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Bronx Science Teacher in Child Pornography Case Told Students ‘You’re a Big Deal’

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:44pm
Former students of Jon Cruz, accused of coercing teenagers from other schools into sending him nude photos, recall his devotion, but some now question his behavior.
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N.J. students learn history while cleaning up on field trip

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:20pm
Hundreds of middle- and high-school students from 16 schools in New Jersey recently participated in New Jersey Clean Communit -More
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Why every project-based lesson needs a hook

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:20pm
Every project-based lesson needs a hook to quickly engage students, asserts Bob Lenz, co-founder and chief of innovation at E -More
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Duncan reflects on education policies, progress

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:20pm
In this Q&A, Education Secretary Arne Duncan reflects on his administration's progress toward improving learning outcomes for -More
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What do experts say about student-privacy bill in Congress?

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:20pm
U.S. lawmakers are considering a bill -- the Student Digital Privacy and Parental Rights Act of 2015.  -More
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Ed-tech market swells to $8.38B annual business

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:20pm
Education technology is booming, and data show that last year schools purchased $8.38 billion in software, digital content an -More
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Minn. 4th-grade students learn leadership values

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:20pm
A Minnesota fourth-grade teacher is the first teacher in the country to use the Wooden on Leadership and Kids Success Club co -More
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Calif. high-schoolers ask restaurants to replace plastic with paper -- straws

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:20pm
Students at a California high school are seeking to reduce or eliminate the use of plastic straws in local restaurants.  -More
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Getting More out of Core: Incorporate Religion in Current Classroom Content

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:20pm
"Getting More out of Core: Strategies for Effectively Incorporating Religion into Existing Classroom Content" is part three o -More
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Strauss: As testing opt-out movement grows, so does pushback from schools

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/27/2015 - 1:00pm
As the spring standardized testing season continues, the opt-out movement around the country is growing. The New Jersey Assembly, for example, voted on Thursday to allow parents to opt out their children from the PARCC Common Core tests and to require that schools provide alternative activities for students during testing. (The Maryland Senate, rejected an effort on Thursday that would have withheld funding for PARCC until the state government had a suitable opt-out policy.)  The debate about opting out is at such a fever pitch in some places that an Indiana Superintendent of the Year, Rocky Killion, suggested to parents that they homeschool their children during testing week because he is so opposed to the exams.Read full article >>






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