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Pa. elementary-, high-school students collaborate on movie

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 2:29pm
A film project has teamed elementary- and high-school students from a Pennsylvania district to make a movie version of a chil -More
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Ohio students learn history while observing bald eagles at school

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 2:29pm
Students at an Ohio elementary school have been observing a pair of bald eagles that are temporarily nesting in a tree near t -More
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2015 NCSS Annual Conference -- Call for Proposals

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 2:29pm
NCSS is now accepting proposals for presentations at the 2015 NCSS Annual Conference.  -More
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NCSS awards selection committees

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 2:29pm
NCSS is looking for members to serve on awards selection committees.  -More
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Learn the rules like a pro, so you can break them like an artist.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 2:29pm
Pablo Picasso, Spanish artist -More
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Strauss: Want a crib sheet to the Arizona civics test? Check out this federal Web site.

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 1:46pm
Arizona just became the first state to require high school students to pass a civics test in order to graduate from high school — but the questions and answers are already online at a U.S. government Web site.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: That’s Your Child’s Homework Project, Not Yours

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 1:39pm
“I wanted to tell you how much I loved seeing something actually made by children,” our librarian said of my sons’ entry into the Peeps diorama project, which looked more like a train wreck than Mem Fox’s “Where Is the Green Sheep?”






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Strauss: Arizona becomes first state to require civics test for high school graduation

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:50pm
Arizona has become the first state in the nation to require students to pass a 100-question civics test to graduate from  high school. That test questions are actually from the civics portion of the test that the U.S. government gives to immigrants seeking to become U.S. citizens.Read full article >>






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O’Malley to join Johns Hopkins University business faculty after term ends

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 12:42pm
Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley (D), whose term in office ends Wednesday, will join the Johns Hopkins University business faculty next month as a visiting professor, the school announced Friday.O’Malley will focus on government, business and urban issues in the position with the Carey Business School.Read full article >>
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W.Va, Wyo. Debate Climate-Change Mentions in Science Standards

Education Week - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:56am
W.Va. is the second state to have a debate surface over climate-change language in the Next Generation Science Standards for K-12 schools.
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Strauss: Mississippi withdrawing from Common Core PARCC consortium

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:42am
The Mississippi Board of Education announced Friday that it was withdrawing from one of the two federally funded consortia tasked with creating new standardized tests aligned with the Common Core. It has hired Pearson to create new exams for this school on an emergency basis.Read full article >>






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Strauss: What Common Core wants kindergartners to do: Read, write, do geometry

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:39am
Those are some of the Common Core State Standards for kindergartners.CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.4 Read emergent-reader texts with purpose and understanding. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.K.5 With guidance and support from adults, respond to questions and suggestions from peers and add details to strengthen writing as needed. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.L.K.4 Determine or clarify the meaning of unknown and multiple-meaning words and phrases based on kindergarten reading and content. CCSS.Math.Content.K.OA.A.1 Represent addition and subtraction with objects, fingers, mental images, drawings, sounds (e.g., claps), acting out situations, verbal explanations, expressions, or equations. CCSS.Math.Content.K.G.B.4 Analyze and compare two- and three-dimensional shapes, in different sizes and orientations, using informal language to describe their similarities, differences, parts (e.g., number of sides and vertices/“corners”) and other attributes (e.g., having sides of equal length).Read full article >>
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‘Books from Birth’ plan aims to bridge word gap among District children

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 11:19am
D.C. Council member Charles Allen (Ward 6) plans to introduce a bill that would send a book each month to the home of every child under age 5 in the District. The early literacy initiative aims to address an achievement gap that begins at birth. Read full article >>






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Battle Lines Drawn on Annual Testing in ESEA Renewal

Education Week - Fri, 01/16/2015 - 9:55am
As Congress kicks off new efforts to rewrite the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, the No Child Left Behind mandates on state assessments are at the heart of the debate.
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