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U.S. to Focus on Equity in Assigning of Teachers

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:14pm
Federal officials want states to ensure that poor and minority students will not be disproportionately taught by inexperienced educators.






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Motherlode Blog: Quandary: When the Tests Are Overwhelming, What’s Next?

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 6:07pm
Most schools conduct some form of standardized testing. What helps a child who finds the tests stressful, and when is the testing too much?






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Atlanta School Cheating Was ‘Conspiratorial,’ Ex-Governor Testifies

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:52pm
Former Gov. Sonny Perdue testified during the trial of 12 Atlanta educators whom prosecutors have accused of participating in cheating.
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Motherlode Blog: Our Real ‘Mommy’ (and ‘Daddy’) Problem: Your Children Are Your Problem

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 4:20pm
What happens when children are considered the adorable lifestyle choice of a nation of “mommies?” No one else needs to worry about the needs of those children—or of any children.






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Strauss: New concerns about cheating on SAT in Asia

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 3:52pm

Nothing has been confirmed but new allegations of cheating on the SAT are being made by school counselors in Asia after the November administration of the exam, ones similar to those made in October when scores in two countries were withheld.

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Elementary schoolers in Colo. create digital exhibit of veterans' stories

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 2:41pm
A Colorado elementary school's students have created a digitized collection of veterans' stories that will be displayed at a  -More
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How teachers can grow from wanted, unwanted feedback

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 2:41pm
Teachers are used to giving a lot of feedback, but they most certainly will get feedback as well -- both wanted and unwanted  -More
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How to use the Newseum's Digital Classroom in lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 2:41pm
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International schools offer lessons for teaching immigrant students

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 2:41pm
Schools nationwide are serving an estimated 57,000 unaccompanied immigrant students.  -More
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Md. changes high-school graduation requirements

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 2:41pm
Maryland high-school students will take the new Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers exams but wil -More
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Survey: More educators use digital games

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 2:41pm
A growing number of teachers are incorporating digital games into classroom lessons, according to a recent survey.  -More
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Minn. students complete food project with Empty Bowl event

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 2:41pm
Students attending a Minnesota school recently finished their "Full Circle of Food" project, in which they visited farms, lea -More
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Students weigh what happens after "going viral"

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 2:41pm
A photo of a teenage Target employee -- now known as "Alex from Target" -- has gone viral, leading to a surge of popularity f -More
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Former President Carter to appear at JFK library

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 2:41pm
Participants in the pre-conference clinic at the NCSS Annual Conference in Boston on Thursday, Nov.  -More
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