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Motherlode Blog: Inviting African-American Mothers to Sell Their Breast Milk, and Profiting

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 8:36pm
A company with no ties to Detroit’s African-American community plans to promote breast-feeding and economic empowerment among mothers by encouraging them to sell their excess breast milk.






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Motherlode Blog: A Young Mother, Feeling Unwelcome on Campus

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 8:06pm
Just as breast-feeding is the best nutrition for my son, being a college-educated mom is one of the best things I can do for my son’s future. These facts go together in my mind, and in social science, yet they fail to come together on my campus.






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Ala. Supreme Court Weighs Accountability Act

Education Week - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 5:02pm
The Alabama Supreme Court heard arguments Wednesday about tax credits that help low-income families pay for private school, with opponents declaring the credits an illegal use of public funds and supporters saying they properly offer parents choices for their children's education.
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The Learning Network: Play on Words: The Winners of Our 2014 Vocabulary Video Contest

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 4:59pm
Ten winners and 10 runners-up chosen from more than 600 submissions to our second annual vocabulary contest.






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Motherlode Blog: Kids and Coding Light Up the White House Christmas Trees

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:42pm
The trees surrounding the National Christmas Tree at the White House will be illuminated with animated patterns using code generated on Google’s Made with Code website.






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How graphing historical data can boost math skills, social studies knowledge

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:33pm
Organizing historical data into charts and graphs can help students grasp basic math and graphing skills while they also lear -More
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Pa. teachers learn tech tips in sessions with peers

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:33pm
A Pennsylvania high school offers a weekly, teacher-led professional-development workshop to help teachers boost their techno -More
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Report considers teachers' earnings trajectory

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:33pm
Teachers in some parts of the country reach the top of the pay scale later in their careers, making it difficult for them to  -More
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SCOTUS considers how schools should handle threats via social media

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:33pm
The U.S. Supreme Court heard a case Monday that could have implications for how school threats on social media are handled.  -More
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Ga. educators connect via Twitter

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:33pm
A group of Georgia educators hold a weekly Twitter chat to connect with colleagues and enhance professional learning.  -More
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Va. district's 9 elementary schools launch recycling programs

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:33pm
All nine elementary schools in the Williamsburg-James City County Public Schools district in Virginia have launched recycling -More
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Ore. high school's students observe World AIDS Day

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:33pm
Nearly 200 students at Ashland High School in Oregon marked World AIDS Day, observed on Monday, by attending an awareness eve -More
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Call for manuscripts for Social Studies and the Young Learner

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:33pm
If you are an enthusiastic elementary teacher or teacher educator with great ideas that you have implemented in the classroom -More
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2015 NCSS Board of Directors elections

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 12/03/2014 - 2:33pm
In keeping with the policies for selecting candidates for the Board of Directors, the nominations committee named candidates  -More
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