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The Learning Network Blog: Weekly News Quiz | March 18-24, 2014

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 3:13pm
A hit movie, a scientific discovery and more details about a missing airplane: How many of the 10 questions in this week’s news quiz can you answer correctly?
    





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Strauss: Jeb Bush: Common Core critics care too much about kids’ self-esteem

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:36pm

While Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa is trying to get the Common Core State Standards initiative defunded in Congress, other Republicans, especially former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, keep doing everything they can to promote the Core. Bush’s latest: He said in an interview with the Miami Herald that critics of the standards and of standardized testing care too much about kids’ self-esteem.

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Strauss: Jeb Bush: Common Core critics care too much about kids’ self-esteem

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:36pm

While Republican Sen. Charles Grassley of Iowa is trying to get the Common Core State Standards initiative defunded in Congress, other Republicans, especially former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, keep doing everything they can to promote the Core. Bush’s latest: He said in an interview with the Miami Herald that critics of the standards and of standardized testing care too much about kids’ self-esteem.

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Ill. 4th-graders visit historical homes to learn about life in the 1800s

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:26pm
Fourth-graders at Whiteside Elementary School in Belleville, Ill., recently toured two historical homes to learn more about l -More
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Pa. students invest in finance lessons with school's bank

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:26pm
Students at two Pennsylvania schools are making cash and check deposits into their own savings accounts as part of a program  -More
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Tips to help teachers choose informational texts for the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:26pm
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Leaders in Holocaust Education Offering No-Cost PD
Echoes and Reflections, a no-cost professional development program, offers primary sources, informational texts, and visual history testimony from witnesses to help teach about the Holocaust and address Common Core Standards. Join over 20,000 educators across the country. Find a program near you.

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Examining the history -- and future -- of standardized testing

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:26pm
Standardized testing first became a K-12 education policy matter in the early 1980s.  -More
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Mont. school's Platinum Program honors students who take advanced classes

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:26pm
A Montana school has established a program designed to honor the efforts of top students.  -More
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How to teach digital literacy with limited technology

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:26pm
All students should have digital access but there remains a disparity among some schools, particularly in rural areas, writes -More
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Fla. 7th-graders prompt county to install crossing signs for threatened birds

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:26pm
A civics class project has prompted seventh-graders from Umatilla Middle School in Lake County, Fla., to ask the Lake County  -More
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N.J. 8th-graders study pond's quality for World Water Day

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:26pm
Eighth-graders from Bloomfield Middle School in New Jersey recently worked in groups to test water samples of a pond near the -More
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2014 NCSS Board of Directors election results

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:26pm
Peggy Jackson, a teacher at Moriarty High School in Moriarty, N.M., has been elected as vice president of the National Counci -More
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NCSS Tuesday webinars

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:26pm
Through June 10, NCSS presents a different professional development every Tuesday evening.  -More
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Have you visited SmartBlog on Education?

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:26pm
Check out this week's posts on SmartBlog on Education. Want to join our blogger community?  -More
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Service to others is the rent you pay for your room here on Earth.

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 1:26pm
Muhammad Ali, American boxer -More
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Fairfax County Public Schools hires new auditor

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:43pm

The Fairfax County School Board has hired a new audit manager tasked with helping the school system become more efficient with its $2.5 billion budget.

On Thursday night, School Board Chair Ilryong Moon (At Large) announced that Chris Horton will serve as the audit manager within the office of internal audit.

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One and done: Many applications to selective colleges get just a single read

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 03/24/2014 - 12:28pm

Students aiming for selective colleges will agonize for days or weeks over every little detail of their applications. But often that file will get just one read, perhaps 5 to 15 minutes, before a gatekeeper decides yes or no.

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