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Ken Burns, Henry Louis Gates to speak at NCSS 2014

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:13pm
Filmmaker Ken Burns and historians Henry Louis Gates Jr. and Eric Foner headline the notable list of conference speakers.  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:13pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Beware of the man who won't be bothered with details.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 2:13pm
William Feather, American publisher -More
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The Learning Network Blog: Weekly News Quiz | April 1-7, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 1:50pm
A title-winning game, a Supreme Court ruling, a retirement announcement and an anniversary: How many of the 10 questions in this week’s news quiz can you answer correctly?






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Langley High School students heading to (mock) trial

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 1:43pm

The students at Langley High School in McLean are going to court, taking part in a mock trial Tuesday as part of its annual case day event examining Supreme Court decisions.

The program allows the students at the school to learn more about the country’s highest court in the land, the constitution and how decisions by the justices affect the lives of Americans.

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Ten trends from The Post’s new top high schools list

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 1:22pm

Since the America’s Most Challenging High Schools list began in 1998, I have learned something new every year. For instance, a surprise trend of rejecting football has appeared. Here are some other key lessons of the 2014 version that just launched:

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Strauss: The one thing I sort of like about 2014 Most Challenging High Schools list

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 12:01pm

Every year my fantastic Post colleague Jay Mathews takes a great deal of time to assemble his list of America’s Most Challenging High Schools, and he’s just done it again for his 2014 list, which you can read all about here. And just about every year, I write something about why I find the list troubling.

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There are no students at Thomas Jefferson High today. Why?

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:40am

The classrooms at the elite Thomas Jefferson High School for Science and Technology are empty today. The school’s students are at home, on a Monday, while thousands of teens at other Fairfax County high schools take part in regular classes.

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Obama announces federal grants to help prepare students for careers

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 11:37am

President Obama visited a high school in Prince George’s County on Monday to announce the recipients of a new federal grant that is designed to better align the education system to meet the demands of the labor market.

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Sidebar: Unofficial Enforcer of Ruling on Race in College Admissions

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 10:22am
Edward Blum, the force behind a case limiting the use of race in admissions, is seeking plaintiffs for further suits against universities that he says have resisted the decision.






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N.Y.C. Hustles to Make Use of Pre-K Windfall

Education Week - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 7:57am
Advocates see a state budget deal pouring money into preschool as a big win for the city, though other parts of the state may be less poised to take advantage.
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Advocates Worry Sex Education Failing Mississippi Students

Education Week - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 7:52am
With few directives for implementation, advocates say Mississippi's sex education law falls woefully short of educating students.
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The Learning Network Blog: Why Do So Many People Say ‘Like’ and ‘Totally’ All the Time?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 7:32am
What is behind speech patterns that lead people to say “like” and “totally” so often?






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The Learning Network Blog: What’s Going On in This Picture? | April 7, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 7:00am
On Mondays, we publish a Times photo without a caption, headline or other information about its origins. Join the conversation by posting about what you see, and why. A live discussion is offered from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Eastern time.






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<p>America’s Most Challenging High

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 04/07/2014 - 6:00am

America’s Most Challenging High Schools ranks schools through an index invented by Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews. The index formula is a simple ratio: The number of Advanced Placement, International Baccalaureate and Advanced International Certificate of Education tests given at a school in 2013, divided by the number of graduates that year. Noted in our national and local tables is the percentage of students eligible for government meal subsidies — a common benchmark for poverty — and each schools’s average SAT score, a common college entrance exam with a national average of 1498 out of 2400. This year, the list also notes whether each school has an 11-person football team as an indicator of changing school cultures, the subject of Mathews’ analysis of the 2014 results. The list includes some private schools — noted with a (P) — for comparison. Certain public schools with highly selective admissions are omitted from the list, but information about them can be found online, along with full local and national lists, at www.washingtonpost.com/highschoolchallenge.

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