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D.C. charter board member has $195,000 contract with D.C. charter school

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 7:58pm

A member of the D.C. Public Charter School Board is receiving $195,000 to do consulting work for a network of schools that the board is responsible for overseeing, according to a list of recent contracts the board published on its Web site.

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New college data give fuller picture of graduation rates — and show challenges

Education News from Washington Post - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 4:05pm

Dozens of public universities across the country, including three in Maryland, report that fewer than half of their full-time freshmen in 2007 earned bachelor’s degrees after six years at those schools or after switching to other schools.

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Motherlode Blog: I’ve Ruined My Boys

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 2:21pm
My sons—and my husband—expect me to wait on them. I can’t really blame them. I made my bed. And everyone else’s.






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

Education News from NY Times - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 2:19pm
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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Tenn. 5th-graders learn, seek to inspire more service projects

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Fifth-graders in Greeneville, Tenn., chose to clean and repaint a bus stop, then tidied up a playground during a project they -More
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What the process of making can teach today's students

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Teachers Gayle Allen and Lisa Yokana write in this blog post about how the process of making and creating hones specific skil -More
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Utah considers whether to renew NCLB waiver

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Utah's state school board is expected to decide in August whether to renew its waiver from parts of No Child Left Behind or r -More
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Report examines distribution of federal special-education funds

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
A report by the New America Foundation suggests that the formula used by the U.S.  -More
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How to make the most of social media in education

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Social media has a lot of potential in the classroom and beyond -- when used properly, eSchool News managing editor Laura Dev -More
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Pa. students' create app to encourage witnesses to report bullying

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
A Pennsylvania high school's Gay-Straight Alliance/No Place for Hate student group recently won first place in an Anti-Bullyi -More
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Upcoming state and regional social studies conferences

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Regional, state and local social studies conferences organized by NCSS-affiliated councils provide great opportunities for te -More
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Most of us spend too much time on what is urgent and not enough time on what is important.

NCSS Smartbrief - Fri, 07/18/2014 - 1:37pm
Stephen Covey, American writer and educator -More
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