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Obama Education Policies Add Fuel to Lawsuit Bid

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 7:39am
Waivers from NCLB mandates are among the items named by House Republicans in authorizing a suit against President Barack Obama over alleged executive overreach.
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Districts Weigh Student Retention With Stigma of Being 'Held-Back'

Education Week - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 7:31am
Many districts, including Los Angeles Unified, are not on board with a national push to end social promotion, and instead use mastery of material to determine whether students should move to the next grade.
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The Learning Network: 6 Q’s About the News | Dumping Ice to Raise Money and Awareness

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 4:30am
How much money has the Ice Bucket Challenge raised this summer?






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The Learning Network: Student Crossword | Ancient Greek Theater

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 3:30am
Test your knowledge of ancient Greek theater by playing our crossword.






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The Learning Network: Word of the Day | coincidence

Education News from NY Times - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:04am
This word has appeared in 569 New York Times articles in the past year.






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Strauss: Poll: Common Core support among teachers plummets, with fewer than half supporting it

Education News from Washington Post - Tue, 08/19/2014 - 12:03am

Anybody watching the escalating battle across the country over the Common Core State Standards and aligned standardized testing will hardly be surprised by a new national poll which reveals a significant loss of support over the last year — especially among teachers, whose approval rating dropped from 76 percent  in 2013 to only  46 percent in 2014. Overall support for the Core dropped from 65 percent last year to 53 percent in 2014, with most of the defection among Republicans.

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Los Angeles to Reduce Arrest Rate in Schools

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 8:35pm
New policies with the aim of keeping students out of the court system will end citations for minor offenses like fighting or defacing school property.






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Fight on Common Core Is Dividing Louisiana

Education News from NY Times - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 8:08pm
The fight has generated two dueling lawsuits, a standoff between Gov. Bobby Jindal and the state superintendent of education he appointed, and a sense of chaos among educators and parents.






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Woodson principal announces retirement

Education News from Washington Post - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 5:33pm

The principal of Fairfax County’s W.T. Woodson High School announced Monday that he will retire at the end of September.

Jeff Yost, who has served as principal at Woodson for the past seven years, wrote a message to parents Monday that “with mixed emotions,” he would leave the school less than a month after students return in the fall.

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Calif. student's History Day paper becomes part of online curriculum

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:17pm
California eighth-grader Jessica Stump's award-winning History Day paper about Henrietta Lacks, a woman whose cells have been -More
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How to break the ice with students on the 1st day of school

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:17pm
The first day of school can bring up anxiety and there are ways to calm fears with some fun icebreaker activities, sixth-grad -More
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Fla. district's students to make cross-curricular connections

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:17pm
Students in a Florida school district will receive cross-curricular instruction in English, math and social studies to promot -More
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Colo. establishes cut scores for social studies, science exams

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:17pm
The Colorado State Board of Education has approved a range of cut scores for new online science and social studies assessment -More
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Overcoming anxiety to become tech fluent

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:17pm
Technology cannot benefit the classroom unless teachers have the digital fluency essential to embed tech tools seamlessly int -More
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N.C. 3rd-graders send care packages to "adopted" Marines

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:17pm
A group of third-graders in North Carolina recently collected items for care packages for their two "adopted" Marines who are -More
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Ill. students promote protection for trees, environment

NCSS Smartbrief - Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:17pm
High-school students in Illinois later this month will clean up a trail and tie red forestry tape on trees to promote saving  -More
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