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Judge: NYC schools can enforce vaccination policies

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 1:32pm
A federal judge has upheld a New York City policy that allows school districts to enforce vaccination policies.  -More
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Some schools cope with slow Internet

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 1:32pm
This interactive map allows users to search 70,000 schools in the U.S.  -More
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How to give teachers time to flip instruction

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 1:32pm
Schools can give teachers the time, support and resources they need to flip instruction by rethinking professional-developmen -More
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Mich. students raise money for storm-damaged schools in the Philippines

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 1:32pm
Students at three high schools in Grand Rapids, Mich., have adopted two elementary schools in the Philippines that were damag -More
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Va. middle-school students grow, sell their own veggies

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 1:32pm
Students at a Virginia middle school will harvest and sell their own produce at a vegetable stand every Wednesday through the -More
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Volunteer opportunities

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 1:32pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on NCSS Operations Committees and Award and Grant Selection Committee.  -More
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Face the facts of being what you are, for that is what changes what you are.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 1:32pm
Soren Kierkegaard, Danish philosopher and writer -More
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Prince George’s school board approves more-lenient cellphone policy for students

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:51am

Cellphones will no longer be prohibited in classrooms or on school buses in Prince George’s County under a new policy approved unanimously by the school board Thursday night.

School Board Member Verjeana M. Jacobs (District 5) said the district received international attention when it approved its cellphone policy, considered one of the strictest in the Washington region, four years ago. The policy not only banned the use of cellphones but also included a penalty of confiscation.

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Motherlode Blog: Your Turn: A Weekend Thread, Open for Comments

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:48am
Welcome to Motherlode’s weekly open thread. Do you have thoughts about the news this week, and how it affects families? A question to ask? A rant to share? This is your place. Go.






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National Briefing | Plains: Oklahoma: Suit Challenges Repeal of Core Curriculum Standards

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 11:42am
A group has filed a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a recently passed law that repealed Common Core education standards in the state.






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Sen. Claire McCaskill turns her focus to sexual assaults on college campuses

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:50am

As Congress explores proposals to combat sexual assault at colleges, a familiar lawmaker is in the thick of it: Sen. Claire McCaskill of Missouri.

McCaskill (D), a former prosecutor with much experience in handling sex crime cases, is in her second term in the Senate. She helped broker legislation last year and this year to overhaul how the military responds to sexual assault.

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New school in Hyattsville named for former superintendent Edward Felegy

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 10:26am

A new elementary school in Prince George’s County was given a name Thursday night.

The Prince George’s County Board of Education agreed to follow Schools Chief Kevin M. Maxwell’s recommendation and name the school in honor of a former superintendent who served during the early 1990s, a period marked by financial crisis, low student test scores and tensions over court-ordered busing.

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Strauss: A disturbing look at Common Core tests in New York

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 06/27/2014 - 9:46am

The promise of new standardized tests aligned to the Common Core State Standards  was that they would show which students were ready for college and career and which weren’t. But in New York, a look at the tests shows how the state is failing to meet that promise. This was written by Carol Burris and John Murphy. Murphy, a former English teacher, is the assistant principal of South Side High School in New York, and he coordinates the school’s IB program.  Burris, principal of South Side High School, has been chronicling the flawed implementation of school reform and the Common Core State Standards across the state for some time (here, and here and here and here, for example). She was named New York’s 2013 High School Principal of the Year by the School Administrators Association of New York and the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and in 2010, tapped as the 2010 New York State Outstanding Educator by the School Administrators Association of New York State. Her new book is “On The Same Track: How Schools Can Join the Twenty-First-Century Struggle Against Resegregation.”

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