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Ky. teachers share concerns about proposed social studies standards

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
Some social studies teachers in Kentucky say they are concerned that the proposed Kentucky Core Academic Social Studies Stand -More
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How schools are using makerspaces

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
Makerspaces are helping the schools profiled in this article enrich learning with hands-on lessons.  -More
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Elementary-school students make case for D.C. to adopt official rock

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
Students from John Eaton Elementary School recently spoke during a meeting of the District of Columbia Council to urge adopti -More
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Students help lobby Okla. state board to allow food-based fundraisers

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
Oklahoma has voted unanimously to grant an exemption from a federal ban on food-based school fundraisers during certain hours -More
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NCSS Annual Conference -- More hotel rooms added

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
Due to overwhelming demand for hotels in Boston, we have added more rooms and a new hotel option, with rates starting at $199 -More
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Early adolescence: Social studies certification field test

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
National Board for Professional Teaching Standards is seeking social studies educators teaching students ages 11 to 15 to tak -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
Check out the latest posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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We have committed the Golden Rule to memory; let us now commit it to life.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 2:11pm
Edwin Markham, American poet -More
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Motherlode Blog: Quandary: Books for Readers Whose Skills Lag Behind Their Age

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:57pm
Looking for books and strategies to help a behind-the-curve reader find books that interest her, and encourage her to read and improve.






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Strauss: Another very scary headline about kindergartners

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 12:25pm

Early this year,  I published a post with the headline, “A very scary headline about kindergarteners,” about an op-ed in the Oregonian with this headline: “Kindergarten test results a ‘sobering snapshot.’ ” The op-ed lamented the low literacy skills entering kindergarteners in Oregon had displayed on a test.  I wondered just how 5- and 6-year-olds could be so disappointing to adults.

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Motherlode Blog: There Are More Important Things Than Saving for College

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:28am
There is no shame in having more kids than average. Or in working hard to support them without having money to fund individual college savings accounts, or telling them, “You are your ticket to college. Work hard.”






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Motherlode Blog: For Girl Scouts, Debates Over New Badges and Classic Pursuits Continue

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 11:15am
At a convention, the Girl Scouts promised to reinvigorate the role of the outdoors in the organization, but some have questioned whether new badges mean real change.






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Student Data Wasn't Wiped From Auctioned Computers

Education Week - Mon, 10/20/2014 - 9:11am
At least two computers from a defunct charter school organization in New Orleans that were sold at auction a week ago contained names, birthdates and social security numbers for 210 students.
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