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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | iconoclastic

Education News from NY Times - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:02am
This word has appeared in 115 New York Times articles in the past year.







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The road to a ‘genius grant’ often starts at lesser-known colleges

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:01am
You can find genius almost anywhere.That might seem obvious. But the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, known for bestowing six-figure grants on exceptionally creative people, provided evidence Thursday that standout talent is nurtured at a stunning variety of colleges and universities.Read full article >>







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‘Genius’ fellows aren’t limited to elite alumni

Education News from Washington Post - Thu, 05/28/2015 - 12:01am
You can find genius almost anywhere.That might seem obvious. But the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, known for bestowing six-figure grants on exceptionally creative people, provided evidence Thursday that standout talent is nurtured at a stunning variety of colleges and universities.Read full article >>







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Doubts About Study of Gay Canvassers Rattle the Field

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 9:08pm
The questioned findings, published in December in Science, have shaken not only political scientists but also public trust in the way the scientific establishment vets new findings.







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The Learning Network: Year-End Roundup 2014-15 | Social Studies, History, Geography and Civics

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 5:11pm
All the lesson plans, Text to Texts and special features we have published in these categories this school year, all in one place.







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Scholarship fund for undocumented students launches fundraising drive

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 2:42pm
TheDream.US, the nation’s largest scholarship fund for immigrant youths who entered the country illegally as children, is embarking on a campaign to raise at least $30 million to help undocumented students pay for college.Read full article >>







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Tuberculosis case reported at Rockville High School

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:43pm
Rockville High School alerted students and staff this week that someone at the school has come down with tuberculosis.People who have been in close contact with the sick person will be offered a tuberculosis blood test at the school, a Montgomery County health department spokeswoman said.Read full article >>







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Can students in Canada solve the Northwest Passage mystery?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:21pm
High-school students across Canada have been encouraged to help solve the mystery surrounding the fate of Sir John Franklin a -More
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How one educator is working with a student-teacher

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:21pm
Middle-school teacher Marsha Ratzel writes in this blog post that her goal is to become a better "cooperating teacher" as she -More

Our nation's history - a new digital experience
The Idea of America™ is a digital, secondary U.S. history program that prepares students for active, engaged citizenship. With dynamic text, video, simulations and more to enrich curriculum and engage students, these 65 case studies span American history from pre-contact to the modern day to foster deep critical thinking, debate and communication. Learn More.

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Teacher shares end-of-year resources

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:21pm
The end of the school year can become hectic, writes Illinois fourth-grade teacher Lindsey Petlak.  -More
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Survey: Job satisfaction may be lower in low-income schools

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:21pm
Job satisfaction among educators teaching in some low-income schools in Florida is lower than job satisfaction among educator -More
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A guide to PD podcasts by, for educators

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:21pm
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Democracy Goes Digital with HMH® and CCE
Together, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt™ and the Center for Civic Education are bringing education in civics and government to the forefront for 21st-century students. Through interactive digital products, students and teachers can access civics and government content anytime, anywhere.
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Educator: Don't eliminate thinking when adopting technology

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:21pm
Technology can afford educators -- and students -- the opportunity to work smarter, but some technology also can eliminate th -More
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Mass. 6th-graders voice concerns in meeting with lawmakers

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:21pm
Sixth-grade students from a Massachusetts elementary school recently shared their views on topics such as standardized testin -More
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Coalition of urban schools replaces polystyrene trays

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:21pm
Students attending schools that are part of the Urban School Food Alliance soon will be eating lunch on trays manufactured fr -More
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NCSS awards

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:21pm
NCSS is accepting nominations and applications our 2015 awards and grants, including: Outstanding Social Studies Teachers of  -More
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Survey on literacy standard implementation

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:21pm
NCSS is collaborating with the National Coalition for Literacy Education to learn about how educators are learning and workin -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 05/27/2015 - 1:21pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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