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Motherlode Blog: Summer Car Safety: Look Before You Lock, and More

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:33pm
The terrible accusations against the father alleged to have intentionally left his toddler to die in a hot car in Georgia make it too easy to mentally file the death under the category “things that will never happen to my family.”






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Wash. state librarian, teacher collaborate on oral history project

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Carrie Bowman, a librarian in Washington state, reached out to high-school global studies teacher Mike Radow with an idea for -More
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How to ask questions to develop higher-order thinking in students

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Students often are not asked a range of questions in the classroom that promote higher-order thinking and help them reach the -More
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Conn. issues guidance to schools on developing social studies curriculum

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Connecticut's Board of Education recently issued guidance that aims to help create a curriculum that includes economics, geog -More
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Calif. district to require ethnic-studies courses for graduation

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
The El Rancho Board of Education in California recently agreed to make ethnic-studies courses a graduation requirement, start -More
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Can tech tools improve the grading process?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Google Drive tools enable teachers to provide individualized and timely feedback, while engaging students in self-reflection, -More
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Pa. students learn about art while painting murals

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Students who are a part of the Moving the Lives of Kids Community Mural Project in Pittsburgh are learning art concepts while -More
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Colo. woman completes Amelia Earhart's last flight plan

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
A former television reporter, named for the famed aviator Amelia Earhart, finished a journey of more than 28,000 miles around -More
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Nominations due tomorrow for the Robert H. Jackson Center Award for Teaching Justice

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
The Robert H. Jackson Center and the National Council for the Social Studies announce the 2014 Robert H.  -More
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NCSS state and local councils

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Are you a member of your NCSS Affiliated State Council? See the full list on our website. -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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There's a great power in words, if you don't hitch too many of them together.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:19pm
Josh Billings, American humorist -More
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Survey finds split in Washington and Lee community over Confederate flag decision

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 2:05pm

Many alumni and students are divided about Washington and Lee University’s decision last week to remove Confederate battle flags from a prominent location in its Lee Chapel, according to a survey published by a campus magazine.

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Motherlode Blog: The Emotional Whiplash of Parenting a Teenager

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 1:34pm
One minute, your teen needs you. The next, she pushes you away—hard. That’s normal for her, but tough on the parent enduring the push and pull.






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Five things to know about suspension and expulsion in D.C. schools

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 1:22pm

D.C. Council member David Grosso’s push to prohibit public schools from suspending and expelling pre-kindergartners comes in response to a city report that found that 3- and 4-year-olds were punished with out-of-school suspension 181 times during the 2012-2013 school year.

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Fairfax school board elects Derenak Kaufax as chair

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 12:13pm

The Fairfax County school board Thursday elected Tamara Derenak Kaufax as the new chair of the board and Ted Velkoff to serve as the new vice chair.

Kaufax (Lee), who was currently serving as vice chair, will succeed Ilryong Moon (At Large), who completed two consecutive one-year terms leading the board.

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