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Pre-K Clash May Hint at the Start of a Rivalry Between de Blasio and Stringer

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:33pm
This week, Comptroller Scott M. Stringer criticized the city’s rollout of prekindergarten expansion, eliciting an unusually strong response from Mayor Bill de Blasio.






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U.S. Colleges See Little Risk From Ebola, but Depend on Students to Speak Up

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 9:06pm
Universities and colleges in the United States also admit that they have limited ability to track students’ travels or their health.






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U.S. colleges will screen some students for Ebola

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 8:10pm

For many U.S. college students arriving from West Africa, this year’s “back to school” routine will include a screening for Ebola.

Although health and university officials agree that the threat of the virus spreading at a college in the United States is small, some schools are taking absolutely no chances, according to an Associated Press report on college responses to the outbreak.

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Two Wilson football players from another school lose spot on high school’s team

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 7:53pm

Two varsity football players for D.C.’s Wilson High School who attend a private school were kicked off the team as the season was about to begin after school officials realized that they had mistakenly allowed the boys to play for two seasons.

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Calif. teacher tenure case spices up superintendent race

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:13pm

This story has been updated.

The Vergara case in California, in which a judge struck down that state’s tenure laws and other job protections for teachers, is about to become a central issue in the November race for state schools chief.

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Lawyer Seeks to Reinstate Suit Over Alleged Abuse Cover-Up at Yeshiva High

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 6:10pm
A lawyer for dozens of men who say they were sexually abused by rabbis argued that a judge had misconstrued the statute of limitations because the school’s complicity had only recently come to light.






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Ex-GWU president criticized for remarks about women, drinking and sexual assault

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 4:30pm

The former president of George Washington University — who declared this week that women should be “trained not to drink in excess” so they can “be in a position to punch the guys in the nose if they misbehave” — said Friday that he did not mean to imply that drunk women should be blamed if they are raped.

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The Learning Network: Reader Idea | From Article to Infographic: Translating Information About ‘Sneakerheads’

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 3:53pm
Brett Vogelsinger’s students worked with an article about the subculture of teenage “sneakerheads,” to think about how to take written information and transform it into an infographic that communicates main ideas visually.






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Ind. high-school students interview local WWII veterans for film

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
After being asked by the Marshall County Historical Society Museum to create a film for visitors, Indiana high-school student -More
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200 educators attend training to teach about the Holocaust

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
Two hundred teachers from across the country recently participated in a three-day workshop at the U.S.  -More
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Dropping state tests could lead to consequences for Fla. districts

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
Some Florida school districts are considering sending a message to state lawmakers by opting out of state tests.  -More
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Tenn. to stay the course with test-based teacher evaluations

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
Tennessee is in its fourth year of test-based teacher evaluations, and Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman has no  -More
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How a Minn. teacher uses BYOD with her immigrant students

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
Bring-your-own-device programs can be difficult to implement in schools where students are from low-income families or are re -More
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Iowa high-school students encouraged to register to vote

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
Cedar Falls High School seniors in Iowa who are nearly eligible to vote recently attended a Rock the Vote program at their sc -More
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Scientists may have solved mystery behind Death Valley's "sliding rocks"

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
Scientists studying the "sliding rocks" of California's Death Valley National Park have presented evidence they believe final -More
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Call for members of FASSE Board

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on the Fund for the Advancement of Social Studies Education (FASSE) boa -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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SmartBrief will not publish Monday

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 1:39pm
In observance of the Labor Day holiday, NCSS SmartBrief will not publish Monday, Sept. 1.  -More
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