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Stephen A. Schwarzman Gives $150 Million for Yale Cultural Hub

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:25pm
A $150 million donation from the Wall Street financier will fund a plan to transform Commons at Yale and its attached buildings into a performing arts center and hub.







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Fla. students learn across subjects with museum studies program

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:17pm
A Florida elementary school's students and teachers have received training and help from local museums as part of the school' -More
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Why classroom culture is important to PBL

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:17pm
Educators need to establish a classroom community of trust and teamwork to make project-based learning work, Laura Thomas, di -More
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WWII veteran from Iowa visits German immersion school in Va.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:17pm
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Students will be able to take ACT on computers next year

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:17pm
ACT is expected to announce that computer-based versions of the college-entrance exam will be available next year in the 18 s -More
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How a Md. high school offers AP to all students

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:17pm
A Maryland high school is promoting a college-like culture among its diverse student body by eliminating entrance requirement -More

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Study: Videos viewed on social media can have lasting impacts

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:17pm
Online videos of graphic events viewed via social media can cause post-traumatic stress disorder -- just as if users had witn -More
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Ill. students make therapeutic pillows for the elderly

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:17pm
Students attending an Illinois Montessori school recently sewed 90 therapeutic pillows for patients living in a senior care f -More
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U.S. leaders talk with Baltimore students

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:17pm
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Survey on literacy standard implementation

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:17pm
NCSS is collaborating with the National Coalition for Literacy Education to learn about how education educators are learning  -More
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May/June Issue of The Social Studies Professional

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:17pm
The May/June issue of TSSP is now available! Read the issue. -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:17pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Student newspaper adviser, editor, sue Northern Michigan U. alleging retaliation

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 1:27pm
She called it good reporting. Northern Michigan University called it sensationalism. Now, Cheryl Reed is suing school officials and members of an oversight board after being ousted as faculty adviser to the North Wind, NMU’s student-run newspaper.Read full article >>







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The Learning Network: Do You Ever Feel Embarrassed by Your Parents?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 1:00pm
What makes parents’ behavior so embarrassing to their children?







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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Real Cost of a Cheap Mani-Pedi

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:36pm
What did a New York Times investigation reveal about the lives of many people who work in nail salons around the New York area?







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Some Schools Embrace Demands for Education Data

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:07am
Though critics worry about an increasing focus on metrics, some districts have begun recording and analyzing every scrap of information in an effort to improve.







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Strauss: Why kids who aren’t poor are now getting free school lunches

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 10:51am
It used to be that students from families with low incomes qualified for lunches that were either free or available at a reduced price. That’s still true — but now, new federal rules allow kids who aren’t poor at many schools to get the same thing.Read full article >>







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Access to preschool varies widely by state

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 10:37am
State funding for public pre-kindergarten programs ticked up nationwide in 2014, as did enrollment of 3- and 4-year-olds, according to a new report released Monday. But access to preschool continues to vary widely from state to state.Read full article >>







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