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French School Deems Teenager’s Skirt an Illegal Display of Religion

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 3:12pm
A secondary school in northeast France sent a 15-year-old student home for wearing a long skirt that the principal judged was “an ostentatious sign” of the girl’s Muslim faith.






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The Learning Network: Teaching About the Nepal Earthquake With The New York Times

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 2:04pm
In this lesson, students learn more about Nepal and the challenges the Nepali people face as they try to recover from this devastating earthquake. We suggest a variety of teaching activities that can fit into a single period, and offer additional resources and ideas for classes that want to conduct more in-depth research.
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Obama, Teacher of the Year stroll to lunch at D.C. restaurant

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 1:58pm
#Obama taking teacher of the year to lunch at Teaism near WH. pic.twitter.com/LKMkjdEaxEPresident Obama escaped the White House on Wednesday afternoon, taking advantage of a beautiful spring day to stroll to a nearby restaurant with the the new National Teacher of the Year, Shanna Peeples.Read full article >>






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Students reflect on unrest in Baltimore

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 1:18pm
Students in Maryland and Ohio are among those discussing the protests and violence that have taken place in Baltimore.  -More
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Report reveals achievement gaps in history, civics, geography

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 1:18pm
Eighth-graders' overall average scores in geography, civics and U.S.  -More
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Teacher shares ideas to inspire, energize lessons

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 1:18pm
Maintaining inspiration and energy as the year winds down is important because it sets a tone for students as they head into  -More
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9-month residency program preps beginner teachers for the classroom

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 1:18pm
Rider University in New Jersey has partnered with a district to offer a residency-based program called TEACH First Class to t -More
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Market is ripe for boom in educational video games, experts say

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 1:18pm
Leaders from the U.S.  -More
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Colo. students reflect on Nepal visit, seek to help earthquake victims

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 1:18pm
Colorado high-school students who visited Nepal in March are working to raise money to help victims of the recent earthquake. -More
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N.J. school board approves Girl Scouts' composting program

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 1:18pm
Four Girl Scouts recently addressed the Burlington, N.J., education board about starting a school composting program.  -More
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Summer Webinar Series -- The Reconstruction Amendments: A Constitutional Revolution

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 1:18pm
This series of three webinars concerns the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments and the change in the Constitution that they repres -More
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Webinar Series -- Using Multiple Viewpoints and Multiple Perspectives to Study American History

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 1:18pm
This webinar series will reinforce the advantages of analyzing multiple perspectives and multiple viewpoints when studying Am -More
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Courage is fire, and bullying is smoke.

NCSS Smartbrief - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 1:18pm
Benjamin Disraeli, prime minister and writer -More
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Council member Cheh pushes chancellor to restore funds to Wilson

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:58pm
Amid growing pressure from parents to do away with a proposed cut to Wilson High’s budget, Schools Chancellor Kaya Henderson restated her rationale for the reduction during an oversight hearing Tuesday before the D.C. Council’s Education Committee. Read full article >>






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Law school dean: If you help Freddie Gray protesters in Baltimore, you can defer an exam

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:54pm
The dean of the law school at the University of the District of Columbia urged students to take part in protests in Baltimore, even offering to defer an exam for those who help people on the street with legal advice.Read full article >>






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