hospitalizing a boy with severe burns. A girl was hospitalized and released.
    





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Prince William students will get two-week winter break next year

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 5:32pm

Elementary through high school students across much of the Washington region returned to school Thursday for a short week after a holiday-packed winter vacation.

But in 2015, Prince William County students will have a couple of more days to recover: a break of a full two weeks, according to a 2014-15 academic calendar recently approved by the county School Board.

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Mathews: Four ways for low-income schools to thrive, according to a remarkable study

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 01/02/2014 - 4:33pm

For the past 31 years, since I stumbled across amazing things happening at Garfield High School in East Los Angeles, my main topic as an education writer has been schools whose low-income students have been raised to unexpected heights of academic achievement. There are many schools in the Washington area that have done that. What about those that haven’t?

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