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Changes to USDA dietary guidelines may push sustainability

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:41pm
New dietary guidelines that are the basis for the U.S.  -More
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Religion, social studies and you

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:41pm
This four-part webinar series will focus on ways to incorporate inclusive pedagogical approaches for addressing different fai -More
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An invitation to authors

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:41pm
If you're an enthusiastic elementary teacher or teacher educator with great ideas that you've implemented in the classroom, w -More
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Michigan picks SAT over ACT for free college admission testing

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:37pm
Juniors in Michigan’s public high schools will be able to take the SAT college admission test for free starting in 2016, ending the dominance there of a rival test, the state announced Wednesday.Michigan chose the SAT over the rival ACT after a competitive bidding process. The College Board, a nonprofit organization based in New York, which oversees the SAT, won a three-year contract worth about $17.1 million. It was a significant victory for the College Board as it prepares to roll out an updated version of the SAT.Read full article >>






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Michigan picks SAT over ACT for free college admission testing

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:37pm
Juniors in Michigan’s public high schools will be able to take the SAT college admission test for free starting in 2016, ending the dominance there of a rival test, the state announced Wednesday.Michigan chose the SAT over the rival ACT after a competitive bidding process. The College Board, a nonprofit organization based in New York, which oversees the SAT, won a three-year contract worth about $17.1 million. It was a significant victory for the College Board as it prepares to roll out an updated version of the SAT.Read full article >>






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New federal guidelines highlight civil rights of English language learners

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 11:30am
The Obama administration on Wednesday released guidelines for schools meant to highlight the civil rights of students learning English as a second language, for whom federal law guarantees targeted help and high-quality education.Read full article >>






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Strauss: The Tao of the liberal arts

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 9:45am
In this era when you can’t turn around in the education world without someone talking about science, technology, engineering and math, the liberal arts often get short shrift. Part of the reason is that people don’t fully understand what the liberal arts are and why they remain foundational to a real education. This post helps explain all of that. It was written by  Gerald Greenberg, senior associate dean of  academic affairs; humanities; curriculum, instruction, and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University. Greenberg is a linguistics expert who teaches courses in Russian and whose interests include Russian and Slavic linguistics as well as syntactic theory. He has published many articles and essays on a variety of topics, including areas such as stress placement, the syntax of various non-finite constructions, case marking, and language change.Read full article >>






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Strauss: The Tao of the liberal arts

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 9:45am
In this era when you can’t turn around in the education world without someone talking about science, technology, engineering and math, the liberal arts often get short shrift. Part of the reason is that people don’t fully understand what the liberal arts are and why they remain foundational to a real education. This post helps explain all of that. It was written by  Gerald Greenberg, senior associate dean of  academic affairs; humanities; curriculum, instruction, and programs in the College of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University. Greenberg is a linguistics expert who teaches courses in Russian and whose interests include Russian and Slavic linguistics as well as syntactic theory. He has published many articles and essays on a variety of topics, including areas such as stress placement, the syntax of various non-finite constructions, case marking, and language change.Read full article >>






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The Learning Network: Do You Ever Hang Out at the Mall?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 6:00am
Is the mall still an important part of teenage culture? Or, has it lost its cool?






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The Learning Network: Do You Ever Hang Out at the Mall?

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 6:00am
Is the mall still an important part of teenage culture? Or, has it lost its cool?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Chris Christie and the Dallas Cowboys

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 5:06am
Here are the first several paragraphs from a Jan. 5 Sports article, “Not Embracing Christie’s Love of the Dallas Cowboys.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Test Yourself | Chris Christie and the Dallas Cowboys

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 5:06am
Here are the first several paragraphs from a Jan. 5 Sports article, “Not Embracing Christie’s Love of the Dallas Cowboys.” Can you choose the best word or phrase for each blank?






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | subsidiary

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 1:02am
This word has appeared in 921 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Ban on Cellphones in New York City Schools to Be Lifted

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:49am
The policy, which has been inconsistently enforced, has been unpopular among parents, who worry about not being able to reach their children.






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Ban on Cellphones in New York City Schools to Be Lifted

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:49am
The policy, which has been inconsistently enforced, has been unpopular among parents, who worry about not being able to reach their children.






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James Hester, 90, Dies; Guided N.Y.U., Amid Challenges, to Become a Major University

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 01/07/2015 - 12:31am
Dr. Hester steered New York University through campus unrest in the 1960s and helped chart its evolution from a commuter school on the brink of bankruptcy to a highly selective institution.






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