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Motherlode Blog: Unwrapping the Comfort of Sameness With Spanish Immersion Elementary School

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 5:37pm
As a missionary’s kid, I grew up in speaking a language not my own and playing with children not like me. To find the same experience for my daughter, I had to make her the outsider.






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Strauss: The amazing thing Malala plans to say if a Taliban gunman approaches her again

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 5:22pm

The Norwegian Nobel Committee just did what it should have done in 2013: Give the Nobel Peace Prize to Malala Yousafzai, the inspirational 17-year-old Pakistani who advocates for the right of girls to get a formal education — and who nearly died after being shot by Taliban gunmen who did not want girls to go to school.

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Stanford’s Hennessy on technology, college ratings, sex assault prevention — and more

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:45pm

The head of the Silicon Valley university at the forefront of the digital revolution in teaching and learning warned more than two years ago that “there’s a tsunami coming” in higher education. In hindsight, Stanford University President John L. Hennessy’s assessment could be seen as overstated.

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Strauss: The serious problem with the 2014 SAT scores

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:39pm

(Update: College Board releases  SAT data tables after pressure from journalists, particularly my colleague Nick Anderson.)

In case you missed it, the 2014 SAT test scores were just released and looked stubbornly like the scores from 2013. Naturally, the results were met with alarm by those who seem to really believe that the college admissions exam scores are truly reflective of readiness for college and/or how well an individual student will do in college. If they really were that valuable, the College Board, which owns the exam, wouldn’t be creating a substantially revised test — set for unveiling in 2016 —  for the second time since 2005.

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Sexual Assault Case Against Treon Harris Is Dropped

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 3:36pm
The female student who accused Harris, the University of Florida’s starting quarterback, of sexual battery withdrew her criminal complaint Friday.
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Okla. Assessments in a State of Uncertainty

Education Week - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:58pm
The state is scrambling to hire a company to administer winter tests used for high school graduation after McGraw-Hill Education CTB withdrew from a proposed contract.
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Former Howard County school official named Prince George’s interim CFO

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 2:51pm

A former deputy school superintendent in Howard County has been named the interim chief financial officer for Prince George’s County School System.

Ray Brown was welcomed by Schools Chief Kevin M. Maxwell at Thursday night’s board meeting.

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N.C. students get creative with Global Cardboard Challenge

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:31pm
Students at Southwest Elementary School in North Carolina recently participated in the Global Cardboard Challenge, in which t -More
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Ideas on teaching news literacy in the middle grades

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:31pm
Educators at a New York City middle school are using their summer training with Stony Brook University's Center for News Lite -More
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How contemporary music can illustrate history lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:31pm
Besides encouraging classroom discussions, contemporary music also can be a useful tool in demonstrating the universal presen -More
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Loss of NCLB waiver results in "failing" label for most Wash. schools

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:31pm
The loss of Washington state's No Child Left Behind waiver has resulted in schools now being held to its standard that all st -More
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How teachers can make connections outside of social media

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:31pm
Being a connected educator goes beyond sharing articles and comments on Twitter, educational technology director Andrew Marci -More
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U.S. students are part of International Walk to School Day

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:31pm
Students in California, Indiana, Georgia and Colorado joined students around the world for International Walk to School Day o -More
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4th-graders use math, engineering skills to create products for military

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:31pm
A helmet equipped with a rhino horn and gloves with thumbtacks to mimic porcupine quills are two inventions by fourth-graders -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 10/10/2014 - 1:31pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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