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On Religion: Social Worker Spreads a Message of Acceptance to Mormons With Gay Children

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 8:16pm
Caitlin Ryan, a California social worker, developed a program that uses supportive meetings, videos, handbooks and research to help Mormon families accept their gay children.
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Maryland principal accused of bullying members of her staff

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 7:43pm

When a Prince George’s County high school launched an anti-bullying campaign four years ago, students pledged to support anyone being harassed, to report instances of bullying and to treat others with respect.

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Room for Debate: How to Diversify Teaching

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 6:25pm
What can be done to make a career in education more attractive to men and people of color?






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Strauss: Proposed Texas textbooks are inaccurate, biased and politicized, new report finds

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:44pm

When it comes to controversies about curriculum, textbook content and academic standards, Texas is the state that keeps on giving.

Back in 2010, we had an uproar over proposed changes to social studies standards by religious conservatives on the State Board of Education, which included a bid to calling the United States’ hideous slave trade history as the “Atlantic triangular trade.” There were other doozies, too, such as one proposal to remove Thomas Jefferson from the Enlightenment curriculum and replace him with John Calvin. Some were changed but the board’s approved standards were roundly criticized as distorted history.

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Arne Duncan Sounds Partnership Theme in Trip Through South

Education Week - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 4:35pm
As his policy carrots and sticks dwindle, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan pledges to be a supportive partner to states in taking on education overhauls.
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Contempt Ruling Slams Wash. Lawmakers on K-12 Funding

Education Week - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:19pm
A state supreme court's order means legislators must produce a plan to substantially boost education aid in their 2015 session or face penalties.
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Arlington School Board appoints former PTA president to fill vacant seat

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 3:15pm

The Arlington School Board appointed a former parent teacher association president to fill the seat of a member who resigned Aug. 1.

In a special meeting Friday morning, Nancy Van Doren was sworn in to take the place of Noah Simon, who left the post last month to spend more time with his family. She will hold the position until a special election scheduled for Nov. 4.

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Alexandria marks the opening of $45 million Jefferson-Houston School building

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 2:32pm

The sleek new gym at Jefferson-Houston School roared with applause Friday morning as Alexandria Schools Superintendent Alvin L. Crawley cut a ceremonial ribbon with oversized scissors, officially marking the opening of a new $45 million school building.

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Ill. students, teachers work together on cemetery project

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
A group of Illinois high-school students last year began a project to restore headstones on the graves of seven Civil War sol -More
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What teachers can do to prepare for back-to-school night

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Back-to-school night is right around the corner for many educators and, in this blog post, Lily Jones shares nine reminders a -More
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Study: Aerobic exercise improves children's attention, mood

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Among children at risk for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, aerobic exercises before the beginning of the school day -More
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Pa. district to reduce testing time for elementary grades

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Officials in Pittsburgh Public Schools will reduce testing by as much as half in kindergarten through fifth grades to help en -More
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How 1 mobile device can transform the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Teachers don't need a suite of smartphones or a tablet for every student to make an impact with iPads and iPhones, asserts Ch -More
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N.Y. state museum opens "Family Room" exhibit honoring 9/11 victims

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
The New York State Museum in Albany has opened the "Family Room," an exhibit of personal tributes and items that once filled  -More
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Tenn. 5th-grade artists create new city limit signs

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
Fifth-grade art students at Friendsville Elementary School in Tennessee recently created drawings with a hometown theme that  -More
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The Social Studies Professional

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 09/12/2014 - 1:31pm
The September issue of The Social Studies Professional, the NCSS newsletter, is available for download.  -More
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