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New schools might help ease overcrowding in Fairfax County

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 8:10pm

The Fairfax County School Board is proposing $866 million in school construction and renovations, part of an effort by the administration to address a surge in student enrollment that has led to significant crowding problems.

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Deportations of parents can cast the lives of U.S.-citizen kids into turmoil

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 7:47pm

Twelve-year-old Jason Penate spent the holidays hanging close by his father. They picked out a Christmas tree and decorated the front window of their Gainesville, Va., home with candy canes, and Jason tried very hard not to think about whether his father would still be here in the new year.

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Strauss: What school reformers can learn from Pope Francis

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 2:30pm

Veteran teacher Larry Ferlazzo has found what he says are school reform and classroom management lessons from Pope Francis. Ferlazzo teaches English and Social Studies at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, CA., has written five books on education, writes a teacher advice blog for Education Week Teacher, and has his own popular resource-sharing blog.

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Strauss: Jon Stewart’s greatest education hits ’13

Education News from Washington Post - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 1:45pm

From 2013, in no particular order, with a bonus at the end.

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International Education: Computers Jump to the Head of the Class

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 1:04pm
The rapid development of artificial intelligence threatens many white-collar jobs, and the value of education, experts say.
    





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International Education: Latin Americans Head to Spain for Business School

Education News from NY Times - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 1:03pm
Despite Spain’s lagging economy, its business schools are increasingly attracting students who plan to return to Latin America after they graduate.
    





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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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