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Randall Munroe, XKCD Creator, Goes Back to High School

Education News from NY Times - March 21, 2016 - 9:30pm
Some pages in coming science textbooks will explain elevators as “lifting rooms” and the circulatory system as ‘blood hallways.”









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Teach for America to cut national staff by 15 percent

Education News from Washington Post - March 21, 2016 - 8:16pm
CEO says she has “never been more optimistic” about TFA’s future.









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Maryland school district examines racial disparities in its gifted programs

Education News from Washington Post - March 21, 2016 - 6:13pm
Montgomery County report shows white students were accepted at far higher rates.









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U.C.L.A. Center on Police-Community Ties Will Move to John Jay College

Education News from NY Times - March 21, 2016 - 6:00pm
The City University of New York board of trustees approved an initiative that puts the college at the forefront of a national conversation on race and law enforcement.









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The Mideast Came to Idaho State. It Wasn’t the Best Fit.

Education News from NY Times - March 21, 2016 - 3:55pm
College students from Saudi Arabia and Kuwait have brought much-needed money to the predominantly Mormon city, but it has made for a troubled mix.









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Wash. middle-schoolers, Syrian children collaborate on art murals

NCSS Smartbrief - March 21, 2016 - 12:58pm
Students at a Washington state middle school are working on murals with Syrian children living in refugee camps in Amman, Jor -More
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Project has middle-schoolers focused on problem-based learning

NCSS Smartbrief - March 21, 2016 - 12:58pm
The seventh-graders at a North Dakota middle school exercised collaborative problem-solving skills in a project to design sol -More
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Student projects teach history, research skills

NCSS Smartbrief - March 21, 2016 - 12:58pm
Social studies teachers at a Virginia middle school are teaching students about the 1920s by having them select a topic for a -More
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White House visit from "Hamilton" cast highlights history, art education

NCSS Smartbrief - March 21, 2016 - 12:58pm
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Study: Deeper learning improves high-school graduation rates

NCSS Smartbrief - March 21, 2016 - 12:58pm
High schools in which educators use "deeper learning" methods may post better graduation rates than schools in which educator -More

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Skype interview connects Mass. students with civil rights marcher

NCSS Smartbrief - March 21, 2016 - 12:58pm
Massachusetts eighth-graders followed up lessons on the civil rights movement by using Skype to interview a white minister wh -More
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At-risk youths in Chicago to get a hand from Duncan

NCSS Smartbrief - March 21, 2016 - 12:58pm
Former US Education Secretary Arne Duncan announced Thursday that he has accepted a job as managing partner at the Emerson Co -More
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Radar detects objects in hidden rooms within Tutankhamun's tomb

NCSS Smartbrief - March 21, 2016 - 12:58pm
Additional rooms in Tutankhamun's burial chamber containing objects made of metal and organic materials have been detected th -More
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Webinar -- Sustainable Social Studies

NCSS Smartbrief - March 21, 2016 - 12:58pm
Interested in going green for your class? Join us March 29 for a Sustainable Social Studies webinar with Mike Yell.  -More
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