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Strauss: How and why convicted Atlanta teachers cheated on standardized tests

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 5:37pm
An Atlanta jury convicted 11 teachers of racketeering and other crimes in a standardized test-cheating scandal believed to be the worst of a wave of test cheating in nearly 40 states and Washington, D.C. — not by students but by teachers and administrators who were under pressure to meet certain score goals at the risk of sanction if they failed.Read full article >>






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11 Atlanta Educators Convicted in Cheating Scandal

Education Week - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:34pm
Eleven former Atlanta public school educators were convicted Wednesday of racketeering for their role in a wide-ranging conspiracy to inflate scores on students' standardized tests.
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The Learning Network: Ideas for E.L.L.s | Teaching and Learning About Work and Careers

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:27pm
What do I want to be when I get older? What career would I excel at? How will I get a job? These are questions students everywhere think about, and this universal interest makes work and careers an engaging topic to explore when teaching English language development.






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Family Life: Yes, Your Time as a Parent Does Make a Difference

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 3:24pm
Exhausted parents have seized on a recent study claiming that parenting time doesn’t matter, but the research is misleading.






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Wis. high-schoolers study DNA for family history project

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
History students at Oak Creek High School in Wisconsin are expanding their family history project to include some science.  -More
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Pa. 6th-graders share interests during "Genius Hour"

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
Sixth-graders at Sandy Run Middle School in Pennsylvania recently presented on various topics during "Genius Hour." The stude -More

Attend Ashbrook Saturday Webinars and Earn Recertification Hours
Join scholars and teachers from across the country on April 11th at 11:00 AM EST as our conversation about "American Controversies" continues with Are Congress and the Courts Too Strong or Too Weak? Our web series examines themes and ideas in American history through the use of primary documents and thoughtful discussion. Listen to previous discussions and register for upcoming webinars today.

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Costs related to teacher turnover hit $2.2B per year

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
Teacher turnover in U.S.  -More
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What role does technology have in hiring educators?

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
Technology has helped a New York state district make teacher hiring more strategic and efficient, suggests Jeremy Grant-Skinn -More
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Research: How texting can improve academic performance

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
Texting between teachers and students may help improve communication and increase engagement in learning, writes Scott Hamm,  -More
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Ill. youth group urges city to make public parks smoke-free

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
Students with the Youth Leadership Academy in Illinois are campaigning to make public parks in the city of Elgin smoke-free,  -More
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Student-run cafes to meet federal nutrition guidelines

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
Students who operate cafes at two North Dakota high schools will adjust menu options to meet federal nutrition standards, sch -More
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Volunteer opportunities

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
NCSS has opportunities for member volunteers to serve on NCSS Operations Committees and Award and Grant Selection Committee.  -More
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Promoting Inquiry with Primary Source Documents in the Elementary Classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/01/2015 - 1:40pm
This April 9 webinar will help elementary teachers engage students in US history through selecting appropriate primary source -More
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