Education News

Zombie lesson calls on Alaska 7th-graders to use geography skills

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:22pm
Seventh-graders at Eielson Junior-Senior High School in Alaska recently participated in a lesson in which they used their kno -More
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Educator: Trust needed between teachers, students

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:22pm
Teachers should establish a connection with students and think deeply about what students need, asserts Jim Dillon, director  -More
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Sen. Alexander to help lead national education efforts

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:22pm
Tennessee Sen. Lamar Alexander, who served as U.S.  -More
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Neb. to apply for NCLB waiver

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:22pm
The Nebraska State Board of Education is preparing to apply for a waiver from parts of No Child Left Behind.  -More
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5 takeaways from L.A.'s botched attempt at a one-to-one iPad program

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:22pm
There are five lessons that educators nationwide can learn from the controversial iPad initiative launched by Los Angeles sch -More
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Students in D.C. get a taste of Thai food, culture

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:22pm
Students at a Washington, D.C., elementary school were recently visited by officials from the Royal Thai Embassy and served T -More
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Elementary-school students in Canada encourage city to mandate recycling

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:22pm
The Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, City Council has heard from elementary-school students promoting citywide recycling.  -More
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NCSS Annual Conference phone app

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:22pm
Attending the conference?  -More
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Annual Conference highlight: Welcome Dance

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 2:22pm
Put on your dancing shoes and join Boston's best dance band, As You Like It, at the NCSS Welcome Dance, sponsored by Nystrom  -More
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Strauss: Charles Koch Foundation’s unique definition of ‘academic freedom’

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 1:32pm

After decades of donating millions of dollars to colleges and universities in an effort to promote its own conservative world view, the Charles G. Koch Charitable Foundation has just published its set of “academic giving principles.” Let’s look at the reality of the foundation’s giving before the fantasy principles.

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Motherlode Blog: When Library Time Means Screen Time

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 1:24pm
I was hoping my 4-year-old would see the library as I once did, as a hushed building full of endless promise. Instead, it’s become an arcade.






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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:36pm
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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States' K-12 Policies in Play in Wake of GOP Surge

Education Week - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 12:02pm
School choice programs and efforts to overhaul education funding systems could get a boost from the wave of new and re-elected Republican governors and state lawmakers.
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Motherlode Blog: Rudolph, the Red-Nosed Forever Stamp

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 11:43am
At the risk of being accused of holiday creep, I have to share these Rudolph, Santa, Hermey and Bumble stamps.






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Motherlode Blog: Dear Teenagers: Come Babysit. Please.

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 11/07/2014 - 10:19am
I get it. You’re busy with iPhones and iPads and WhatApp and whatnot. But couldn’t you do all those things from the comfort of my home for $10 (or so) an hour?






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