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Pa. 8th-graders learn about WWII from Holocaust survivor

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:41pm
Eighth-graders from a Pennsylvania middle school recently learned about the Holocaust and World War II during a discussion wi -More
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Teacher: "In-house field trips" with classroom guests engage students

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:41pm
Bringing special guests to the classroom is a great way to engage students by offering them a firsthand perspective in an "in -More
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Middle-schoolers explore current events through student-directed discussions

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:41pm
A Minnesota middle-school teacher uses quarterly, student-led class discussions to engage his pupils in social studies lesson -More
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Calif. middle-schoolers debate their way to Common Core skills

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:41pm
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Urban teacher-residency program modeled after medical training

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:41pm
The Urban Teacher Center, based in Baltimore, has been able to retain about 75% of teachers who complete their residency prog -More
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Experts predict more connected classrooms in the future

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:41pm
Learning devices of the future will allow for anytime, anywhere learning and allow students to share data and material more e -More
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Texas students give money to city for flood signs in classmate's memory

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:41pm
Students at a Texas high school have raised more than $1,400 to help pay for the installation of solar-powered flood warning  -More
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Changes to USDA dietary guidelines may push sustainability

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:41pm
New dietary guidelines that are the basis for the U.S.  -More
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Religion, social studies and you

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:41pm
This four-part webinar series will focus on ways to incorporate inclusive pedagogical approaches for addressing different fai -More
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An invitation to authors

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:41pm
If you're an enthusiastic elementary teacher or teacher educator with great ideas that you've implemented in the classroom, w -More
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Michigan picks SAT over ACT for free college admission testing

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:37pm
Juniors in Michigan’s public high schools will be able to take the SAT college admission test for free starting in 2016, ending the dominance there of a rival test, the state announced Wednesday.Michigan chose the SAT over the rival ACT after a competitive bidding process. The College Board, a nonprofit organization based in New York, which oversees the SAT, won a three-year contract worth about $17.1 million. It was a significant victory for the College Board as it prepares to roll out an updated version of the SAT.Read full article >>






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Michigan picks SAT over ACT for free college admission testing

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:37pm
Juniors in Michigan’s public high schools will be able to take the SAT college admission test for free starting in 2016, ending the dominance there of a rival test, the state announced Wednesday.Michigan chose the SAT over the rival ACT after a competitive bidding process. The College Board, a nonprofit organization based in New York, which oversees the SAT, won a three-year contract worth about $17.1 million. It was a significant victory for the College Board as it prepares to roll out an updated version of the SAT.Read full article >>






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New federal guidelines highlight civil rights of English language learners

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:30am
The Obama administration on Wednesday released guidelines for schools meant to highlight the civil rights of students learning English as a second language, for whom federal law guarantees targeted help and high-quality education.Read full article >>






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Strauss: The Tao of the liberal arts

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 9:45am
In this era when you can’t turn around in the education world without someone talking about science, technology, engineering and math, the liberal arts often get short shrift. Part of the reason is that people don’t fully understand what the liberal arts are and why they remain foundational to a real education. This post helps explain all of that. It was written by  Gerald Greenberg, senior associate dean of  academic affairs; humanities; curriculum, instruction, and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University. Greenberg is a linguistics expert who teaches courses in Russian and whose interests include Russian and Slavic linguistics as well as syntactic theory. He has published many articles and essays on a variety of topics, including areas such as stress placement, the syntax of various non-finite constructions, case marking, and language change.Read full article >>






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Strauss: The Tao of the liberal arts

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 9:45am
In this era when you can’t turn around in the education world without someone talking about science, technology, engineering and math, the liberal arts often get short shrift. Part of the reason is that people don’t fully understand what the liberal arts are and why they remain foundational to a real education. This post helps explain all of that. It was written by  Gerald Greenberg, senior associate dean of  academic affairs; humanities; curriculum, instruction, and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University. Greenberg is a linguistics expert who teaches courses in Russian and whose interests include Russian and Slavic linguistics as well as syntactic theory. He has published many articles and essays on a variety of topics, including areas such as stress placement, the syntax of various non-finite constructions, case marking, and language change.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Do You Ever Hang Out at the Mall?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 6:00am
Is the mall still an important part of teenage culture? Or, has it lost its cool?






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The Learning Network: Do You Ever Hang Out at the Mall?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 6:00am
Is the mall still an important part of teenage culture? Or, has it lost its cool?






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