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Ala. educator's "Flat Stanley" lesson teaches geography to first-graders

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
"Flat Stanley" has been helping a classroom of Alabama first-grade students learn geography, teacher Meghan Everette writes i -More
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Students learn to protect environment with place-based education

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
Schools in Michigan are working to help students learn to become stewards of the environment through place-based educational  -More
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"Big History" course asks students to consider the bigger picture

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
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ECHOES and REFLECTIONS Leaders in Holocaust Education
More than 22,000 educators have learned how Echoes and Reflections prepares teachers to teach the complex history of the Holocaust in a way that stimulates engagement, critical thinking and personal understanding among students. Learn more on our website.

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Study: Teacher-collaboration training model leads to higher scores

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
Test scores rose at schools in Tennessee that adopted the Teacher Peer Excellence Groups training method, according to a rece -More
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Wyo. educators use social media to connect, collaborate

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
More Wyoming educators are engaging in edchats on Twitter -- weekly online discussions that allow them to share best practice -More
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How school leaders can use a survey to assess learning-team success

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
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Free Online Course for Social Studies Teachers
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Classroom-management strategies for mobile classrooms

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
In this article, East Central University assistant professor Mark Jones and instructor Toni Jones offer tips to help educator -More
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Geocaching program helps Ariz. students get fit

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
Dozens of students in Arizona are participating in the KohlsFIT Program in which they use a geocaching mobile application to  -More
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N.J. seventh-graders learn about tribal culture in African history class

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
Seventh-graders at Henry C.  -More
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Tips for first-time conference attendees

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
We've put together some suggestions to help first-time attendees get the most from their experience at the NCSS Annual Confer -More
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Volunteers needed for NCSS Committees

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
NCSS is seeking applicants to serve on NCSS Operations Committees.  -More
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We adore chaos because we love to produce order.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:38pm
M.C. Escher, Dutch graphic artist -More
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17 Charter Schools Approved for New York City, Expanding a Polarizing Network

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 1:23pm
The decision by a state committee substantially increased the size of Success Academy, one of the city’s largest and most polarizing charter networks.
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School superintendents standing by Common Core State Standards

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 12:39pm

A majority of school officials responsible for implementing the Common Core State Standards say the new national academic benchmarks are more rigorous than their previous state standards and will improve the skills of students, according to a new national survey released Wednesday.

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Motherlode Blog: As Lobbyists and Politicians Shout It Out Over School Lunch, Can Parents Be Heard?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 11:15am
Big Food lobbying dollars and heated partisan politics threaten the first major nutritional overhaul of school meals in decades. Can parents be heard above the din?






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Degrees of Education: Medical-Assistant Programs: A Case Study

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 10:05am
The market for training medical assistants is deeply troubling.






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