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Jindal says he’s withdrawing Louisiana from Common Core standards

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 3:45pm

Tensions over the Common Core in Louisiana erupted into an intramural battle Wednesday as Gov. Bobby Jindal (R) declared he was withdrawing his state from the national education standards while the state’s top education officials insisted Louisiana would keep them.

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Motherlode Blog: Vegetarian Meals Are a Success, But the Real Win Is Learning to Plan Ahead

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:21pm
The meat-loving Ruder family loved the lasagna, the Big Bowl with Greens, and the beans. The family’s primary cooked loved planning ahead for leftovers.






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White House Maker Faire aims to inspire new generation of tinkerers

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:11pm

President Obama invited dozens of tinkerers, inventors and entrepreneurs to show off their creations at the White House Wednesday during its first-ever Maker Faire.

Obama said he hopes to “inspire a new wave of innovation”  among Americans that can bring new jobs and new industries that will help rebuild the nation’s economy.

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Mass. 6th-graders show expertise on the ancient world

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:01pm
Sixth-graders in a Massachusetts middle school wrapped up their social studies class with a showcase of ancient world history -More
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Educator: Now is the time for teachers to reflect on the school year

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:01pm
Teachers should reflect on what steps they took this year to improve students' learning, teacher Elizabeth Stein writes in th -More
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Is Calif. tenure ruling as historic as Brown?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:01pm
A court ruling in California that struck down tenure and other job protections for teachers is being hailed by some as a way  -More
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15 Twitter feeds educators should follow

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:01pm
This article lists 15 Twitter feeds that educators should check out, including @NMHS_Principal, a New Jersey high-school prin -More
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Child care centers are part of Cherokee garden project

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:01pm
More than 3,300 Oklahoma children are part of the Cherokee Nation's tribal gardening project aimed at teaching healthy eating -More
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N.H. 3rd-graders work to gain official status for mastodon

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:01pm
Some third-graders in New Hampshire who have been studying prehistoric animals are working with state lawmakers on a bill to  -More
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Robert H. Jackson Center Award for Teaching Justice

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:01pm
The Robert H. Jackson Center and the National Council for the Social Studies announce the 2014 Robert H.  -More
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Volunteer opportunities

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:01pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on NCSS Operations Committees and Award and Grant Selection Committee.  -More
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Work on the accent; it will enliven the whole.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 1:01pm
Pierre Bonnard, French painter -More
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At Hayfield graduation, principal David Tremaine’s death looms large

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 12:00pm

On Tuesday afternoon, Hayfield Secondary senior Derek Kominars received his diploma, a feat that almost never happened.

At a candlelight vigil the night before, Kominars credited his success to former principal David Tremaine, who died Monday after a three-year struggle with colon cancer. Tremaine, 49, joined Hayfield in 2010, and Tuesday’s graduating class was made up of the freshmen from his first year as principal. One of them was Kominars.

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How not to blow $100 million on schools

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 11:53am

In a recent New Yorker piece, my former Washington Post colleague Dale Russakoff exposed the realities of big-money school reform. She described, in depressing detail, how the $100 million donated by Facebook billionaire Mark Zuckerberg to transform public education in Newark was sucked into the vortex of that troubled school system, leaving few traces of improvement.

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Motherlode Blog: Ask Martha Rose Shulman

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 06/18/2014 - 11:52am
Have a question for Martha? With the Ruder family traveling next week, she’ll be taking questions from readers instead. Ask Martha here, and look for answers to the most common or interesting dilemmas next Wednesday, June 25.






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