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Why can’t his daughter take AP calculus?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 4:05pm

Walter Fields’s 15-year-old daughter is a sophomore at Columbia High School in Maplewood, N.J. She scored advanced proficient on state math tests in middle school and received an A in algebra in eighth grade.

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Strauss: Guess where Florida is field testing its new standardized tests? (Not Florida)

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 3:21pm

Alberto M. Carvalho is the superintendent of the Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Florida, and was named the national 2014 Superintendent of the Year by the School Superintendents Association. He’s held that job for more than five years, having worked his way through the school district as a teacher, assistant principal, lobbyist and other positions.

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At Woodson high, suicide numbers too high to ignore

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 1:51pm

Parents, teachers and students at W. T. Woodson High School in Fairfax have been reeling in recent months after two students died from apparent suicide within days of each other. The two deaths are among six suspected suicides that have occurred among students at the school since 2011. No other school in Fairfax County has had such a high rate of suicide among its teen students.

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Essay | American Studies : Looking for America Beyond Its Borders

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 1:43pm
In a new globalist era, the United States is no longer the center of the universe — or of an academic field.






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Consider students' interests, real-world scenarios when creating history lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
Understanding how history relates to everyday life is not always clear to adolescent students, but middle-school social studi -More
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Spring-inspired classroom lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
With harsh winter weather giving way to spring, this blog post offers several ways teachers can use the season in classroom l -More
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Expanding Earth Day projects beyond April 22

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
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How Will you Commemorate Yom Hashoah this Year?
Yom Hashoah, Holocaust Martyrs' and Heroes' Remembrance Day, begins on the evening of April 27th. Echoes and Reflections includes visual history testimony from Holocaust survivors and other witnesses and addresses CCSS to help you teach about the Holocaust on this day of remembrance.

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Role of standardized testing to change in NYC schools

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
Under a recent decision, standardized test scores no longer will be the dominant factor in deciding whether students in third -More
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Experts eye struggling readers as potential dropouts in the future

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
Students' early struggles with reading harm their achievement in almost every subject and put them on a path to dropping out  -More
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Tips to help teachers leverage social media tools

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
Social media provides useful tools for teachers and students, along with some challenges, Kathy Cook, the director of educati -More
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Ga. students' plastic bags solution: Help the homeless

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
A group of high-school students from three Georgia schools took their study of plastic waste and turned it into an effort to  -More
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Ill. students lend their hands to cleaning up tornado-hit community

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
Students from Moline High School in Illinois recently traveled to another community in the state to help clean up after a dea -More
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NCSS webinar call for proposals

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
NCSS is looking to continue to bring the best online educational programming available to the social studies professional in  -More
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April President's Message

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
In his President's Message in the April 2014 The Social Studies Professional, Stephen Armstrong reviews the objectives that t -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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It is much easier to be a hero than a gentleman.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:57pm
Luigi Pirandello, Italian writer -More
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Newest Fairfax school named Bailey’s Upper Elementary

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:31pm

The newest Fairfax County school campus, previously known only by its address at 6245 Leesburg Pike, was recently named the Bailey’s Upper Elementary School.

The five-story brick office building near Falls Church in Seven Corners is currently under renovation to accommodate students this fall. The new school will hold students in grades three through five who currently attend the nearby Bailey’s Elementary.

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Motherlode Blog: When Not to Speak Your Second Language to Your Children

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 12:00pm
As I fed, changed and rocked our daughter, I practiced my Tagalog phrases—until I sat in on a conference session on early language development, and found out that that’s exactly what I shouldn’t do.






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