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Despite challenges, mobile devices gain favor in the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:42pm
Some early research supports the use of mobile devices to enhance classroom learning, but challenges also remain, according t -More
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Ga. 1st-graders lobby for state's naming of official mammal

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:42pm
First-graders from a school in Georgia wrote letters and testified in legislative committees to lobby lawmakers to choose the -More
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70,000 Civil War-era photographs acquired by Yale University

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:42pm
The Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University recently purchased more than 70,000 Civil War-era photograph -More
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Promoting Inquiry with Primary Source Documents in the Elementary Classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:42pm
This April 9 webinar will help elementary teachers engage students in US history through selecting appropriate primary source -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:42pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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Honest disagreement is often a good sign of progress.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 1:42pm
Mahatma Gandhi, social reformer -More
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The Learning Network: 10 Ways to Teach and Learn About Spring (While The Learning Network Is on Vacation)

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 12:01pm
All of our regular content, including What’s Going On in This Picture and daily features like our Student Opinion questions, Test Yourself and Word of the Day, will be back on April 13. But we leave you with plenty to do.






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The Learning Network: Teenagers in The Times | March 2015

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 6:32am
A monthly roundup of the news about teenagers that appeared in The New York Times in March.






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The Learning Network: When Should Countries Negotiate With Their Traditional Enemies?

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 5:00am
Do you think negotiating with Iran is good foreign policy?






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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Shabab Attack on a Kenya University Kills 147, Officials Say

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 4:30am
How should Kenya and the rest of the world fight Islamist extremism in East Africa?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Toys of the Future

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 4:16am
Here are several paragraphs from a March 28 article, “A Wi-Fi Barbie Doll With the Soul of Siri.” Can you choose the best word for each blank?






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Strauss: What the ‘thoughtless’ N.Y. government just did to teachers

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 4:00am
The New York legislature this week approved a budget along with some education reforms proposed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo that have been strongly opposed by teachers in part because they make the state’s awful teacher evaluation system even worse. In this post, award-winning principal Carol Burris explains exactly why what the legislature did is so harmful to public schools.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | stipple

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 04/03/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in six New York Times articles in the past three years.






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University of Mississippi Chief, Whose Ouster Led to Protests, Rejects Offer to Stay

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 04/02/2015 - 9:14pm
Negotiations ended between Daniel W. Jones, who had been ousted as chancellor of the University of Mississippi, and schools officials, who had proposed a 2017 retirement.






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