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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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Strauss: Baltimore’s kids: What 25 years of research has found out about their lives

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:47pm
For 25 years, researchers at Johns Hopkins University followed 790 white and black children from Baltimore — most of them from low-income families — starting when they were in first grade, in 1982, and continuing until they were in their late 20s. They initially planned to follow the kids for three years, but realized they had a unique opportunity to watch how these students’ lives evolved as well as to learn who succeeded in the workforce and why. The results were published in a 2014 book, “The Long Shadow: Family Background, Disadvantaged Urban Youth, and the Transition to Adulthood.”Read full article >>






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Johns Hopkins’ president calls for investigation into Freddie Gray’s death

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 12:04pm
As tensions continued to simmer in Baltimore, after rioting spread through the city after the funeral of a man who died in police custody, the president of Johns Hopkins University called on the campus community to condemn the violence and take hope from the resilience of the city.Read full article >>






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‘College is for falling in love': Five best tips for dealing with finals stress

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 11:01am
Earlier this month, Vanita Braver drove eight hours to visit her daughters who are students at the College of William & Mary, arriving at 2 a.m. “I was particularly worried about their emotional well-being after the tragic loss of yet another student and given that upcoming finals is stressful,” she wrote. As at most campuses this time of year, she could feel the anxiety hanging over things.Read full article >>






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Strauss: A different view of Baltimore — from teachers

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 10:01am
The Baltimore City Public Schools district is a challenged one, no doubt.According to district statistics, 84 percent of the 85,000 students are eligible for free and reduced-price lunches — a measure of low family income. In 2013, the last year for which there are complete scores on the Maryland School Assessments, only 14 percent of students scored “advanced” in math and 18 percent in reading. The chronic absence rate in 2014 was more than 24 percent. And the district has an estimated $108 million budget deficit that is likely to result in the “elimination of hundreds of teaching and staff positions,” according to the Baltimore Sun, as well central office layoffs, a reduction in transportation costs and other savings.Read full article >>






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Pakistani Professor at University of Karachi Is Killed in Shooting

Education News from NY Times - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 9:40am
Officials suspect the professor, Waheed ur Rehman, was the target of the attack, the second this month on an academic in Karachi.






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Strauss: Why kids lose interest in reading as they get older

Education News from Washington Post - Wed, 04/29/2015 - 9:12am
This is the third of five posts I am publishing this week by cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham, all dedicated to reading and based on his new book, “Raising Kids Who Read: What Parents and Teachers Can Do.”  The first post asked and answered the question of whether the Common Core State Standards could be boost reading comprehension. The second post asked and answered if reading comprehension can be taught.Read full article >>






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