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On Religion: Mission Schools Opened World to Africans, but Left an Ambiguous Legacy

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 2:35pm
The potentially subversive nature of Christianity’s teachings found expression in the education of a generation of rebels against apartheid.
    





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Miss. 4th-graders learn state's history with blues curriculum

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 1:36pm
Fourth-graders at Tunica Elementary School in Tunica, Miss., are learning their state's history and other social studies, Eng -More
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N.J. task force to focus on closing the economic achievement gap

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 1:36pm
School board members from 11 urban, rural and suburban districts in New Jersey are joining forces to identify strategies for  -More
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Okla. to allow for more tribal-language instruction

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 1:36pm
Lawmakers in Oklahoma altered a rule this year allowing the state's education department to offer an annual certification to  -More
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Fla. school's lab aids students' history project collaborations

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 1:36pm
The Collaborative Learning Lab at the Academy of the Holy Names in Tampa, Fla., is helping students work together on their hi -More
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Va. senator's bill exercise sparks 7th-graders' interest in government

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 1:36pm
Seventh-grade civics students at W.C. Taylor Middle School in Warrenton, Va., recently chatted with Virginia state Sen.  -More
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Pa. 4th-graders create art to help Alzheimer's patients

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 1:36pm
Fourth-graders at Waynesburg Central Elementary School in Pennsylvania who have been learning about Alzheimer's disease were  -More
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Present a Session at the 2014 NCSS Annual Conference

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 1:36pm
Join social studies educators from around the world in Boston next November to explore the civic mission of schools in the 21 -More
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Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain -- and most fools do.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 1:36pm
Benjamin Franklin, American statesman and Founding Father -More
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Strauss: Four tough questions about charter schools

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 1:00pm

Mark Naison, a professor of African American Studies and History at Fordham University and director of Fordham’s Urban Studies Program, has some important questions about charter schools. He is the author of three books and over 100 articles on African American History, urban history, and the history of sports, and he is a founder of the Badass Teachers Association. A version of this appeared on his blog, With a Brooklyn Accent.

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Strauss: The invisibility of teachers

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 12/27/2013 - 10:30am

It’s one of the great ironies of modern school reform that the very people who you would think should have some input into policy decisions -- teachers -- don’t. They are, for that purpose, invisible (though they someone wind up front and center when it comes time for reformers to find people to blame for troubled schools). P.L. Thomas, an associate professor of education at Furman University in South Carolina, writes in this post about the plight of teachers. Thomas edited the book “Becoming and Being a Teacher,” and wrote the book “Ignoring Poverty in the U.S.: The Corporate Takeover of Public Education.” This was published on his blog, the becoming radical.

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