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Student: I got rejected from the Ivy League. Now what?

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 2:43pm
William Pang, a high-school senior at the Berkshire School, writes about the agonizing college-admissions process — and what he’s going to do next:Read full article >>






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Take a look inside the 600-page rewrite of No Child Left Behind

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 2:38pm
The bipartisan bill to replace No Child Left Behind that was crafted after months of negotiations between Sens. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) and Patty Murray (D-Wash.) would end federal high-stakes testing and grant more power to states to decide what to do about struggling schools and how or whether to evaluate teachers.Read full article >>






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Howard to offer free courses to some D.C. high school seniors

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:18pm
Some high school students in the District will soon be able to take classes at Howard University for free through a new dual-enrollment program city and university officials announced Wednesday.Beginning next school year, seniors at Banneker and McKinley Technology high schools can spend part of their days on the college campus and earn college and high school credit at the same time.Read full article >>






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Sex Education in Europe Turns to Urging More Births

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:12pm
Disconcerting forecasts showing aging populations and increasing burdens on social services are weighing on governments throughout the region.
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Fla. students build 1800s trolley car replica for community

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:02pm
Welding and carpentry students at a Florida high school are building a replica of a historical trolley car that connected the -More
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Lessons to teach students about why food waste is harmful

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:02pm
Students should be taught about the negative effects of food waste and how to prevent it, according to this article.  -More
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Mass. district finds success with teacher-led PD

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:02pm
A Massachusetts school district recently coordinated a teacher-led professional-development program for about 700 educators.  -More
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Why it's important for teachers to see themselves as leaders

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:02pm
Teachers have to be the change they want to see in education, asserts Florida fifth-grade teacher Jerry Wright.  -More
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Students learn reasoning, geography through "Mystery Skype"

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:02pm
Fourth-graders at a Wisconsin school are discovering how to guide their own learning as they study U.S.  -More
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Maze challenges Iowa 7th-graders to think about their choices

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:02pm
More than 1,200 seventh-graders from three Iowa counties are participating in the Teen Maze, in which they walk a path includ -More
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Md., D.C. students rush to earn service-learning hours for graduation

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:02pm
Many high-school seniors in the Washington, D.C., region are scrambling to complete required community service hours.  -More
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Getting More out of Core: Incorporate Religion in Current Classroom Content

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:02pm
Getting More out of Core: Incorporate Religion in Current Classroom Content is part three of a four-part webinar series that  -More
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Be an NCSS leader! Serve on an NCSS Operations Committee

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:02pm
NCSS is seeking applicants to serve on NCSS Operations Committees.  -More
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Indecision and delay are the parents of failure.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 1:02pm
George Canning, statesman -More
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Senate’s effort to rewrite NCLB sparks cautious optimism

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/08/2015 - 12:02pm
Just about everyone with a stake in public education is weighing in on the Senate’s bipartisan effort to rewrite the nation’s main education law. And while there’s no consensus, a wide range of groups and people are exhibiting cautious optimism that the draft bill released Tuesday could be the first step toward reaching a bipartisan deal in an otherwise gridlocked Congress. Read full article >>






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