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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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Peace Corps applications surge amid recent reforms

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 9:58am

Applications to the Peace Corps have surged to a two-decade high after a series of recent reforms to the recruitment process at the country’s signature volunteer organization, officials said Tuesday.

More than 17,000 people submitted applications to the Peace Corps this year, an increase of more than 70 percent compared with 2013. The 17,336 new applicants in fiscal 2014 make up the largest field of candidates since 1992, when 17,438 applied.

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The Learning Network: Should French Fries and Pizza Sauce Count As Vegetables?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 9:26am
Is a healthier school lunch program a lost cause?






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Prince George’s begins program to support new teachers

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 9:18am

Prince George’s County is launching a program that pairs experienced teachers with novice ones for professional development and allows teachers to have a voice in evaluating the progress of their peers.

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International Education: A Bigger World of International Law

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 10/08/2014 - 7:01am
As courts and nongovernmental organizations look for wider geographical representation, smaller and newer law schools in Asia and Australia are moving to catch up.






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