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U-Md president jumps right into angry Twitter debate over a racist email

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 3:46pm
After an ugly e-mail got posted to the Internet and went viral, sparking tensions at the University of Maryland, its president took an unusual step Friday afternoon: He turned to social media to open up the debate, writing frankly of his own struggle with the issue and asking others on campus to weigh in.Read full article >>






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A U-Md. fraternity brother’s e-mail full of racial slurs has something to offend just about everyone

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 2:24pm
For the second time this week, university officials are investigating complaints of racist language by fraternity members — this time at the University of Maryland.An e-mail dated January 2014 from a U-Md. undergraduate who was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity was posted to the Internet this week, just as an incident at the University of Oklahoma had ignited tensions nationally over race relations and Greek life.Read full article >>






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Fairfax County School Board moves forward with salary raise proposal

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:48pm
Fairfax County School Board members have moved forward with a proposal to raise their salaries by more than 85 percent as the school district faces a tough budget year ahead.At a forum meeting Thursday night, 10 members of the board discussed raising their salaries to $37,500 from $20,000. A majority of the members attending the meeting approved bringing the measure to a vote before the full 12-member board in early April.Read full article >>
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Mass. middle-school students study local river's past, present

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:28pm
Seventh- and eighth-graders at River Valley Charter School in Massachusetts are studying the Merrimack River and how it has e -More
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Study examines reading preferences of students

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:28pm
Ninety-one percent of children ages 6 to 17 who participated in a recent survey said their favorite books are ones they choos -More
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"Progress" noted with talks on NCLB rewrite planned in Congress

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:28pm
Talks by U.S. lawmakers surrounding the No Child Left Behind rewrite are expected to resume in mid-April.  -More
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Study looks at reasons behind the STEM gender gap

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:28pm
Inspiring girls to study math and science in college may begin as early as middle school, according to two recent studies.  -More
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Schools seek to balance student privacy, teacher-tech access

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:28pm
Digital learning tools sometimes can open the door for student privacy concerns.  -More
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Va. high-schoolers join karate club to build conflict resolution skills

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:28pm
A newly launched club at a Virginia high school teaches traditional karate techniques that are meant to provide self-control  -More
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Fla. teen panel addresses issues at mock city council meeting

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:28pm
High-school students on the Fort Myers Teen Advisory Council in Florida recently attended a mock city council meeting to talk -More
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Webinar -- Tell Me A Story

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:28pm
The stories of individuals provide intimate perspectives on the life and character of a person perpetuating his or her indivi -More
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Message to Congress: Don't leave Social Studies behind

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/13/2015 - 1:28pm
Schools need to reinstate innovative approaches to teaching and engaging students in learning about their communities, their  -More
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