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Prince George’s board of education delays vote on charter school lease

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:37pm

The Prince George’s County Board of Education delayed a vote on whether to allow a charter school operated by Imagine Foundation to lease a vacant elementary school owned by the school system for the 2014 school year.

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Pa. 8th-graders choose African-Americans for Mount Rushmore-like monument

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
Nearly 300 eighth-graders from Mars Middle School in Pennsylvania recently worked together in social studies and language art -More
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Teacher ties literature lessons to events in the Ukraine

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
Sixth-grade teacher Kevin Hodgson writes in this blog post about how he was able to use Dr.  -More
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Race to the Top's successes touted by Obama administration

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
The White House this week released data on progress under Race to the Top, noting gains on the National Assessment of Educati -More
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Calif. district considers cutting back on electives

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
A California school district is considering reducing the number of credits needed to graduate to 210 from 240 -- equal to thr -More
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Ideas to integrate digital literacy into core subjects

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
Digital literacy can be "infused" throughout the curriculum of core subjects, writes Jennifer Carey, academic technology dire -More
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Ill. Senate passes students' Endangered Species Day resolution

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
A resolution drafted by Illinois high-school seniors to advocate for endangered animals has been approved by the state Senate -More
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Neb. students create butterfly mural inside child-protection center

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
Students from Westside High School in Omaha, Neb., have used their artistic talents to brighten up a long, gray hallway at Pr -More
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Social Studies for the Next Generation: Purposes, Practices, and Implications of the College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Framework for Social Studies State Standards

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
New from NCSS Publications, this book breaks new ground with its inquiry-based framework for enhancing social studies state s -More
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Most people have to talk so they won't hear.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 1:27pm
May Sarton, Belgian-American writer -More
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Ivy League admission rate: 8-point-something-something percent

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:46pm

The grand totals for this year’s Ivy League admissions are in. Of 253,472 applications for the Class of 2018, the eight private, prestigious and pricey schools known for a climbing vine gave a green light to 22,624.

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Fairfax teens earn top national writing awards

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:37pm

Four Fairfax teens have received top honors in the 2014 National Scholastic Writing Awards.

A total of 21 Fairfax County public school students qualfied for national honors in the competition among 57 regional winners who received commendations earlier in March.

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Fairfax teens earn top national writing awards

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:37pm

Four Fairfax teens have received top honors in the 2014 National Scholastic Writing Awards.

A total of 21 Fairfax County public school students qualfied for national honors in the competition among 57 regional winners who received commendations earlier in March.

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Strauss: The Koch brothers’ influence on college campus is spreading

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:07pm

There’s been a flurry of recent stories (here, here and here, for example) about the role the billionaire Koch brothers are playing in politics by backing conservative political candidates through a number of organizations that they fund. My Post colleague Matea Gold wrote in this story:

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Strauss: The Koch brothers’ influence on college campus is spreading

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 12:07pm

There’s been a flurry of recent stories (here, here and here, for example) about the role the billionaire Koch brothers are playing in politics by backing conservative political candidates through a number of organizations that they fund. My Post colleague Matea Gold wrote in this story:

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Motherlode Blog: The Elaborate Replacement Teddy Bear Hoax

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 11:35am
After my toddler’s bear toppled out of the stroller, I found a replacement and staged the great Rainbow Home for Christmas Spectacular. My daughter wasn’t fooled for a minute.
    





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The Ivy League admission rate: 8-point-something-something percent

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 11:33am

The grand totals for this year’s Ivy League admissions are in. Of 253,472 applications for the Class of 2018, the eight private, prestigious and pricey schools known for a climbing vine gave a green light to 22,624.

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Strauss: Muriel Bowser’s muddled message about D.C. schools

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 03/28/2014 - 11:29am

We know what D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray would do with the city’s public education system if he wins reelection: more of the same. But now that new polls show that D.C. Council member Muriel Bowser (Ward 4) is the most serious challenger to Gray in next week’s Democratic mayoral primary, the question is what she would do. Unfortunately, she hasn’t been clear on this score.

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