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Motherlode Blog: Childless, With Regret and Advice: Don’t Wait for the Perfect Picture

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:50pm
I didn’t want to become my mother, so I actively avoided becoming a mother at all until it was too late.






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Pilot programs help Mass. 6th-graders explore archaeology, fossils

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
About 400 sixth-graders in Cambridge, Mass., recently studied artifacts, fossils and history as part of pilot programs in soc -More
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Why teachers should partner with librarians for inquiry-based learning

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
School librarians can help educators make the transition to inquiry-based learning, said Paige Jaeger, a school librarian tur -More
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Obama addresses higher education, student data protections

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
President Barack Obama addressed several education issues during the State of the Union, including the need for expanded acce -More
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Ariz. teachers show support for new civics requirement

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
Teachers in Arizona interviewed for this article largely support the American Civics Act signed into law recently by Gov.  -More
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Pa. educators enhance student learning with virtual field trips

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
Educators in some Pennsylvania schools are using videoconferencing technology for virtual field trips that engage and connect -More
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Map charts 224 State of the Union addresses

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
This article offers an interactive map highlighting the various concerns and issues at home and abroad that U.S.  -More
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13-year-old's startup to develop Braille printers

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
Shubham Banerjee, 13, won awards for his inexpensive Braille printer built with a Lego robotics kit, then launched a tech sta -More
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2015 NCSS Board of Directors Elections

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
Voting for the 2015 Elections for the NCSS Board of Directors opens Feb. 2. Members of good standing as of Dec.  -More
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January/February TSSP

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
The January/February issue of The Social Studies Professional is now available for download! Get TSSP. -More
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Rough diamonds may sometimes be mistaken for worthless pebbles.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 2:33pm
Thomas Browne, English author -More
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KIPP DC’s Jennifer Ramacciotti named Teacher of the Year

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:50pm
D.C.’s Teacher of the Year for 2015 is Jennifer Ramacciotti, an eighth-grade math teacher at KIPP DC-Aim Academy. The George Washington University graduate spent her first two years in the classroom as a Teach for America fellow in Philadelphia and then came back to the District to teach at the KIPP school in Ward 8. Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: The View from Inside the Stroller

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:31pm
Diego Acosta López wanted to see what it was like when his son, Ignacio — just shy of 2 — visited New York City for the first time.






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The Learning Network: Student Contest Winners | The 2014 Year in Rap

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 12:10pm
Announcing six winners and six runners-up in our December 2014 contest. Thank you teachers and students!






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Strauss: This 90-year-old Kenyan goes to primary school with her great-great grandchildren

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:49am
She goes to school with her great-great grandchildren.Ninety-year-old Priscilla Sitienei attends Leaders Vision Preparatory School in Ndalat, Kenya, wearing a blue school uniform and green jumper, and participating in math, English, physical education, dance, drama and singing, according to this report by the BBC.  Some of her classmates their lives to her, in a sense: she serves as a midwife in Ndalat and helped deliver them.Read full article >>






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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:46am
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.
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Virginia Tech will cover the full cost of attendance for student athletes

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 01/23/2015 - 11:45am
Students playing in all 22 sports at Virginia Tech who get athletic scholarships will have all the costs of attending college covered, beyond tuition, housing, meals and books, director of athletics Whit Babock announced.Read full article >>






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