Education News

Some NYC schools allow students to discuss the Eric Garner case

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 2:59pm
Teachers at a New York City school for middle- and high-school students took time Thursday to discuss issues surrounding the  -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

N.C. approves allowing popular course to meet civics requirement

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 2:59pm
North Carolina's State Board of Education has tentatively approved allowing students who take a popular Advanced Placement U. -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Minn. district policy lacks language, ethnic studies for graduation

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 2:59pm
Revised graduation standards in a Minnesota district will not require students to take a world language or ethnic studies cou -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Lobbying group pushes for expansion of unlicensed spectrum to support schools' Wi-Fi

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 2:59pm
More unlicensed spectrum for public use may be necessary in order to reach established goals for expanding Wi-Fi access in th -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Digital Einstein offers free access to scientist's writings, documents

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 2:59pm
Digital Einstein is set to make available without charge access to thousands of historical documents that Albert Einstein wro -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

2 Wis. students campaign against dangers of drunken driving

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 2:59pm
Two sophomores at a Wisconsin high school will soon lead their peers in a discussion about the dangers of drunken driving.  -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

NCSS gift memberships

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 2:59pm
Do you have a relative, friend or colleague who is a teacher? A gift of NCSS membership is not just another gift card!  -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Premium subscriptions to NCSS Journals

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 2:59pm
NCSS is offering premium institutional subscriptions to our journals "Social Education" and "Social Studies and the Young Lea -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Last chance to vote for the 2014 Educators' Choice Content Award

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 2:59pm
SmartBlog on Education this year launched a monthly Editor's Choice Content Award, which recognizes content written by educat -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

There are dark shadows on the earth, but its lights are stronger in the contrast.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 2:59pm
Charles Dickens, British writer -More
Categories: Education News, Smartbrief

Motherlode Blog: Quandary: Helping Younger Children Love to Give as Well as Get

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 2:50pm
Younger children can be more focused on the possibility of having all their Hanukkah or Christmas wishes granted than on choosing or making with others in mind.
Categories: Education News

Strauss: Mom to Common Core task force: Take the 4th-grade PARCC practice test. I dare you to tell me it makes sense.

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 1:30pm

Sarah Blaine is a mother, former teacher and full-time practicing attorney in New Jersey who became a public education activist after watching what was happening in her daughter’s school during the controversial implementation of the Common Core State Standards and aligned standardized testing. In the following piece she challenges members of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s task force on PARCC (Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers, one of the two multi-state consortia designing new Common Core standardized tests with $360 million in federal funds) to take a Common Core test and see if it seems like an appropriate task for children. This post first appeared on her Parenting the Core blog. Blaine, who gave me permission to republish this letter, has written several popular posts, including “Pearson’s wrong answer—and why it matters in the high-stakes testing era” and “You think you know what teachers do. Right? Wrong.”

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

D.C. region scholarship totals, district by district

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 1:23pm

For the second year in a row, Maryland education leaders announced the state’s students were offered more than $1 billion in college scholarships.

But such breathtaking numbers don’t give the full picture. They often include numerous scholarship offers from colleges that students apply to but don’t attend and can’t use. It’s unclear how much of the billion-dollar total translates into funding that eases college costs.

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

Strauss: The surprising top 10 highest paid private college presidents

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 12:52pm

The Chronicle of Higher Education’s annual list of the best compensated private college and university presidents has just come out with the latest data, for 2012, and the people on it may surprise you.

Read full article >>






Categories: Education News

Motherlode Blog: How Witnessing Violence Affects a Child, and How to Help

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 12/08/2014 - 11:27am
Sixty percent of children in the United States are exposed to violence, crime or abuse on an annual basis, according to a Department of Justice report. When I was attacked last year, my son became one of them.






Categories: Education News
Syndicate content
Stay Connected with NCSS:   Follow NCSSNetwork on Twitter FaceBook.png rss_0.gif