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Strauss: The White House’s useless Race to the Top report

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 2:36pm

The White House this week released a report applauding the Obama administration’s $4.3 billion Race to the Top program, but it was so devoid of any actual substance that it makes you wonder why anybody thought this was a good way to promote the president’s signature education initiative.

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Montgomery schools expand waiver request to the state, ask for five snow days to be forgiven

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 2:32pm

Montgomery County school leaders have expanded their request for a state waiver of instructional days lost to snowy weather, asking that a total of five school days be forgiven of the 180 days the state requires.

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Montgomery schools expand waiver request to the state, ask for five snow days to be forgiven

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 2:32pm

Montgomery County school leaders have expanded their request for a state waiver of instructional days lost to snowy weather, asking that a total of five school days be forgiven of the 180 days the state requires.

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Wis. students explore Civil War through theater, trip to historic site

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:44pm
A group of Wisconsin high-school students, who recently viewed a Civil War-themed play by the Milwaukee Repertory Theater, vi -More
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Civics-focused magnet school in N.Y. to expand in fall

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:44pm
The Magnet School for Civics in the Community in New York, otherwise known as I.S.  -More
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How social media can transform professional development

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:44pm
Professional development can be never-ending for teachers who are taking to Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites to -More
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Educators in Hawaii can apply for "teacher leader" licenses

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:44pm
The Hawaii Teacher Standards Board offers a "teacher leader" licensing field to recognize educators for accepting extra leade -More
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How to set up an "in-class" flipped classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:44pm
Former middle-grades educator Jennifer Gonzalez in this blog post offers tips and describes the challenges of implementing an -More
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Minn. students raise money to buy food, pack meals to feed the hungry

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:44pm
Public-school students in Kimball, Minn., organized a service project and recently came together to pack enough food to make  -More
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University student decodes 1,800-year-old letter from Egyptian soldier

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:44pm
A three-year project to decode an 1,800-year-old letter written by an Egyptian soldier to his family has ended.  -More
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NCSS Live Learning Center

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:44pm
The NCSS Live Learning Center features selected NCSS Annual Conference Session recordings to keep you current on the trends i -More
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Are you a member?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:44pm
NCSS provides the professional network and teaching resources to keep social studies a valued and vital part of the nation's  -More
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Don't look back. Something might be gaining on you.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 1:44pm
Satchel Paige, American baseball player -More
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Mathews: KIPP gives the old college try to its graduates, watching over their success

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:42pm

Notre Dame de Namur University, founded in 1851, sits amid lush lawns and big pines in an affluent neighborhood of Belmont, Calif., about two miles from the little house where I grew up. My younger son and I sneak onto the campus to play Frisbee golf when visiting my mother and brother. I assumed from the look of the place that it catered to rich kids, but I was wrong.

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Mathews: KIPP gives the old college try to its graduates, watching over their success

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:42pm

Notre Dame de Namur University, founded in 1851, sits amid lush lawns and big pines in an affluent neighborhood of Belmont, Calif., about two miles from the little house where I grew up. My younger son and I sneak onto the campus to play Frisbee golf when visiting my mother and brother. I assumed from the look of the place that it catered to rich kids, but I was wrong.

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The Learning Network Blog: Student Crossword | Stargazing

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:34pm
Test your knowledge of astronomy by playing our crossword — or find crosswords on topics across the curriculum in our archive.
    





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Strauss: One more thing there isn’t time for in kindergarten anymore

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:28pm

I’ve published a number of posts about the transformation -- some would say the destruction -- of kindergarten in this era of standardized test-based accountability. Play has been replaced with academic work, and young kids are tested ad nauseam and given little or no time for fanciful things like recess or art. But as bad as that sounds, it could be worse -- and in some places it is.

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Strauss: One more thing there isn’t time for in kindergarten anymore

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 03/26/2014 - 12:28pm

I’ve published a number of posts about the transformation -- some would say the destruction -- of kindergarten in this era of standardized test-based accountability. Play has been replaced with academic work, and young kids are tested ad nauseam and given little or no time for fanciful things like recess or art. But as bad as that sounds, it could be worse -- and in some places it is.

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