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Ill. students make therapeutic pillows for the elderly

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:17pm
Students attending an Illinois Montessori school recently sewed 90 therapeutic pillows for patients living in a senior care f -More
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U.S. leaders talk with Baltimore students

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:17pm
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Survey on literacy standard implementation

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:17pm
NCSS is collaborating with the National Coalition for Literacy Education to learn about how education educators are learning  -More
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May/June Issue of The Social Studies Professional

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:17pm
The May/June issue of TSSP is now available! Read the issue. -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 2:17pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Student newspaper adviser, editor, sue Northern Michigan U. alleging retaliation

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 1:27pm
She called it good reporting. Northern Michigan University called it sensationalism. Now, Cheryl Reed is suing school officials and members of an oversight board after being ousted as faculty adviser to the North Wind, NMU’s student-run newspaper.Read full article >>







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The Learning Network: Do You Ever Feel Embarrassed by Your Parents?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 1:00pm
What makes parents’ behavior so embarrassing to their children?







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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | The Real Cost of a Cheap Mani-Pedi

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 12:36pm
What did a New York Times investigation reveal about the lives of many people who work in nail salons around the New York area?







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Some Schools Embrace Demands for Education Data

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 11:07am
Though critics worry about an increasing focus on metrics, some districts have begun recording and analyzing every scrap of information in an effort to improve.







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Strauss: Why kids who aren’t poor are now getting free school lunches

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 10:51am
It used to be that students from families with low incomes qualified for lunches that were either free or available at a reduced price. That’s still true — but now, new federal rules allow kids who aren’t poor at many schools to get the same thing.Read full article >>







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Access to preschool varies widely by state

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 10:37am
State funding for public pre-kindergarten programs ticked up nationwide in 2014, as did enrollment of 3- and 4-year-olds, according to a new report released Monday. But access to preschool continues to vary widely from state to state.Read full article >>







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Should 3rd Grade Be the Pivot Point for Early Reading?

Education Week - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 10:03am
New research calls into question the widespread practice of retaining students in 3rd grade based on their reading proficiency.
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Strauss: Report: Growth in state-run preschool programs moving at snail’s pace

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 10:02am
A new report on state-funded pre-kindergarten programs says that funding, enrollment and quality was up somewhat in 2014 but that the pace of progress was way too slow and that wide disparities exist in states across the country. Just how slow is slow? If the 2013-2014 growth in enrollment continues, it would take 150 years to reach 70 percent enrollment.Read full article >>







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Hassan vetoes anti-Common Core bill

Education Week - Mon, 05/11/2015 - 8:57am
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