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Wash. state tribe gives totem pole as symbol of commitment to education

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:55pm
The Nooksack tribe has given a totem pole as a symbol of its commitment to education in the Nooksack Valley School District i -More
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2014 NCSS Annual Conference Boston

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:55pm
Thank you to our program-planning and local-arrangements committees, volunteers and presenters for making the 2014 NCSS Annua -More
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"I" is for Indian? Dealing with stereotypes in the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:55pm
Lessons about Thanksgiving can reinforce many stereotypes about American Indians.  -More
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Cast your vote for the 2014 Educators' Choice Content Award

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:55pm
SmartBlog on Education this year launched a monthly Editor's Choice Content Award, which recognizes content written by educat -More
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A broken bone can heal, but the wound a word opens can fester forever.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:55pm
Jessamyn West, American writer -More
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Strauss: Bill Cosby’s doctoral thesis was about using ‘Fat Albert’ as a teaching tool

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 2:42pm

Bill Cosby is sometimes referred to as Dr. Cosby because he has a doctorate in education from the University of Massachusetts of Amherst. He earned the degree in the mid 1970s — with a thesis titled “An Integration of the Visual Media Via Fat Albert and the Cosby Kids (1972) into the Elementary School Curriculum as a Teaching Aid and Vehicle to Achieve Increased Learning” — but how he got the degree has been controversial ever since.

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Arlington students recognized for school video

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 1:58pm

A group of students from an Arlington Career Center video class won first prize in a Virginia School Board Association contest for a short video they produced about the district.

The students were asked to create a video with the theme “Virginia, we are one!” They were recognized at the VSBA’s conference last week in Williamsburg. Their entry beat out approximately 60 other videos produced by students across the state.

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Pr. George’s school board approves its legislative agenda

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 12:13pm

Charter schools, school construction and school safety are among more than a dozen topics that are a part of the legislative agenda for the Prince George’s County Board of Education that was recently approved.

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Strauss: High schools drop midterms, finals — to prep for Common Core standardized tests

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 11/24/2014 - 10:57am

Here’s a new twist on test prep: Get rid of midterms and finals (tests presumably made by teachers). Say that you are doing it to find more “instructional time.” Then use that “instructional time” to “instruct” students in how to take a new Common Core standardized test.

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