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Education News from Washington Post - September 5, 2016 - 12:04am
Districts across the Washington region expand to deal with growing student populations, aim to offer new programs geared toward preparation for college and careers.
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Is this volunteer parent an enemy spy? A school district treats her like one.

Education News from Washington Post - September 5, 2016 - 12:04am
A Virginia mother is told she can’t volunteer if she asks the staff too many questions.
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How can anyone take standardized test scores seriously when stuff like this happens?

Education News from Washington Post - September 5, 2016 - 12:04am
Look what happened at high-performing Wilson High School.
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How a Maryland school system lost its Head Start grant

Education News from Washington Post - September 4, 2016 - 12:04am
“For weeks, nobody would help,” said a mother who sought to report an incident involving a 3-year-old forced to mop up urine.
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Is three months enough time to find a new school district leader?

Education News from Washington Post - September 3, 2016 - 12:04am
The D.C. mayor intends to name a new chancellor in October. Some worry that is not enough time.
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New program will give some Fairfax students their own laptops

Education News from Washington Post - September 3, 2016 - 12:04am
The initiative, called FCPSOn, will furnish 7,800 students with computers.
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What went wrong at D.C.’s high-achieving Wilson High School?

Education News from Washington Post - September 3, 2016 - 12:04am
A deeper look at why one of the test scores of one of the city’s top public school dropped so dramatically.
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At Georgetown University, a family reunion 178 years after fateful slave sale

Education News from Washington Post - September 3, 2016 - 12:04am
A group of descendants of slaves sold by the university in 1838 emerges to assert its place within the community of the Catholic university.
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'Now is the time’: Descendants respond to Georgetown's efforts to confront the legacy of slavery

Education News from Washington Post - September 3, 2016 - 12:04am
In the wake of Georgetown's pledge to apologize for its role in the slave trade, at a time of racial tensions in the United States, descendants of those enslaved people reflect on the past and the future.
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The future of public universities is in jeopardy, and this documentary explains why

Education News from Washington Post - September 3, 2016 - 12:04am
A new documentary says the ideal of higher education as a public good is being supplanted by a market-based ideology that views education as a commodity to be consumed by students at their own expense.
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Pa. students start yearlong study of Holocaust

NCSS Smartbrief - September 2, 2016 - 12:54pm
Students at a Pennsylvania high school have started learning about the Holocaust in a yearlong course taught by history teach -More
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Using data, stories to teach about immigration

NCSS Smartbrief - September 2, 2016 - 12:54pm
North Dakota educator Rachelle Lamoureux in this blog post shares how she uses infographics and newspaper articles to build s -More
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Education Dept. proposes ESSA spending rules

NCSS Smartbrief - September 2, 2016 - 12:54pm
The US Department of Education has released draft rules for the Every Student Succeeds Act that address issues concerning use -More
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Teacher: Ideas using podcasts as text

NCSS Smartbrief - September 2, 2016 - 12:54pm
Journalism teacher John Walter describes how he used the podcast "Serial" in his class to have students analyze it as a prima -More
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Students connect through mentoring program

NCSS Smartbrief - September 2, 2016 - 12:54pm
A Michigan middle school has developed a peer-mentoring program to help sixth-grade students transition and eighth-graders bu -More
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Marine reserve near Hawaii to be world's largest

NCSS Smartbrief - September 2, 2016 - 12:54pm
The Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument, near Hawaii, is to become the world's largest protected marine area after Pre -More
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NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Sept. 5

NCSS Smartbrief - September 2, 2016 - 12:54pm
In observance of the Labor Day holiday in the US, SmartBrief will not publish Monday, Sept. 5.
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